Members of the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce and the community were honored Sept. 15 by the chamber at its seventh annual business awards dinner. The event took place at Encanterra Country Club, 36460 N. Encanterra Drive in San Tan Valley. Officials from the chamber and town of Queen Creek helped present the awards.
Award recipients and dignitaries included, from left: Community Star award recipient Molly Jacobs, director, Queen Creek Performing Arts Center; Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney; Amanda Applegate, accepting a Silver Sponsor award on behalf of Queen Creek Marketplace; Deb Wood, recipient of a dedication and service plaque; Volunteer of the Year recipient Jim Skiotes; Educator of the Year award recipient Nancy Foote; Emerging Business of the Year award recipient Rock Solid Tax & Accounting, represented by owner Sheryl McClure; Business of the Year award recipient Angel Air Cooling and Heating, represented by owner Jake Angel and administrative assistant Ashli McArdle; Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Chris Clark and Queen Creek Vice Mayor Dawn Oliphant.
A profile of the nominees and award recipients will appear in the Sept. 28 issue of the Queen Creek Independent.