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Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt to Take Home Award at Valley of the Stars Event

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt will take home the Janet & Bert Boeckman Business Leadership Award at the Valley Economic Alliance’s 2022 Valley of the Stars Award Gala in April, the nonprofit announced Friday.

The Encino-based frozen yogurt chain, founded in 2007, is now the world’s largest self-serve frozen yogurt franchise with more than 540 locations worldwide. Chief executive Amit Kleinberger will be honored for his business’ success at the alliance’s annual gala, which celebrates the businesses, people, and personalities that contribute to the vitality of the San Fernando Valley.

“We are thrilled to honor great corporate citizens like Menchie’s, who choose to make the San Fernando Valley their home. For 15 years, Menchie’s has thrived in their headquarters in the Valley and has grown to 540 locations worldwide. We applaud CEO Amit Kleinberger for his vision and compassion as he leads his company toward continued growth” Sonya Blake, chief executive of The Valley Economic Alliance, said in a statement.

Earlier, the alliance announced that Ken Craft, chief executive at Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, will receive the 2022 Star of the Valley Humanitarian Award.

The awards gala on April 8 will feature television personality Jerry O’Connell as master of ceremonies. The event will take place at the Castaway Burbank located at 1250 E. Harvard Road in Burbank.

Katherine Tangalakis-Lippert
Katherine Tangalakis-Lippert
Katherine Tangalakis-Lippert is a Los Angeles-based reporter covering retail, hospitality and philanthropy for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. In addition to her current beat, she is particularly interested in criminal justice topics, health and science stories and investigative journalism. She received her AA in Humanities from Moorpark College in 2016, her BA in Communication from Cal Lutheran University in 2019 and followed it up with a MA in Specialized Journalism from USC in the summer of 2020. Through her work, Katherine aspires to help strengthen the fragile trust between members of the media and the public.

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