The Chamber of Commerce will present its annual Community Awards at the Elements Event Center on Jan. 23. Photo by William Lange

Maricopa Chamber of Commerce’s annual Community Awards Banquet is scheduled for Jan. 23 at Elements Event Center. Cocktail hour starts at 5:30 p.m.


WAZ Business of the Year: InMaricopa, Orbitel Communications and Sun Life Family Health Center.

Small Business of the Year (10 employees or fewer): James A. Chaston, CPA, PLC, Suz’s Cruises and Uniquely Sewn

Sonny Dunn Citizen of the Year: Eric Lacz, Patty Robinson and Courtny Tyler

Renate Chamberlin Volunteer of the Year: Tracy Davis, Jim Irving and Jim Shoaf.

Educator of the Year: Chris McDonald, Lauren Miller and Bernadette Russoniello.

Civil Servant of the Year: Karen S. Fierro, grants director for Ak-Chin Indian Community; Richard Clore, commander for Maricopa Police Department; and Christian Price, mayor.

Nonprofit of the Year: Maricopa Center for Entrepreneurship, Mountain View Church/Food Bank and The Streets Don’t Love You Back.