Business Person of the Year

For the Business Person of the Year, the selection was made from a number of suggested candidates, based on a history of success in business and contributions to the community.

More specifically, the Chamber’s Business Person of the Year is to have qualities among the following characteristics.

  • Is a member of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Owns or is part of a Newport Business or a company doing business in Newport Beach
  • Successful business person
  • Affiliated with other leaders in business
  • Involved in philanthropic activities
  • Supporter of local community activities
  • Serves as a role model for other business persons

Newport Beach Business Person of the Year Recipients

2021 – Mario Marovic

2019 – Jim Walker