2018 Business Awards Nominees

June 8, 2018

Citizen of the Year:

  • Attorney Michael J. McGuire – California Elder Law Center
  • Ellie Marks – California Brain Tumor Association
  • Bob Leach – Hotel Paseo
  • Scott White – Greater Palm Springs CVB
  • Patrick Klein – Gardens at El Paseo / El Paseo Village
  • Dominique Fruchtman – Escape Room Palm Springs
  • Eric Morcus – Kaiser Grille Palm Desert
  • Debbie Frazer – Interim CEO PDACC & National Director for Mary Kay Cosmetics
  • Cindy Pieper – State Farm Insurance Cindy Pieper Agency

Business Woman of the Year

  • Juliana Copley – AC3 Restaurant & Bar
  • Susan Davis – Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands
  • Dominique Fruchtman – Escape Room Palm Springs
  • Carrie Babij – Desert Insurance Solutions
  • Debbie Frazer – National Director for Mary Kay Cosmetics
  • Ronda Henry – Servpro of Palm Desert
  • Ellie Koch – Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Dominique Shwe – Ticketsauce

Business Man of the Year

  • Patrick Klein – Gardens at El Paseo / El Paseo Village
  • Bob Leach – Hotel Paseo
  • John Sloan – John Sloan Real Estate Group at Keller Williams Realty
  • Jeffrey Tropple – Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Marv Law – HealthBridge Insurance Solutions
  • Daniel Loera – Premier Residential Services, LLC
  • Dr. Shah – Desert Dream Dentistry & Spa
  • David Kartal – An American Car Wash
  • Clarence Caldwell – True Life Enterprises
  • Eric Morcus – Kaiser Grille Palm Desert

Member Business of the Year – Small (under 10 employees)

  • ESCAPE Room Palm Springs
  • John Sloan Real Estate Group at Keller Williams
  • OPTAVIA
  • Desert Dream Dentistry & Spa
  • B-OK Locksmith
  • Robert Half

Member Business of the Year – Medium (10-25 employees)

  • Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events
  • Burgerim
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Casuelas Café
  • Hotel Paseo
  • Stuft Pizza
  • Kaiser Grill Palm Desert
  • Premier Residential Services, LLC
  • An American Car Wash
  • Servpro of Palm Desert
  • Rabobank

Member Business of the Year – Large (more that 25 employees)

  • Tommy Bahamas
  • Eisenhower Health
  • Renova Energy
  • JFK Memorial Hospital

Non-Profit Business of the Year

  • Family YMCA of the Desert
  • The Narrow Door
  • American Business Women’s Association (ABWA,) Trendsetter Chapter
  • Loving All Animals
  • Desert AIDS Projec
  • Independent Living Partnership
  • Soroptimist International Palm Desert
  • Friends of the Desert Mountains
  • Desert Best Friend’s Closet
  • LifeStream

Emerging Leader of the Year

  • Gil Reyes – Hotel Paseo
  • Paulina Larson – Palm Springs Life
  • Daniel Loera – Premier Residential Services, LLC
  • Michael Gerano – Courtyard by Marriott & Residence Inn Palm Desert
  • Erin Sullivan Moore – Robert Half
  • Shelby Goodwin – Family YMCA of the Desert
  • Lauren Bright – Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Peter Kim – FirstBank

Cris Romero – Community Spirit Award

  • Debbie Frazer – Interim CEO PDACC & National Director for Mary Kay Cosmetics
  • Christy Lane – Dare to Dance
  • Julie Kartal – An American Car Wash
  • Sabby Jonathan – Mayor of Palm Desert
  • Kathleen Kelly – City of Palm Desert
  • Tim & Monica Bradley – Haus of Poke
  • Mary Helen Kelly – Chamber Supporter
  • Family YMCA of the Desert
  • Wendy Jonathan – Desert Sands Unified School District Board Member
  • Hotel Paseo

Last modified: June 8, 2018

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