Each year the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce honors local businesses that rise above the rest at the Annual Business Awards Dinner. This year 52 businesses have been named as finalists in eight different categories.
“Businesses are the driving force of our area’s economy and we want to applaud the individuals and companies that have worked hard to keep our region on track during these difficult times,” said Toni Padron, the chamber’s executive vice president and chief operating officer.
The winners will be announced at the chamber’s Annual Business Awards Dinner Feb. 26 at the Four Seasons Resort Aviara, where former Channel 10 news anchor Carol LeBeau will be master of ceremonies. More than 500 people, including prominent and high-profile business leaders, elected officials and community members, will attend the awards dinner. Follow the jump for a complete list of the finalists, or click the link for more information.
[Link: Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce]
These are the companies and individuals who were selected as finalists in each category of the Carlsbad Chamber’s Annual Business Awards:
Small Business of the Year
Brubaker & Associates, Inc.
Gems of La Costa
La Costa Chiropractic
The Loftin Firm
San Dieguito Trophy
Windmill Banquet & Catering
Medium Business of the Year
Advanced Brain Monitoring
Fusion Factor Corporation
Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant
Integrity Applications Inc.
Jet Source, Inc.
Marrs Maddocks & Associates Insurance Services, Inc.
MC Consultants, Inc.
Vigilucci’s Cucina Italiana
Large Business of the Year
Alphatec Spine, Inc.
Buffini & Company
Hay House, Inc.
Jenny Craig, Inc.
Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Entrepreneur of the Year
Lee Adams – Exit Advisor Group
Bridget Ayers – Get Smart Web Consulting
Deb Beddoe – Deb Beddoe Consulting
Christine Davis – Coolest Shoes in California
Joe Patterson – Toe Sox
Businessperson of the Year
Ernie Bray – AutoClaims Direct
Steve Doyle – Brookfield Homes
Steve Hoffmann – NRG West
Genie Sutton – Beehive Waxing Salon of Carlsbad
Walter Winrow – Poseidon Resources Corp.
Lifetime Achievement in Business
Wayne Foster – Wayne Foster Entertainment Productions
Keith Kennedy – Kennedy and Associates
Ted Vallas – US International Consultants
Gary West – West Development Corporation
Environmental Spirit Award
Four Seasons Resort Aviara
La Costa Glen
Mellace Family Brands
Turner Real Estate
Community Leadership Award
Debbie Knight – San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station
Joni Miringoff – The Flower Fields
Lupe Ortega – O’Day Consultants,Inc.
Knox Williams – Rayne Water Systems