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MORGAN HILL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2018 CELEBRATE AWARDS DINNER Back 2 Prom was the theme of this year's Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce Celebrate Awards held on March 3rd at the Brittan Middle School gym, which was decked out for the occasion by Moggia Events. The gym was live with rock n'roll music as champagne, wine and appetizers were served. Dinner was prepared by Mama Mia’s Italian Restaurant and a silent auction was open for bidding throughout the evening. The energy was electric as recipients accepted their awards. CommonWealth Credit Union, Large Business of the Year Thirty years ago, Common Wealth Central Credit Union opened their first branch in Morgan Hill and have been a fixture in the community ever since. Their support and exceptional volunteers are consistently visible during the Taste of Morgan Hill, 4th of July Parade, Holiday Light Parade, Rock the Mock, Friday Night Music Series, Career Days and Read Across America. Their community contributions include volunteer hours at Cecelia’s Closet, the awarding of Charitable Cause Grants, volunteer hours with Re-Building Together Silicon Valley, support of the Morgan Hill Community Foundation and bestowing of Santa Clara County Educational Scholarships. It’s no wonder why in 2017 they were voted the “Best Banking Institution” in the Morgan Hill Times. CommonWealth Central Credit Union is a strong charitable supporter, active participant and celebrated business in the entire Morgan Hill Community.  Ponzini's Community Garage and Towing, Small Business of the Year Ponzini Community Garage and Towing- has been in business in Morgan Hill for 66 years. Thousands of people in Morgan Hill have received assistance from Ponzini Community Garage and Towing, always relying on the honest, professional, and affordable service that they receive from Gary Ponzini and staff. Charitable contributions can be seen in the company’s devotion to the Edward Boss Prado Foundation, the non-profit created and operated by Gary’s wife Cecelia Ponzini. Their support expands into the Morgan Hill Police Department HOPE Program, El Toro Youth Center and Morgan Hill’s homeless and disadvantaged communities. The company received an award from AAA for providing over 50 years of service and Gary was acknowledged as a Community Foundation Philanthropy Honoree in 2017. Ponzini Community Garage and Towing emphasizes professional service, support for local business needs and belief in the Morgan Hill Community.  28 GILROY •