North San Diego Business Chamber

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Celebration of Business



A Look Back at 2016


The 2016 Celebration of Business, presented by Mercedes-Benz of Escondido and San Diego County Credit Union, took place on Saturday, June 11 at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla.


2016 Business Achievement Award Winners


Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • Rick Rubin, Michael Baker International
  • Lynn Wells, Toby Wells Blue Apple Ranch
Business of the Year
  • Abnormal Company
  • USSD Team Focus 4S Ranch
Emerging Leader of the Year
  • Tyler Sandstrom, New Pointe Communities
Volunteer of the Year
  • Judy Corasaniti, College Planning Source
Business Leaders of the Year
  • Teresa Halleck, San Diego County Credit Union
  • Mike Rowan, Goodwill San Diego County
  • Glenn Torrez, Prava Construction Services
Healthiest Business of the Year
  • Sharp Health Plan



Think Local First Champion of the Year
  • Susan Burchardt, San Diego Gas & Electric


A Look Back At 2015


The North San Diego Business Chamber recognizes the best and brightest at a fun-filled gala each summer. Last year's event, held at the fabulous San Diego Zoo Safari Park, featured live and silent auctions, animal ambassadors, and hearty congratulations to organizations and individuals who have contributed to the vibrancy of business in the San Diego region.

Honoring the best and brightest of San Diego County's business community


2015 Business Achievement Award Winners


All Chamber Members are eligible to be nominated in multiple categories. An independent panel of judges selects 2-3 honorees in each category, giving individuals and businesses of all sizes and specialties an opportunity to be recognized for their achievements. 

Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • Donald Balfour, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers
  • Janet Beronio, Harrah's Resort Southern California 
Collaborators of the Year
  • Burn Institute
  • Patricia Reily, California State University San Marcos
Emerging Leaders of the Year
  • Jason Cestaro, Mercedes-Benz of Escondido
  • Giordin Perlman, Northrop Grumman
  • Ron Zuccaro, BAE Systems
Sustainability Champions of the Year
  • Cox Communications
  • San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
  • Linda Strand, Independent Energy Solutions, Inc.
Business Leaders of the Year
  • Ric Militi, InnoVision Marketing Group
  • Pablo Gonzalez, Northrop Grumman
  • Stacey Hrountas, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
Community Champions of the Year
  • Bill Loeber, Hewlett-Packard
  • Millennium Health
  • San Diego County Credit Union
Think Local First Champions of the Year
  • Active Digital Signage
  • Unicorn Jewelry and Watch Boutique
Healthiest Business of the Year
  • Cooking 4 Life