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Ross Gile wins the 2017-2018 President's Award.

Ross Gile, DigiCal

Ross Gile awarded President’s Award by Outgoing President Sharon Wu

The President’s Award is selected each year by the Chamber president to honor an individual for extraordinary contributions to the Chamber, far exceeding normal requirements of a Board Member or Committee Member. This is what President Sharon Wu, Roquemore Pringle and Moore had to say about her selection:

“This year I have selected Ross Gile as the 2018 President’s Award Recipient. Let me tell you a little bit about my reasons why:

Beneath the fun-loving and always comical exterior is a deeply passionate man.  Ross is the quintessential example of loving what you do.  He has a passion for every aspect of what he does - and what he does is an awful lot for the Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce.  His commitment to improving and growing with one of the fastest changing fields in the past 25 years is a testament to who this man really is.

Here is a look at what he has done for the SFS Chamber.

  • Ross currently serves as an Ambassador and serves as this year’s Chairperson for the SFS Chamber Business Expo
  • Ross revamped and revitalized the SFS Chamber Website.... which
    • Created additional advertising space
    • Added video content, not once but twice, thereby increasing the Chamber's Google ranking which in turn boosts our member's rankings
    • Added a new member listing banner thereby making Chamber Membership more attractive
  • Launched the new Website and donated 2 Kindle Readers for an online contest
  • Worked with Chamber Staff on developing the Chamber Scoop video series and
  • Worked with Scott Radcliffe on developing the Membership Spotlight video series

As you can clearly see from this impressive list; Ross has an eye and heart for marketing and promoting the SFS Chamber.  So it is with great pleasure that as President of the Board of Directors for the Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce, I present the President's Award to Ross Gile, Owner of DigiCal.”

We would like to extend sincere appreciation to Ross Gile for his significant contributions to the SFS Chamber.

President’s Award Recipients

1981 DON PHINNEY
1982 NO AWARD PRESENTED
1983 MIKE GANTES
1984 BETTY WILSON
1985 JOY DARLING
1986 ROGER FOWLER
1987 RICK LANDIS & KAY EDWARDS
1988 MIKE FOLEY
1989 DIANNE GIFFIN
1990 FRED LATHAM & BOB WILSON
1991 AL LANI
1992 DAVE STEVENS & BOB TURNER
1993 MARK DAMERON
1994 SUSAN CROWELL
1995 JEAN WILLIAMS
1996 ROGER HARTTER
1997 GEDNEY GALLAGHER
1998 LIZ BUCKINGHAM
1999  DAVE CHITTY
2000 TOM SUMMERFIELD
2001 PAUL FLECK, MARGARITE HILL & NEAL WELLAND
2002 DEBBIE BAKER
2003 JANE ROBERSON & BETTY PUTNAM
2004 KEVIN WATSON
2005 SHANNAN QUANDT
2006 LISA BOYAJIAN & MARILYN SMITH
2007 RENEE WHITE-STOECKLE
2008 WENDY MEADOR & KATHIE FINK
2009 PAUL HESSE
2010 DAN STEPANIAN
2011 PATRICIA KOTZE
2012 JEFF WINKLER
2013 LIZ BUCKINGHAM
2014 MIKE FOLEY
2015 HealthFirst Medical Group & DANIEL J. McMILLAN
2016 Carolyn Reggio
2017 Debbie Baker
2018 Ross Gile