Vallejo Chamber of Commerce 137th Installation Dinner
We would like to say thank you to all who came to our 137th Annual Installation Dinner and congratulations to those who won very special awards at this event as well.

It was a memorable night for our newly installed Chairman of the Board, Rudy Manfredi (Medic Ambulance), who accepted the gavel from Past-Chair Michael Coan (the Law Office of Favaro, Lavezzo, Gill, Caretti and Heppel). Pippin Dew (RE/MAX Gold) was appointed Chair Elect & Vice Chair Community Promotions, and Marc Salvadori (Minuteman Press) accepted responsibility for the Vallejo Chamber Treasury for 2012.

A highlight of the event was the presentation of awards for our Business’ of the Year for 2011. The winners were: representing small business: BB&B Business Group/Local Happenings Magazine; representing medium sized business: A-1 Guaranteed Heating & Air Conditioning; our Large Business of the Year Award was presented to Windsor Vallejo Care Center; Non-Profit Partner of the Year went to Vallejo Main Street; and our Rookie of the Year Award, went to Mr. Sam Thompson of Farmers Insurance.

We would also like to recognize the recipients of our two most prestigious awards. The coveted “Athena Award”, sponsored by Avery Greene Honda, went to Erin Hannigan; and our Chamber of Commerce – “Bud Butler – Man of the Year Award” went to Marc Salvadori.

All of our award winners were highly deserving of this recognition. They are people and/or businesses who work hard to strengthen our community through their volunteer efforts.