Business Appreciation Event 2015

Every year, the Stafford County Economic Development Authority (EDA) hosts a Business Appreciation Event to celebrate the County's diverse business community. Details for this year's event are coming soon. Sign up to receive details on the event. 

Interested in sponsoring this great event? Contact our office. 

2015 Awards Applications Available - Nominate Your Business Now!

Stafford County is Business Proud and appreciates its businesses 52 weeks a year. Part of the Business Appreciation Event is an award program to highlight some of Stafford's most impressive businesses.  The awards program is growing and YOUR business is encouraged to apply for one of the awards:

Stafford Business of the Year

Business Innovator of the Year

Awards applications are being accepted through Friday, April 24, 2015. Questions? Contact our office.


2014 Business Appreciation Event Highlights

More than 200 attended the 2014 Business Appreciation Event to celebrate the county's business community and to hear the event's keynote speaker, Maurice Jones J.D., Virginia's Secretary of Commerce and Trade. 

2014 award recipients:

Congratulations, winners!

Best Place to Work, Small Business - Childress Heating and AC

Best Place to Work, Large Business - GEICO

Entrepreneur of the Year, Small Business - Dan's Wellness Pharmacy

Entrepreneur of the Year, Large Business - Intuit


More highlights from last year's Business Appreciation Event. 





“I chose to relocate to Stafford County in 1987 because of its proximity to Washington and Richmond and the opportunities it held to start and grow a business.  I opened Stafford Printing, bought a home in Falmouth and, 25 years later, I’ve never regretted either decision. Stafford County is a wonderful place to live and the business climate is second to none in the region. But it’s the people who make Stafford County the place to live and work in the area. Stafford County is more of a community than just a place on the map.“

Howard Owen, President
Stafford Printing