Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce

“Evening in Wonderland” Recognition Gala

Photo by TLK Multimedia

Ray Taylor (Mad Hatter) and Councilmember Brad Halpern (Alice).


n March 2, the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted an “Evening in Wonderland” to honor local businesses and individuals for their contributions to the community. The gala, held at Calamigos Ranch, featured live entertainment by illusionist Jason Latimer and was emceed by Westlake Village City Manager Ray Taylor and Councilmember Brad Halpern — who dressed up as the Mad Hatter and Alice in honor of the occasion. Winners included Ventura County Credit Union (Business of the Year), Haider Alawami and Dianne McKay (Man and Woman of the Year), Thousand Oaks Boulevard Association (Nonprofit), Michael Reardon (Ambassador), Frances Brough (Volunteer) and Chatsworth Productions Inc. (Corporate Sponsor).

Rick Lemmo of Caruso, Shawn Moradian of Thousand Oaks Boulevard Association and Montecito Bank and Trust’s Jill Haney.

Joe Schroeder, CEO of Ventura County Credit Union, and Natalie Mussi of Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center.

Volunteer of the Year Fran Brough with Pepperdine University’s Matt Midura.

Woman of the Year Diane McKay and Maria Ventura of SoCalGas.


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