The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce held it annual Installation of Officers and Awards Dinner on March 12 at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. The event featured the installation of the board of directors and the announcement of the chamber's annual award winners.
Solana Beach Mayor Mike Nichols officiated at the formal swearing in of the new board of directors for the Chamber of Commerce. Many civic and local political officials were in attendance to help celebrate the annual event.
The chamber also announced its annual award winners, which were voted on by the chamber membership.
The Business of the Year Award went to American Assets. The full-service real estate company specializing in the investment, development and management of retail, office and multifamily real estate operates Lomas Santa Fe Plaza, Solana Beach Towne Centre and Solana Beach Business Centre.
Entrepreneur Steve Goldberg was named the Citizen of the Year. Goldberg, who has been a friend to the community in a variety of ways, owns the Belly Up Tavern, Wild Note Cafe and Pacific Coast Grill.
Marcia Lee, San Diego County Credit Union, garnered the Ambassador of the Year award. Lee has been a dedicated volunteer ambassador for the past year.
A special honor was bestowed upon Marguerite Shimmons for her 30 years as a chamber member.
Solana Beach Chamber Director Frida Silveira and board member Moriah Baker orchestrated the annual affair. Attendees had their moment on the "floating microphone" to introduce themselves.
The popular segment, hosted by MC David L. Carroll, produced much laughter and enjoyment for the more than 80 people in attendance.
For more information, please contact the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce at 755-4775 or e-mail