Celebrating community, Academy Award style

By: Robin Trimble, Special to the Placer Herald
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The days are shorter, the air is crisper and the leaves are changing into beautiful hues of orange and gold. Fall has arrived. And fall is the perfect season to give thanks and to honor those who make our community a special place to live and work. To celebrate, the chamber is rolling out the red carpet, Academy Awards style, for this year’s 2011 Business Excellence Awards. Everyone is invited to attend. The Business Excellence Awards is the gala event of the year and brings together business members and the community for an evening of celebration. In addition to thanking area businesses, non-profits and business people at the reception, each year, the chamber honors an exceptional member of the community with the Chamber’s Community Service Award. The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in community and civic leadership. Last year, we honored longtime, local civic leader Kathy Lund. This year, we are privileged to recognize former William Jessup University President Bryce Jessup. The Business Excellence Awards give you the perfect reason to dress up in your finest evening wear and celebrate with fellow chamber, business and community members at this high class affair. So join us for the social event of the season on Friday, Dec. 9 by reserving your spot today. Niello Imports of Rocklin/Niello Porsche will be transformed into an elegant Academy Awards-themed event, complete with red carpet, champagne and Oscars. Tickets for the Business Excellence Awards Reception are $50 for members and $60 for non-members. They can be purchased online at or by calling the chamber at 624-2548. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. We hope to see you there! Robin Trimble is CEO of the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce. She can be reached at