Provided by Prince William Chamber of Commerce
The Prince William Chamber of Commerce celebrated passion and excellence in the business community with their annual Business Awards banquet on Feb. 26 at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. The Freedom Bank, Business Growth Vision Partner, was recognized as the newest Chamber Vision Partner. Rick Davis, Dean of the George Mason University College of Performing Arts and Executive Director of the Hylton Performing Arts Center, served as Master of Ceremonies. In addition to the Chamber’s awards, the event also featured awards presented by the Leadership of the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and the Prince William County.
And the winners are…
Agnes L. Colgan Community Service Awards
The 2019 Agnes L. Colgan Community Service Awards sponsored by Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center
These awards are named after the first wife of the late Senator Colgan, Agnes Colgan (deceased). As a mother and grandmother she was known to live by example, compelling family, friends and strangers to reach out to others in need and view the world with an empathetic heart. Mrs. Colgan was an avid volunteer and fundraiser for a wide array of charitable organizations including the American Red Cross, SERVE and Transitional Housing BARN. Each of the winners received an award to display in addition to a check for $1,000.
Health & Human Services: CASA-Court Appointed Special Advocates
Arts & Education: HireGround, Inc.
Charles J. Colgan Visionary Award:
The 2019 Charles J. Colgan Visionary Award sponsored by Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, PC.
Named after the late Virginia statesman Senator Charles Colgan, the Visionary Award is meant to be awarded to an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership, including but not limited to their own organization. Just like Senator Colgan, a long-time member of the Chamber with Colgan Air and a Past Chairman of the Board, this individual should be known as an innovator, a great partner, a visionary and an advocate for his or her community and beyond. This is the fourth year in which the award has been presented.
The Honorable Kathleen Seefeldt, Former Chairman Prince William Board of County Supervisors
Innovative Practice or Partnership of the Year: Leadership Prince William & Comcast
The 2019 Innovative Practice or Partnership of the Year Award sponsored by Joint Technology Solutions.
Community Outreach Award: Apple Federal Credit Union and Mr. Handyman
The 2019 Community Outreach Award sponsored by OmniRide.
Hospitality & Tourism Award: MurLarkey Distilled Spirits, LLC
Excellence in Construction or General Contracting: Mike Garcia Construction, Inc.
Tech Company of the Year: Lockheed Martin Rotary & Mission Systems
The 2019 Tech Company of the Year Award sponsored by Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company
Emerging Business of the Year: Avision Worldwide
The 2019 Emerging Business of the Year Award sponsored by Bennett, Atkinson & Associates, PC.
Excellence in Small Business (1-10 Employees): Loveless Porter Architects, LLC
The 2019 Excellence in Small Business Award sponsored by Merritt Companies
Business Excellence Award (11+ Employees): DuvallWheeler, CPAs
The 2019 Business Excellence Award sponsored by First Virginia Community Bank.
Additional sponsors for the 2019 Prince William Chamber of Commerce Business Awards included Reception Sponsor Iron Mountain Data Centers; Wine Host Sponsor Whitlock Wealth Management; Program Sponsor Comcast Spotlight; and Community Partner InsideNOVA Prince William.