Glendale, AZ (PressExposure) October 07, 2008 -- Friday evening, September 26, the Chamber of Commerce held their 15th Annual Auction at the Glendale Renaissance Hotel. This event has become the Chamberâs biggest annual fund raising endeavor.
This evening was also to serve as the inaugural evening of a new business awards program at the Glendale Chamber of Commerce entitled âKeys to Glendaleâs Successâ.
This awards event honored three Glendale businesses for their innovative and enterprising approaches in contributing to the success of our business community.
Nominated by their business peers, the Chamber canvassed our membership earlier this summer, searching for candidates that were worthy of recognition in the following categories :
- Category 1) Response to Adversity â someone who had overcome significant challenges within their business. The award for this category wet to Karen Watts President of Advantage Urgent Care. Advantage Urgent Care provides a service to Glendale residents when they are in the greatest need and the most vulnerable.
- Category 2) Going âGreenâ â an environmentally conscious businessperson who believes in, promotes, invests in and practices âgreenâ policies. The award went to Julia Wright, owner of Wright Choice Promotions for her tireless a tireless promotion of environmentally sound business practices.
- Category 3) Community Involvement â a business who is constantly getting involved in promoting Glendale and the area business community.
Ed Sharpe of CouryGraph Productions and Glendale Daily Planet / KKAT- IPTV was selected as the winner in category 3, Community Involvement, June Nelson, Chamber President, stated in her speech at the awards event:
" Ed spends countless hours documenting news and events in Glendale, and without compensation. The âDaily Planetâ provides an online news website with text, still photos, archived and live streaming video of Glendale events.
Ed shares this information freely with the Glendale Star // Glendale Chamber of Commerce âPulseâ newspapers, // the Panorama Hills Monthly, // Banner Healthâs employee newspaper // and other media outlets.
Ed can be found covering almost every Glendale public event and helps our community shine in the areas of economic development, diversity, sports, special events, citizen and government involvement.
He and the Daily Planet have won a number of electronic media awards, but has not really been recognized locally for his time and efforts in tirelessly promoting Glendale. Tonight itâs your turnâ¦ Ed Sharpe! Congratulations!"
Sharpe, an Online Media and IPTV Pioneer, commented:
"I am proud to accept this award! I record what exists around me and package and distribute it." He added "There is credit due though to those around me for the richness of the content which can be attributed to the interesting people and activities in our city. As Glendale grows we get more people from all over moving here with new businesses, activities and festivals. Pan you camera (or your eyes) around ... it's a fascinating section of the world here!"
He continued " I would also like to take this time to thank all of those out there in the publishing/media world and those in the government and private sector that have offered me words of encouragement and guidance... I owe much to them and they should not be forgotten. It was you belief in what I was doing that made this a 'reality' ."
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