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 co-sponsored by the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce and National Bank of Arizona.
The deadline for the Athena nomination for this year has passed. Please come to the annual awards and installation dinner on January 18, 2019, to see who has won this prestigious award.
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.
Sponsor: Yuma Visitor's Bureau
Program: Yuma Proving Ground feat. Col Poppenberger
Time: 6:30 am- 8:00 am
Location: 310 N Madison Ave, Yuma, AZ 85364
Cost: $25 Members: $15
Where: Yuma Civic Center
1440 W Desert Hills Dr, Yuma, AZ 85365
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: $5.00 members & non-members welcome!