2024 Business Appreciation Reception
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 | 5:00-7:00 PM
Riverside Center for the Performing Arts
95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22406
Stafford County takes pride in its vibrant community of dedicated, loyal, and philanthropic professionals and leaders who have chosen to make Stafford their business home. This annual event is a celebration of Stafford’s businesses, honoring the past, acknowledging the present, and anticipating the promising future ahead!
Awards will be presented to businesses who are nominated and selected for one of the following: Business of the Year Award, Innovation Award and the Donald H. Newlin Community Stewardship Award. Award Nominations will open on Thursday, February 1st, and will close on Thursday, February 29th, at noon.
The following award categories are available for nomination:
Business of the Year Award:
This award is to honor a local Stafford business who exemplifies the quality and standards of business in Stafford. This awardee is recognized as a business that contributes to the economic growth and quality of life in Stafford and whose practices and professional conduct contribute to a sense of cooperation within the entire business community. Some of the specific criteria that could be considered for this award include: a successful strategy, growth, community involvement, exceptional customer service.
Community Stewardship Award:
This award distinguishes a business, organization or person who demonstrates selfless community care by carrying out and/or participating in community service projects. These projects may be industry related or non-industry related activities. Some of the specific criteria that could be considered for this award include: volunteering of time, resources, monetary contributions, general philanthropic activity and service.
This award recognizes big thinkers, action takers and creative problem solvers. This award is intended to honor true innovation from startups to established entities or individuals. Some of the specific criteria that could be considered for this award include: new product or programs, and community impact solutions.
If you have any questions, or for more information, please contact Linzy Browne at LBrowne@staffordcountyva.gov