Roy Vinyard of Asante won the Chamber of Medford & Jackson County’s First Citizen Award, and Lisa Stadmiller of Youth 71Five Ministries won the Rising Star Award for 2022. [File photos]
The Chamber of Medford & Jackson County honored companies and individuals as part of its annual Excellence in Business Awards, a tradition that dates back more than a century.
The 103rd annual event was held at the Rogue Valley Country Club in Medford in October.
“It spoke of the achievements of local businesses and people, but also of the challenges they faced and overcame,” the chamber said in a press release. “Through hard work, perseverance, and love for their community, the ceremony highlighted the best in our community and how their efforts have left a lasting impression on Rogue Valley.”
The Chamber presented its First Citizen award to Roy Vinyard, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Asante. The award recognizes lifetime achievement and community service.
“His decades of experience in the healthcare industry has made an incredible impact not just at Asante but throughout Rogue Valley,” the chamber said.
Vinyard joined Asante in 1999 as Chief Executive and oversaw the healthcare system for 20 years through 2019. He returned to the helm of Asante in September while the current CEO is on a temporary medical leave.
Lisa Stadmiller, events coordinator at Youth 71Five Ministries in Medford, won the Rising Star Award for her leadership and commitment to the community, the chamber said.
Stadmiller builds on her hospitality management degree with a focus on meetings and events, planning events for youth mentored by Youth 71Five Ministries. The faith-based organization offers mentoring, career training, and community centers that support children and families.
The New Member of the Year Award went to Elite Maintenance for joining the Chamber and for joining an outstanding active new member, the Chamber said.
In the For-Profit category, 5:00 Marketing won Outstanding Corporate Citizen, while Kids Unlimited received that honor in the Non-Profit category. Both have projects that promote staff development and improve the quality of life in the communities they serve, the chamber said.
The Business Excellence Award went to Lithia & Driveway in the large category, Tribal One for medium-sized businesses and Cascade Self Storage for smaller businesses. All three demonstrate outstanding service, leadership and community involvement, the chamber said.
Dancin Vineyards took home the Retailer of the Year award for its reliability, success, exceptional customer service, outstanding community service and leadership, the chamber said.
The Member of the Year award went to Rogue Disposal & Recycling for his significant contributions to the chamber’s development, the chamber announced.
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