Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce Honors 2024 Business Awards Winners and Installs Jamie Bossuat as President for 2024-2025 Term

06/28 /2024

  • Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce Honors 2024 Business Awards Winners and Installs Jamie Bossuat as President for 2024-2025 Term
  • Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce 2024 Business Awards Winners
  • 2024-25 Stockton Chamber Officers

On June 27, members of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce honored local businesses, thanked Scott Grafius, Steele Insurance Agency, for his outstanding performance as Chamber President from 2023-2024, and welcomed Jamie Bossuat, Kroloff Law Firm as our 2024-2025 President. Ms. Bossuat will be the Chamber’s 14th woman to serve as Board President since the Chamber was founded in 1901. The evening also included a special presentation from Californians Against Retail and Residential Theft (CARRT), and an installation ceremony of our new Board Members and Officers.

The Chamber’s Board of Directors oversee the activities of the Chamber. They set the Chamber’s goals and policies. Members of our Board come from all areas of our diverse business community; they come together to do their part in the Chamber’s tireless efforts to aggressively develop and promote an economically vibrant business community. Many of the Chamber’s successes can be directly attributed to the efforts of these individuals.

2024-25 Stockton Chamber Officers to be Installed:

President Jamie Bossuat, Kroloff Belcher Smart Perry & Christopherson
Sr. Vice President Elizabeth H. Kim, Leonardini, Despotes, Giannecchini & Nims LLP
Financial Vice President Chad Sublet, Verve IT
Vice President Bishop Dwight Williams, New Genesis Housing Development
Vice President Lorie Diaz-Liddicoat, Partners Commercial Real Estate
Immediate Past President Scott Grafius, Steele Insurance Agency

The 4 new board members voted in by the Stockton Chamber membership and sworn in to serve a 3 year term were:

Jane Chamberlain, San Joaquin County Office of Education
Gloria Murphy, Diamond Care Inc.
Lakh Singh, Hammer Head Security
Freddie Solari, Haggerty Construction

The remainder of the 2024-25 Stockton Chamber Board includes:

Omid Afshari, Kaiser Permanente Central Valley
Jesús Andrade, New Joaquin Community Development Corporation
Shauna Buzunis Jacob, Child Abuse Prevention Council of San Joaquin
Susan Cruz, Aflac
Jordan Feneck, Stockton Ports Baseball Team
Melissa Gomes, Weberstown Mall
Michele J. Sherman, Platinum Credit Solutions
Eric Vaughn, ONE ELEVEN web design™
Tony Yadon, Parents by Choice

Outgoing Board Members/Officers:

Immediate Past President Kay G. Ruhstaller, Family Resource Center
Daniel Bennett, Big Valley Ford Lincoln
Matthew Grizzle, California Farmland Trust
Tyler Solt, Crown Enterprises

Californians Against Retail and Residential Theft (CARRT) made a special presentation of their anti-crime award to the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce, the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, and District Attorney Ron Freitas, acknowledging their hard work and dedication to reducing crime in developing the Stockton Takes Action Against Retail Theft (STAART) Program.

The Stockton Chamber was excited to recognize our 2024 Business Awards Honorees. These awards honor hard work and dedication to the community. The recipients have all shown tremendous character and resilience. They have demonstrated their willingness to go above and beyond just the minimum to truly stand out and be leaders in their industries and our community. They were nominated by their peers and selected by a group of past business award winners.

2024 Business Awards Honorees:

Business of the Year
Collins Electrical Company

Small Business of the Year
Midtown Optometry

Business Manager of the Year
Sandy Stoddard, Hospice of San Joaquin

Young Professional of the Year
Gabriel Porras, ABC10

Non-Profit Organization of the Year
Children’s Home of Stockton

Sam & Cindy Ward Overall Volunteer of the Year Award
Cindy Hodson, UNCLE Credit Union

Chamber Liaison of the Year Award
Carol Clemons, Angel’s Caring Helpers

Chamber Ambassador of the Year Award
Victor Randolph, KRVR “The River” 105.5

Help us celebrate these great local businesses and join us in shopping and supporting local all year round. Honorees received a plaque from the Stockton Chamber as well as certificates from local elected officials congratulating them on their hard work and achievements.

We look forward to a successful 2024-2025 fiscal year under the leadership of Jamie Bossuat, the new Chamber Officers, Board of Directors, CEO Timm Quinn and Chamber staff.