Citizen/Business/Youth of Year Nominees Named

Tickets are on sale now for the Antioch Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Gala and Recognition Dinner on Friday, April 22nd at the Lone Tree Golf Course & Event Center. The evening includes the installation of the 2011 Antioch Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as well as awarding Antioch Citizen, Small and Large/Corporate Businesses and Youth of the Year for 2010.

The nominees for the Lifetime Achievement Award are Carmen Aguilar-Ochoa, William “Bill” Chapman, Krist Jensen, Larry Osorio and Walter Ruehlig.

Ochoa is Executive Director of Give Always to Others & Company, a nonprofit dedicated to volunteerism and education in health, environment, arts, culture and media.

Chapman is Chairman of the Antioch Committee on Aging, Antioch Youth Sports Complex Treasurer and the Secretary for An Elderly Wish Foundation, in addition to other numerous organizations.

Jensen is Community Service Director and Member of the Antioch Rotary Club, leads Dow Wetlands Volunteer Team, and volunteer teacher for the Financial Peace University.

Osorio is a Mello Roos Board Member and Boy Scout Troop 247 Scout Master.

Ruehlig is Antioch Unified School District Trustee, Mello Roos President, Co-founder of the Antioch Music Foundation and Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus.

The Most Impact for 2010 nominees are Jim Lanter, Josie Monaghan and Kirkland Smith.

Lanter is a Delta Advocacy Board Member, Past President of Rotary of the Delta, Co-chair of An Elderly Wish, and Founder of “Born to Dance” a 25-year effort sponsoring dances for special needs children.

Monaghan is Founder of Wingz to Fly, Inc.,  founder/director of East County Military Families & Friends and East County Veterans OIF OEF Peer to Peer; three nonprofits supporting veterans and their families.

Smith is Founder and Pastor of Grace Bible Fellowship and organizer of Holy Eve Community Carnival, Community Picnic and the Christian Comedy Show.

Three students nominated for the Youth Category are Maureen Gil, Matthew Satyadi and Teron Schaeffer. 

The Small Business nominees are Paradise Skate, FastSigns and Dow Great Western Credit Union. The Large Business/Corporate nominess are Travis Credit Union and Sutter Delta Medical Center.

Tickets are $70 per person; reserved tables for 8 are $575.  Silent Auction and the famous Balloon Pop are part of this not-to-be-missed evening.  More information can be found on the Antioch Chamber of Commerce website: or by calling 925/757-1800.

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