Prior to the Chamber of Commerce business awards, the Prescott Area Young Professionals gave out the group's fifth annual Visionary Awards.
Eight young professionals with great potential were honored:
Ariania Bennett, account executive for Cable One Advertising and PAYP membership chair.
Michelle Blevins, membership and marketing director of the Prescott YMCA and a volunteer with numerous groups.
Jessica Compton, recreation coordinator for the Town of Prescott Valley and PAYP volunteer coordinator.
Stan Goligoski, executive director for the Yavapai County School Superintendent - a native who moved back to Prescott in 2012 after 20 years in the military.
Andy Jolley, founder of the Prescott Law Group and youth sports coach.
Michael Kouvelas, owner of the Hassayampa Inn and board member for the Boys and Girls Club of Central Arizona.
Alex Wright, director of the Yavapai College Regional Economic Development Center - while working on a doctorate concerning community development in the 21st century.
Toby York, owner of the Peaks Realty, the Hike Shack, Phantom Tek, Rugged Trail Tours and Prescott Peaks Group. He is also a board member for the Highlands Center for Natural History.