Photo caption: Partnering to recognize dozens of Prescott Chamber of Commerce volunteers who collectively donated hundreds of hours to chamber activities during the past year are (l to r) Shannon Vialpando, director of community relations at Alta Vista Senior Center, and Sheri Heiney, president of the chamber.
Dozens of volunteers for the Prescott Chamber of Commerce were treated to a breakfast and recognized by Chamber President Sheri Heiney and her staff in mid-April.
Heiney said more than 75 volunteers gave their time and talent in helping the local chamber fulfill its varied efforts within the greater community. She presented each of those in attendance with a Certificate of Appreciation.
She gave particular recognition to those who serve as ambassadors, board and foundation members, Christmas parade volunteers and judges, historical walking tour guides and visitor center greeters.
“Being a state-designated visitor information center brings thousands of people into our building,” Heiney said. “Our volunteers are always there to greet them with a smile and friendly Prescott ‘Howdy!’”
Heiney said the number of hours volunteers spent with chamber activities was “…incalculable when we consider all their efforts with so many diverse programs we offer.” She also said the value of such efforts was worth thousands of dollars if the volunteers had been paid for such work.
“The Prescott Chamber has 860 members, all of whom benefit because of the efforts of these many volunteers,” she said.
Heiney especially thanked personnel at Alta Vista Senior Center for partnering with the chamber in providing a complimentary breakfast for the dozens who attended the program. She singled out Shannon Vialpando, director of community relations, for special acknowledgment.