Annual Gala

 

About the Event:

The Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize achievements of the local business community each year at Weber County’s premier business event, the Annual Gala.

The business community at large is invited to celebrate Chamber members who have been nominated and selected for signature awards, including: Small and Large Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Chairperson of the Year, the Sue Westenskow Education Award, the ATHENA Leadership Award and the Wall of Fame. The official change in Ogden-Weber Chamber board officers also takes place at the Annual Gala.

Chamber partners receive free admission:

Cornerstone: 10 tickets
Keystone: 10 tickets
Gold: 6 tickets
Silver: 2 tickets
Bronze: 1 ticket

To register as a partner, call Heather at 801-621-8300 Ext. 109

New this Year:

We are excited to announce new changes to the Annual Gala in 2018! This year’s program will take place inside the elegant Peery’s Egyptian Theater, where we will recognize the award nominees. After the program, guests will celebrate the night at the After Party inside the Ogden Eccles Conference Center.

We are also excited to introduce a new award to the lineup – the Chamber Impact Award. This award will be presented to a Chamber member who has made a significant contribution to the betterment of the Chamber as a whole.

FAQ:

What is the attire?

Best dress, black-tie optional. This is a formal affair (think, Academy Awards!).

When should I arrive? Is 6:00 p.m. the program start time?

Doors to Peery’s Egyptian Theater will open at 5:30 p.m. The program will start at 6:00 p.m. sharp. Attendees will want to be seated at this point.

How will guests be seated during the program?

Guests will receive an assigned seat for the program upon checking in at Peery’s Egyptian Theater.

What happens during the program?

Chamber members who have been nominated for awards, such as Small Business of the Year, will be recognized and one winner in each category will be revealed during the program. Award winners will be called to the stage to collect a physical award (like the Academy Awards, or the Oscars). Guests will also witness the transition of the Chamber Board Officers.

Why is there an After Party?

The Annual Gala format has changed to incorporate two venues instead of one. The After Party is the portion of the event where guests will enjoy food and beverages, live entertainment and socializing. This format change has previously been an event in which guests were seated for the entire length. The After Party allows for a more exciting atmosphere and easier networking, in addition to the traditional program. This change was made to benefit guests.

Will there be a plated meal?

Dinner will not be served as a plated meal, but will instead be served at various food stations throughout the After Party, allowing for a much more social and energized atmosphere. There will be enough food to constitute a dinner. fill up on.

Can I reserve a table at the After Party?

There will only be reserved tables for a few select sponsors. All other guests will have open seating and  Otherwise, you can expect a variety of seating arrangements, such as sit-down large round tables for 10, cocktail tables and bistro tables. standing tables, bar seats, couches, etc. You’ll find that networking will be made much easier in this atmosphere.

Where can I park?

Parking will be available at no charge in the covered parking lot behind the Ogden Eccles Conference Center. Please let the attendant know you are a guest of the Ogden-Weber Chamber and are attending the Annual Gala. Parking may also available along the street near the event venue.

Congratulations, 2018 Nominees!

  • SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD

    Platinum Payments

    Valley Glass

    Wasatch Pharmacy Care

    LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

    MarketStar Corporation

    Orbital ATK

    Wadman Corporation, Inc.

    WALL OF FAME

    George & Mary Hall

    ATHENA® LEADERSHIP AWARD

    Emily Ballard

  • VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

    Aura Rhoades, Even Stevens Sandwiches

    Robin Wade, Newgate Mall

    Chris Zimmerman, Weber School Foundation

    CHAIRPERSON OF THE YEAR

    Darrin Baker, Leadership Northern Utah 2016-2017

    Darren Rogers, Workforce Development Committee

    Amber Wykstra, Women In Business

    CHAMBER IMPACT AWARD

    Myers Mortuaries

    SUE WESTENSKOW AWARD

    John E. Lindquist

     

Partners receive free admission. To register as a partner, call Heather Dunifer at 801-621-8300 Ext. 109.

