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Spirit of Laguna Award Nominations Announced by Chamber of Commerce

The winners of 12 categories will be announced Jan. 25.

Story submitted by the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce:

Nominees for the annual 2012 Spirit of Laguna Award winners were announced at the December Board of Directors meeting. A total of 12 categorical awards and their nominees included the following individuals and/or organizations:

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

  • 7 Degrees
  • Marine Room
  • Lagunabeach.com

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

  • Wendy Potter
  • Lucian Stefanini
  • Justin Int'veld

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

  • Jane & Paul Egly
  • Pat Kolenda
  • Chip McDermott

GREEN ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR

  • Billy Fried- La Vida Laguna
  • Laguna County Water District
  • Chris Prelitz- New Leaf America

BUILDING INDUSTRY OF THE YEAR

  • Burge Construction
  • Morris Skendarian Architect
  • Gregg Abel Construction & Design

NON-PROFIT OF THE YEAR

  • Glennwood Foundation
  • Friends of the Laguna Beach Library
  • Laguna Beach Community Foundation

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

  • Nicks - Laguna Beach
  • The Cliff Restaurant
  • The Deck

GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR

  • John Madison - Chairman, Heritage Committee
  • Elizabeth Pearson - City Council Member
  • Martha Anderson - City Clerk (retired)

CITY PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

  • Monica Tuchscher, Principal Planner
  • Paul Workman, Chief of Police
  • Jeff LeTendress, Fire Chief

RETAIL STORE OF THE YEAR

  • Coast Hardware
  • Laguna Culinary School
  • Laguna Beach Books

GALLERY OF THE YEAR

  • Peter Blake Gallery
  • Laguna College of Art & Design
  • Laguna Art Museum

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE OF THE YEAR

  • Agua Terra Spa- Surf & Sand
  • Canyon Animal Services
  • Mission Hospital Emergency Room - Laguna Beach
  • Anneliese Schools, Inc.

Awardees will be announced at the annual Board of Directors Installation to be held January 25, 2013 from 6-9pm at Tivoli Too!, 777 Laguna Canyon Road.

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