Celebrate Irvine logo 2024 noms form

Presented by

Dave Coffaro


Interim President & CEO
Greater Irvine Chamber

Chamber Welcome Message

The year was 1979. Twelve community leaders came together with a vision to grow the economic vitality of a city incorporated just 8 years earlier.  Today, as the Greater Irvine Chamber celebrates our 45th anniversary, we recognize accomplishments of today’s business leaders and look toward an exciting future of innovation, entreprenuership, and growth.

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Celebrate Irvine! Today promises to be a day of celebration, recognition, and exciting possibilities. We'll not only honor the businesses and individuals who have shaped Irvine's remarkable journey, but also cast our sights on the dynamic path that lies ahead.

Thank you for joining us! We are confident that this will be a memorable day filled with inspiration, connection, and a renewed sense of pride in our vibrant business community.




Annette Walker headshot


City of Hope Orange County

Presenting Sponsor Message

Thank you for coming together today to Celebrate Irvine!

Over the last 45 years, the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce has been a catalyst for local economic growth through innovation and technology. The City of Irvine is thriving as a model city and as a global destination for business, with a diverse industry landscape that spans medical, biochemical, medical device, automotive, energy, advanced manufacturing and so much more. City of Hope Orange County is honored to be part of this vibrant community to bring our highly-specialized cancer research and treatment to our neighbors, coworkers, families and friends.

Today, we celebrate the individuals and organizations that have demonstrated excellence in our local community and have made significant contributions to the city of Irvine, making this city a great place to live, work and visit.

As we acknowledge the great work today, let us also celebrate the incredible potential the future holds for innovation here in our city. With all of the incredible resources we have as a collective community, the next 45 years quite possibly hold the solutions to some of our greatest challenges. At City of Hope, we are working diligently to find tomorrow’s cures for the people who need them today. You and your organization are likely working on your own discoveries, inventions and innovations that will transform tomorrow. The future is ours to shape!

Congratulations to all the nominees and the award recipients who will be honored today.




    Dave Coffaro
    Interim President & CEO, Greater Irvine Chamber


    Annette Walker
    President, City of Hope Orange County


    Jessica Welch, IOM, ACE
    Executive Vice President, Greater Irvine Chamber



    • Dave Coffaro, Interim President & CEO, Greater Irvine Chamber



    • Farrah N. Khan, Mayor, City of Irvine
    • Errol Arkilic, Chief Innovation Officer, UC Irvine Executive - Director, Beall Applied Innovation
    • Jas Kaur, Owner/Chief Financial Officer Singh Automation, LLC


Dave Coffaro

Dave Coffaro

Mayor Farrah Khan

Irvine Mayor Farrah N. Khan

Errol Arkilic

Errol Arkilic

Jas Kaur

Jas Kaur

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2024 Honorees

Mark Entner - cropped

Mark Entner

Entrepreneur of the Year
Sabrina Li - cropped

Sabrina Li, Esq.

Executive of the Year
Erika Jewell - cropped

Erika Jewell, LCSW, ACM

Volunteer of the Year
Eric Goodman - cropped

Eric Goodman

Philanthropist of the Year
LaVal Brewer - cropped

LaVal Brewer

Inspirational Leadership
Matt Monaco

Matt Monaco, R.N.

Emergency Services
Kia America

Kia America

Corporate Social Responsibility
Greenship Paper

Greenship Paper

Commitment to Sustainability
Second Harverst Food Bank Orange County

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County

Non-Profit of the Year


Non-Profit of the Year
Beach Cities

Beach Cities Commercial Bank

Start-Up of the Year
Terran Orbital

Terran Orbital

Business of the Year
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Presenting Sponsor
Lunch Sponsor
Media Sponsor
Promotional Partner
Corporate Sponsors
Business Sponsors
Table Sponsors

Beach Cities Commercial Bank | CHOC Hospital | City of Irvine | Concordia University Irvine | Cox Communications | First Bank | Edwards Lifesciences | Greater Newport Physicians | Hyatt Regency Irvine | Kaiser Permanente | Law Offices of Sabrina Li | MemorialCare | MVS, Inc. | Office of Irvine Mayor Farrah N. Khan | Parker Aerospace | PSQ Productions | Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County | South County Outreach | Waymakers | Wells Fargo Bank