Business Award 2017 Winners Announcement

Business Award 2017 Winners Announcement

The Arcadia Chamber is proud to announce those chosen as recipients of this year’s Business Awards. Winner of New Member of the year is David Lamb of ActNOW CPR and First Aid, winner of Business Person of the Year is Rosa Jaime of the Four Seasons Tea Room, winner of the Chamber Service Award is Jennifer Stone of Imprintability and lastly the winner of Business of the Year is Embassy Suites by Hilton of Arcadia.

New Member of the Year

David Lamb of ActNOW  CPR and First Aid has only been a member of the Arcadia Chamber since February of 2017, but in this short time he has already made a name for himself in the community. He commonly frequents chamber functions, often going above and beyond as a greeter. In his short time of membership he has already been installed as an Arcadia Chamber Ambassador. This honor has only strengthened his dedication and effort as he stands as a close second in attendance of events.

As a retired fire captain David understands the importance first aid can have when accidents occur. He first founded ActNOW First Aid and CPR because of his desire to make an impact towards the well being of his community. As well in response to the 9/11 tragedy where he volunteered as a responder and has seen the direst of situations where first aid becomes crucial to preserving life. David Lamb started his education career becoming a California Specialized Training Insitute Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational Level trainer. After this he further developed earning credentials as a CPR/AED/First Aid instructor. He has trained many different fire departments in HazMat FRO, but his passion now comes from teaching everyday people who may come across an accident in regular life.

Recent Contributions to the Arcadia Chamber by David Lamb

  • Joined on as a Chamber Ambassador in early 2017
  • Regularly has participated as a Chamber Greeter
  • Held a ribbon cutting for ActNOW CPR and First Aid, where he gave a reduced cost for CPR and First Aid lessons
  • Created an American Heart Association Arcadia Chamber of Commerce Heart Walk Team

Business Person of the Year

Due to her more than congenial nature and strong dedication to the Arcadia Chamber, Rosa Jaime of the Four Seasons Tea Room has been awarded this year’s Business Person of the Year. It could be very well be believed that Rosa would have a very promising career in teaching courses on hospitality. Her nature is beyond accommodating, she genuinely cares about the people she meets and does business with. As owner and operator of the Four Seasons Tea Room, Rosa leads quite a busy life, scheduling and ensuring the proper care of each engagement and guest can create quite a workload. But Rosa remains consistently composed as it appears her work only revitalizes her resolve.

The Four Seasons Tea room is a lovely restaurant that specializes in offering its guests, which include local residents and at times British Royals, fine teas, seasonal tea sandwiches, desserts and fresh scones that are baked to order. The Four Seasons is open for afternoon tea from Tuesday thru Saturday, as well they can accommodate most special occasions and group get togethers. This last summer the Four Seasons Tea Room participated in the Tea Travellers’ passport program  and Parcel Quests.

Recent Contributions to the Arcadia Chamber by Rosa Jaime

  • Hosted an Arcadia Chamber Mixer which had an attendance of over 60 guests
  • Joined the Arcadia Chamber Board of Directors

Chamber Service Award 

Jennifer Stone of Imprintability is quite familiar with Chambers of Commerce. Previous to joining the Arcadia Chamber she was involved with the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce and part of their Executive Committee. Jennifer has taken her past experience, “chambering,” as she coined at puts it, and presented to Arcadia Chamber CEO, Karen Mac Nair, these ideas in order to develop plans that have proved successful.

Jennifer’s slogan that, “You can’t be everywhere, but your logo can be,” has become so well known it is often repeated with her as she stands during introductions at monthly Networking Breakfasts. As chamber members have experienced her slogan is true to its word. Imprintability can take any logo or company and imprint it onto most any common promotional product. Coming to events guests will recognize the first distinction that they are attending an Arcadia Chamber event through the Arcadia Chamber Pop-Up Banner which is thanks to the work of Imprintability.

Recent Contributions to the Arcadia Chamber by Jennifer Stone

  • Joined the Arcadia Chamber Board of Directors
  • Offered business consultation to the Arcadia Chamber

Business of the Year

Embassy Suites by Hilton of Arcadia has proved invaluable to the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce. During multiple occasions the Arcadia Chamber has reached out to Embassy Suites to help in a tight situation. As well last year when considering possible options to hold the much anticipated Arcadia Chamber Holiday Mixer, the inviting atmosphere of Embassy Suites couldn’t be passed up. This was a decision which was well made as it capped off the year for most Arcadia Chamber members and was talked about in high regards by most chamber members well after.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Arcadia ask that you experience the peak of California relaxation when you pay a visit to the magnificent Embassy Suites by Hilton Arcadia Pasadena Hotel. With stunning views of the San Gabriel Mountains you will be blown away by the delicate care and attention you will receive from our hardworking and friendly staff. Rest easy with premium amenities during your stay or join us at The Peacock Grille for a fantastic dinner or a couple of cocktails. Reserve your luxurious suite and start planning an unforgettable California vacation!

Recent Contribution  to the Arcadia Chamber by Embassy Suites

  • Held various events which include a love lunch, two chamber mixers, numerous networking breakfasts and the first Arcadia Chamber State of the City
  • Naomi Briones has been a chamber ambassador for many years, and was recently installed onto the Arcadia Chamber Board of Directors.
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