 

For sponsorship information, contact Heather Dunifer at 801-621-8300 Ext. 109 or heather@ogdenweberchamber.com.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

PRESENTING SPONSOR:

 

 

  • ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR:

Annual Gala Award Recipients
Wall of Fame
1980 – Willard Eccles
1981 – Ted Schmidt
1982 – Elizabeth and Donnell Stewart
1983 – Val Browing
1984 – D. Omer Buttars
1985 – Georgia and Robert White
1986 – Shirley and Richard Hemingway
1987 – John and Telitha Lindquist
1988 – John S. Hinckley
1989 – E. LaMar and Melba Buckner
1990 – Dean and Jane Morrin
1991 – William and Eileen Bailey
1992 – Robert and Betty Heiner
1993 – Alan and Beverly Nye
1994 – Peter Behrens
1995 – Dee Livingood
1996 – Rich and Jane Brewer
1997 – John B. and Geraldine W. Goddard
1998 – Spencer F. Eccles
1999 – Paul and Carolyn Thompson
2000 – Allan and Kay Lipman
2001 – Ken Warnick
2002 – Dr. Robert Marquardt
2003 – Len Allen
2004 – Richard and Gloria Myers
2005 – Alan and Jeanne Hall
2006 – John E. and Suzanne Lindquist
2007 – Orluff Opheikens
2008 – Brent Wallis
2009 – Rick and Karen Fairbanks
2010 – Ed Kleyn
2011 – Jay Wadman
2012 – Vickie McCall
2013 – Ann Millner
2014 – Bob Hunter
2015 – Scott and Pam Parkinson
2016 – Jim and Norma Kier
2017 – Steve Peterson
Community Service
1995 – No such category
1996 – Kier Corporation
1997 – Holly Bauman
1998 – Diane Allison
1999 – Ben Day – Coca-Cola
2000 – Kym Buttschardt – Roosters
2001 – Lisa Catanzaro – Ski Lake Corporation
2002 – Estelle Dahlkemper – St. Benedict’s Foundation
2003 – Jo Packham – Chapelle Ltd.
2004 – John A. Lindquist II – Lindquist Mortuaries
2005 - Carolyn Bachman – Ogden City
2006 – Mel Kemp – Boman Kemp Companies
2007 – Curt Geiger – Descente North America
2008 – Jan Meikle – Ogden City
2009 – Tim Kendell – McKay-Dee Hospital
2010 – Heidi Harwood – Brewskis
2011 – Al Arnold – A&R Staffing
2012 – Shawn Iverson – The Insurance Center
2013 – Carolyn Brierley
2014 – Kyn & Pete Buttschardt – Roosters
2015 – Ogden City/LDS Church/Visit Ogden
2016 – No award given
- Eliminated category -
Volunteer of the Year
1994 – Robert Marquardt
1995 – Jim & Judy Hensley
1996 – Dick Payne and Lisa Maw
1997 – Jodi James Holmgren
1998 – Leesa Spraycar – Ogden Park Hotel
1999 – Jim Stavrakakis – Action Bartending
2000 – Holly Bauman – Reflections of Utah
2001 – Larry Hansen – Pinnacle Marketing
2002 – Brent Parkin – Newgate Mall
2003 – Diane Doelfs – Utah Shuttle Services
2004 – Kym Buttschardt – Roosters/Union Grill
2005 – Cosmo Young – Pepsi Cola Bottling Co
2006 – Craig Bielik – Standard Examiner
2007 – Angelee Spader – Going Baskets!
2008 – John A. Lindquist II – Parker Aaron
2009 – Mike Williams – Bell Printing
2010 – Monica Schwenk – The Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College
2011 – Jeff Schultz – Mountain Valley Mechanical
2012 – Maresha Bosgieter – Merrill Lynch
2013 – Sally Carter
2014 – Chris Dallin, McKay Dee Hospital, Northern Utah Chamber Coalition
2015 – Janet Tueller, DoTerra Essential Oils
2016 – Kearston Cutrubus, Cutrubus Motors
2017 – Scott Sluis, Zions Bank
Chairperson of the Year
1995 – Steve Spurlock, Big-D – TOUMAC
1996 – Julie Snowball
1997 – Joey Hansen
1998 – Diane Allison
1999 – Brent Wallis, Ogden/Weber ATC – Legislative Affairs
2000 – Ken Warnick, GSL– Transportation
2001 – Scott Lunt – Best Western High Country Inn – Annual Dinner
2002 – Jodi Kilcup – Weber State University – Leadership Northern Utah
2003 – Pam Clark – Family Support Center – WIB
2004 – Karen Leonardi – IHC Health Plans – WIB
2005 – Robert Lindquist – Lindquist Memorial Parks – Annual Dinner Committee
