Happy Holidays Tracy

A Season to Recognize Outstanding Citizens

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Today I want to thank you all for the support you have demonstrated the Chamber as well as for your attention and interest in following our Chamber blog. I hope you have found some value in our stories and articles and that you may continue to follow our blog in 2015!

What are you most grateful for during this holiday season?


During this holiday season, we need to take time to stop for a moment and reflect on all the good and bad that has happened this year. I feel fortunate to have a warm home, a family that loves me, and friends and colleagues who I can count on when I need them the most. Tracy is a beautiful community that is filled with caring people who want the best for our “hometown”. No matter how long you have been in Tracy; all your life or 5 years; the spirit of our community can be felt through the members in the community who LOVE TRACY!

Servant Leaders

As a Chamber, every year we ask the community to nominate individuals/organizations who are selflessly serving Tracy and helping to make it a better city to live and work in.

On Friday, January 30th the Chamber be recognizing the winners of our 2014 Community Recognition Awards at the Winter Gala as a way to say THANK YOU. That night, our winners will be the dignitaries of this special event, and I hope you will join me in congratulating the winners and telling them “THANK YOU” for all they do.

This year we have the following award winners:

  • Ambassador of the Year: Lon Swanson
  • Business of the Year: McLane Food Service
  • Educator of the Year: Juan Lopez
  • Entrepreneur of the Year: Anna Craig
  • Emerging Youth Leaders: Alessandra Rodriguez & Jenna Wesely
  • Organization of the Year: Scoop Ministries, Inc.
  • Professional of the Year: Andrew Trosien
  • Male Citizen of the Year: Jim Noah
  • Female Citizen of the Year: Jass Sangha
  • From the Heart Award: Brighter Christmas

Join Us!

If you have not reserved your ticket for the Winter Gala, I encourage you to purchase your tickets soon as the event is almost sold out. Purchase your tickets for $75 on our website or call the Chamber (209) 835-2131.

Looking Forward to 2015

In my blog next week I will unveil some of the new programs the Chamber will launch in 2015! I anticipate 2015 to be a year filled with change, growth, challenges, and opportunities and I look forward to working with the Chamber community of Ambassadors, Board members, and Chamber members to:
“Create a Community Where Business Thrives”

-Sofia Valenzuela, CEO, Tracy Chamber of Commerce, svalenzuela@tracychamber.org