FEB 2013 – BARICH PASSES THE GAVEL
Past President Paul Barich, Barich & Associates, turned over the reigns of the Chamber to, Daney Bachiu, Redlands Blueprint & Commercial Press at the Annual Installation Dinner and Civics Award Ceremony. “For the first time in more than 20 years a woman president will lead the organization”, noted Chamber Board Member Jennifer Dobbs, University of Redlands, as she placed a crown on Bachiu’s head, “This is more coronation than installation.”
During the evening Mike Hokana, Freeman Office Products, was announced the winner of the coveted Ambassador of the Year Award. He was selected for the prestigious honor for the hours of service to the Chamber attending meetings, grand openings, ribbon cuttings, special events and doing whatever was needed or asked of him.
George Barich, ISU Insurance was named Man of the Year, Peggy Brier, was announced as Woman of the Year, Stg. Mike Reiss was acknowledged as Police Officer of the Year and Captain Richard Sessler was named Fire Fighter of the Year.