Recognizing Our Businesses - "BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD"
This year, the Board of Directors of The Greater Huntington Park Area Chamber of Commerce proudly incorporated a new business recognition program to the Annual Installation Dinner and Awards Banquet. The program is the beginning to a new event/activity the Chamber of Commerce will be presenting every year for the businesses of the community.
The new award's name is the Chamber's "Business Excellence Award." The name gives a meaning of a business that has been established in the city for many years of their existence.
These businesses have been in the community of Huntington Park for at least 60 years up to 100 years. The Chamber of Commerce feels that as an organization our mission is to promote the economic growth and prosperity of the businesses in the community. Therefore it is befitting that the Board of Directors create a new program to honor these businesses and their accomplishments. These businesses have not only stimulated the local economy, but have provided jobs and services to the community.
The process included the Chamber staff and the Nominations and Elections Committee researching the city's database and other members of the community and their testimonies.
This year's recipients were recognized this year at the Chamber's 108th Annual "Installation Dinner and Awards Banquet" that was held on February 27, 2014 at Leonardo's Restaurants/La Boom Ballroom.
The following are the businesses:
"BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD" RECIPIENTS:
ST. MATTHIAS CATHOLIC CHURCH - Established in the Year 1913
AMERICAN CHAIN AND GEAR - Established in the Year 1927
AIRCRAFT X-RAY LAB - Established in the Year 1939
RITE AID (formerly Thrifty) - Established in the Year 1941
If you know of a business that has been in the community in the same location for a great number of years, we encourage you to please contact the Chamber of Commerce so that we can also acknowledge them in this new annual program.