"To represent our membership by advocating a healthy economic climate through the effective use of our unique regional resources to enhance the quality of life in the greater Yuma area."
Annual Chamber Awards
There is no single distinction for defining a community's heroes or it's inspired leaders. Simply, they are people who have the ability to translate intentions into reality and to sustain it. Fortunately, in the greater Yuma area, the list of inspiring leaders is long. Here, the chamber acknowledges a few who have recently been recognized and awarded for excellence.
The Athena Award
The Athena Award acknowledges individuals who have attained and personified the highest level of excellence in her/his business or profession, devoted meaningful time and energy to the community, and generously assisted women in attaining their full potential. The award is cosponsored by the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce and National Bank of Arizona.
Small Business-Person Of The Year
Small Business-Person of the Year honors local business-persons operating successfully in the Yuma area market and contributing to high standards of excellence and community participation.
Chamber Member Of The Year
Chamber Member of the Year is a tribute to business-members who go all out giving their time, energy and donations to support the community. The award is sponsored by the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce.
The ambassadors extend the hand of friendship that bridges the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce and its members with the business and professional community at large.
Monitors and researches all levels of government and legislative activity affecting business and industry, and proposes actions to the Chamber Board of Directors.
Through events and recognition activities, this committee works to maintain and improve the good relationship with Yuma’s military bases and the community.
Monitors, researches and coordinates action on behalf of business regarding all forms of transportation activity in Yuma County, including air, rail, highway and water.
The Education Committee focuses on two programs: Summer Works in Yuma and the S. June Pallack Award.
The Mission of Summer Works in Yuma is a movement to provide Yuma County teachers with supplemental income during the summer recess period by offering temporary / seasonal jobs in other work places. The program will act as an attraction and retention tool for our school districts that struggle to keep many of their valued employees due to financial constraints.
The S. June Pallack Excellence in Education Awards, presented by the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce, came about through the cooperation and collaboration of the volunteers of the Education Awards Committee of the Chamber. We began the conversation thinking of honoring classrooms. Then we talked about honoring over a dozen different categories of individuals that work behind the scenes to improve the lives of our school children every day. Awards will be presented at Good Morning Yuma in May.
Chamber Board Of Directors
Yuma Investment Group
Caballeros de Yuma
Dr. Michael Sabath
The Freedom Library
The Yuma Sun
Dr. Robert Trenschel