By Tracy Dietlin

I am extremely honored and humbled for Coachella Valley Weekly to be awarded the Small Business Award from the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce. I am also incredibly grateful to my whole team who week after week help me to produce this publication that is my passion. I would like to thank each and every one of you for helping me to make my dream a reality. This is truly a team effort.

I would also like to thank our advertisers and all of our loyal readers for making CV Weekly the success it has become! Who Reads CV Weekly? Everybody Does!! We thank you for that! Tracy Dietlin & Phil Lacombe

I also feel grateful to be included with the other honorees:


Habitat for Humanity– “Non-Profit of the Year”

Merritt Wiseman– “Ambassador of the Year”

CV Weekly– “Small Business of the Year” (East Valley)

Nothing Bundt Cakes– “Small Business of the Year” (Mid Valley)

Bonta– “Small Business of the Year” (West Valley)

Alpha Media– “Large Business of the Year”

Robert S. Green Jr.– “President’s Award”

Alex Haagen III– “Lifetime Achievement Award”

Supervisor John J. Benoit– “Leadership Award”

  • Alex Haagen III - Owner of Empire Polo CLub

  • Jeff Stone - CA Senator

  • Josh Bonner - GCVCC CEO & President

  • Linda Evans - La Quinta Mayor