June 22, 2021
Photos courtesy of Rebecca Rizzo
The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce event was inspiring. This year’s event theme was “Journey to the Valley of Boom”, uncovering the future of business in our Coachella Valley.
The location was the beautiful Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa. There was a cocktail reception and silent auction, dinner, and awards show. The awards recognized professionals in the category of Small Business, Large Business, Non-Profit, Leadership, and the inaugural “Patrick E. Swarthout Business Advocate Award”, and the prestigious “Chairman John A. James Lifetime Achievement Award”.
It was a fun night to mingle with great minds in our Valley and I gained inspiration of what our own Cathedral City can strive towards.
The GCVCC Business Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting were brought to you by Title Sponsors Cabazon Band of Mission Indians and Fantasy Springs Resort Casino & Desert Care Network. Presenting Sponsors are Desert Urgent Care and the City of Indian Wells. The event is proudly sponsored by Altura Credit Union, AT&T, Burrtec Waste and Recycling Services, California Bank & Trust, Chandi Group USA, Coachella Valley History Museum, Eisenhower Medical Center, Forest Lawn Memorial Parks & Mortuaries, Greater Palm Springs CVB, Gulf California Broadcasting – CBS Local2, KESQ-TV, KDFX, KCWQ & KUNA-FM-TV, NBC Palm Springs, Osborne Rincon CPA’s, State Farm Insurance – Carmen Contreras, and West Coast Cannabis Club.