Board Installation & Awards Luncheon

More than 300 people turned out for the Chamber’s Board Installation and Awards Luncheon on Jan. 12.

Held at Seven Oaks Country Club, this event served as the installation of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, including Derek Abbott, of Tejon Ranch Company, as the 2017 Chairman of the Board. Outgoing board members, Karen King, of Golden Empire Transit District; Karen Goh, of Garden Pathways, Inc.; Greg Chamberlain, retired, Bakersfield College; and John Stovall, of the Law Offices of John F. Stovall; were honored for their years of service.

The volunteers and community partners that helped make the Chamber’s high-caliber events and programs successful were also honored. Jonny Perez, of Deprigo, was named Ambassador of the Year. The Kern County Farm Bureau received the Advocacy Partner of the Year Award, and Chevron was honored with the Chamber Champion Award.

To see photo highlights from this year’s event, click here.

Click here to see a recap of the 2016 Annual Dinner Gala.

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors:

Host Sponsors:


Supporting Sponsors

Tejon Ranch Company and Valley Republic Bank