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2022 Native American Heritage Month Commemorative Luncheon

The American Indian Chamber
of Commerce
Invites You to Join Us in
Honoring Our Warriors
and in
A Commemoration of
Native American Heritage Month

Our 23rd Annual Warrior Awards

Tribal Leader:
To Be Announced

Corporate Partner:
To Be Announced


Our American Indian Student Scholarships
Submittal Deadline Extended to 11/22
click link for scholarship application

Friday, December 2, 2022
11:00am Silent Auction and Reception
Noon Luncheon

Grand Californian Hotel
Disneyland Resort


For tickets, additional information
or to sponsor call: 


(213) 448-2330 or

To purchase luncheon tickets online, go to:
Specially Priced
Theme Park Tickets Rates:

Tickets are valid from Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022 through Monday, Dec 5, 2022.

Ticket Store Closes at 9:00pm PST on
Thursday, Dec 1, 2022.

COVID Safety Protocols to be Followed
Please Bring a Mask or One Can Be Provided Onsite

Click above to register or contact Malyssa at:

213-448-2330 |

2014 Native American Heritage Month Commemorative Luncheon


We had a great day at our Native American Heritage Month Luncheon with a great meal plus great networking adding up to a very special event to commemorate Native American Heritage month.

The Chamber presented our 15th annual Warrior Awards to Chairman Jeff L. Grubee (left above) of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and Toyota, accepted by Monetta Stephens, above right.

We also awarded our annual Chamber College scholarships to five deserving Native American students – shown below standing with Chairman Grubbe.


The scholarship recipients are (l to r) Kellen Hernandez, Alendra-Marie Logan, Kevin Hale, Theresa Stewart and Ray Martin.

Prestigous Warrior Awards & Annual Scholarships Presented During Our Native American Heritage Month Luncheon
Thursday, November 20th
Grand Californian Hotel - Disney Resort

This is a big event -- and the annual commemoration of Native American Heritage Month by the Chamber and our friends.

So, join us to celebrate, network and to bond with over 300 fellow Chamber members and our supporters on Thursday, November 20th from 11:00 am to 1:45 pm at the Grand Californian Hotel, Disney Resort in Anaheim.

All Chamber General members receive one ticket with their annual membership. Corporate and Tribal membership levels also come with seats to this events.

We will endeavor to do our best to link up everyone with a procurement partner or strategic networking opportunity during the luncheon seating. Contact Sophia with your "connection wish list".

Self parking is hosted and valet parking is also available for a fee. Drive on up to the main entrance of the Grand Californian to be directed to your selection

Here are the details:

11:00 am Silent Auction & Networking Reception

Noon Luncheon & Program

Location: Disney's Grand Californian Hotel
1600 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA

Everyone is welcome! For Tickets and to donate silent auction items contact our Chamber Events gal -

Sophia 213-448-2330 or email

You Can Also Go Online To Purchase Tickets
by clicking here

Our 2013 Native American Heritage Month Luncheon Warriors & Scholars!
14th Annual Presentations of the
Prestigious Warrior Awards congratulations to:

the Southern California Indian Center, Inc.

American Indian Tribal Leader
Richard Gomez, Vice Chair
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Tribe
With Former Warrior Awardees
Lynn Valbuena & Andrew Masiel, Sr.

Annual Student Scholarship Awardees

Thursday, November 14th, 2013
11:00 am Silent Auction & Reception
Noon Luncheon & Program

Grand Californian Hotel – Disneyland Resort
1600 S. Disneyland Drive • Anaheim, CA 92802
Self Parking No Charge • Valet Parking On Your Own

14th Annual Presentations of the Prestigious Warrior Awards

the Southern California Indian Center, Inc.

American Indian Tribal Leader
Richard Gomez, Vice Chair
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Tribe

Awarding of Chamber’s Annual Student Scholarships
click here to link to scholarship application

To Donate Items To the Silent Auction
click here

Procurement Focused Luncheon Seating
To Network With The Best

Who Should Attend:

  • Tribal Leaders

  • Tribal Enterprises

  • Native American Business Owners

  • Corporate America

  • Government Personnel

  • Community Members

  • All American Indian Business Supporters

For Sponsorship Information Contact Chamber President Tracy Stanhoff at 714-898-6364

To purchase individual seats call 213-448-2330.

