The Modesto Chamber of Commerce announced its members choice award winners Friday night at the SOS Club. It was the organization's 96th annual dinner, and Prime Shine Express earned the chamber member of the year honor.
Other winners included Ward Promotional Marketing Solutions for small business of the year; Mike Nash of MoCal Office Solutions received the distinguished service award; Jerri Reed of the DoubleTree Hotel was named Welcome Team member of the year; Stanislaus County's employee mentor program was the nonprofit of the year; Enochs High School's biotech career pathway program earned the excellence in education award; Ramina Ushana of Premier Valley Bank was named ambassador of the year; and Curtis R. Grant received the Robert J. Cardoza Award.
Mary Anne Heath, longtime owner of Oakdale's Moss Rose Bakery, received the Modesto Chamber of Commerce's lifetime achievement award Jan. 15. Heath, 55, grew up in Oakdale and attended Oakdale schools while working on her family's cattle ranch. She began working at the bakery as a 14-year-old and bought the business -- founded in 1904 -- when she was 25. She frequently contributes to local causes through donations of food, money and time. She visits seniors at the local care center and is active as a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Diana Lynn Kaysen will be the featured presenter at the Northern Nevada Activity Professionals Association's 2010 state conference July 15 and 16 at the Sands Regency Hotel.
Kaysen is an activity director at St. Thomas Retirement Center in Turlock. She earned the speaking invitation honor by conducting five successful training seminars to benefit the activity professionals in the northern Nevada region. She received her bachelor's of science degree in Organiza- tional Behavior from the University of San Francisco in 1995, and holds California and national activity director credentials and specialization designations in assisted-living facilities and educator.
Doctors Medical Center honored 13 volunteers for their hours of service during a ceremony Jan. 20. Recognized were: Clarice Bohle, 30,000 hours; Bea McKenna, 15,000 hours; Phyllis Almazon, 7,000 hours; Eleanor Ford, 4,500 hours; Linda Holly, 2,000 hours; Mary Dearborn, Debra Hunt and Ann Stowers, 1,000 hours; and Char Hernandez, Karen Hetrick, June Monarrez, Chris Moore and Jerry Jordan, 100 hours.
Charles Baucom, 54, of Atwater has been appointed to the Commission on Emergency Medical Services. He has served at the Merced County Emergency Medical Services Agency as an emergency preparedness coordinator since 2002 and emergency medical services administrator since 1992. Prior to that, Baucom was a senior paramedic, field training officer and shop steward for Riggs Ambulance Service from 1985 to 1992. He serves on the Emergency Medical Services Administrators Association's board of directors and is ex officio of the Merced County Emergency Medical Care Committee.
Former Modestan Katherine Jacobs, who works in Providence College's Center for International Studies, has been selected as the Rhode Island state representative to NAFSA: Association of International Educators. The association is an organization promoting international education and providing professional development opportunities in the field. Jacobs, who attended Johansen High, graduated from Maine's Colby College in 2003 and earned her master's in intercultural relations from Lesley University in 2008.
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