SANTA MONICA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INSTALLATION DINNER
87th Annual Leadership Installation Dinner to be held on June 14 at Fairmont Hotel
SANTA MONICA, CA (May 31, 2012) – The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce announced today honorees and program for the 87th Annual Leadership Installation Dinner to be held at the Fairmont Hotel and Bungalows on Thursday, June 14, 2012. This year’s event will focus on “Catering to Business” and will honor the outgoing 2011-2012 Board of Directors and Chairman Ron Davis and also install the 2012-2013 Board of Directors and incoming Chairman Ellis O’Connor.
“The Installation Dinner is a chance for us to honor our board members and offer appreciation to all of our members and partners who help us throughout the year, ” said Laurel Rosen, President of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce. “We are excited to be back at the Fairmont for this distinct event and to welcome Ellis O’Connor as our incoming chair.”
The event also honors businesses and individuals who excel in their respective industries and also gives sponsors a chance to honor employees who have gone above and beyond in their respective duties. Festivities will begin with a reception under the historic fig tree followed by dinner and program in the Starlight Ballroom. Executive Chef Ray Garcia and the culinary team at Fairmont Hotel and Bungalows will create a distinct food and beverage offering that showcases local farm fresh ingredients.
Event Honorees Include:
Susan Gabriel Potter of Bob Gabriel Company Insurance is the recipient of the Roy E. Naylor Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors individuals for their achievements in Santa Monica, including an active commitment to service in the community.
Downtown Santa Monica and Wise & Healthy Aging have been selected for the Bob Gabriel Community Service Business Award which honors organizations who aspire to follow in Bob Gabriel’s footsteps in their commitment to Santa Monica and to those who are less fortunate in the community.
Chairman’s Award will be presented to: TJ Montemer, Santa Monica Mirror;
Susan Inwood, Wells Fargo Advisors; Rosalind Napoli, Setting LA;
Judy Neveau, Santa Monica College; Erin Deviny, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.;
Evan Pozarny, Muselli Real Estate; Linda Greenberg Gross, Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation; Eddie Guerboian, 5th Generation Reader’s Fine Jewelers; James Bassett, UCLA; and Richard Slosberg, RLS Entertainment Agency in appreciation for their extraordinary efforts on behalf of the Chamber throughout the previous year.
Event sponsors include; Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows, Downtown Santa Monica, Inc., Morley Builders, Santa Monica Ford Lincoln Subaru, Trammell Crow & The Water Garden, Central Parking Systems, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center & Orthopaedic Hospital, The Bradmore Group, ETC Hotels, Harding Larmore Kutcher & Kozal, LLP, Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Related California, OneWest Bank and The RAND Corporation.
The Installation Dinner will take place on Thursday, June 14, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Fairmont Hotel and Bungalows in Santa Monica. More information can be found and tickets can be purchased at www.smchamber.com/installationdinner or by calling 310.393.9825 ext 10.
The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce advocates and represents business' interests and issues affecting the community. They provide the environment to help members prosper and succeed through a proactive working partnership with all levels of government and community organization. More information can be found at www.smchamber.com