Excellence Awards, Praise, Appreciation and Thanks

By Paul Larson

MILLBRAE – I know that it seems like I am tooting my horn lately, and I don’t want to come across as one who likes to brag, but I am just stating facts as they happen, such as…

A number of milestones have been crossed recently, including the CHAPEL OF THE HIGHLANDS 60th Anniversary on October 5, 2012. Back-tracking a bit, it was in 2007 that the Millbrae Chamber of Commerce & Rotary Club honored the CHAPEL OF THE HIGHLANDS as “Business of the Year” during their “Chamber Excellence Awards” dinner. Now forwarding to Thursday, January 24, 2013 the Millbrae Chamber of Commerce & Rotary Club again honored the CHAPEL OF THE HIGHALNDS as recipient of the “Chamber Beautification Award”. In addition, that same evening we were proud to witness Robert Lee, Secretary/Treasurer of the CHAPEL OF THE HIGHLANDS, installed as the new Millbrae Chamber of Commerce “Board Chairman” by Millbrae Vice Mayor Nadia Holober. It was a pleasant surprise to hear many kind words of gratitude expressed by Millbrae Chamber CEO Ed Banayat, along with commendations from Millbrae Mayor Gina Papan, CA Senator Jerry Hill, CA Senator Leland Yee, U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier, and a nice letter received by the Millbrae Education Foundation. Well wishes were expressed by outgoing Board Chair Ron Frediani, former Millbrae Mayor Janet Fogarty, former Millbrae Mayor Dan Quigg and Immediate Past Millbrae Mayor Marge Colapietro.

It is well known that the CHAPEL OF THE HIGHLANDS has a reputation for being a caring ally to turn to for those who’ve lost a loved one, and for those who need our guidance in planning for the future. Because of our good character and high standards we’ve been honored time and time again by receiving a good number of awards and accolades. I understand that this is a way for the community to say “thank you” to us for doing a good job, but I feel that it is my responsibility to express thanks many times over back to the community for supporting the CHAPEL OF THE HIGHLANDS since 1952. It is my honor to give back and serve where I can to continue in making the community a better place.

“At the Millbrae Chamber Excellence Awards are (top row L to R) Jan Marty; Jim & Patty Pappas; Robert Lee & mom Penny Shepherd; Paul Larson; John Marty, (frontrow L to R) Chris Alameda, Mark Putterbaugh and Eddie Shepherd.”

If you ever wish to discuss cremation, funeral matters or want to make pre-planning arrangements please feel free to call me and my staff at the CHAPEL OF THE HIGHLANDS in Millbrae at (650) 588-5116 and we will be happy to guide you in a fair and helpful manner. For more info you may also visit us on the internet at: www.chapelofthehighlands.com.