The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce presented 13 Spirit of Laguna awards during its board installation last Friday, Jan. 29.
President Larry Nokes emcee’d with co-host Pat Kollenda. Mayor Steve Dicterow presided over the installation and swore in the directors.
Also in attendance and presenting awards were county Supervisor Lisa Bartlett and Sheri Morrison, representing state Assemblyman Matthew Harper.
For the first time, the public was invited to cast votes online. A total of 920 votes were cast, which determined the outcome.
Building Industry: Gregg Abel Design & Construction
Non-Profit: Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach
Volunteer: Wendy Potter
Citizen: Barbara MacGillivray
Green Enterprise: Stu News Laguna
Restaurant: The Deck/Driftwood Kitchen
Government Official: Bob Whalen
City Professional: Christa Johnson
Retail Store: Hobie Surf Shop
Gallery: Peter Blake Gallery
Professional Service: The UPS Store/Boat Canyon
Business: Montage Resort
In addition, Kavita Reddy, owner of Buy Hand, received the chamber’s award for board member of the year.Firebrand Media LLC wants comments that advance the discussion, and we need your help to accomplish this mission. Debate and disagreement are welcomed on our platforms but do it with respect. We won't censor comments we disagree with. Viewpoints from across the political spectrum are welcome here. While everyone is entitled to their opinion, our community is not obliged to host all comments shared on its website or social media pages, including:
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