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Nuffer, Smith, Tucker Named ‘Business of the Year’ by San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

SAN DIEGO – For its four decades of positive community impact and exemplary leadership in the public relations industry, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is honoring Nuffer, Smith, Tucker Public Relations as its 2015 Business of the Year.

Having partnered with or represented many of San Diego’s most notable brands and organizations – including WD-40 Company, Chicken of the Sea, Sony Electronics, San Diego Zoo, San Diego State University, the chamber and others over the last 40 years – the firm was recognized for its overall contribution to the promotion, economic growth, stability and improvement of the region. Past winners of the award include ESET, Qualcomm and Taylor Guitars.

"Nuffer, Smith, Tucker is an industry leader, San Diego small business success story, and long-standing member of the San Diego Regional Chamber," said Jerry Sanders, president and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. "We are proud to honor them with the Business of the Year award."

The announcement was made on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 at the Chamber’s 144th Anniversary Celebration at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, with the award being presented to Bill Trumpfheller, president of Nuffer, Smith, Tucker, in front of more than 1,000 business and community leaders in attendance.

"Every day, our team puts its passion and expertise into action to make a difference for our clients and the communities in which we live," said Trumpfheller. "To be recognized for that commitment is a great honor."

Nuffer, Smith, Tucker has been a member of the chamber for four decades, with key team members serving as board chair, board members and committee members during that time. Most recently, NST assisted the chamber with bringing its new strategic direction to life, including the development of a new positioning platform, key messages, and logo and collateral package.
Nuffer, Smith, Tucker is a full-service public relations firm with media relations, strategic planning, issues and crisis management, public affairs, binational relations, graphic design, interactive, and social media capabilities. The company recently relocated its office to Hillcrest after 13 years in downtown San Diego.

About Nuffer, Smith, Tucker
Nuffer, Smith, Tucker is an award-winning public relations and interactive firm headquartered in San Diego. The firm offers a full spectrum of services backed with 40 years of hands-on experience to help its clients explore how relationships, conversations and storytelling are strategically formed into solutions to help achieve their business goals. Nuffer, Smith, Tucker is a partner in The WORLDCOM Public Relations Group, the world’s leading collaborative of global public relations firms. For more information about Nuffer, Smith, Tucker, visit or the firm’s Facebook page,

About the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
The San Diego Regional Chamber is the hub for connections and collaboration among the regional business community, and uses that clout to advocate for public policies and candidates that support economic growth and the creation of jobs for all businesses. As the largest chamber on the West Coast, representing more than 3,000 businesses and 400,000 employees, the San Diego Regional Chamber is fighting to make San Diego the most business-friendly region in California. For more information, please visit or call 619-544-1300.

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