2006 – Doug Woolsey – Douglas Interiors – Spikers
2007 – Janet Tueller – Granny’s Live-In Nannys – Annual Dinner Committee
2008 – Scott Smith – Edward Jones – Member Relations Committee
2009 – Cindee Jessop – Contacts 2
2010 – Chris Dallin – McKay-Dee Hospital – Legislative Affair
2011 – Kevin Ireland – Dinosaur Park
2012 – Sandra Martinson – Barnes Aerospace – Women in Business
2013 – Brian Garrett
2014 – Brad Mortensen, WSU Advancement – Legislative Affairs
2015 – Shane Lyon, Elwood Staffing – Workforce Development
2016 – Debbie Williams, Timeless Medical Spa – Spikers
2017 – Eric Isom, MIB Consultants
Small Business of the Year
1996 – Timbermine Restaurant
1997 – Real Estate Exchange
1998 – Vitrex Corp.
1999 – Connecting Point
2000 – Roosters
2001 – Cryocon Inc.
2002 – Supersonic Carwash
2003 – James & CO.
2004 – Great Western Insurance
2005 – Golden Beverage
2006 – American Red Cross of Northern Utah
2007 – The Daily Rise Expresso
2008 – Ogden Blueprint Art Supply & Reprographics
2009 – Enable Industries
2010 – The Ogden/Weber Convention and Visitors Bureau
2011 – Lost in Stitches
2012 – MacCools
2013 – Timeless
2014 – Sonora Grill
2015 – Rickenbacker’s
2016 – Zucca
2017 – Fringe Benefit Analysts
Large Business of the Year
1995 – The Inside Scoop (New Business)
1996 – No such category
1997 - No such category
1998 – Iomega Corp.
1999 – MarketStar
2000 – Petersen Inc.
2001 – Standard Examiner
2002 – Bank of Utah
2003 – Snowbasin
2004 – Key Bank
2005 – Myers Mortuary
2006 – Costco Wholesale Warehouse
2007 – McKay-Dee Hospital
2008 – America First Credit Union
2009 – The Solomon Center
2010 – The Marriott Ogden
2011 – The Boyer Company
2012 – Genco / Hershey
2013 – Zions Bank
2014 – Newgate Mall
2015 – Big D Construction
2016 – American Nutrition
2017 – Admiral Beverage Co.
Special Recognition
1995 – Scott Parkinson
1996 – Lywood Islaub & Flora Ogan
1997 – Glade Nielsen
1998 - No such category
1999 - No such category
2000 - No such category
2001 – Jim Beardahl – Anderson Lumber
2002 - No such category
2003 - No such category
2004 - No such category
2005 – Larry Crouch - Ogden/Weber Chamber
2006 – No such category
Gastronomy Inc/Tom Guinney – Military Affairs Committee Award
2007 – No such category
Cosmo Young – Chamber Achievement Award
2008 – No such category
2009 – No such category
2010 – The Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College
2011 – Homer and Phidia Cutrubus
2012 – 25th Street Association
2013 – Jim Stavrakakis
2014 – Velma Saunders, United Way
2015 – Model Linen, Bud Tolliver
2016 – No such category
2017 – Sheryl Cox, America First Credit Union
ATHENA Leadership Award
1996 – Saundra Hansen
1997 – Adele Smith
1998 – Holly Bauman
1999 – Vickie McCall
2000 – Leanne Shay
2001 – Shelliece Stokes
2002 – Flora Ogan
2003 – Brenda Jensen
2004 – Jo Packham
2005 – Carla Taylor
2006 – Billee K. Petersen
2007 – Lynne Goodwin
2008 – Kori Ann Edwards
2009 – Collette Mercier
2010 – Carol Merrill
2011 – Marcy Korgenski
2012 – Meg Johnson
2013 – Julee Smith
2014 – Debbie Nielson
2015 – Christina Jacobsen
2016 – Kristie Nielsen
2017 – Adrienne Gillespie Andrews
Partners In Education – Sue Westenskow
2000 – Wangsgards
2001 – Goldenwest Credit Union
2002 – Paul Slack
2003 – Ken Warnick
2004 – America First Credit Union
2005 – Karen Hill
2006 – ATK Thiokol
2007 – Wisebird Bookery
2008 – John & Karen Gullo, American Dream Foundation
2009 – The Ogden Nature Center
2010 – The Rotary Club of Ogden
2011 – The Stewart Foundation
2012 – Tony Divino Toyota
2013 – Kier Family
2014 – Jeanie Hall
2015 – Kelly and Barbara Wheat, Beaver Creek Foundation
2016 – Stephen G. and Susan E. Denkers
2017 - Troy Bullard, Larry H. Miller