Darin Fisher smiles as his business, Vision Community Management, is announced as the winner of the Business of the Year award during the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce's 14th Annual Chamber Day of Champions at The Arizona Grand Resort on Friday, Feb 8, 2013.

[David Jolkovski/AFN]

This Friday the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce will once again recognize businesses and individuals who’ve gone above and beyond for the community.

The 15th Annual Chamber Day of Champions will be on Friday, Feb. 7 at the Arizona Grand Resort, 8000 S. Arizona Grand Pkwy., from 8 to 10 a.m.

Each year the chamber hosts the breakfast to recognize the best business, new business, nonprofit, volunteer and educational mentor of the year.

This year the nominees are:

2013 Business of the Year nominees

A-List Pest Control

Christie Ellis United Brokers Group

Clean N Fresh Cleaning Services

Desert Computer Solutions

Dignity Health Urgent Care Ahwatukee

Edward Jones — Joseph Ortiz

Elements Massage

Neighbor Ladies

New Paths to Healthcare

Town Planner

2013 New Business of the Year nominees

Karra Crawford Personal Training

Phoenix Premium Outlets at Wild Horse Pass

The Perfect Pear

Cobblestone Auto Spa

Uncle Bear’s Brewhouse & Grill

C2 Tactical Shooting Range

Dr. Nicholas Poff

Aloha Hearing Solutions

Cactus Mountain Properties-Lorri Conley

2013 Non-profit of the Year nominees

Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA

Kiwanis Club of Ahwatukee

Connecting to Serve

Boys & Girls Club Thunderbird Branch

Horizon Community Learning Center

2013 Volunteer of the Year nominees

Jim Hunt

Nick Knight

Jim Philo

Andi Pettyjohn

Sheila Coonen

Ernst McComish

2013 Educational Mentor of the Year nominees

Nicole McNeil, Early Language Learning & Arts (ELLA) Studio

Melissa France, Summit School of Ahwatukee

Melissa Wendell, Mountain Pointe High School

John Hillis, BASIS School

Jamie Brennan, Kyrene Monte Vista Elementary

Kristine Gorovitz, Desert Vista High School

Nancy Emmons, Horizon Community Learning Center

Karen McComish, Kyrene de las Lomas Elementary

Pam Gaber, founder of Gabriel’s Angels will be the keynote speaker for the breakfast.

For more information on the event, visit ahwatukeechamber.com.

• Contact writer: (480) 898-7914 or ahurtado@ahwatukee.com.

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