2017 Annual Luncheon
Reflecting on the past year while looking forward to the future, we celebrate and share our vision for the Tempe Chamber and the business community at the Annual Luncheon.
We’ll introduce our new Chairman of the Board along with the incoming Board of Directors and Committee Chairs and honor those who are moving on from their terms of service. Presentations by our leadership and an awards ceremony for our members add to the enjoyment of this plated luncheon.
A highlight of the event is the video program and presentation of the 2017 Business Excellence Awards. The awards recognize responsible business leadership and honor those that demonstrate a passion for excellence. Through the awards, the Tempe Chamber identifies companies whose practices in business growth, employee development, community involvement and customer service exemplify excellence.
Finalists for the Business Excellence Awards are:
Pests R Us
Special Moments Catering
Tempe St. Luke's/IASIS Healthcare
The keynote presentation will be given by Donna Davis. Donna will speak on her wealth of knowledge obtained throughout years working in the private and public sector in entrepreneurship and small business advocacy. Davis was most recently the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Regional Administrator for Region 9, which encompasses Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, and Nevada. As the senior executive for the most diverse and productive region, Ms. Davis oversaw access to the capital ($6.6 billion annually), federal contracting ($19 billion annually), and training services for the Region.