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Pleasanton Chamber hosting 52nd annual Community Service Awards at Firehouse tonight

Event to honor individuals, organizations, businesses for excellence, leadership

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce will recognize individuals, groups and businesses who have demonstrated excellence and community leadership in business, volunteer activities and achievement within the Pleasanton community tonight at the Firehouse Arts Center.

The Community Service Awards began in 1963 to recognize good people doing great things in the community and since then hundreds of recipients have been honored.

This year's award recipients include:

Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel, Inc., Business Philanthropy Award: For businesses that have provided philanthropic service beyond the scope of normal business activity.

Ritter Investments, LLC, Excellence in Business Award: For businesses that have made a positive impact in the Pleasanton community through their achievement within the scope of normal business activity.

Cassidy Turley / DTZ, Excellence in Service Award: For organizations that have contributed to Pleasanton.

Bob Silva, Distinguished Individual Service Award: For individuals who have contributed to Pleasanton through exceptional service to the community or philanthropic efforts.

Dick Karn, Lifetime Achievement Award: For individuals who have contributed to Pleasanton through exceptional service to the community or philanthropic efforts over the whole of a career.

Oracle and Nuubia, Green Business Award: For businesses (large and small) that promote sustainable environmental business practices throughout their organization for the benefit of employees, customers or the community.

The public event, sponsored by Chevron, will start at 6 p.m. with a hosted bar and heavy hors' doeuvres as well as a silent auction followed by the awards presentation. Cost to attend is $35 per person and tickets are on sale now at www.pleasanton.org/

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