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Derrick Breaux, President of ZCode Media Receives “Business Leader of the Year” Award

The San Diego North Chamber of Commerce (SDNCC) held the 2013 Annual Celebration of Business Awards Gala this past Saturday, June 22, 2013. The event, hosted by comedian, Kim Coles of In Living Color and Living Single, was a true celebration of doing business successfully, responsibly and for the spirit of the community. The SDNCC staff and their interns did a fantastic job planning for the highly anticipated event, held at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. The purpose was to honor the best and brightest of San Diego County’s business community while highlighting achievements in corporate and individual categories. A variety of business achievement awards were presented in nine distinct categories to include:

Non Profits of the Year: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego and The Elizabeth Hospice
Community Leader Small Business: Miguel’s Cocina
Community Leader Medium Business: Sullivan Solar Power
Community Leader Large Business: TERADATA
Entrepreneur of the Year: Lauren Reynolds
Woman in Business: Deanna Smith
Small Business of the Year: Strategic Business Communications
Business of the Year: San Diego County Credit Union
Volunteer of the Year: Widney Hawthorne
Business Leader of the Year: Derrick Breaux, ZCode Media
Visionary Award: Bonnie Dumanis
Environmental Stewardship: Harrah’s Rincon Casino & Resort
Healthiest Large Business: Bridgepoint Education
Healthiest Small Business: Bill Howe Plumbing

The evening was filled with anticipation of silent auction item bidding contests, a cocktail hour, board installation, dinner and the awards ceremony where applause was generously given as each recipient was honored. Derrick Breaux, Publisher of ZCode Media, was completely surprised and humbled by his award. Upon receiving the Business Leader of the Year award, Breaux shared his enthusiasm for having the opportunity to be so involved in the local communities. “I believe this award belongs to our entire team,” stated Breaux. “I am surrounded by incredibly talented and passionate people. We set out with a goal to make magazines that people actually want to read, and it really works because of the amazing team we have built.” ZCode Media has grown to produce ten community magazines since the premiere issue of 92127 Magazine in November of 2009.

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