2013 Golden Palm Awards at L’Ermitage


The Beverly Hills Chamber recognizes businesses in Beverly Hills that are visionaries of true business excellence.

For the 11th year, The Chamber of Commerce will recognize exemplary business leaders by presenting awards to, Pioneer Hardware for “Community Support – Small Business,” Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel for “Community Support – Large Business,” Randy Fuhrman Events for “Innovation – Small Business,” The Agency for “Innovation – Large Business,” Simon’s Caterers & Special Events “Above & Beyond – Small Business,” and Whole Foods Market Beverly Hills for “Above & Beyond – Large Business.” The Gala will take place on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the L’Ermitage Hotel Rooftop. The Emcee for Awards Gala will be Beverly Hills native Daisy Tormé, amazing actress, singer, TV and radio presenter, the daughter of jazz legend Mel Tormé and British Actress Janette Scott. Throughout the evening two dazzling entertainment groups will be performing: the Electric Angels, that play unique arrangements of current and classic rock and pop hits on electric violins, viola and cello; and Aria, a talented quartet made up of four former members of the Ten Tenors.

This year, the Presenting Sponsor of the Awards Gala is the decadent L’Ermitage Beverly Hills Hotel and the events Gold Sponsors are Wells Fargo and Sprint; Silver Sponsors are Rothstein Kass and Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills; and Bronze Sponsor Torrey Pines Bank.

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About The Winners

Pioneer Hardware is the last (and only) full service hardware store in Beverly Hills. It has been in business since 1926 under the same family ownership and management and it is an important resource when there is an emergency like earthquakes, power outages, floods and fires.

 Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel, is a glamorous, well-appointed boutique hotel and the only hotel on Rodeo Drive. It supports the community and its associations, and the hotel works together with the city on activities, using the hotel’s resources to contribute to community programs and provide innovative input

 Randy Fuhrman Events Randy Fuhrman Events is an award winning full-service event production and gourmet catering company. Founded in 1979 in Beverly Hills on Wilshire Blvd. next to the Fine Arts Theater, Randy Fuhrman Events designs and coordinates events locally, out of state and out of country, ranging from special dinners for two to corporate events for thousands.

 RFE has contributed greatly to the Beverly Hills Chamber for the last seven years to bring our programs to new heights. They are very community oriented and always there to help promote other’s businesses.

 The Agency is a full-service, luxury real estate brokerage and lifestyle company representing clients worldwide in a broad spectrum of classes, including single-family residential, new development, resort and hospitality, residential leasing, commercial real estate, and luxury vacation rental.

 Simon’s Caterers & Special Events is owned by a family with an impeccable reputation for creating the finest event catering and preparation in all of Los Angeles County and the Southwestern United States. They specialize in weddings and large events catering to over 1,000 guests.

 Whole Foods Market Beverly Hills was nominated for this award by multiple individuals due to being very active in the community, from helping to establish the Greystone Mansion Community Demonstration Garden to always supporting the local schools and City events. Their weekly donations of food to local community service and faith organizations help feed the hungry and underserved in the community. They have always supported the fundraising efforts of the Beverly Hills Library, the Police and the Firefighters, Beverly Hills Education Foundation and many other organizations within the community. They can always be counted on to go above and beyond in support of this community!



 About L’Ermitage

A creative presence in the hotel industry, L’Ermitage Hotel is a privately owned management company consisting of licensing and branding, development, design, and construction, sales and marketing, technology, and hotel operational services.  Its distinctive approach to destination and lifestyle experiences and passion for visionary and intimate design lends assistance to luxury, boutique properties worldwide.

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 About Daisy Torme

Daisy has worked in almost every corner of the performing arts: Film, television, radio, stage, opera and much voice-over and animation (including The Newsroom, The Hangover, CSI, The Mentalist, Law and Order, Castle, Ninja Scroll, Syriana, etc. etc. etc.). For years, she has been a KCET favorite and has hosted a live evening with Josh Grobin and Chris Botti, and has also branched out into other areas for KCET including hosting An Evening with Dr. Wayne Dyer, Prime Suspect. She has even hosted a couple of Antiques Roadshow Live Auction TV Events alongside the Roadshow’s own Mark L. Walberg. She was awarded congressional recognition in 2007 for her contribution to the community and her dedication to the promotion of the “Great American Song Book.” Daisy donates her time to many non-profit and charitable causes as well. She has hosted several events for the Cancer Support Community and YWCA, worked on the jazz-fundraiser committee at the Stroke Association of Southern California, hosted a telethon for Pet-Place Animal Shelters, celebrity-bowled (very badly!) for AIDS research, voiced the Free Arts For Abused Children campaign as well as much more. She is also a self-admitted news and sports enthusiast.

For more information, please visit http://www.DaisyTorme.com

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About Electric Angels

The Electric Angels use the classic instruments of the standard string quartet in very unconventional ways. Wirelessly connected to the sound system so that they can move about the stage with ease, these talented and beautiful young musicians will engage and entertain you by creating a complete visual and sonic experience.  They play unique arrangements of current and classic rock and pop hits on electric violins, viola and cello, to custom backing tracks, which are mixed live on the spot. These sexy and seriously trained young string players are experienced in a wide range of musical styles. They are actively involved in LA’s recording, commercial, and film industries and have built impressive resumes that include national television shows like American Idol and Glee, and late night and awards shows with artists such as Kanye West, P. Diddy, and Nicki Minaj. In addition, they have toured internationally with well-known acts such as Celine Dion and Burt Bacharach. Nationally, they have supported Tony Bennett, LeAnn Rhimes, Snoop Dogg, John Williams, Steven Tyler, and Bobby McFerrin. They have appeared on Grammy-nominated records and as part of world-renowned groups Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Il Divo.

For more information, please visit http://rossimusic.biz/electric_angels.php

 About Aria

Scott Fields, Craig Hendry, Liam McLachlan and Jason Short spent much of the 2000s travelling the world with acclaimed Australian vocal group, The Ten Tenors.  Having performed in over 25 countries around the world and more than 250 shows per year, they decided to go their separate ways.  As luck would have it, they all ended up in the USA, and (to cut a long and nap-inducing story short) the lads reunited in 2012 to perform for a one-off charity gala in Texas.  One gig turned into two, two into three, and before long, they realized that they stumbled onto something pretty special.  Thus, ARIA was born.

For more information, please visit http://www.about-entertainment.com/live-act/aria/

 About Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce

Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce serves the luxury capital of the world through marketing, advocacy and education for the Beverly Hills business community. The Chamber – with its committees, councils, staff, and valuable members – works with city officials, local businesses and the community at large to promote the local economy. It serves as the voice of business in Beverly Hills creating a community among local businesses. The Chamber’s broad variety of programs benefits businesses that choose to be actively involved as well as those that do not have the ability to attend many meeting or functions.

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Jacqueline Maddison is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Beverly Hills Magazine. She believes in shining light on the best of the best in life. She welcomes you into the world of the rich and famous with the ultimate luxury lifestyle.
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