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2018 Orion Awards

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Name: 2018 Orion Awards
Date: May 24, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Event Description:
Honoring Cathedral City's Brightest Stars in the Business Community!

The 2018 Orion Awards is coming up and nominations have been announced!

Thursday, May 24 from 6pm-9pm at DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort Palm Springs Area

Join us in celebration of community stars:

Woman of the Year Nominees:
1. Rhonda Carnevale, Nicolino's Restaurant
2. Sue Townsley, Community Volunteer
3. Kathleen Jurasky, Palm Springs Cemetery District
4. Julie Frazier, Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City
5. Kara Robinson, Team Art Terry & Kara, Windermere Real Estate

Man of the Year Nominees:
1. Alan Carvalho, Community Volunteer
2. Terry Nelson, Team Art Terry & Kara, Windermere Real Estate
3. Ted Hane, Mary Pickford Theatre
4. Larry Davis, Forest Lawn
5. Sameer Bhatia, Planet Fitness

Restaurant of the Year Nominees:
1. A.J.'s on the Green
2. Pizzeria Bambino's
3. Zobo & Meesters
4. Bubba's Bones & Brew
5. El Portal

Innovator of the Year Nominees:
1. Hemp City/CBD Works
2. Free Volt
3. CV Repertory Theatre
4. iRecover Addiction Treatment Center

Non-Profit of the Year Nominees:
1. Salvation Army
2. United Cerebal Palsy
3. The Unforgettables Foundation
4. California Jazz Foundation
5. Cathedral City Historical Society

Large Business of the Year Nominees:
1. Frazier Pest Control
2. Esser Air Conditioning
3. Jessup Auto Plaza
4. Staybridge Suites
5. Planet Fitness

Small Business of the Year Nominees:
1. Body Concierge
2. Capizzi's Cheesecakes...and then some
3. Winslow Drake
4. First Call Security & Sound

Volunteer of the Year Nominees:
1. Thommy & Michael Kocan
2. Loretta Nelson
3. Austin Beneteau, Modern Woodmen of America
4. Jim & Ralph Thompson-Cantua
5. Valerie Schecter

City Official/City Employee of the Year Nominees:
1. Mayor Stan Henry
2. City Council Member Shelley Kaplan
3. Fire Chief Paul Wilson
4. Police Chief Travis Walker
5. Leisa Lukes


Again, join us for a beautiful evening of awards, dinner, silent auction and community! We look forward to having you there in support and recognition of some of the most amazing businesses and leaders serving Cathedral City.

Event Sponsors:
  • Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
  • Jessup Auto Plaza
  • Desert Regional Medical Center
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital
  • Forest Lawn Memorial Parks & Mortuaries - Cathedral City
  • Mercy Air
  • City of Cathedral City
  • Unforgettables Foundation,The
  • Windermere Homes and Estates - Team Art, Terry, Kara
  • Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial
Doubletree Hotel, Cathedral City
​67967 Vista Chino, Cathedral City
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, May 24th from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
​Check in begins at 5:30 pm
To participate in the silent auction, please contact us at or 760.347.0676 
Contact Information:
Monique Burke
$89.00 Members
$99.00 Non Members
​$700.00 Table of 8 Sponsor
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