Matty Matoian is informed he won the Leon S. Peters Award in December. Photo by Frank Lopez
Written by The Business Journal Staff
The Fresno Chamber of Commerce today honored Matty Matoian of OK Produce with the Leon S. Peters Award.
The Chamber reported a full house for the Valley Business Awards Luncheon at the Fresno Convention Center New Exhibit Hall Wednesday.
Matoian was the second-generation family executive of OK Produce, a fresh fruits and vegetable distributor founded by his father in 1950. Matoian retired in 2008, but continues a long career of philanthropy.
Milano Restaurants International was the recipient of the Harold Zinkin Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Milano is the franchising body for restaurant brands including Me-n-Ed’s, Blast & Brew and Piazza Del Pane.
Lanna Coffee Co. won the Rising Star of the year Award. Based in Downtown Fresno, Lanna Coffee roasts and distributes ethically-sourced coffee.
Gladys Sanchez of Tony’s Coconut Fusion won the Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Tony’s Coconut Fusion is a food truck that serves its dishes in coconut shells.