MEDFORD, Ore. — Local business leaders were honored Thursday at the Medford-Jackson County Chamber’s ‘Excellence in Business Awards’.
It’s the year’s largest gathering of Southern Oregon’s brightest and most successful business leaders and people that have made a significant difference to the local community.
This year’s top honor, the First Citizen award, went to Dr. Brian Gross who spent thirty-five years as a cardiologist. During that time he helped develop a process that brought the death rate for certain heart attacks down.
“You can’t do this alone, this is an entire cardiac community. I happen to be getting the award tonight, but it takes — I want to receive it on behalf of all of them,” said Dr. Gross.
More recently, Dr. Gross helped to bring Pulse-Point to our area. That’s an app that alerts people trained in CPR to emergencies happening nearby.
This is the 99th year of the awards.
2018 Excellence in Business Awards
|FIRST CITIZEN||Dr. Brian Gross, MD, FACC, FAHA|
|RETAILER OF THE YEAR||Walmart, Medford|
|MEMBER OF THE YEAR||David Wright|
|NEW MEMBER OF THE YEAR||Bobbio’s Pizza|
|OUTSTANDING CORPORATE CITIZEN||For-Profit||S+B James Construction|
|BUSINESS EXCELLENCE||Small||KDP Certified Public Accountants, LLP|
|Large||People’s Bank of Commerce|
|COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD||Darcy Mann-Self, President, Pear Blossom Festival|
|RISING STAR AWARD||Damien Rennie, Sky Oak Financial|