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Scottsdale Chamber Announces - 2017 Scottsdale’s History Hall of Fame Inductees

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March 31, 2017


For Immediate Release: March 31, 2017
 
MEDIA ALERT
 
Scottsdale Chamber Announces - 2017 Scottsdale’s History Hall of Fame Inductees
 
The Past Presidents’ Council of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to honor five individuals, a local company, and a non-profit organization at the annual Scottsdale’s History Hall of Fame Dinner on May 10, 2017. Over the past 23 years, the Council has inducted 127 past and present Scottsdale leaders and 21 organizations into Scottsdale’s History Hall of Fame. Inductees have contributed immeasurably to the rich heritage of Scottsdale, dating back to its modern-day founding in 1888 by Army Chaplain Winfield Scott. Join the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce in honoring the people and organizations who have contributed so greatly to the legacy of making the City of Scottsdale one of the “best cities to live” in the Nation. Both members and guests are welcome to attend. 
 
The 24th Annual Scottsdale’s History Hall of Fame will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, 7700 E. McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85258. Individual tickets and Corporate Sponsor tables can be purchased by contacting Cheri’ Valentino-Fox, Vice President, Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce at 480-355-2708 or visiting www.ScottsdaleChamber.com.
 
This Year’s Honorees Include:
 
Christine J Kovach – Long-time McDowell Sonoran Preserve advocate and leader, she twice served as chair of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, as a member of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Commission and in other Preserve-focused roles.  She and her family also funded accessible interpretive trails at two Preserve trailheads.
 
DMB – This Scottsdale-based business created the DC Ranch/Silverleaf community and is currently developing One Scottsdale. Here and in other developments in Arizona, California, Utah and Hawaii, DMB is known for its partnerships, natural and historic preservation and the community service of its employees and community residents.
 
Robert A. Frost – Retired City of Scottsdale senior executive who was instrumental in the expansion of the parks system, operation of the Center for the Arts and other community services.  He now serves in volunteer leadership roles, including the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Commission, and as Scottsdale’s Poet Laureate.
 
Marjorie Thomas – Arriving in Scottsdale in 1909, she became Scottsdale’s first resident artist, launching the town’s image as a center for arts and culture.  During her lifetime and in the decades since her death in 1978, her paintings have been exhibited in major U.S. museums, art exhibitions, and government facilities.
 
Scottsdale Active 20/30 Club – For decades, members of the 20/30 club have hosted signature events, such as the NiteFlight golf tournament and Brokers for Kids, that have raised significant funds for local youth programs.  While serving their community, members also focus on leadership development, personal growth and having fun.
 
Suzee Smith-Everhard – Cable industry executive for over 35 years, she has pioneered many programs that benefit the industry as well as the community.  A graduate of the Scottsdale school system and ASU, she continually provides leadership to area youth and education projects as well as mentoring women in business.
 
Wendy Springborn – Continuously providing leadership to organizations in her hometown, she has served as the top volunteer for the first “Save Our McDowells” campaign, Scottsdale Visioning Volunteer Corps, Scottsdale Foundation for the Handicapped, Scottsdale General Plan Task Force and the Parada Del Sol Parade.
 
 
What: The 2017 Scottsdale’s History Hall of Fame
 
Who: This is a signature annual event of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce. Members and guests are welcome to attend.
 
Why: To honor the people and organizations who have contributed immeasurably to the rich heritage of Scottsdale  
                                                                             
When: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
 6:00-9:00 PM
           
Where: The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
                 7700 E McCormick Ranch Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
 
Cost: Individual tickets - $85; Table of 10 - $850; Corporate Sponsor tables - $1,200
 
Media Contact: Mark Hiegel, President & CEO
480.355.2707
info@scottsdalechamber.com  
 
Contact:
Mark Hiegel, President/CEO
info@scottsdalechamber.com, (480) 355-2700