A couple dedicated to community service and philanthropy was honored this month by North County business leaders as the Templeton Chamber of Commerce’s Citizens of the Year.
Rob Rosales and Carrie Van Beurden were honored July 12 during the business organization’s annual installation dinner gala held at olive farm and event center The Groves on 41.
The chamber also selected longtime Templeton eatery McPhee's Grill as its Business of the Year.
Rosales and Van Beurden, who have both served as chamber president, have a decade-long history of contributions to the community, according to a chamber news release.
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Rosales, a real estate broker, has served on the Templeton Area Advisory Group and is the chamber’s volunteer government liaison. Van Beurden, founder of the Templeton Women in Business group, has volunteered with local youth through the FFA and Templeton High School Grad Night event. She also manages her family insurance business, Van Beurden Insurance Services Inc.
McPhee's Grill, owned by Ian and June McPhee, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and was honored by the chamber for its charitable contributions.
The restaurant, featured in the Los Angeles Times this year, has supported many local groups such as Rotary, Kiwanis, the Boys & Girls Club and the Templeton Community Library Association, according to the chamber.
The couple’s son, Max McPhee, accepted the award at the dinner, telling its guests “how lucky his family feels to be in a position to serve the community,” the news release states.
The Templeton Chamber of Commerce represents more than 270 North County businesses and citizens.