- Business Advocacy
The Alhambra Chamber of Commerce has been around for 116 years, assisting and nurturing the business community and Alhambra’s prosperity. Each year, the Chamber celebrates the installation of new officers, which took place June 7 at Almansor Court.
The hardest working person that evening was Master of Ceremonies Robert Fukui of High Point Marketing. He kept things moving while gently adding a humorous touch to the evening. Other business and community leaders were called forward to do their bit. Megan Moloughney of The Ratkovich Co. led the Pledge of Allegiance, while Sister Kathleen Calloway of Ramona Convent delivered the Invocation.
The Alhambra Chamber of Commerce 2019 Scholarship recipients were recognized. They are Ryan To and Tiffany Aleman of Alhambra High School; Jessica Dong and Hannah Tram of Mark Keppel High School; Hailey Barrientos-Gonzales of Ramona Convent Secondary School; Angela Lu of San Gabriel High School; Lesly Ortiz of Century High School; and Sarah Arellano of Independence High School.
The 24th Annual Outstanding Business of the Year Award, presented by last year’s winner Evike Chang of Evike.com, went to Stephen Chan of GE Properties.
The “Distinguished Community Service Award,” presented by Valarie Gomez, C.E.O. of the YMCA of West San Gabriel Valley, went to Joe Pavon of Al’s Towing.
The 2018-2019 Board of Directors was recognized before the 2019-2020 board members were installed in their new position. The guest speaker was Frank Aguirre of East Los Angeles College, where he is a professor of business administration. His talk centered on the theme of “Roadmap to Successful Business.”
The installation of the new president, Helen Romero Shaw of the Southern California Gas Co., was easy; she was last year’s president. Her remarks brought the meeting to a successful conclusion as she thanked everyone who attended and all the Chamber of Commerce members.