Scottsdale Chamber recognizes volunteers for community service


The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce will honor volunteer leaders who embody the spirit of volunteerism in Scottsdale during a fun and lively awards breakfast June 10 combined with the chamber’s annual review.

This is the 14th year the chamber has recognized the spirit of volunteerism in Scottsdale.

“The chamber could not accomplish all the good things we do for Scottsdale’s business community without the help of our volunteers.” said Rick Kidder, president and CEO of the Scottsdale Chamber.

“We simply do not have enough staff to do the job, but with the assistance of our amazing volunteers, we are able to make great things happen. We couldn’t do it without them!”

The chamber has a volunteer core of over 250 individuals who contribute daily to the success and growth of not only the chamber, but also the city and its business community. Without their selfless dedication and drive, many programs offered by the chamber would suffer, as would the business climate in Scottsdale.

The 2015 honorees Are:

* Legacy Award: Geoff Beer, Crescent Bay Holdings.
The Legacy Award honors the long-term achievements of an individual who has impacted the success of the Scottsdale Area Chamber, and who has made a significant impact on the social and economic fabric of the community.

* Segner Award: Jan Gehler, Scottsdale Community College.
The Segner Award celebrates the impact of an outstanding chamber member. Named after the chamber’s first board chairman, Wesley Segner, the Segner Award honors those who have followed in his footsteps through community trusteeship and leadership.

* Mark F. Eberle Rising Star Award: Bryan Bertucci, Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

The Rising Star Award recognizes the accomplishments of promising new leaders whose volunteer spirit contributes to the success of the chamber and the community.

* Dale B. Fingersh Volunteer of the Year: Greg O’Keefe, HR Wise, LLC.
The award recognizes an individual of outstanding character who has acted as a steward for the chamber.

* Chairman’s Award will be announced at the awards ceremony. Presented at the chairman’s discretion, the secret award honors an individual or individuals whose leadership has significantly contributed to the success of the chamber.

The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in Scottsdale providing advocacy, education, networking, leadership and exposure opportunities to member businesses.

For more information, visit or call 480-355-2700.

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