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Heroes of Vista

Vista Chamber of Commerce and Vista Education Foundation (VEF) will be teaming up for the 4th Annual Heroes of Vista gala reception and dinner on April 11. The event will honor various businesses and community leaders in four education categories, four general community categories, and four business categories. The finalists who were chosen for consideration for these awards were recently announced and the winners will be announced at the event. When asked about the finalists, Vista Chamber CEO Bret Schanzenbach said, “It was a very difficult process this year to narrow down to three finalists in each business category. We had a record number of nominees with over 35 nominations across four different business categories.” Attendees will also be able to enjoy a cocktail hour and both silent and live auctions which will help raise funds for VEF. Over 250 of the community’s business, civic, and community leaders are expected to attend.

The four business categories include Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Innovative Business of the Year, and Business Person of the Year. Finalists include North County Lifeline, The Classical Academies, and Solutions for Change, among many others. Finalists for Business Person of the Year include Maureen Barrack, Ron Briseno, and Robert Westfall. For more information visit or call 760-726-1122.