El Monte/South El Monte Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown El Monte Business Association Presents Annual Awards at Dinner Gala
Last Thursday, the El Monte/South El Monte Chamber of Commerce and Downtown El Monte Business Association presented their annual awards to selected businesses and individuals. The well-attended dinner gala at the Ramada Suites in South El Monte featured E. Clarke Mosley as the Master of Ceremonies, who entertained the attendees with his charm and at times, singing talent.
The Chamber of Commerce awarded the El Monte Business of the Year to All New Stamping Company, while the South El Monte Business of the Year was awarded to Travis and Brown, Certified Public Accountants. The prestigious Joseph A. Shenbaum, Citizen of the Year award went to a well-deserving Nick Salerno, Superintendent of the El Monte Union High School District. Ambassador of the Year was awarded to Craig Doerr of American Reclamation.
The Downtown El Monte Business Association presented the “Key Man” award to Captain Michelle States of the El Monte Police Department. Captain States has been influential in insuring that the Valley Mall remains safe and a place where the residents of the community can enjoy. The presentation of the “Good Guy” was awarded to El Monte Mayor Pro Tem Norma Macias. As the result of Ms. Macias’s determination and hard work, she was instrumental in securing the funding for pending improvements on Valley Mall. This would include new lighting, landscaping, sidewalk repair as well as a Master Plan that will address a positive vision for many decades to come.