The Pacifica Chamber of Commerce hosted their Annual Awards Ceremony and Installation Dinner on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Moonraker Restaurant’s Farallon Room. It was a sold out house as all gathered to honor local businesses, ten awards, for their community commitment.

The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was our own State Assemblymember Kevin Mullin. Also in attendance were County Supervisor Don Horsley and representatives from Congresswoman Jackie Speier, and State Senator Jerry Hill’s office. All honorees were awarded certificates of recognition from these political offices. 

The hignlight of the evening was the official changing of the Cobalt Lifetime Achievement Award to the Nick and Lorraine Gust Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of the passing of local icon Nick Gust. The first reciepient was Nick's son Chuck Gust who now runs the family business, Nick's Restaurant in Rockaway Beach. 

The following are the awards and their honorees:

Outstanding Individual Community Contributor
Susan Vellone of Vision's Seaside Spa

Business Treasure
Save More Meat Market

Revitalization & Beautification
Pacifica Beach Hotel & Puerto 27 Peruvian Kitchen & Pisco Bar

Outstanding Business to Building a Better Community
Linda Mar Ace Hardware

Outstanding Community Organization
Pacifica Beach Coalition

Community Cultural Arts Contributor
Morning & Jim Nichols of Pacifica Performances

Volunteer of the Year
Charlotte Allen

New & Innovative Business
Lovey’s Tea Shoppe

Nick & Lorraine Gust Lifetime Achievement Award
Chuck Gust of Nick's Restaurant

Local Hero Award
Cynthia & Daniel Lara


To read more about the nights events visit the Pacifica Tribune online, Click Here
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