And the Awards Go To…Dad? 

Published: 6/16/2017

And the Awards Go To…Dad?  

This week marks a few things: The Chamber’s Installation of the new board of directors & awarding of our annual business recognition awards and, of course, Father’s Day. A few words about this year’s awardees…they are a great group of business people who are making a difference in this region. Here’s a list of this year’s awardees:

  • Business of the Year – Lexus of Cerritos
  • Businessperson of the Year – Paolo Quiroga, Edward Jones
  • Ambassador of the Year – Anna Rodriguez, Young Systems
  • Volunteer of the Year – Oscar Velasco, LBS Financial Credit Union
  • Doug Padelford Memorial Award – Jill Ovard & May Peitzsch, Cerritos Regional Chamber

Please join me in congratulating this esteemed group!  Of course, my new group of “bosses” was also sworn in. Chamber board members bring so many different experiences to the “table.” One thing for sure is they are all committed to ensuring that this region is a great place to do business. We’ll have the new board listed on our website on July 1.

As for Father’s Day, I’ll carry on with what I started with Mother’s Day with a few quotes:

A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.


It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.

Barack Obama

You can tell what was the best year of your father’s life, because they seem to freeze that clothing style and ride it out.

Jerry Seinfeld

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. 

Jim Valvano

I hope you have a great weekend celebrating dad!




Scott Smith 

P.S. – Congrats to the Class of 2017!  We know you will accomplish great things!

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