Coalinga Chamber Honors Businesses and Citizens at their annual gala next month. The time to nominate your favorite business, volunteer or citizen of the year is drawing to a close. Any resident of Coalinga can nominate any business as long as that business is a member of the Chamber. Any resident can also be nominated. There are no qualifications other than to live in Coalinga. Last year, Coalinga honored Gina (Virginia) Lopez for her work with Pleasant Valley Cemetery. The business of the year was Bement’s Auto Repair. The volunteer of the year was called a tie by then director, Ruben Macareno naming Dee Reynolds and David Bonilla as co-recipients. This year is an open field. All residents are welcome to nominate their choices. If a resident needs a nomination form, they may stop by Coalinga Chamber of Commerce, tucked in at the end of RC Baker Museum to pick one up. The Annual Dinner is on February 2 at Harris Ranch.
Posted by:Mary Blyth Jones
A free press is one of the most important factors in maintaining a civil and prosperous community. In an era where there is a plethora of information from a million random, (often questionable), sources, it is important to have at least one source that takes verification seriously. My goal is to present the news as it occurs, and based on facts. I make every effort to keep my own emotions and opinions separate from the news. Coalinga Press is a nonprofit endeavor. It was created as part of imaginarium: Institute of Fine Arts, a local 501 (c) (3) nonprofit. I teach music and art both online and in person. I am a proud grandmother of 8 amazing kiddos ranging in age from 16 - 0. I love traveling, playing the piano and guitar, kicking back at the ocean and being lazy.