The 5th Annual Heroes of Vista, held by the Vista Chamber of Commerce (VCC) and Vista Educational Foundation (VEF), will bring 300 of the region’s business, civic, and community leaders to a gala reception and dinner at the CSU Student Union Center on April 16. Awards will be given in four education categories, four general community categories, and four business categories. Business categories include Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Innovative Business of the Year, and Business Person of the Year. VCC CEO Bret Schanzenbach shared, “It was a difficult process this year to narrow down to three finalists in each business category. We had a large number of nominees with over 25 nominations across the four different categories.” Sponsored by Tri-City Medical Center, the event will also feature a cocktail hour, dinner, and live and silent auctions to raise funds for the VEF. For more information visit