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The Greater Ukiah Chamber of Commerce will again host this year’s Celebration of Commerce Awards Dinner Friday, June 2 in the Student Plaza at Mendocino College beginning at 6 p.m.

This event gives the opportunity for both community members and the Chamber to recognize businesses and leaders making a different in the community.

The plaza provides the perfect venue for the celebration, allowing guests to take in the views of the Ukiah Valley while enjoying a delicious dinner catered by Pilon Kitchen and acoustic music with the Air Sting Band.

The Chamber is proud to be honoring 10 businesses and individuals this year: Savings Bank of Mendocino County as Business of the Year, Step UP Nutrition and Fitness as New Business of the Year, Camille Schraeder as Business Person of the Year, Redwood Empire Lions Club as Nonprofit of the Year, Salvador Rico as Volunteer of the Year, Allyne Brown for Lifetime Achievement, Laurel Near and Paulette Arnold for Visionary Leader, Sheriff Tom Allman for Most Community Involved, and Grace Hudson Museum and Sun House as Commercial Beautification.

The Chamber is also adding a Youth Leadership Award for the first time with the recipient being Ukiah High School graduating senior Julie Brown. Julie is the recipient of the Greater Ukiah Chamber of Commerce Scholarship and will be attending Chico State University in the fall.

Tickets are available at the Chamber office, $55 per person or $440 for a table seating eight. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 462-4705.