Chamber honors several businesspeople


The West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce will install new board members and hand out its annual business awards on Jan. 17.

“Businessperson of the Year” award will go to Michelle Vandeheetkamp, Wicked West Pizza & BBQ, for “making a difference in our community.”

The “Business of the Year” will be IKEA, for “outstanding contributions to the community.”

  The “West Sacramento Lifetime Achievement Award” will go to Bill Ramos of Ramos Oil, for “a lifetime of service.”

The “Volunteer of the Year” will be Dan Ramos of Ramco, “for unselfish service.”

The Chamber’s “Ambassador of the Year” is Maria Ramos of Hampton Inn and Suites.

A note regarding the fact that three of the award-winners have the same last name: Dan Ramos is a nephew of Bill Ramos. Maria Ramos is not related to the other two.

The chamber event will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the civic center galleria. For table sponsorships, tickets or other information, call 371-7042 or visit

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