The Vista Chamber of Commerce and Vista Education Foundation will be hosting the 7th Annual Heroes of Vista Gala on April 13 at California State University San Marcos. The gala, sponsored by Tri-City Medical Center, will feature a cocktail hour as well as silent and live auctions, and will award individuals in five education categories, four general community categories, and five business categories, including Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, New Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year, and Nonprofit of the Year.

“It was a very difficult process this year to narrow down to three finalists in each business category,” said Bret Schanzenbach, CEO of the Vista Chamber of Commerce. “We had a record number of nominees with almost 40 nominations across the five different business categories.” For more information about the gala visit www.vistachamber.org or call 760-726-1122.