Appeal Democrat
January 14, 2013

Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm was named Business of the Year on Saturday night during the Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce’s Gala at Recce Point on Beale Air Force Base.

The event also honored Joellen Jimerson with the Athena Award for her community service and both professional and personal leadership.

Awards of Excellence for 2012 presented by Chamber CEO Kristy Santucci also included:

Small Business of the Year — Stephens Farmhouse.

Rookie Business of the Year — Cordi Winery.

Community Involvement — Golden State Collision Centers and Allen Sutfin.

Customer Service — Affordable Office Furniture and Supplies.

Chairman’s Award — The employees of Frank M. Booth Inc.

Chamber Ambassador of the Year — Daria Ali.

Honorary lifetime member — Tom Walther.

Volunteer — Starlene Amato and Jamie Keith.

The event, with the theme “Greatest Show on Earth,” also noted milestone awards for chamber membership: 50 years, Matsom and Isom; and 25 years, Key and Associates, Packaging Specialist, Hilbers, the city of Yuba City and Valley Contractors Exchange.

In addition, the Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce and its Government Affairs Committee received two awards, from Calpine for their attendance at regulatory meetings in San Francisco and support for continuing to keep the Sutter Energy Center operational and from the California Women for Agriculture for their support on the No on Proposition 37 campaign.