The Solvang Chamber of Commerce held it’s Annual Community Awards Banquet on Thursday, January 28, 2016. “Grow Your Community, Think Solvang First” was the theme for 2016, selected for its enthusiastic message that reflects the positive growth within our Chamber and in our generous community.

Honorees in categories ranging from Large Business of the Year to City Employee of the Year were lauded.
The banquet, sponsored by the Solvang Chamber of Commerce, was a happy, glitzy affair making its inaugural splash in what is intended to be an annual event. A capacity crowd packed Solvang’s Root 246 restaurant. It attracted a talented array of nominees who aligned with the 2016 theme, “Grow Your Community, Think Solvang First.

One of the night’s big winners – for Small Business of the Year – was dentist Art Kaslow, who couldn’t quite believe his ears when his name was announced. Kaslow, who carried his six-month-old grandson to the stage, said the award was a big surprise.
“I thought I was attending a Chamber of Commerce installation event – and wow, this is just so encouraging to my practice and to me,” he said. “It’s wonderful that the Chamber takes the time and energy to recognize and to reassure and support small, cottage businesses like mine, as well as the larger organizations in this community.”

A. Art Kaslow, DDS is proud to be honored as the 2016 Solvang Small Business of the Year by the Solvang Chamber of Commerce. We would like to thank our patients for your continued support and we are happy to serve not only our family of patients, but our community as well.

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