Chamber installs officers, honors awardees


The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce Installation and Awards Ceremony was held at the Canyon Lake Lodge on Friday, March 11, with a number of community dignitaries in attendance to honor the awardees.

Riverside County Supervisor Kevin Jeffries was the installing official for the 2016 Chamber Board of Directors: President Jim Randle, Secretary Debby Gagnon, Treasurer Jennie Ehrenkranz, Directors Dolores Badillo, Loretta Dudziak (not present) Mike Irvin, Amber Nishida and Ria Riley.

Jeffries, Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez and Megan Locke from Senator Jeff Stone’s office honored all award-winners with proclamations.

Unable to attend the event, Congressman Ken Calvert provided all awards, which Chamber President Jim Randle presented to the winners.

Those honored included Business of the Year: Sports Stop Pub & Grill, sponsored by Jordan and Jennie Ehrenkranz; Citizen of the Year: Sosy Robinson, sponsored by CR&R; Organization of the Year: Family Matters Club: Volunteer of the Year: Dr. George Middle; and Youth of the Year: Katlyn Edwards, sponsored by Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant Jeanne O’Dell. Calvert provided a Congressional Record for Citizen of the Year Sosy Robinson.

Several community sponsors helped with this event, including Platinum Sponsors: CR&R, Platinum Plumbing and Sports Stop Pub & Grill; Gold Sponsor: Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District; and Silver Sponsors: Ken Cable and Larry and Teriann Neigel. Flower arrangements were provided in memory of Dorothy Cable.

Chamber Mixer

Trusted Business Partners is hosting the March Chamber Mixer on Wednesday, March 30, at 5:30 p.m. at Pepe’s Restaurant.Those who would like to promote their business are invited to bring a raffle item. “Mixers are a great opportunity to meet new people, make contacts and visit with associates,” says Chamber Director Alison Burrafato.

Ray Chenette Golf Tourney

The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce Ray Chenette Memorial Golf Tournament is back and scheduled for Saturday, May 14, at the Canyon Lake Country Club. For player information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Alison at the Chamber office 951-244-6124 or