Kudos to: Dale Carlsen, founder of Sleep Train Mattress Centers
Accomplishment: Won the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the retail and consumer products category in Northern California.
Details: The award recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence in areas that include innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Kudos to: Muriel Johnson, community leader
Accomplishment: Junior League of Sacramento Community Star Award recipient.
Details: The former Sacramento County supervisor is said to have raised more than $10 million for dozens of community service projects, the arts and charities. Her work as a volunteer has greatly benefited the region.
Kudos to: Steve Trombetta, Colfax High teacher
Accomplishment: After 29 years of inspiring students, the math teacher is retiring
Details: Students said they always knew Trombetta cared about them. He gave them his home phone number and was always there to help. A farewell dance is planned. See school website for details: www.puhsd.k12.ca.us/ colfax
Kudos to: Sacramento International's new Terminal B
Accomplishment: Sacramento International Airport's new terminal was named aviation project of the year by the California Transportation Foundation
Details: The $1 billion "Big Build" was the largest capital improvement program in Sacramento County history. The foundation award recognizes excellence in transportation projects.
Bill Lindelof, email@example.com