Business Appreciation Event 2014

The Economic Development Authority (EDA) hosted the 2014 Business Appreciation Event on Friday, June 6th at the new Stafford Regional Airport. Stafford County is home to some of the finest businesses in the nation and the event celebrated the County's diverse business community. 

The 2014 Business Appreciation Event's Keynote Speaker was Maurice Jones J.D., Virginia's Secretary of Commerce and Trade. In January 2014, Jones was appointed Secretary of Commerce and Trade by Governor Terry McAuliffe. Prior to his current position, Jones served as Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and President of Pilot Media, the largest print and digital organization in Hampton Roads, Virginia. For Jones' complete bio, click here

Food and beverage was provided by Stafford's own Adventure Brewing Co., Hartwood Winery, Potomac Point Winery, and Heavens Gate Catering



The EDA continued its tradition and presented Business Appreciation Awards in two categories, Entrepreneur of the Year and Best Place to Work. 2014 award recipients include:Congratulations, winners!

Best Place to Work (25- employees) - Childress Heating and AC

Best Place to Work (26+ employees) - GEICO

Entrepreneur of the Year (25-employees) - Dan's Wellness Pharmacy

Entrepreneur of the Year (26+ employees) - Intuit


Other highlights from the event








Thank you again to our event sponsors:





Cask has enjoyed the benefit of being located in an area rich with major defense and Federal organizations, academic institutions and commercial entities, where there exists a diversely talented pool of professionals, ready to embrace Stafford County’s continued economic growth.  We are excited to be a part of this growth and look forward to a lasting partnership with the County and the local community.”

Kate Ehrle, Business Development
Cask Technologies, LLC