Each year the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce presents two categories of awards to deserving citizens of Newport Beach. This is the highest honor given by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Chandler Bell, Director of Marine Operations at Hornblower Cruises & Events, Newport Beach, was honored this year, along with Sheldon Singleton from Social Zing and Kay Walker, Esq.
Chandler is also the Sergeant of Arms for the Commodores Club. The Commodores Club was established to encourage business investment and involvement in the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce and provide leadership and support for special events that benefit the Chamber membership and the community.
The Silver Anchor Award was established in 1967 by the Dolphin’s Division of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. This award honors those members of the community who contribute to the betterment of the business, residential, civic and recreational environment in the Newport Beach Area. The Silver Anchor Award is presented to that Chamber member who best represents the qualities each of us admire and respect among our friends, neighbors, and associates. It is given to an individual who doesn’t normally receive a great deal of attention for their efforts or financial contributions. It is generally given to an individual who is always there; either as a leader or a follower; committee member or committee chair; event coordinator or event attendee. The recipient of this award generally has a long-term, continuing commitment to the Chamber and the community.