King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture members surprise Mee Memorial Healthcare System employees with the news that the local health organization is the Chamber’s 2021 Business of the Year. (Contributed Photo)

KING CITY — King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture has announced the 2021 winners of the organization’s annual awards.

This year’s award winners are: Mee Memorial Healthcare System as Business of the Year; longtime residents John and Karen Jernigan as Citizens of the Year; and local volunteer Evette Wheeler as Friend of the Community.

Each winner was recently surprised with the news, and they will all be honored at the Chamber’s Annual Awards Dinner set for Saturday, March 5.

John and Karen Jernigan
Evette Wheeler
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Ryan Cronk is the managing editor for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for South Monterey County and the surrounding communities.


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