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58th Annual Awards Gala





TEMECULA, CA - The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 58th Annual Awards Gala on Saturday, April 6th, 2024, at Pechanga Resort Casino. Join us for a night of glitz, glamour, and celebration, as Title Sponsor, Abbott, transforms Pechanga Resort Casino into a tropical haven, complete with palm trees, neon lights, and a soundtrack that will transport attendees straight to the vibrant streets of Miami. You won't want to miss a second—especially the live speed painting performance on stage by Revel Artist, who creates amazing works of art within minutes. You’ll have the opportunity to bid on the two LIVE custom paintings created during an exclusive live auction. Attendees can look forward to enjoying a classy night out as outstanding community members are recognized as Business of the Year, Service & Charitable Organization of the Year, Valley Young Professional of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Ambassador of the Year, Chairman’s Choice Award, and the Welty Award. This event and after-party is a chance for the Chamber to celebrate and honor the businesses and community members who have made significant contributions to the local economy and community.

Congratulations to the following businesses and individuals on their nominations:

2023 Bronze Business of the Year Nominees:

Businesses with 1-5 employee(s)

Anita’s Custom Tailoring

BirdsEye VR

Cahue Enterprises HR Consulting

DeGrave Communications

Exit Alliance Realty

Felix Flooring & Co.

Giordano's ATA Martial Arts

Grazing Theory Lavish Charcuterie

Jackie Steed Homes

Julie Ngo Agency State Farm Insurance

La Masters of Fine Jewelry

Law Office of Pietro Canestrelli, a Tax Controversy Boutique, APC

Leslie A. Doherty & Co., CPA

Life of the BARty


Picasso Dental Care

Poggio Leano Winery

Prime Media Consulting

Sebaz Video Productions

Sofa Spectrum Furniture & Massage Chairs

Sunil Sethi Real Estate

Temecula Life

Temecula Old Town Loft

The Law Offices of Charles P. Boylston

The Valley Business Journal

Think Forward Accounting

Thrive Health Insurance Services

Uhler Spine Sports Medicine & Family Practice Clinic

Wellness Diagnostics & Medispa

2023 Sterling Business of the Year Nominees:

Businesses with 6-25 employees

60 Grit Studios

Batter Up Bakery 

Big Fogg, Inc.

Buffalo Wild Wings

David & Karen La Pointe - La Pointe Wealth Advisors 

Fabozzi & Miller, APC

Guiltless Food Co.

Lake Elsinore Storm Baseball/ Diamond Taproom

Marketing Empire Group

Meridian Payroll Group

Noon & Associates CPAs, Inc.

Ontario Reign Hockey Club 

Peltzer Family Cellars

Rancon Real Estate

Rosati's Pizza Pub 

Stonehouse Group

Temecula Roofing Company

Temecula Valley Communications, Inc.

2023 Gold Business of the Year Nominees:

Businesses with 26-50 employees

Callaway Vineyard & Winery

Care-Rite Vocational Services

Danza del Sol Winery

E.A.T Marketplace

ERA Donahoe Realty

Fazeli Cellars

Mercedes-Benz of Temecula

Murrieta Day Spa

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers

Small Barn

The Mill Restaurant

Wiens Family Cellars

2023 Platinum Business of the Year Nominees:

Businesses with 50 or more employees


CR & R Environmental Services

Kaiser Permanente

Loma Linda University Medical Center - Murrieta

Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) Temecula Valley Campus

Ontario International Airport

Paradise Chevrolet Cadillac

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Southern California Gas Company

Southwest Healthcare-Temecula Valley Hospital

Temecula Valley Lexus

2023 Ruby Charitable/Service Organization of the Year Nominees:

Non-profit organizations with gross annual income less than 500K

All From the Heart

Fallbrook Food Pantry

Good Samaritan Community Food Pantry Temecula

The Rotary Club of Old Town Temecula

Rolling For A Cause

STAT Horse Sanctuary

Temecula Valley Rose Society

WAVES Project, Inc.

2023 Emerald Charitable/Service Organization of the Year Nominees:

Non-profit organizations with gross annual income more than 500K

Animal Friends of the Valley-LEAF

Big Brother Big Sisters of Temecula

Boys and Girls Club of Southwest County

The Elizabeth Hospice

Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley

JDS Creative Academy

Michelle’s Place Cancer Resource Center

Neighborhood Healthcare

SAFE Family Justice Center

Western Eagle Foundation

2023 Valley Young Professional of the Year Nominees:

Outstanding individuals who have been essential in fulfilling the vision of Valley Young Professionals

Krystal Aponte

Kristara Brown

Riannon Canestrelli

John Jonker

Nishant Sehgal

Stephen Sprague

Carla Yriqui

2023 Citizen of the Year Nominees:

Individuals who have shown exemplary qualities and reside in the Temecula Valley

Tony Berardino

Maggie Boylston

Claudia Contreras

Ed Dool

Jan Duran

Tina Gottlieb

Frances "Lynn" Harris

Heather Holmes

Paul Rangel

Renee Scott

Shawn Sorensen

Jackie Steed

Daisy Tate

Carla Yriqui

2023 TVCC Ambassador of the Year Candidates:

Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Month Recipients

Elaine Bartolome

Stacey Dunn

Bobbi Frye

Chirho Garcia

Tara Gravino

Preston Helms

Kathryn Pereyra

Paul Rangel

Michael Scalise

Kathy Sizemore

Tom Somers

Carla Yriqui

Reservations are now available to attend the 58th Annual Awards Gala. The price is $185 for individual reservations and $1,750 for a corporate table of 10 guests. The ticket price includes admission to the exclusive after-party. For more information, please visit If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for this event, please contact or call 951-676-5090 for more information.

About Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce:

The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization based in Temecula, CA. The Mission of the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce is to partner with the business community to: Connect People, Solve Business Challenges, and Support Business-Friendly Initiatives. To learn more about the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce, please click here. For more information regarding upcoming events, please click here to view the events calendar or contact the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce at 951-676-5090 or email Follow the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & LinkedIn.


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