Please note each Chamber General Member receives one free seat with a their membership.  Tribal and Corporate members please refer to your membership level for seats.

RSVP and/or if you have any questions,
call Sophia Gleich at the Chamber 213-448-2330.

Discounted Disney Resort Ticket Info:

Add to the magic of our Native American Heritage Month Luncheon experience by purchasing specially-priced Disneyland® Resort Theme Park tickets to use before or after our event.

Click here to purchase specially-priced Disneyland® Resort Theme Park tickets. 

These special ticket prices are not available once you arrive at the Resort.

Our ticket store closes at 9:00 PM PST on November 13, 2013

Don't delay!  Prices are subject to change without notice.

Tickets valid from November 11 to November 22, 2013  

Ticket store closes 9:00 PM PST on November 13, 2013

These specially priced tickets are intended only for guests that are participating in this Event. Only the registered attendee is allowed to purchase tickets from this discounted ticket store link and they can purchase up to 8 tickets maximum. We reserve the right to contact the ticket purchaser to request event registration confirmation. If it is discovered that the purchaser of the ticket is not participating or attending this event it will be considered a misuse of this offer and ticket, and the ticket(s) will be blocked and will not be eligible for a refund. In addition these tickets cannot be purchased for the purpose of being resold.

Thank You For Making the 2012 Luncheon A Success

Chamber Announces The 2012 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Chamber Scholars Awardees

The Chamber thanks American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and its Vice President Anthony Piazza for their kind gift pledged during last November’s Native American Heritage Month Luncheon to fund three scholarships for deserving Native American students. 

Seeing the great need for Native student scholarships, Honda “upped the ante” at the luncheon event and announced their support for the next three runners-up to the other annual student awardees whose scholarships were presented during the event – and these next three recipients are also quite deserving, quality students.  They are:

  • Melissa Lewis-Raymond, University of California, Irvine
    Member: Lac Courte Band of Objiwe

  • Cheyenne Garcia, CSU San Marcos
    Member: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

  • Michelle Hoptowit, CSU San Marcos
    Member: Yakama Nation

Thanks Honda!  And, thanks again to all who support the Scholarship Fund

2012 Highlights coming soon

Enjoy Previous Luncheon Highlights!!

Saluting Our 2011 Warrior Awardee Corporation
Northrop Grumman, Vicky Harper-Hall & Gloria Pualani surrounded by
American Indian Business Chamber members.

Saluting Our 2011 Warrior Awardee Tribal Leader
Chairman Bo Mazzetti, Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians, surrounded by
(l to r) Past Warriors – Andrew Masiel, Lynn Valbuena, Audrey Martinez,
Rosemary Morrillo, Marshall McKay

Highlights from the 2010 Awards

Presented by Turquoise Sponsors
SCE (Dennis Thurston), AT&T (Ileana Winterhalter),
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians (Vice Chair Lynn Valbuena) &
Southern California Gas Co/SDG&E, Sempra Energy utilities (Jeff Thorsen)

2010 Warrior Award Winners

Tribal Leader - Lee Acebedo  
Corporation - Carmen Herrera, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS CO/SDG&E, Sempra Energy utilities

The 2010 Chamber Scholarship Recipients

Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, CA

Congratulations to 2009 Warrior Award Winners

(left photo) Tribal Leader - Chairman Marshall McKay  
Corporation - Elva Lima, VERIZON           


(right photo) Chamber Community Honoring of
National Indian Gaming Association
Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr (far right). 
Pictured here with Chamber Board (on left)
and Chairman Stevens' wife, Cheryl (2nd right)

Special Thanks to Former Warrior Winners San Manuel Vice Chair Lynn Valbuena (left)
and  Treasurer Audrey Martinez who  
 conducted the Warrior Award presentation
  to Chairman McKay



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Silent Auction Forms

Your donation of items for this auction or your purchase during this auction supports the Chamber's Annual Scholarship Fund.


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