Beverly Hills, CA (PressExposure) September 18, 2013 -- For the 11th year, The Chamber of Commerce will recognize exemplary business leaders by presenting six awards, Pioneer Hardware for "Community Support - Small Business," Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel for "Community Support - Large Business," Randy Fuhrman Events for "Innovation - Small Business," The Agency for "Innovation - Large Business," Simon's Caterers & Special Events "Above & Beyond - Small Business," and Whole Foods Market Beverly Hills for "Above & Beyond - Large Business." The Gala will take place on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the L'Ermitage Hotel Rooftop. The Emcee for Awards Gala is Beverly Hills native Daisy Torm©, amazing actress, singer, TV and radio presenter, the daughter of jazz legend Mel Torm© and British Actress Janette Scott. Throughout the evening two dazzling entertainment groups will be performing: Aria, a talented quartet made up of four former members of the Ten Tenors and the Electric Angels, that play unique arrangements of current and classic rock and pop hits on electric violins, viola and cello.
The presenting sponsor of the Awards Gala this year is the decadent L'Ermitage Beverly Hills Hotel and the events Gold Sponsors are Wells Fargo and Sprint; Silver Sponsors are Rothstein Kass and Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills; and Bronze Sponsor Torrey Pines Bank.
About The Winners
Pioneer Hardware is the last (and only) full service hardware store in Beverly Hills. It has been in business since 1983 under the same family ownership and management and it is an important resource when there is an emergency like earthquakes, power outages, floods and fires.
Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel, a fashionable Beverly Hills Hotel, is a supports the community in working together with the city on activities and supporting them with the hotel's resources to benefit their internal requirements. It has preferential room rates and outlet discounted prices for community members. It contributes through active involvement in community's associations as well as innovative input.
Randy Fuhrman Events is a full-service event production and gourmet catering company. It has contributes free of charge to Beverly Hills Chamber for the last seven years to create the essence of each winning businesses in the centerpieces created.
The Agency is a full-service, luxury real estate brokerage and lifestyle company representing clients worldwide in a broad spectrum of classes, including single-family residential, new development, resort and hospitality, residential leasing, commercial real estate and luxury vacation rental.
Simon's Caterers & Special Events is owned by a family with an impeccable reputation for creating the finest event catering and preparation in all of Los Angeles County and the Southwestern United States. They specialize in weddings and large events catering to over 1,000 guests.
Whole Foods Beverly Hills supports their customer's health and enhances the community's lifestyle. Its team members are committed to providing the Beverly Hills community with the best shopping experience possible. They strive to maximize the moments that you spend with them in the store as well as those that you enjoy with their products afterwards.
A creative presence in the hotel industry, L'Ermitage Hotels is a privately owned management company consisting of licensing and branding, development, design, and construction, sales and marketing, technology, and hotel operational services. Its distinctive approach to destination and lifestyle experiences and passion for visionary and intimate design lends assistance to luxury, boutique properties worldwide.
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About Daisy Torme
Daisy has worked in almost every corner of the performing arts: Film, television, radio, stage, opera and much voice-over and animation (including The Newsroom, The Hangover, CSI, The Mentalist, Law and Order, Castle, Ninja Scroll, Syriana, etc. etc. etc.). For years, she has been a KCET favorite and has hosted a live evening with Josh Grobin and Chris Botti, and has also branched out into other areas for KCET including hosting An Evening with Dr. Wayne Dyer, Prime Suspect. She has even hosted a couple of Antiques Roadshow Live Auction TV Events alongside the Roadshow's own Mark L. Walberg. She was awarded congressional recognition in 2007 for her contribution to the community and her dedication to the promotion of the "Great American Song Book". Daisy donates her time to many non-profit and charitable causes as well. She has hosted several events for the Cancer Support Community and YWCA, worked on the jazz-fundraiser committee at the Stroke Association of Southern California, hosted a telethon for Pet-Place Animal Shelters, celebrity-bowled (very badly!) for AIDS research, voiced the Free Arts For Abused Children campaign as well as much more. She is also self-admitted news and sports enthusiast.
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Scott Fields, Craig Hendry, Liam McLachlan and Jason Short spent much of the 2000s travelling the world with acclaimed Australian vocal group, The Ten Tenors. Having performed in over 25 countries around the world and more than 250 shows per year, they decided to go their separate ways. As luck would have it, they all ended up in the USA, and (to cut a long and nap-inducing story short) the lads reunited in 2012 to perform for a once-off charity gala in Texas. One gig turned into two, two into three, and before long, they realized that they'd stumbled onto something pretty special. Thus, ARIA was born.
About Electric Angels
The Electric Angels use the classic instruments of the standard string quartet in very unconventional ways. Wirelessly connected to the sound system so that they can move about the stage with ease, these talented and beautiful young musicians will engage and entertain you by creating a complete visual and sonic experience. They play unique arrangements of current and classic rock and pop hits on electric violins, viola and cello, to custom backing tracks, which are mixed live on the spot. These sexy and seriously trained young string players are experienced in a wide range of musical styles. They are actively involved in LA's recording, commercial, and film industries and have built impressive resumes that include national television shows like American Idol and Glee, and late night and awards shows with artists such as Kanye West, P. Diddy, and Nicki Minaj. In addition, they have toured internationally with well-known acts such as Celine Dion and Burt Bacharach. Nationally, they have supported Tony Bennett, LeAnn Rhimes, Snoop Dogg, John Williams, Steven Tyler, and Bobby McFerrin. They have appeared on Grammy-nominated records and as part of world-renowned groups Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Il Divo.