The Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce honored native companies for his or her successes, entrepreneurial spirit, and group dedication Friday at its thirtieth annual Awards & Gala.
Jaime Garza gained the Entrepreneur of the 12 months award. Garza has mixed his video and storytelling abilities to assist enterprise house owners, nonprofit leaders and brides and grooms inform their tales via video. In the course of the pandemic, he teamed with different small companies to spotlight the resilience of our group.
A. Smith Bowman Distillery acquired the Small Enterprise of the 12 months award. Shutting all the way down to the general public for months when COVID-19 hit, the enterprise pivoted from one form of distilled product to a different, producing hand sanitizer and disinfectants. The primary batches have been donated to native front-line employees and people in danger locally.
Atlantic Builders acquired the Massive Enterprise of the 12 months award. The chamber notes that executives Adam Fried, Tom Schoedel and Gene Brown lead with core values that stretch to staff as they supply distinctive service to their clients. Atlantic Builders has served the area for 33 years, and they’re proud to have a administration philosophy of “If the corporate does effectively, all of us do effectively”.
Michelle Caldwell Thompson gained the Prince B. Woodard Management Award, given to a person who has supplied years of service and dedication to the Fredericksburg area. It’s named for the previous Mary Washington School president whose, imaginative and prescient, integrity and dedication to serving others made her a pillar for the group.