GLENDALE–The Armenian American Chamber of Commerce celebrated its fitth annual Business Awards Gala on March 14 at a sold out event at the Glendale Hilton. AACC honored three prominent Armenian American leaders who have distinguished themselves as successful businesspeople and generous community philanthropists. The 2008 honorees were Bobken Amirian, Franchisee of Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits, who received the Business of the Year award; Anthony Moroyan, Chairman of ViaSphere Ventures, who received the Businessman of the Year award, and Aida Dimejian, owner of Century 21 Golden Realty, who was recognized as Businesswoman of the Year. Glendale Adventist Medical Center and Glendale Memorial Hospital, both received the inaugural Community Partner award.
The Armenian American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) is a nonprofit organization committed to serving the needs of the business community in the U.S. and abroad. The Chamber and its members share a common cause of equality and accessibility to corporate America and Armenian-American commerce. The AACC extends a helping hand and shares its collective resources, wisdom, and expertise with businesspeople who are asking for nothing more than a chance to exercise their right to succeed and prosper through hard work and equal opportunities – virtues that are intrinsic to both the Armenian and American cultures.
Proceeds from the gala will fund AACC’s charitable programs, including outreach to Republic of Armenia businesses, youth scholarship awards, and other community based projects.