Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce Dream Makers and Risk Takers Awards Luncheon

Keynote Speaker: Kennan Salinero, President, Yamana Science and Technology

March 27, 2012, Livermore, CA - The Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce celebrated innovators whose work is changing the world and the Tri-Valley at the Chamber's annual Dream Makers and Risk Takers luncheon at Poppy Ridge Golf Course.

The Award recipients were:

Lynn Naylor, Executive Director of World of Children. World of Children is dedicated to dramatically improving children's lives by indentifying and recognizing extraordinary individual who work on behalf of children in need. To date, World of Children has awarded cash grants to 84 change makers, working in more than 50 countries and have touched the lives of some 30 million children.

Chevron Energy Solutions and Bridgelux have teamed with California cities—including Livermore and Dublin—to create a unique alliance to promote innovative advancement in LED lighting technologies. This enables cities to significantly reduce utility bills and maintenance costs. Under the program, Chevron Energy Solutions, the energy services division of Chevron USA, will upgrade streetlights with LED technology often at no up-front cost to the cities.

County Supervisor Scott Haggerty received a Dream Makers and Risk Takers award for his effective and tireless effort to promote regionalism.

The annual Las Positas Sandia Student of the Year was presented to Jacob Eun Park, a student at Las Positas College.

This year two Livermore High School students, Erika Gruidl and Kendall Sanchez, were given an award for their work to initiate and coach the Shooting Stars Spirit Squad, which is made up of special needs students.

According to Dale Eldridge Kaye, CEO of the Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce, "Inclusiveness and vision can and should start early. The Junior Dream Makers and Risk Takers Award has become a highlight of the ceremony."

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