Port O Call - June 2019

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AWARDS By Jordan Severns


ocal businesses strengthen our community in countless

Stockton Chamber Liaison Ambassador of the Year, and the Sam

ways. They give to local charities, bolster our economy,

and Cindy Overall Volunteer of the Year, respectively. For Cruz

perform community service, and provide fresh food and high-

and Nightengale, these are repeat awards indicative of many

quality services to the city of Stockton. On top of that, they

years of enthusiasm for and service to the Chamber. And for

create the kinds of personal touches that define the city and its

Adams, who only started working with the Welcome Committee

culture, as well as provide communal experiences you won’t

this last year, it’s a testament to his great energy and positive

find at a chain store, restaurant, or gym. It is for these reasons

attitude, which have already made him an invaluable member of

and others that the Stockton Chamber of Commerce holds its

the committee.

annual Business Awards Luncheon, honoring the individuals and

All three recipients shared a similar sentiment, that the most

companies that make Stockton special.

rewarding part of the work was the people they met doing it. “It

The 34th annual luncheon, held on June 6 at the Hilton at

is great to get to know the members this way,” said Cruz. “We are

11:30 a.m., recognizes both businesspeople and chamber

like-minded businesspeople who care about the community and

members for their role in empowering our community, and for

about helping each other.”

accomplishments such as increasing environmental awareness,

But of course, what good is the Chamber without the

encouraging healthy living, and continuing to grow the

wonderful people and businesses it supports? People like

relationship between the Chamber and our local businesses.

Alice DeBerry of Haggerty Construction, who won Business

For their efforts in welcoming new members to the Chamber,

Employee of the Year for her excellent ability to adapt to the

volunteering at Chamber events, and otherwise fostering

needs of any given job, as well as her drive to help others.

togetherness in the Stockton business community, Bruce Adams

“What I think is great about working in Stockton is all of

of the Stockton Chorale, Susan Cruz of Smile Business Products,

the wonderful people and families in this community,” said

and Roy Nightengale of 105-9 The Bull have been named the

DeBerry. “At Haggerty, we assist clients by advising, building,

Stockton Chamber Welcome Squad Ambassador of the Year,

and restoring their homes and businesses. I love working for


Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce