The Madera Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the distinguished slate of honorees for the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award. The lifetime achievement recipients must have significantly demonstrated a history of dedication to Madera within three of the following areas: business, agriculture, and community relations, economic development, education, cultural enhancement, advancement of healthcare, government relations, and enhancing Madera’s quality of life.
During their time of service, they must have possessed and displayed many of the following characteristics – knowledge, creativity, ability to lead, collaborate and create partnerships, deal with adversity and diversity, motivate others, compassion, respect for others, and maintain a strong sense of integrity.
2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees
King Husein, Span Contruction and Engineering
Jim Myers, J.W. Myers, Inc.
Rebecca Martinez, Madera County Clerk/Reigster of Voters
Dr. Kanwal J. Singh, MD
The 4 Under 40 awards are being presented to four individuals around the age of 40 who have contributed to the community through civic involvement, achieved success and respect in their chosen career, demonstrated collaboration and a willingness to lead, mentor and motivate others. These individuals must also display a strong sense of integrity and business ethics.
4 Around 40 Award Recipients
The installation of the 2022-23 Board of Directors and Officers will also take place at the event. Those being installed are as follows:
Tom Mitchell, Madera District Fair – Chairman of the Board
Beau Miracle, Miracle Realty/CrossFit Madera – Vice Chair/Treasurer
Nadeem Ahmad – Past Chair
John Copland, Seabury, Copland & Anderson
Joe Doyland, Educational Employees Credit Union
Eric Garza, La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham
Lisa Gill, Sugar Pine Smokehouse Restaurant
Bobby Gutierrez, RidX Pest Control
Jeffrey “Jeff” Jackson, Farmers Insurance
Liz Salas, Central Valley Community Bank
Harpreet Singh, Sachdeva Orthodontics
Exiting the Board After Serving Two Terms
Belva Bare, Retired District Manager – Madera Cemetery District
The Lifetime Achievement Awards, 4 Around 40, & Board Installation Dinner will be held on Thursday, August 18 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The event is being held at Hatfield Hall, Madera Fairgrounds. The cost is $60.00 per person. Sponsorships are available for this event. To make reservations, or for more information, please contact the Madera Chamber of Commerce at (559) 673-3563.
Previous Recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award
The inaugural recipients in 2005 were: Abe Alvarez, Dave Berry, Dennis Chezick, Gary Giersch, and Noreen Lattanzio.
2006 Honorees: Don Floyd, Les Hayes, Sunny Nishimoto, Betty Pia, Sam Price and the first Memorial honoree was named that year, Nancy Clute.
2007 Honorees: Bill Alessini, Mary Cruz Chairez, Anna & Lee DaSilva, Jack Perialas, Lyle Sindt, Memorial Honoree – Elmo DelBianco.
2008 Honorees: Paula Baraldi, Maurice Cappelluti, Monte Pistoresi, B.J. “Jake” Robinson, Darwin Shebelut, and Memorial Honoree – Mr. William “Bill” Cerioni.
2009 Honorees: Sheryl Berry, Richard Kuckenbecker, Michael Purl, Dave & Tom Schoettler, Ross Thornton and Memorial Honoree – Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Taylor.
2010 Honorees: Bill Dawson, Dr. Duane Furman, Elvan and Eleanor Newcomb, Dim & Don Sambueso, Don and Cathi Warnock, Memorial Honoree – Jerry Venturi.
2011 Honorees: Twyla Denny, Bob Mariscotti, Gary Oberti, Lawrence Tesei, Dan Whistler, and Memorial Honoree – Ike Yocum.
2012 Honorees: Jim Massetti, Don Nelson, Dr. James E. Walters, Bud Smith, Carl Wisener, and Memorial Honoree – Charles “Val” Clute.
2013 Honorees Ronn Dominici, Stephen L. Frazier, Aftab A. Naz, M.D., Marilyn Wibbenhorst, and Dr. Lyle and Jan Zitek and Memorial Honoree- Mr. Bob Kahn.
2014 Honorees: Jon Basila, Stell Manfredi, Marge Medellin-Esquivel, Dave Minier, John and Shirley Sudduth, and Memorial Honoree – Denslow “Denny” Green.
2015 Honorees: Bob Cadenazzi, Julia O’Kane, Audrey Pool, Butch Ricketts, and Memorial Honoree Ralph L. Stoetzl.
2016 Honorees: Dr. Mohammad A. Arain, Pastor Roger Leach, Jim Taubert, Mike Westley, and Memorial Honoree – Virginia Lee Rose
2017 Honorees: Dr. Mohammad Ashraf, Steve Copland, Dale Evans, Kay Rhoads, and Memorial Honoree – Sal Perlongo
2018 Honorees: Bill Coate, Margaret Diebert, Gordon Kennedy, David Lee, and Memorial Award – Leo Emo
2019 Honorees: Barbara Basila, Baldwin Moy, and Dr. Theodore Nassar Memorial Award – Eddie Chapa
2019 – 4 Under 40 Recipients: R.C. Chahal, Julie Herd, Rick Patel, and Beau Miracle