Announcing the 2012-2013 Luminary Gala Finalists & Winners!


The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce celebrates business excellence and leadership on Saturday, September 22nd at this year’s 22nd Annual Luminary Gala with an evening of fine dining, dancing and entertainment.

FINALISTS 2012-2013 Business Person of the Year This award is presented to just one “for profit business person” based on outstanding business achievements, and who demonstrated a significant commitment to the community as a member of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. • Stacy Beaulieu, Beaulieu Law Group • Thomas Laudani, Seaside Builders • Terra Spero, Real Time Marketing • Craig Spodak, Spodak Dental Group FINALISTS 2012-2013 Business of the Year Finalists This award is presented to just one “for profit business and member of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce”, that has been in business at least 3 years, with a proven track record, establishment of creative ideas to enhance their business success, outstanding growth and economic achievement between May 2011 – May 2012. • Boston’s/50 Ocean • Delray Motors • Plastridge Insurance Agency FINALISTS 2012-2013 Non-Profit Organization of the Year Finalists This award is presented to one “non-profit business”, who is a Delray Beach Chamber member, for their impact & benefit of the entire community of Delray Beach. • Achievement Center for Children and Families • Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse • C.R.O.S. Ministries

WINNER 2012-2013 Lifetime Achievement Award This award is presented to one outstanding individual, a person who is known as a “pioneer” in Delray Beach community, business leader, a community activist and for their commitment and generosity of time and talent to our community. • Frank Wheat WINNERS 2012-2013 Ken Ellingsworth Community Service Award Presented to chamber members for their commitment and generosity of time and talent to our community and are not limited to service within the current year. • Pedro Andrade, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza • Jennifer Aracri, J. Aracri Consulting LLC • Pastor Casey Cleveland, The Avenue Church • Ron Gilinsky, C3 Cloud Computing • Christine King, Your Best Fit • Gregg Weiss, Morgan Stanley/Gregg B. Weiss WINNERS 2012 Business Recognition Award Presented to new or exisitng businesses that have made significant investment to the area’s economy through expansion of their business, significant job growth and/or major renovation or restoration of the inside or outside of their physical building from May 2011 – May 2012. • Blue Bell • Bostons/50 Ocean • The Buzz Agency • Delray Medical Center • Gleneagles Country Club • Max’s Harvest • PGA Tour Superstore

WINNER 2012-2013 Director of the Year • Scott Porten
WINNER 2012-2013 Ambassador of the Year • Ron Gilinsky Join Master of Ceremonies Suzanne Boyd, News Anchor, WPEC – CBS12 at The Delray Beach Marriott, 10 North Ocean Blvd. in Delray Beach on Saturday, Sept. 22nd from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm “BEACH FORMAL ATTIRE” What the heck is Beach Formal Attire? Google states that “Beach formal generally indicates that the event is on the beach. For ladies, a formal dress that is at least knee or floor length and flat sandals are appropriate. For men, a lightweight summer suit paired with a linen shirt (no tie required) is perfect. Silent Auction Donations Needed… The Annual Luminary Gala is a major fund- raiser for The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, with the Silent Auction being a large part of the event. The Chamber will be celebrating excellence and leadership among its members at the Luminary Gala, an evening of fine dining, dancing and entertainment, Saturday, September 22nd, at the Delray Beach Marriott. Friday, Sept. 12th is the deadline to submit your donations for the silent auction. The Luminary Gala is seeking restaurant gift certificates, original art, sports related event certificates and memorabilia, hotel and spa certificates, gift baskets, etc.