Chamber names its 'Businesses of the Year'

DOWNEY - Downey Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning was recognized as "Large Business of the Year" by the Downey Chamber of Commerce at an awards luncheon last Friday at the Rio Hondo Event Center.Philly's Best at Downey Landing, owned by Nick and George Adams, won the "Small Business of the Year" award. Downey Plumbing has been a Chamber member since 1960 and have sponsored or donated to many Chamber and community events, including the Chamber Golf Classic, Rancho Los Amigos Golf Tournament, the Wheelchair Games, the annual Oldies but Goodies to benefit Easter Seals, and the Lion's Club Bike Ride. Manager Joe Keays has served two terms as treasurer on the Chamber's board of directors, and has also been chairman of the Golf Committee. Philly's Best has shown strong support for Downey and Warren high schools' football programs. They have also supported the Downey Street Faire, True Lasting Connections, Arc and other organizations. The Chamber also recognized its volunteers and directors. "Director of the Year' went to George Zoumberakis of Trilogy Financial Services. Zoumberakis sits on the Chamber's board of directors and recently took over as chairman of the Chamber Golf Classic. Steve Roberson of Century 21 My Real Estate was honored as "Volunteer of the Year." Roberson serves as chairman of the Membership Events/Concert Committee where each year he works to promote and organize the Oldies but Goodies fundraising concert. "Committee Persons of the Year" were Jan Scott, Mike Murray, Joe Keays, Jeannie Wood, Luis Cetina, Roger Nordin and Rick Rodriguez. In keeping with the "Dancing with the Chamber Stars" theme, award presenters dressed as their favorite TV dancers and hosts.

********** Published: August 7, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 16