Santa Monica Chamber Of Commerce Installation Dinner This Thursday

Monday, 11 Jun 2012, 1:52:00 AM

Mirror Staff

Businesses and individuals excelling in their respective industries will be honored at the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce’s Installation Dinner this week.

The event, to be held Thursday, June 14 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows, will also give sponsors a chance to honor employees who have gone above and beyond in their respective duties.

This year’s event will focus on “Catering to Business” and will honor the outgoing 2011-2012 Board of Directors and chairman Ron Davis. It will also install the 2012-2013 Board of Directors and incoming chairman Ellis O’ Connor.

Festivities will begin with a reception under the historic fig tree followed by dinner and program in the Starlight Ballroom.

Laurel Rosen, President of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, said the Installation Dinner was a chance for The Chamber to honor its board members and offer appreciation to all of its members and partners who help the organization throughout the year.

She said The Chamber was excited to be back at the Fairmont for the event and to welcome Ellis O’Connor as its incoming chairman.

Event Honorees:

• Susan Gabriel Potter of Bob Gabriel Company Insurance, recipient of the Roy E. Naylor Lifetime Achievement Award. This award honors individuals for their achievements in Santa Monica, including an active commitment to service in the community.

• Downtown Santa Monica and Wise & Healthy Aging have been selected for the Bob Gabriel Community Service Business Award which honors organizations who aspire to follow in Bob Gabriel’s footsteps in their commitment to Santa Monica and to those who are less fortunate in the community.

• Chairman’s Award will be presented to: TJ Montemer, Santa Monica Mirror; Susan Inwood, Wells Fargo Advisors; Rosalind Napoli, Setting LA; Judy Neveau, Santa Monica College; Erin Deviny, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.; Evan Pozarny, Muselli Real Estate; Linda Greenberg Gross, Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation; Eddie Guerboian, 5th Generation Reader’s Fine Jewelers; James Bassett, UCLA; and Richard Slosberg, RLS Entertainment Agency in appreciation for their extraordinary efforts on behalf of the Chamber throughout the previous year.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.smchamber.com/installationdinner or call 310.393.9825 ext.10.

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