For Immediate Release
Date: Thursday, May 08, 2014
Contact: Andrea Whaley, Prince William Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Celebrates Outgoing Chairman Bill White with Blue Jeans, BBQ & Boogie
Prince William, Virginia— Members of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce met to honor Bill White, Chamber Chairman for the 2013-2014 year, at the Chairman’s Reception last Friday evening. Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA hosted the Blue Jeans, BBQ & Boogie themed event in their newly remodeled VIP facilities. Sponsors included Apple Federal Credit Union, Suntrust Bank, QMT Windchimes, NOVEC-Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative, and Verizon FIOS. The Presenting Sponsor was Novant Health.
Activities included a BBQ competition featuring a “Peoples Choice” award based on audience voting, and the title of “Grand BBQ Master,” awarded based on the decision of a panel of three judges. Restaurants and caterers that took to the grill in the competition included: Georgetown Caterers, Dyvine BBQ in Motion, Ponchos Tex Mex & BBQ, and Bad to the Bone Smokehouse. When the votes had been counted and scores tallied, Bad to the Bone Smokehouse took home both the People’s Choice and Grand BBQ Master prizes. Type A, a popular local band performed classic rock hits. Raffle Prizes included a round of golf at Old Hickory Golf Club and tickets for two to see Amaluna, the new show by Cirque du Soleil at the Plateau at National Harbour.
Said Acting Chamber President & CEO Debbie Jones, “This event brought together a diverse group of members through a shared love of food and music in celebration of Bill White’s successes at the Chamber. It was a lot of fun to see everyone come out in support of Bill, just enjoying one another’s company. So much of what we do as a Chamber is program-focused and rightly so. But it’s always great to have the chance to do something that is all about bringing our members together as a community.”
The Chamber will wrap up their fiscal year at the Annual Meeting –“State of the Chamber” Luncheon, Wednesday, June 25; 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Montclair Country Club. Chamber leadership will present the 2013-2014 Annual Report over lunch and install the 2014-2015 Board of Directors. The Award for Chamber Member of the Year will also be awarded at this event.
Chase Hoover (left) and Bobby Lyttle (right), owners of Bad to the Bone Smokehouse in Gainesville, VA serve up samples in hopes of winning the “People’s Choice” award. The duo took home both the “People’s Choice Award” and the title of Grand BBQ Master.
Derrick Wood, Owner of Dyvine BBQ in Motion and the staff of the new Haven at Fortuna Village.
Type A performs in the VIP club at Jiffy Lube Live.
About the Prince William Chamber of Commerce:
The Prince William Chamber of Commerce is the strongest voice for the business community in the Washington, DC Metropolitan region. Together with our diverse membership, representing nearly 70,000 employees we work to create an environment where business and people thrive. To accomplish this, we focus our efforts in the key areas of business growth, economic development, advocacy, education and community outreach. In this way, we are building a solid foundation for the success of our business members and our community. For more information, visit our website at www.pwchamber.org or call the Prince William Chamber at 703-368-6600.