130th Annual Meeting and Awards

On Friday, January 25, 2019, the Napa Chamber of Commerce held its 130th Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon at the Silverado Resort and Spa.   Festivities began with a champagne reception for the sold-out crowd of 300 attendees, before the 2019 NCC Board Chair, John Evans, General Manager of the Silverado Resort and Spa called the meeting to order for the official start of the program.

Travis Stanley, Chamber President/CEO, introduced guest emcee Barry Martin.   Attendees enjoyed a 3 course meal provided by Ricardo Jarquin, Executive Chef — Smoked Trout Rilletts with Bulgar and Crème Fraiche, followed by Oven Roasted Chicken Breast , wild rice pilaf Agridulce, Seared Maitake Mushrooms, Crispy Shallots, finally topped off with Chocolate Torte and raspberry coulis.  Martin introduced the 2019 Board of Directors who were officially sworn in by Scott Sedgley, Vice Mayor.


2019 Board of Directors:

  • Michael Basayne   Small Business Development Center at NVC
  • Gregory Brun   Napa Valley Wine Train
  • Andrea Clarke, M.D.   Kaiser Permanente
  • Christi Coors-Ficeli   Goosecross Cellars
  • Michael Downer   Mechanics Bank
  • John Evans, Chair   Silverado Resort and Spa
  • Ken Frank   La Toque
  • David Graham   BottleRock Presents
  • Jeri Hansen   Sustainable Napa County
  • Paul Hicks   Payroll Masters
  • Michael L. Holcomb   First & Main NV, LLC
  • Jason Luros   Hudson & Luros
  • Michael Murray   Napa Recycling & Waste Services
  • George Nielson   GD Nielson Construction
  • Mark Pope   Pope & Associates
  • Richard Rybicki    Rybicki & Associates, P.C.
  • Kevin Teague   Holman Teague Roche Anglin, LLP

Dignitaries:

  • Senator Bill Dodd
  • Congressman Mike Thompson’s District Representative Maira Ayala
  • Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry
  • Napa County Board of Supervisors, Alfredo Pedroza, Belia Ramos, Ryan Gregory and Brad Wagenknecht
  • Napa County Sheriff John Robertson
  • Napa County District Attorney Allison Haley
  • City of Napa Councilmembers Liz Alessio, Doris Gentry and Scott Sedgley
  • City of Napa Police Chief Robert Plummer
  • Superintendent, County Office of Education, Barbara Nemko

 

One of the many highlights of the afternoon are the Annual Award acceptance videos; a production collaboration between the Chamber and Caleb Sutter of 1700 Film and Media.

2018 Citizen of the Year
Allison Haley
2018 Ambassador of the Year
Tina Laviolette
2018 Customer Service Person of the Year
Michael Gatto & Stacy Wagner of Hop Creek Pub
2018 Small Business of the Year
Cole’s Chop House
2018 Large Business of the Year
The Doctors Company
2018 Member of the Year
707 Embroidery Zone