The Perris Valley Chamber of Commerce installed new officers for 2014, named its businesses of the year and non-profit of the year and announced its partner-in-education winner during a ceremony Friday, Jan. 31.
Bea Parmley takes over as president of the 103-year Chamber of Commerce. Don Kazarian was named as vice-president; Danette Moore takes over as secretary and Jennifer Bieger was named treasurer.
Alexander Saucedo, of Perris High School, was named as the Chamber’s “Partner in Education.” Home Depot received the honors as the Chamber’s Large Business of the Year, Champion Towing was named as Small Business of the Year and American Legion Post 595 was named Non-Profit of the Year.
Perris Mayor Daryl Busch led a contingent of City representatives at the Chamber installation ceremony, which drew about 200 people.
“The Chamber is the heart of the business community and I am real pleased and impressed at this turnout,” he said. “The Chamber of Commerce is growing and it is evident they are having more involvement with the community.”
Mayor Pro-Tem Rita Rogers and City Council-members Al Landers, Julio Rodriguez and Mark Yarbrough also attended.
Other dignitaries included Riverside County Supervisor Marion Ashley and Sheriff Stan Sniff.
Chamber officials say the organization achieved several important successes in the last year, including organizing a golf tournament named after Mayor Busch and Supervisor Ashley and raffling a sport utility vehicle that netted $72,000 in ticket sales. The Chamber presented $10,000 worth of grants to non-profits and schools who sold the most tickets as part of the raffle.