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2017 Chamber Awards and Ted Robertson Community Service Presentation

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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 Chamber Award! Voted by your fellow members!
2017 Chamber Volunteer of the Year
Jon Ison - Chair VMAC Veteran and Military Affairs Committee

2017 Non-Profit of the Year
Yakima Humane Society

2017 Emerging Business of the Year
Hoptown Pizza

2017 GYCC Member of the Year
Kellie Connaughton - Yakima Greenway Foundation

2017 Business of the Year  
Cowiche Canyon Kitchen & Icehouse Bar

Rick Pinnell was honored as this years recipient of the Ted Robertson Community Service Award, enjoy the presentation again if you were there ... or if you were not, Rick's acceptance is well worth your time! Enjoy!
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Watch the 2017 Ted Robertson Community Service Presentation - click here

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Congratulations to the Leadership Yakima Class of 2017

Graduation ceremony of the Chamber's 31st graduating class of Leadership Yakima! Click here to Watch

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Join the next class! More information here

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Rick Pinnell - 2017 recipient of the Ted Robertson Community Service Award

(Yakima, WA) The Ted Robertson Community Service Award was established in 1989 by the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce Past Presidents/Board Chairs to honor individuals each year that have made major contributions to the betterment of the Greater Yakima area.  Ted Robertson, former publisher of the Yakima-Herald Republic, held a strong belief that good fortune earned in a community should be shared with that community.  Ted also believed that we, as a community, ought to find more ways to honor people who distinguish themselves through their community service over and above their chosen profession.  
The honorees are selected by the Past Board Presidents/Chairs of the Chamber for their inspiring leadership, achievements and commitment to the improvement of our community as business people and citizens of the Yakima Valley.
The prestigious Ted Robertson Community Service Award has become the  Yakima Valley’s highest recognition for civic accomplishment and involvement.
The Past Chairs of The Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce Rick Pinnell as the 2017 recipient of the Ted Robertson Community Service Award.
Rick Pinnell graduated from Washington state University with a B.A. in communications. He served as platoon leader in Vietnam. Rick’s business ventures include a copier business and leasing company here in the Yakima Valley. 
Rick has chaired boards for; Yakima Rotary Club, YMCA of Yakima, The Yakima Rotary Trust, Heritage University, and Yakima YMCA Trust. He has served on the boards of Yakima Valley Bank, Red Cross, Providence Hospital, many business Associations. 
He has also provided leadership to many local organizations including La Casa Hogar, The Yakima Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Yakima and others.
Rick and his wife Mary Jo have a daughter and two grandchildren. Rick will be honored as the Ted Robertson Community Service Award recipient  October 12th, 2017 during the Annual Chamber and Ted Robertson Community  Service Awards celebration at the Yakima Convention Center.

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