The 2013 finalists were announced in July, and the chamber will be presenting awards to:
- Pioneer Hardware for “Community Support – Small Business"
- Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel for “Community Support – Large Business"
- Randy Fuhrman Events for “Innovation – Small Business"
- The Agency for “Innovation – Large
- Simon’s Caterers & Special Events for “Above & Beyond – Small Business"
- Whole Foods Market Beverly Hills for “Above & Beyond – Large Business"
The emcee for awards gala will be Beverly Hills native and actress, singer, TV and radio presenter Daisy Tormé, the daughter of jazz legend Mel Tormé and British Actress Janette Scott.
Throughout the evening two dazzling entertainment groups will be performing: the Electric Angels, that play unique arrangements of current and classic rock and pop hits on electric violins, viola and cello; and Aria, a talented quartet made up of four former members of the Ten Tenors.
The event's gold sponsors are Wells Fargo and Sprint; silver sponsors are Rothstein Kass and Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills; and Bronze Sponsor Torrey Pines Bank.
About The Winners
Pioneer Hardware is the last (and only) full service hardware store in Beverly Hills. It has been in business since 1926 under the same family ownership and management and it is an important resource when there is an emergency like earthquakes, power outages, floods and fires.
Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel, is a glamorous, well-appointed boutique hotel and the only hotel on Rodeo Drive. It supports the community and its associations, and the hotel works together with the city on activities, using the hotel’s resources to contribute to community programs and provide innovative input.
Randy Fuhrman Events Randy Fuhrman Events is an award-winning full-service event production and gourmet catering company. Founded in 1979 in Beverly Hills on Wilshire Boulevard next to the Fine Arts Theater, Randy Fuhrman Events designs and coordinates events locally, out of state and out of country, ranging from special dinners for two to corporate events for thousands.
RFE has contributed greatly to the Beverly Hills Chamber for the last seven years to bring its programs to new heights. They are very community oriented and always there to help promote other’s businesses.
The Agency is a full-service, luxury real estate brokerage and lifestyle company representing clients worldwide in a broad spectrum of classes, including single-family residential, new development, resort and hospitality, residential leasing, commercial real estate, and luxury vacation rental.
Simon’s Caterers & Special Events is owned by a family with an impeccable reputation for creating the finest event catering and preparation in all of Los Angeles County and the Southwestern United States. They specialize in weddings and large events catering to over 1,000 guests.
Whole Foods Market Beverly Hills was nominated for this award by multiple individuals due to being very active in the community, from helping to establish the Greystone Mansion Community Demonstration Garden to always supporting the local schools and City events. Their weekly donations of food to local community service and faith organizations help feed the hungry and underserved in the community. They have always supported the fundraising efforts of the Beverly Hills Library, the Police and the Firefighters, Beverly Hills Education Foundation and many other organizations within the community. They can always be counted on to go above and beyond in support of this community!
For more information on the Golden Palm Awards gala, visit the chamber's website.