Cathedral City Businesses, Nonprofits Recognized at GVCC’s 2024 Annual Installation and Business Awards Dinner

The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce held it’s annual Installation and Business Awards Dinner at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa on Thursday, June 20th. This year’s theme was “A Look to the Future,” a focus on future of the Coachella Valley Business Community. The event not only installed the chambers regional and local boards, but also highlighted and awarded a handful of highly deserving award winners during our business awards to over 500 attendees. You can see all images from the event in the Facebook post below.

Congratulations to this year’s award winners (Cathedral City winners in bold).

  • Chairman John A. James Lifetime Achievement Award – David Brinkman, DAP Health CEO
  • President’s Award – Desert Care Network
  • Community Spotlight Award: Palm Springs International Film Society
  • Non-Profit of the Year – Palm Springs Air Museum
  • Ambassador of the Year – Peter Bedard
  • Small Business of the Year:
    • East Valley – Ryan Ryan Fine Jewelry & Gift Bar
    • Mid Valley – La Quinta Brewing Co
    • West Valley – Mary Pickford is D’Place (pictured below)
  • Large Business of the Year
    • East Valley – Aziz Farms Inc
    • Mid Valley – Renova Energy
    • West Valley – Sunline Transit Agency

Thank you to our generous sponsors: Title Sponsors, Desert Wildlife Center and Intersect Power; Presenting Sponsors, City of Indian Wells, Desert Care Network, Desert Urgent Care and Fantasy Springs Resort Casino; Entertainment Sponsor Palm Springs International Film Festival; Award Sponsor: Powered by IID; Centerpiece Sponsors, DAP Health, Desert Arc Business Services, Desert Valley Builders Association, DropBy Office, FirstBank, Southern California Edison, and Sun Community Federal Credit Union; and Community Sponsors, Alpha Media, Altura Credit Union, Assistance League Coachella Valley, AT&T, Aziz Farms, Banc of California, Chandi Group USA, City of Cathedral City, City of Coachella, City of Indio, City of La Quinta, City of Palm Springs, Coachella Valley Public Cemetery District, Community Valley Bank, Desert Arc Business Services, Desert Healthcare District, DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort Palm Springs, DropByOffice, Forest Lawn Memorial Parks & Mortuaries, Imperial Western Products, Inc., Indio Police Department, Indio Rotary, JNS Next, KESQ New Channel 3, LOCALiQ/Desert Sun, NBC Palm Springs/Univision Palm Springs, Palm Springs Air Museum, Renova Energy, Ryan Ryan Fine Jewelry & Gift Bar, RivCoDCSS, Riverside County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez, Servpro Team Brogdon, SoCalGas, Sunline Transit Agency, The Oasis at Indio, Valley Sanitary District, Visit Greater Palm Springs and Wilson Meade Commercial Real Estate.

For more information on the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce, visit

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