National Underwriter presented its fifth annual NU Commercial Insurance Agency of the Year award to Barney & Barney for its ability to operate the business.
“They exemplify everything a growing and successful agency must offer to excel in this competitive environment, focusing more on loss control than on policy peddling and price shopping,” said Sam Friedman, NU’s editor in chief and founder and chairman of the award program.
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The Family Literacy Foundation’s United Through Reading program has won the $25,000 Peter Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation for 2006.
The award was established in 1991 and is awarded by the Drucker Institute.
The United Through Reading program enables deployed parents onboard naval ships to read books on videotape and DVD to send back home to their loved ones.
“This organization really fits the definition of innovation that Peter Drucker exemplified. They already had a literacy program, and they took it to another dimension, involving military parents,” said Geneva Johnson, former president and chief executive officer of Family Service America, and selection committee member.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters’ 44th annual gourmet dinner Nov. 16 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine will recognize Jim Cimino, executive vice president and managing director for the Southwest region of Wells Fargo Private Client Services, as Man of the Year.
Cimino will be recognized for his years of mentoring and dedication to the BBBS.
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The Web Marketing Association honored Streamload Inc. with the 2006 Best Technology Web site WebAward.
Streamload was recognized for outstanding achievement in the development of MediaMax’s Web site. More than 2,300 Web sites from 35 countries were judged in 96 industry categories.
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Panera Bread donated 25 cents from each pink ribbon bagel sold in October to a variety of breast cancer causes, including the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in San Diego.
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Scripps Mercy Hospital’s 37th annual Mercy Ball on Oct. 21 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt honored Martin and Carol Dickinson and Richard and Kaye Woltman for their continued support for the hospital.
The Dickinsons have helped raise funds to build a state-of-the-art emergency department and intensive care unit at Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista. Martin Dickinson is a former chairman of the Scripps Foundation for Medicine and Science.
The Woltmans funded a nursing scholarship program and were major underwriters for the Melisa Reasner McGuire Health Sciences Library. Richard Woltman serves on the board of Mercy Hospital Foundation and Kaye Woltman is a member of the Scripps Health board of trustees.
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Christy Walton of National City was honored at the San Diego Natural History Museum’s sixth annual Binational Biesta Dos Aguilas on Oct. 14 for supporting and helping raise funds in the binational region of San Diego and Baja California.
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Escondido Mayor Lori Holt Pfeiler has been honored by Cal State San Marcos Extended Studies Leadership North County with the second annual Fran Aleshire Leadership Award.
The award recognizes an outstanding regional leader in North County.
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The Harvard Business School Alumni Club of San Diego and the San Diego Foundation have awarded the 2006 Fellowships for Nonprofit Leadership to Michael Brunker, executive director of the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA, and Sharon Lawrence, executive director of Voices for Children.
The fellowships will allow both to attend the executive education seminar called Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management, at the Harvard University Business School.
HBS’ mission is to develop leaders who will make a difference; the objective for the fellowship is to identify local nonprofit leaders who have the potential to make a difference in their community.