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YMCA named large business of the year

DOWNEY – The Downey Family YMCA was recognized as Large Business of the Year by the Downey Chamber of Commerce during an awards luncheon Aug. 1 at the Embassy Suites.
Downey Integrative Wellness Center, owned by Dr. Joel Bird, was named Small Business of the Year.
The ceremony also marked the 110th anniversary of the chamber, which used the occasion to recognize its volunteers and install a new slate of officers and directors.
Jeannie Wood (Albertson’s) and Cindy Kovach (U.S. Bank) were named Director of the Year and Volunteer of the Year, respectively.
Wood also was named Committee Person of the Year, along with realtor Maria Larkin, attorney Steve Hoffman and bank executive Jan Scott.
Incoming directors who will serve a three-year term include Roy Corral (Farmers Insurance), David Gafin (CPA), Cindy Kovach (U.S. Bank), Tatiana Paton (Embassy Suites) and Laurie Tyler (Financial Partners Credit Union).
The chamber also honored its leadership team, led by president Patricia Kotze-Ramos, president-elect Elizabeth Trombley, vice president Steve Hoffman, treasurer Dee Bacus and immediate past president Jan Scott.

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Published: Aug. 8, 2013 – Volume 12 – Issue 17



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