Each year, the California Chamber of Commerce recognizes several small business owners who have done an exceptional job with their local, state and national advocacy efforts on behalf of small businesses.
Honorees are nominated by local chamber of commerce executives. The criteria used in the selection process include taking leadership roles in or working on federal, state or local ballot measures, testifying before the state Legislature and representing a local chamber of commerce before local government.
Three Receive CalChamber Small Business Advocate of the Year Award
(May 21, 2013) The California Chamber of Commerce honored business executives from Modesto, Riverside and Simi Valley today with its 2013 Small Business Advocate of the Year award, recognizing them for outstanding advocacy on behalf of small businesses.
The 2013 Small Business Advocate of the Year Award recipients are:
- Craig Lewis, president, California Prudential Realty, Modesto;
- Robert Stockton, principal, Rick Engineering Company, Riverside; and
- Jim Vigdor, operations/environmental health and safety manager, Alcoa Fastening Systems, Simi Valley.