Best of the Best for 2013 business awards

Feb 01, 2013

Finalist for awards dinner are past recipients; Winners to be announced March 23

With 2013 being the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce’s 90th anniversary, we’re changing up the routine for our Annual Business Awards Dinner, which will be held on Saturday, March 23 at the La Costa Resort and Spa.

The theme of the event is "Our Place in Time," which gives us an opportunity to celebrate the legacy of our organization, while at the same time keeping the focus on what we do day-to-day to continue celebrating excellence and leadership.

In keeping with that approach, we’ve decided to honor those who have already made history within the Chamber, by making the finalists those distinguished businesses and people that have won awards at previous ceremonies. So when we say that all of the finalists are winners, we really mean it!

We’re also reaching out to our members to help narrow the fields of nominees. We will soon be emailing a link to our Chamber representatives via SurveyMonkey. You must be a Chamber member in good standing to vote.

Award Categories are:


Larry Anderson, Tri-City Medical Center

Bill Canepa, Hilton

Greg Lucier, Life Technologies Corporation

Tim Stripe, Grand Pacific Resorts, Inc


David & Susan Danglard, K1 Speed

Christine Davis, Coolest Shoes in California

Brett Hanley, Solatube Global Marketing

Troy Mills and Tim Wrisley, Carlsbad

Tina Nova Genoptix Medical Laboratory

Joe Patterson, Toe Sox, Inc.

Ted Vallas, California Pacific Airlines

Small Business

Fish Window Cleaning

Flowers Forever

Gems of La Costa

The Grand Deli

Isaac’s Catering

John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating &
   Air Conditioning

Productive Computing

Solutions Business Imaging

Sylvan Learning Center, Encinitas


Medium Business


Arbor Scientia

Jet Source, Inc.

K1 Speed

King’s Fish House

Marrs Maddocks & Associates

Insurance Services

Museum of Making Music

RBF Consulting

Large Business

Beckman Coulter, Inc.

Buffini & Company

Datron World Communications

Life Technologies

LEGOLAND California

Toyota Carlsbad

ViaSat Inc.

Waste Management

Carlsbad Desalination Plant Construction Updates Sheraton Carlsbad Palomar Airport Tri-City Medical LL Printers The Crossings at Carlsbad