DeAngelo’s Catering & Events Named 2014 Tigard Chamber Business of the Year
DeAngelo’s Catering & Events, owned by Steve DeAngelo has been selected as the 2014 Tigard Chamber Business of the Year. This award recognizes a chamber business that has made in-depth contributions to the Tigard community through their business. The winner is active, involved, interested, and enthusiastic about continuing to make Tigard a destination of choice for local business. Nominee must be a chamber member in good standing. A Tigard Chamber member for over 20 years, DeAngelo’s Catering & Events is engaged in the Tigard community on a variety of levels, whether it is donating excess food to St. Anthony’s School and the Good Neighbor Center through the “Fork it Over” program, running a pilot program with the City of Tigard for composting food waste, providing hands on vocational training to students interested in events and catering as a career through the Tigard High Career Educational Program, supporting the 21 year Tigard Area Farmers Market through patronage and idea/contact sharing or leadership of the Tigard Downtown Alliance. Owner Steve DeAngelo is not only engaged in these activities through his business, but has been an ardent supporter of sustainability within his industry as exemplified by his 2010 Washington County Recycle at Work business award, his founding membership of the Sustainable Catering Association, speaking engagements locally and nationally on sustainability, and the fact that sustainable practices permeate his business. Closer to home, as a Downtown Tigard business and property owner, Steve has been engaged with the revitalization of Downtown Tigard over the last several years including participating in visioning sessions and field trips where participants got a feel for what Downtown Tigard could be and how to get there. He has been a vocal advocate for the transformation of Downtown, bringing in contacts to help engage downtown business with events and has shared his event contacts readily. Finally Steve serves as the leader of the founding leadership team for the Tigard Downtown Alliance (TDA), a group whose mission is to represent the interests of a wide range of Downtown stakeholders to guide the changes needed for a vibrant and thriving Downtown for the benefit of the entire community. In this self-assigned leadership role, Steve has reached across city, chamber and community lines to help create a vision for an alliance that can leverage what each entity can bring to the table for the greater good of revitalizing Downtown Tigard. He has spent hundreds of hours researching the characteristics of effective downtowns, connecting with potential stakeholders/advocates, has convened weekly Tigard Downtown Alliance leadership team meetings and monthly Downtown Dialogues to create momentum and shared vision for downtown. Take all these things together and you can see the Steve and De Angelo’s Catering and Events really want to see the community of Tigard thrive. In addition to all these local Tigard activities, Steve is the Board Chair for Potluck in the Park which helps feed anyone in need each Sunday in Downtown Portland at O’Bryant Square and sits on the Washington County Solid Waste Focus Group, studying composting for the county. Please join us in congratulating DeAngelo’s Catering & Events on this well-deserved award. This award will be formally presented with other Tigard volunteer and business awards at Tigard’s 2014 Shining Stars Community Awards Celebration, sponsored by Platinum Title Sponsor Washington Federal and held on Friday, April 25th from 5:30-9 p.m. at Embassy Suites – Washington Square, event location host. With a theme of “Get Your Groove On”, this 1960’s themed dinner event includes dinner, silent auction, dessert dash, awards, and more. Tickets are only $35/person, dress is casual, 1960’s. So grab some groovy gear and come join us to celebrate Tigard! For further details about Shining Stars, please contact the Tigard Area Chamber of Commerce at 503-639-1656 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our webpage at www.tigardchamber.org DeAngelo’s Catering & Events – Customized “Catering Just For You” Since 1982 DeAngelo’s Catering and Events is locally owned and operated servicing the Portland Metro area and beyond since 1982. We proudly support local, seasonal and regional cuisine whenever possible and have made a commitment to sustainability for many years. CEO Steve DeAngelo is a Portland native and is personally involved in every event we produce. Our services are available 7 days per week for most size events encompassing most budget ranges. Food & Beverage Catering are just the beginning to the host of options we can provide for your event. We invite you to join our long list of satisfied customers. Learn more at www.deangeloscatering.com Tigard Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) The Tigard Chamber (TACC) is a tool that enables and equips your business to be more nimble, reach farther, grow faster and stay ahead of the competition. Our over 300 member businesses that are part of the Tigard Chamber, an elite 10% of Tigard’s business community, not only leverage each other, but each of these members’ connections and knowledge, as well. It is exponential. If you have a business challenge, question or idea, you are not alone as part of the Tigard Chamber.