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Oakhurst Chamber Announces 2015 Honorees

Doug Dearing will be honored by Oakhurst Chamber with Lifetime Achievement Award

Doug Dearing honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Submitted by Joelle Leder

OAKHURST – The Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce is extremely proud to have the privilege of announcing Mr. Doug Dearing as the recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest possible honor the Chamber may bestow and is presented only to those who have shown extraordinary contributions to the community through many years of service.

“Doug has served our local community in about every civic endeavor imaginable,” says Dan Rule, 2015 Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce President. “For more than 20 years he has tirelessly impacted our community by supporting our local service clubs and organizations. He has quietly advocated for our community’s social and economic well-being because he simply believed it was the right thing to do.”

In addition, the Chamber’s award selection committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, and Business of the Year, and Executive Director’s awards.

2015 Man of the Year – Steve Welch of Bass Lake Realty
2015 Woman of the Year – Donna Smith of Foster and Parker Insurance
2015 Business of the Year – Oakhurst Feed & Pet Supply
2015 Executive Director’s Award – Madera County Office of Emergency Services, CalFire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit, Sierra National Forest Bass Lake Ranger District

The award recipients will be honored at the 2016 Installation Dinner and Award Ceremony set for Friday, Jan. 15, at the Bass Lake Conference Center at The Pines Resort. This is a special evening to welcome the new 2016 Chamber Board of Directors and honor those who go above and beyond in our community.

The entire Eastern Madera County mountain community is invited to join the celebration and honor the 2015 award recipients, recognize the 2015 outgoing chamber board members and welcome the new incoming 2016 chamber officers and directors.

The Installation Dinner and Award Ceremony, established by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce, has become an annual community tradition where friends, family, and neighbors recognize and honor their community heroes for their many years of selfless service to our community.

The doors will open at 6 p.m. for the reception. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. and awards will be presented after dinner. The cost for the evening is $45 per person which includes dinner catered by Ducey’s on the Lake. Advance reservations are required.

The Pines Resort is offering a promotional room rate specifically for this event.

Call the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce at (559) 683.7766 for reservations, room rate code, or additional event details.


Joelle Leder is Director of Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce

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