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Prince William Chamber of Commerce Announces 2017 Business Award Nominees

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Press Release

Date:  January 25, 2017

 

Contact:    Andrea Short, Director of Marketing & Communications

Prince William Chamber of Commerce

ashort@pwchamber.org; 571-765-1876

 

Prince William Chamber of Commerce Announces 2017 Business Award Nominees

Manassas, VA-The Prince William Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the nominees for their 2017 Business Awards. This year 73 nominations were received with 52 member businesses recognized. Winners will be announced at the Chamber’s Business Awards Dinner on Tuesday, February 28 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas. The awards are sponsored by Northern Virginia Community College. James MacGregor, Publisher of the Washington Business Journal will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

This year will be the second year that the Charles J. Colgan Visionary Award, sponsored by Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, PC will be given out. Named for Virginia’s beloved longest-serving statesman, the award honors an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership, including but not limited to their own organization. Like Senator Colgan, the individual should be known as an innovator, a great partner, a visionary and an advocate for their community and beyond.

 “I was proud to receive the Chamber’s inaugural Charles Colgan Visionary Award,” said 2016 winner Rex Parr (center right holding plaque). Parr is the former CEO of Didlake, Inc. and now runs a management consulting firm in his retirement. “The Prince William Chamber has been an important part of my personal and professional development.  I hope I’ve given back as much as I’ve gained.” (Also pictured from left to right are Bernie Niemeier, Publisher of Virginia Business Magazine; Dalena Kanouse, CEO of MTCI-Management & Training Consultants, Inc.; Senator Charles Colgan; Debbie Jones, Chamber President & CEO; Michael Vanderpool, Founding Partner, Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, PC; Dr. Sam Hill, Provost, Northern Virginia Community College Woodbridge Campus.

The 2017 nominees for the Charles J. Colgan Visionary Award category are:

  • Carlos Castro, Todos Supermarkets
  • Charlie Deane (Retired)
  • Linda Decker, Flory Small Business Center
  • Bishop Lyle Dukes, Harvest Life Changers Church
  • Robert Heltzel, Heltzel Mortgage
  • Rick Hendershot, Hendershot-Burkhardt & Associates, CPA
  • Guy Hinkler, Insperity
  • The Honorable John Jenkins, Prince William Board of County Supervisors
  • Dr. Gary Jones, Youth for Tomorrow
  • Donna Snellings, NOVEC
  • Robert Tolson (Retired)
  • Michael Vanderpool, Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, PC

Nominees in the other eight categories are…

Excellence in Small Business Award (1-10 Employees):

  • Bennett, Atkinson & Associates, PC
  • Heart 2 Heart Catering, LLC
  • Kensington Vanguard National Land Services
  • K.W. Smith & Son, Inc.
  • Metro Sign & Design, Inc.
  • New York Life-Mark Toone
  • Transaction Expert

Business Excellence Award (11+ Employees):

  • Apple Federal Credit Union
  • Chick-fil-A at Sowder Village
  • Everest College
  • Hepburn & Sons, LLC
  • Jabs Construction, Inc.
  • Offix
  • Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, PC

Emerging Business of the Year:

  • Everest College
  • Kensington Vanguard National Land Services
  • KO Distilling
  • The Marlo Company, Inc.
  • New York Life-Mark Toone
  • VA StrEats

Innovative Practice/Partnership of the Year:

  • Bookworm Central
  • City of Manassas Park-Parks & Recreation
  • EIDOS Technologies, LLC
  • Historic Manassas, Inc.
  • Northern Virginia Checker Cab
  • Novant Health UVA Health System
  • Prince William County Solid Waste
  • Project Mend-A-House

Community Outreach Award:

  • Access National Bank
  • Apple Federal Credit Union
  • Chick-fil-A at Sowder Village
  • City of Manassas Park-Parks & Recreation
  • Heart 2 Heart Catering, LLC
  • Hendershot-Burkhardt & Associates, CPA
  • Jirani Coffeehouse
  • Mr. Handyman
  • Transaction Expert
  • What’s Up Prince William

Government Contractor of the Year:

  • Athena Construction Group
  • Contract Solutions, Inc.
  • Cyber Defense Solutions
  • First Coast Security
  • MTCI-Management & Training Consultants, Inc.
  • Zeiders Enterprises, Inc.

Outstanding Professional Service Award:

  • All Things Writing, LLC
  • Baden Contracting
  • FirstLight HomeCare of Woodbridge
  • Heart 2 Heart Catering, LLC
  • Hendershot-Burkhardt & Associates, CPA
  • Mr. Handyman
  • Offix
  • Old Hickory Golf Club
  • Strategic FAR Advisors
  • Twin Air, LLC
  • Weber Rector Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc.

Tech Company of the Year:

  • Aurora Flight Sciences
  • Offix
  • Storage Strategies, Inc.
  • SYSUSA, Inc.
  • Tracen Technologies, Inc.

Additional sponsors for the Prince William Chamber of Commerce Business Awards include: Reception Sponsor NOVEC-Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative; Wine Host Sponsor Whitlock Wealth Management and Community Partner InsideNOVA Prince William. All are welcome to attend. Tickets are $75 per person; $90 for those who are not members of the Chamber. For more information on the 2017 Business Awards, or to purchase tickets visit pwchamber.org/events/business-awards.

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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.

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