2015 Awards of Excellence Finalists are announced

January 11, 2016

It is with great pleasure that the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce announces the finalists, as voted by Valley Chamber members, for the 2015 Awards of Excellence, a program recognizing business and community achievements.  The finalists for the following categories are:

Non-Profit of the Year:

Beyond Pink

HUB Sports Center

Kiwanis of Liberty Lake

Heart of the Community Award:


Dishman Dodge Ram Chrysler Jeep

Modern Electric Water Co.



Small Business of the Year:

Frost Consulting

Signs for Success

Sweet Repeat


Large Business of the Year:


Modern Electric Water Co.



Entrepreneur of the Year:

Nadine Burgess, Spokane Gymnastics

Carrie Magruder, BrickHouse Massage & Coffee Bar

Jesse Sheldon, Inland NW Baby


Three additional categories to be announced are Educator of the Year from the school districts served by the Chamber, Chamber Volunteer of the Year, and Chamber Ambassador of the Year.

The award winners, selected by vote of Valley Chamber members, will be announced at the Annual Gem of the Valley Awards Gala on Friday, January 22 at the Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley. The Gala will feature live entertainment by the Celestial Strings, a gourmet dinner and special “Gem of the Valley” auction.

A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the 2015 Harry E. Nelson Citizen of the Year Award to Chuck Hafner, City of Spokane Valley Councilmember. The Citizen of the Year is chosen by past recipients of the award and current Valley Chamber executive board members.

Sponsors: Modern Electric Water Co., Valley Hospital, Graham Construction, Greenstone Corporation, Providence Health Care, Spokane International Airport and Horizon Credit Union.

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