Star Award Winners

The Desert Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Star Awards luncheon on Wednesday July 17, 2013 at the Miracle Springs Resort and Spa in Desert Hot Springs. The Chamber awarded its member-nominated Star Awards to the Nonprofit of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year and Person of the Year.

Recipients of the coveted awards are:

Ambassador of the year: Shirley Bales

Nonprofit of the Year: Family Services of the Desert & Food Now

Small Business of the Year: The Desert Star Weekly

Large Business of the Year: Mission Springs Water District

Person of the Year: Heather Coladonato

The 2013-2014 Chamber Board includes John Soulliere-Chairman, Kathy Gavin-Vice Chair, Karl Stober-Vice Chair, Mike Grein, Anne Kalisek, Nena McCullough, Thomas Moen, David Johnson, and Alisa Emery.

The event was attended by more than 100 people. Full profiles of the Star Award winners and the field of nominees can be viewed on the Chamber website:

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