Menifee 24/7 Among Chamber of Commerce Award Winners

Owners of Menifee 24/7, which won a Small Business of the Year Award, from left: David Stovall...

Owners of Menifee 24/7, which won a Small Business of the Year Award, from left: David Stovall, Shelli Stovall, Kristen Spoon, Doug Spoon.
Menifee 24/7 was honored as Small Business of the Year Saturday night at the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce 37th annual installation and awards program, held at Pechanga Resort and Casino.

Like the other award winners, Menifee received a commemorative plaque and certificates of recognition from the City of Menifee, Riverside County Supervisor Marion Ashley, California Assembly Member Melissa Melendez, State Senator Mike Morrell and Congressman Ken Calvert.

In its 10th year serving Menifee residents, Menifee 24/7 averages 350,000 page views per month on its news website and has nearly 16,000 Facebook followers. Editor Doug Spoon and Sales and Marketing Manager Shelli Stovall accepted the award on behalf of the staff.

Local business leaders who served as Chamber of Commerce board members last year were honored, and the new board was installed, taking the oath from Melendez. Tony Amatulli, owner of Amatulli Auto Parts, was re-installed as Chamber Chairman.

Chamber CEO Dorothy Wolons and Brian Walker (right) of Rilynn Company, Inc. moderated the festivities. All five city council members were in attendance: Mayor Scott Mann, Deputy Mayor Wallace Edgerton and council members Greg August, John Denver and Tom Fuhrman.

Along with Menifee 24/7, Menifee Buzz received a Small Business of the Year award. Rilynn Co. and Amatulli Auto Parts both were honored as Medium Business of the Year. Big Business of the Year was Mt. San Jacinto College.

Provecho Grill was recognized as Restaurant of the Year and Arts Council Menifee was selected Non-Profit Organization of the Year.

Chamber of Commerce CEO Dorothy Wolons (far right) joins a table including Soboba Foundation representative Andrew Vallejos (center), who was voted Prom King as part of the event's "Back to the Future Prom Night" theme.