Business and Economics

Assemblyman Obernolte Top Chamber Business Awards

Assemblyman Jay Obernolte hosted the 1st Annual Top Chamber Business Awards for the 33rd Assembly District on January 9. The banquet showcased outstanding businesses and local chambers of commerce. Three finalists from each chamber was recognized, with one being chosen to receive the 2016 award. The Big Bear Chamber recipient was Big Bear Lake Brewing Company, which opened in April 2014. The other finalists were Helicopter Big Bear and Re/Max Big Bear. Running Springs Chamber honoree was Pali Muontain summer camp, and the other finalist was Bacon-Wagner Excavating, Inc. The Adelanto Chamber awardee was the Geo Group, and the other finalists were Desert Community Bank, and Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group. Apple Valley Chamber honoree Walmart Distribution Center has been located there since 1996. Runner ups were Apple Valley Communications and Mojave Copy & Printing. Barstow Chamber finalists Barstow Tire & Brake and Revolution Bowl were upstaged by Barstow Community Hospital for the award. The Hesperia Chamber honoree was Sam Thatte Visual Communications.  Other finalists were Louisiana Cajun Seafood and Thompson Family Plumbing. High Desert Hispanic Chamber winner was El Pescador restaurant, located at the Green Tree Golf Course. Runners-up were Bounce Realty and Edible Arrangements. Victorville Chamber’s winner was ICR Staffing,with runners-up Mojave Copy & Printing and Southwest Gas Corporation.

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