P.O.Box 1748 • 44 Brennan St. Watsonville, CA 95077 • ☎ (831) 724-3900
One thing in this community is absolutely certain…the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds would not be what it is today without the energy and endless hours of DAVE KEGEBEIN. Dave’s dedication, not only to the Fairgrounds, but to our entire community are what have earned him the most deserving title of “Man of the Year”.
LUPE RAMIREZ FLORES can be described as a true “success story”. Lupe has dedicated countless hours to local organizations and is a dynamic, positive force in our community. It is an honor to have Lupe receive the title of “Woman of the Year” and we thank her for her ongoing commitment to the people of the Pajaro Valley.
We are proud to honor Ave Maria Memorial Chapel as the 2015 Business of the Year. In their commitment to celebrate life, the Carroll’s work with families to create funerals and memorial services that meet the needs of our diverse community. Giving back has always been a part of their lives and have been involved in helping countless organizations through the years.
The Teen Kitchen Project delivered its first meal in September of 2012 and has grown into an organization of over 150 volunteers preparing and delivering 350-450 meals per week to families dealing with cancer. The TKP also provides teens skills in cooking healthy food and building connections through community service. We are proud to award Teen Kitchen Project the title of Organization of the Year.
Camp Erin Combines traditional camp activities with grief education and support by professionals and trained volunteers for children and teenagers who have experienced the death of a loved one. This partnership between Hospice of Santa Cruz County and the Moyer Foundation has changed the lives of many youth and has received title of 2015 Event of the Year.
Stan and Judy Nielsen are the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Together and individually they have been active in many organizations for many years and have a legacy of lifetime involvement in making the Pajaro Valley a better place.
Lakeside Organic Gardens didn't join the chamber for years
because I didn't feel it represented agriculture very well but in the
past few years I've seen a major shift and appreciate the valiant effort made by the Chamber to include and represent agricultural businesses in the Pajaro Valley. -- Dick Peixoto