Awardees will be honored at the Chamber’s Annual Awards Dinner & Gala on May 21

ATASCADERO — The Atascadero Chamber of Commerce has announced its annual award winners for 2021. They will be officially recognized at the Chamber’s Annual Awards Dinner & Gala on Saturday, May 21, at the Springhill Suites by Marriott in Atascadero. The following awardees were nominated by their peers within the community.

  1. Citizen of the Year: Kevin Campion, owner of 805 Boardshop and ATOWN PARK
  2. Business of the year: Central Coast Distillery (Eric and Anna Olson)
  3. Community Organization of the year: The Printery Foundation
  4. Woman of Influence: Penny Monroe, Hush Harbor Bakery (awarded posthumously)

Additionally, the Chamber will recognize Maria Kelly, outgoing Chair, Phil Koziel, incoming Chair, and the Board of Directors.

The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by dinner, awards presentation, and a live auction conducted by auctioneer Doug Filipponi at 7 p.m. KSBY TV News Daybreak co-anchor and multi-media journalist Neil Hebert will be the master of ceremonies.


Union and Vine’s Executive Chef, Nathan Clap, will prepare a dinner paired with a special collection of wines provided by award-winning winemaker Gary Eberle of Eberle Winery.

“The most valuable part of this event is to highlight those influential individuals who shape our community and to share with attendees that the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce is truly an organization that is a voice of business. Those who attend will be wowed at efforts to #MoveAtascaderoForward.” According to Julie Matthews, Director of Membership.

The Annual Awards Dinner & Gala is the Chamber’s largest and most prestigious event of the entire year. 

The event is black-tie optional, and in-person tickets are $110 or $50 to attend virtually. Sponsor tables with exclusive benefits are available for $1000. Purchase tickets by May 13 at or call (805) 466-2044.