Assemblymember Holden Names Small Business Of The Year Honoree

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Pasadena – Assemblymember Chris Holden has named Joe Fransen and Awards by Champion as the 41st Assembly District Small Business of the Year.  Fransen will be recognized at ceremonies in Sacramento on June 10.

“I am pleased to recognize Joe Fransen for his dedication and hard work in San Dimas and the San Gabriel Valley,” stated Assemblymember Holden.  “Joe is a success not only because of his business acumen, but because he gives back to the community through the countless hours he contributes in both San Dimas and La Verne.”  

For more than 20 years, Awards by Champion has been a fixture on West Arrow Highway in San Dimas where Joe Fransen’s community service awards are almost too numerous to mention.  He has served as President of the San Dimas Chamber – twice. With a passion for music, he created the Wednesday night, Music in the Park summer program which is still going strong two decades later. He currently serves as Chair of the McKinley Children’s Foundation, and has donated countless hours to the La Verne Chamber, San Dimas Coordinating Council, San Dimas Historical Society and Route 66 Heritage.

“20+ years in the community is a strong testament that a business has shown excellence in customer service and in producing a quality product. His generosity with product and time in a wide number of community and business organizations is truly admirable,” said Marlene Carney, Southern California, Cal Chamber.

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