DOWNEY – The Downey Chamber of Commerce has named Downey Nissan as its big business of the year.
President John F. Casillas presented the award during the Chamber’s 116th Anniversary Luncheon, which was held last week at the Embassy Suites.
“I can’t say anything more than this organization itself,” said Casillas. “They’ve been here for a long time, through the good times, the bad times, you name it.”
Accepting the honor on behalf of Downey Nissan was Rebeca Galvan and Brittany Hutcherson, daughter of owner Tim Hutcherson.
“We’ve been part of the Downey community for, I believe we started four years ago with the Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center,” said Hutcherson. “Downey holds a really special place in our hearts and we are so grateful for this award.”
The Olive RestoBar was awarded small business of the year, which was accepted by the restaurant’s ownership.
Several other honors were also presented to various chamber members.
Daniel Andrade and Ron Long received recognition as Ambassadors of the Year, Carrie Uva took home Volunteer of the Year honors, and David Gafin was named Director of the Year.
Businesses were also acknowledged for their extended membership with the Chamber, including Los Amigos Golf Course at 40 years, Cal Met Services Inc. at 55 years, and Leech Grain and Milling Company at 70 years.