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STOCKTON — Jennifer Wallace, the owner of Premier Staffing, has been named Business Person of the Year by the Stockton Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber released its list of honorees Monday morning. It said Wallace has a “huge presence” in the community, employing nearly 400 people on a regular basis and taking in about $5 million in revenue a year. Her staffing agency has increased the number of people for whom it finds jobs from 1,004 in 2011 to 1,982 last year.
Wallace participates in business and community groups such as EAC, the San Joaquin Partnership and the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce as well as regularly contributions to charitable and community causes like The March of Dimes, the American Cancer Society, Moonlight Gala, The United Way, and several others.
The Stockton Chamber of Commerce 2016 Business Awards Luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, June 2 at the Hilton Stockton. Tickets are $35 each.
The Chamber’s other honorees are:
Small Business Person of the Year
Patti Gulick, New Image Sign Co.
Business Manager of the Year
Ben Pyper, Lincoln Square Post – Acute Care
P3 Stewardship Award, Policies Practices Purchasing
Diamond Care Inc.
FRESH Employer of the Year
Health Plan of San Joaquin
FRESH Employee of the Year
Nancy Antonio, San Joaquin RTD
Stockton Chamber Welcome Squad Ambassador of the Year
Jeff Shirk, Dynamic Leadership Tools
Stockton Chamber Liaison Ambassador of the Year
Susan Cruz, Cruz Integrated
Community Benefit Award
United Way of San Joaquin County
The Chamber will also honor the 25 and 50 year Stockton Chamber members:
25 Year Members:
A. and Bob Allen, Inc.
Legacy Enterprises Insurance Services, Inc.
Micke Grove Zoological Society
Northeastern California Small Business Development Ctr.
Central State Credit Union
50 Year Members:
Builders Exchange of Stockton
Cal-Sierra Pipe, Inc.
The Grupe Company