Last day to register for Chamber’s ‘Night of Heroes’


The Maricopa Chamber of Commerce’s deadline to register for its “Night of Heroes” event is Friday.

The annual community awards banquet is scheduled for Jan. 24 starting at 5:30 p.m. in the ballroom at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino.

Besides the awards, there will be an auction to raise money for a new Maricopa High School scholarship. Auction items include “A Day with a Cop” courtesy of the Maricopa Police Department and a chance at two dinners for four prepared by the Maricopa Fire Department.

The community awards are in seven categories. The final nominees are:
Renate Chamberlin Volunteer of the Year – Brenda Campbell, Lee Anne Clark and Tom Dugan
Nonprofit of the Year – Kid’s Day Maricopa, Mountain View Community Church Food Bank and Recycling Association of Maricopa/ECO Center
Educator of the Year – Susana Buhisan of Butterfield Elementary, Betty Graham of Pima Butte Elementary and, Deborah Kohls of Maricopa Elementary
Civil Servant of the Year – Rocky Brown, John Janzen and Mary Witkofski
Sonny Dunn Citizen of the Year – Torri Anderson, Edward Farrell and Rich Vitiello
Small Business of the Year (10 employees or less) – Copa Craze, Crate Coffee and Hey Maricopa TV
"The Waz" Business of the Year – Dignity Health Urgent Care, Maricopa Banner Health and UltraStar Multi-Tainment Center

Tickets are $50 per person and $90 per couple. Visit or call Chamber CEO Marla Lewis at 520-568-9573 to register.