Prince William Chamber of Commerce Announces 2022 Charles J. Colgan Visionary Award Nominees

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Provided by Prince William Chamber of Commerce

 On Thursday, Feb, 24, 2022, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., the Prince William Chamber of Commerce will host the annual 2022 Business Awards. The event includes dinner, Awards Ceremony and Silent Auction and will be held at Heritage Hunt Golf and Country Club. To register, go to, or call 703.368.6600.

This black-tie optional evening recognizes business leaders from Prince William County, the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park in areas of innovation, community involvement and incredible growth as entrepreneurs and a business community.  The evening is capped off with the presentation of the Charles J. Colgan Visionary Award.

The Charles J. Colgan Visionary Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership, is known as an innovator, a great partner, and an advocate for their community and beyond.  This year’s nominees are:

  • Dr. Randall Edwards
  • Lovey Hammel
  • Dr. Alice Howard
  • Michael Lubeley, Esq
  • The Honorable Harry “Hal” J. Parrish, II

Previous Winners include David Brickley (2021), Marty Nohe (2020), Kathleen Seefeldt (2019), Manley Garber (2018), Carlos Castro (2017) and Rex Parr (2016).

“We are excited to be able to hold the 2022 Business Awards in-person again.  The evening will be full of surprises and celebrations,” said Debbie Jones, President & CEO, Prince William Chamber.

Chuck Colgan lived by a simple set of rules known as Chuck Colgan’s Top Ten. All nominees should be an individual who live in the same way and work to help the Prince William Community thrive.

Chuck Colgan’s Top Ten

  1. There is no such word as can’t.
  2. A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.
  3. A smile is like a business card, it only works if you give it away.
  4. Always be worth more than you are being paid.
  5. Find something you love to do, then find a way to get paid for doing it.
  6. The best way to defeat your enemy is to make him your friend.
  7. Nine out of ten things you worry about never happen.
  8. When you’re getting ahead in life, make sure you reach out and give someone a hand up.
  9. Live your life in such a way that if someone speaks ill of you, no one will believe them.

And number 10 – Always ask yourself….. Am I doing the right thing?


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