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About the Community Awards Banquet.....
Though the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1912, incorporated in 1934, the first annual Community Awards Banquet was ﬁrst held in 1958. Originally named the “Citizen of the Year” event, outstanding individuals were recognized for their community service. The event was renamed the “Carpinteria of the Year” and later changed to the “Community Awards Banquet” and is the Chamber’s signature event of the year. Throughout the years the celebration was held at various venues including The Palms, the Carpinteria High School Cafeteria, Carpinteria Boys and Girls Club, Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, Carpinteria Veterans Hall, and the Miramar Hotel in Montecito. Beginning in 1993 the Banquet was staged in a tent at the Carpinteria State Beach but inclement weather brought that to an end in 1998.
The Community Awards Banquet honors highly esteemed Community Members: Large Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Chamber Ambassador of the Year, and Chamber Volunteer of the Year. Two extraordinary Educators of the Year are honored and receive funding for classroom supplies. A Jr. Carpinterian of the Year is selected from 3 ﬁnalists and all are awarded generous scholarships. Merit Awards honoring volunteers from the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce, Service Clubs, and various Nonproﬁts are celebrated. Finally, at the end of the evening, the highly anticipated Carpinterian of the Year is announced and celebrated. In recent years the event has been sold out with 300+ attendees. Serving as the Chamber’s Annual Meeting, the Chamber Board Members and Ofﬁcers are introduced, and outgoing Board Members are honored for their service. A review of the previous year’s accomplishments is celebrated and the business community is recognized for their generous support and contributions.
The Community Award Banquet is the largest recognition social affair of the year and the Chamber is proud to have been the host of this event since its inception. We encourage the public to join us for the Annual Gala at the Boy’s & Girls Club on Saturday, January 25th as we celebrate 62 years of honoring the Pillars of the Community.