Tigard Tire named Chamber's business of the year
If you ask members of the Tigard Area Chamber of Commerce, this years Business of the Year winner should come as no surprise.
This month, the Chamber named Tire Tire & Auto its Chamber Business of the Year.
The award recognizes Chamber businesses that work to make Tigard a better place, and that work is done every day at Tigard Tire, said Debi Mollahan, the Chambers CEO.
Steve Richmond has owned Tigard Tire & Auto since 1986, and Mollahan said he works to make sure customers feel appreciated.
He believes in building trust, keeping his customers' best interests in mind, and doing good work, all while keeping a relaxed, low-pressure atmosphere, the Chamber said. He never recommends a repair a customer doesnt need and he always does his best to tell his customers the right thing to do.
Richmond volunteers with the Chamber and the Farmers Market, as well as Portland Polices Sunshine Division, Oregon Paralyzed Veterans of America and Tigard/Tualatin Relay for Life.
Chamber members nominated Richmonds business for the award because of his passion for customers, Mollahan said.
Most people don't trust auto repair shops for a good reason. There are some bad apples out there, wrote one person who nominated Richmond. Tigard Tire and Automotive outshines them all, not just because they do great work, but because you can trust them. They have solved several puzzling problems I've had with my work rigs and my family van, and even given me some valuable free advice over the phone.
Richmonds award will be presented with other Shining Stars awards at a special dinner and ceremony on April 24 at Embassy Suites, 9000 S.W. Hall Blvd.
The Oscars-themed award ceremony includes dinner and silent auction for the Chamber of Commerce.
Tickets cost $35 per person and can be purchased at www.tigardchamber.org.
Read more about all the Tigard Area Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Shining Stars award winnersJW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT
Tigards First Citizen: Bruce Kaiser
From the Heart Volunteer of the Year: Angel Gnau
Youth Volunteer of the Year: Olivia Paulson
Shining Stars Scholarship winners: Jaime Gensley, Renee Padia and Tyler Walker
Chamber of Commerce awards
Outstanding Chamber Volunteer: Megan DeSalvo
Chamber Ambassador of the Year: Ashlee Vance
Chamber CEO Shooting Star: Ethan Frelly