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San Ramon Chamber Announces the 2021 Award Recipients

October 25, 2021

We are pleased to announce that our very own Laura Steinbeck is being recognized by the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce as their 2021 Business Person of the Year given her significant contribution to the community. See press release below.

Event Description:

Please join us at The Bridges Golf Club in San Ramon, to recognize the amazing achievements of the Recipients of the 2021 San Ramon Chamber Business and Community Awards.

Our 37th Annual Awards Dinner will begin with networking and "no host" cocktails. Representatives from Chevron, the City of San Ramon, San Ramon Regional Medical Center, Republic Services, Stanford HealthCare - ValleyCare, Bishop Ranch and many other corporations will be present.

"The Business and Community Awards event is an opportunity to thank and give appreciation to individuals who have made a significant difference and contribution in our community," said San Ramon Chamber President/CEO, Stewart Bambino. "Come and network, enjoy good food and honor those around us who help to make San Ramon an exceptional place to live and work."

Congratulations to our 2021 Award Winners!!

The 2021 recipients are the following:

Citizen of the Year

  • Vanessa Berastain, San Ramon Valley Education Foundation, Executive Director, San Ramon Diversity Coalition Steering Committee, San Ramon Culture in the Community (former Chair and current Steering Committee), PTA Leadership


Teen Citizen of the Year

  • Rio Krauss, Dougherty Valley High School, 12th Grade, San Ramon Valley Unified School District


Business Person of the Year

  • Laura Steinbeck, Owner/Founder of Pacific Wealth Planning, Inc.


Employees of the Year

  • All of our First Responders / San Ramon Law Enforcement Officers, Paramedics, EMT's and Firefighters. Accepting the Award will be San Ramon Police Chief Craig Stevens and San Ramon Fire Chief Paige Meyer


Educator of the Year

  • Cheryl Keller, Iron Horse Middle School, Advanced STEAM Technology, San Ramon Valley Unified School District


Volunteer of the Year

  • Maria Cooper, Owner/Founder of Above and Beyond Productions


 Ambassador of the Year

  • Peter Niles, Owner/Founder of Executive Innovation
Terry Koehne, founder of Terry Koehne Communications, will host the awards program. We will also hear from our Honorable Mayor, Dave Hudson, and Robert Downum Chair of the Chamber Board and Owner of Liberty Tax Service of San Ramon.

Awards will be presented at the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce A Night of Stars to be held Thursday December 2, 2021 at The Bridges Golf Club, 9000 S. Gale Ridge Road (off Bollinger Canyon Road) in San Ramon. The awards event will begin with networking at 5:30p.m., and dinner will begin at 6:00p.m. The evening will end by 8:30p.m.

A HUGE Thank you to our Event Sponsors!!

Chevron, the City of San Ramon, San Ramon Regional Medical Center, Bishop Ranch / City Center, Republic Services and Jahangiri Law Group.

Tickets are $75 each or $600 for a table for eight. Tickets are limited so purchase your ticket today!

For any questions, please call Kathy Fanning at the Chamber office at 925.242.0600 or e-mail at The San Ramon Chamber of Commerce office is located at 6101 Bollinger Canyon Road, Suite 355, Bishop Ranch 1, San Ramon, CA 94583

Click HERE to download the nomination form and the award criteria. 

We're sorry that we are not able to sell tickets at the door for this event. You must be pre-registered to attend. Tickets Sales Close on Wednesday, November 17th.