by Marnie Uhl, President and CEO, Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce
Each year the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce brings together people to share in the celebration of excellence.
Since 1998 the Chamber has shared its annual banquet with the recognition, support and promotion of individuals, businesses and organizations who contribute to making this the best community to live in.
Originally called the Community Service Award, this program was designed to award those making a significant difference throughout the preceding year. In 2015 the name was changed to Community Excellence Awards.
“We felt that excellence better reflected the dedication and commitment of those nominated,” CEO Marnie Uhl says. “These are individuals, businesses and organizations that go above and beyond each and every day.”
Beginning in April, nominations are solicited from the community at large for names representing the best in each category. The categories include: Citizen of the Year, Student of the Year, Teacher of the Year, Organization of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Community Improvement, Chamber Member of the Year, Business Leader of the Year, and the Prescott Valley Heritage Award. A committee of Chamber, business, and community leaders reviews and selects the award recipients.
As we celebrate our 49th year in serving the businesses and community of Prescott Valley, we look at our annual Community Excellence Awards as one of our crowning achievements in being the “catalyst, convener and champion” for our wonderful community. This is the best of Prescott Valley…Our Place; Our Home.
Congratulations to this year’s 2023 Community Excellence Award recipients:
• Student of the Year:
• Teacher of the Year: Michael Pritsos
• Citizen of the Year:
• Business Leader of the Year:
• Prescott Valley Heritage Award: George Ponte
• Chamber Member of the Year: Sunstate Equipment
• Norm Pariseau Volunteer of the Year: Vicki Hassessian
• Organization of the Year:
Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization
• Community Enhancement:
Viewpoint Plaza and Credit
For more information about the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce, visit www.pvchamber.org
or call 928.772.8857, or stop by at 7120 E. Pav Way, Ste. 102