Biz Buzz: Nipomo honors volunteer

Nipomo’s Citizen of the Year, who was honored Saturday at the Chamber of Commerce’s annual installation dinner, says he is a “get-involved kind of guy.”

Mike Eisner moved to Nipomo in 1998 and commuted to his job in San Gabriel Valley, where he ran a flooring business for six years, until 2004.

When he started living in Nipomo full time, Eisner said he really sought out participation in local community service organizations.

He has been active in the Rotary Club of Nipomo, Save the Mesa, Central Coast Salmon Enhancement and the Nipomo Incorporation Committee for Excellence.

Some of his proudest moments have included helping to raise $15,000 to fight polio and helping with a beautification project at Oso Flaco Lake, Eisner said.

“He’s a take-charge kind of guy,” said Cees Dobbe, the chamber board’s president. “But he is not all about the honor and the glory. He’s an unassuming person who simply wants to help the community become a better place.”

To see photos from Saturday night's event, click here.

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