Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce Announces 2013 Award Winners

Monday 4.8.2013 @ 7:14pm | ImagesAZ | Community


The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce has announced the recipients of their annual business swards. Winners are selected by member businesses, along with the assistance of a nominating committee. Award nominees were chosen for their records demonstrating outstanding business aptitude, overall community service and dedicated service to the chamber.


The winners are:

Business of the Year: Turn West Design, John & Denise Turner.

Entrepreneur of the Year: Thunderbird Artists, Judi Combs & Denise Dale.

Silver Spur Award: Hope Ozer, City Sun Times.

Ambassador of the Year: Jennifer McGirr, National Bank of Arizona.

Volunteer of the Year: Jeff Penzone, ImagesAZ magazine.

Achievement Award: Brian Kunkel, Carefree Floors.

Community Service Award: Pam DiPietro, Foothills Food Bank.

President’s Award: Paul Campbell, Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center.

Outgoing Board Members: Kim Prince, Proven Media; Nancy Kinnard, National Bank of Arizona; John Turner, Turn West Design.


According to Patty Villeneuve, chamber executive director, “It was my honor in announcing the winners and presenting the awards to these deserving recipients. Recognizing our local businesses and organizations for their high achievements is one of the best things that this chamber can do to promote locally and ensure business growth for our entire business community now and in the years to come.”