DOWNEY - Mike Murray, a used car salesman and candidate for City Council, has been named "Director of the Year" by the Downey Chamber of Commerce.Murray has served on the chamber's board of directors since 2007 and served as president in 2010. A planning commissioner, he currently sits on the chamber's City Affairs Committee. "He is well-liked and respected by chamber members and is a lifelong resident of Downey actively involved in many civic organizations including Downey Sister Cities, Downey Tennis Club and the Kiwanis Club," said past president Jan Scott. Murray owns Downey Used Cars on Lakewood Boulevard. The chamber recognized several other community members and businesses as well, including Coca-Cola Bottling Co. as its "Large Business of the Year," Efficient Lighting as "Mid-size Business of the Year" and Avenue Press as "Small Business of the Year." Mia Vasquez of Saywell Florist was named "Volunteer of the Year." "Mia has worked hard to make many of the chamber events successful," said Scott. "She is serving as the Ambassadors chairman and the Golf Committee co-chairman for the second year in a row. She is always willing to donate a door prize or to assist in any way possible." Committee Persons of the Year include Jeannie Wood, Lee Ann Sears, Mia Vasquez, Steve Hoffman, Rowena Dominguez and Rick Rodriguez.
********** Published: October 4, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 25