2020 Annual Community Awards
Hometown Hero Awards
Educator of the Year-Presented by Gesa Credit Union
Cathy Mebes, College Place High School
Law Enforcement Officer of the Year-Presented by Community Bank
Trooper Tanner Dennison, Washington State Patrol
Firefighter of the Year-Presented by WWV Chamber of Commerce-Coming soon!
Higher Education Awards for Community Service
Whitman College 2020 Recipient
Walla Walla University 2020 Recipient
Walla Walla Community College 2020 Recipient
Dr. Richard Middleton Kaplan
2020 Business Awards Showcase, Presented by Baker Boyer
SHOWCASE VIDEO SERIES
This year, we will be releasing an eight-part video series featuring the nominees and winners for each award category. Videos will be released each week this month.
Winner of Agribusiness of the Year: Presented by the WWV Chamber
Winner of Business of the Year: Presented by Columbia REA
Winner of the Duane Wollmuth Catalyst Award: Presented by PocketiNet
Winner of the Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award: Presented by Hayden Homes
Winner of the Start-up Business of the Year Award: Presented by the Washington Small Business Development Center
Winner of the Woman in Business-Woman of Influence Award: Presented by Academy Mortgage
Winner of the Workforce Development Award - Presented by the City of Walla Walla
Winner of the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award - Presented by the Port of Walla Walla
2020 Business Classic Golf Tournament Winners!
Thank you to our players, sponsors, volunteers and business partners for your support and participation in our 2020 Business Classic Golf Tournament Presented by Columbia REA.
Business After Hours
Women in Business
Women in Business is a new initiative from the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce established for women in business who wish to build a strong network of women intent on inspiring one another to achieve individual potental; support each other in business endeavors; and create a legacy through mentorship.
This quarterly lunch meeting series provides dynamic speakers along with a networking platform that inspires, educates, and empowers women to grow and succeed in business and leadership. We believe that we are stronger together, and that we can create significant change for ourselves, our workplace, and our community when we connect with other women‐in‐business, at all levels of our careers. Join us!
Thank you for your interest in having the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce participate in your Ribbon Cutting. We want you to have a wonderful and successful experience so here are a few guidelines and suggestions we hope will help you plan for the event.
Who can schedule a ribbon cutting?
Any Chamber member in good standing may schedule a ribbon cutting. This ceremonial event is often used when a business has:
- Recently opened
- Moved to a new location
- Has been remodeled or has expanded its current location
- Is celebrating a milestone anniversary
- Is under new ownership/management
Holiday and weekend ribbon cuttings have low attendance from the business community and chamber staff may not be available. We have found that the best time to schedule your ribbon cutting is Monday-Friday. Since Chamber ribbon cuttings are business to business events, we do not recommend you schedule your event on a weekend. Business members are best available at the end of the work day (4:00pm – 5:30pm). Additionally, the Chamber will not schedule the same day as other ribbon cuttings. The Chamber cannot guarantee the number of guests in attendance.