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The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the honorees for the 8th Annual Patriots Luncheon honoring local veterans for their service to our nation and our business community.

The 2018 honorees are:

  • Aracely Jimenez, US Army – Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • George Lindstrom, US Marine Corps – Vietnam, Thailand
  • Tchicaya Missamou, US Marine Corps – Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Jose Montenegro, US Army – Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Dee Nance, US Army, National Guard – Vietnam
  • Richard J. Ramsey, US Navy – World War II
  • Dennis Ray Witzel, US Army - Vietnam

“We are proud of this year’s honorees having been selected from a larger than normal pool of nominations,” said Troy Hooper, Chairman of the SCV Chamber of Commerce.   “The Patriots Luncheon honors our veterans who have not only sacrificed for this country, but have been able to serve our Valley’s business community as well.”

This year’s luncheon will feature California Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Vito Imbasciani, to honor the veterans of our business community.

Veterans were nominated by chamber members and local residents and then selected by a committee which included veterans and business leaders.

Individual tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available on the Chamber’s website, www.scvchamber.com.

This year’s Title Sponsors are Homes4Families and Andy Gump.  Additional luncheon sponsors include American Family Funding, City of Santa Clarita, College of the Canyons, Chiquita Canyon, Frontier Toyota, Princess Cruises, Dignity Memorial, Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative and Santa Clarita Valley Veterans Memorial, Inc.

About the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1923, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce is the leading business advocacy organization in the Santa Clarita Valley.  Covering the third largest city in the County of Los Angeles, the SCV Chamber has more than 1,000 members, focusing on local, state and national issues that affect the business community.