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Today’s conversation for The Valley Business Today with host, Janet Michael was recorded on location at Shaffer’s BBQ & Market in Middletown. Shaffer’s owner, Matt was recently named the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber’s Small Business of the Year at their Greater Good Awards which took place on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club. You can listen to the show by clicking here.
Vanessa McAllister, Director of Programs & Events for the chamber was Janet’s co-host today. Joining them for the conversation was Frederick County Sheriff, Lenny Millholland who was recently named Citizen of the Year, and Barry Lee who received the Lifetime Community Impact Award. The group talked about the event and what being winning meant to each of them. The conversation was full of stories and laughter.
The purpose of the “Greater Good Awards” is to celebrate outstanding individuals and businesses for the contributions they make to the quality of life and economic stability of our region through genuine community commitment, dedication to excellence, and ethical and creative business practices. Award winners are chosen by an impartial committee of past Chamber board chairs. Awards include Large Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Non-profit of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Emerging Leader Award, James R. Wilkins Sr. Legacy Award, and Lifetime Community Impact Award.
Other award winners from the event were:
Katrina Smith – RE/MAX Synergy | Entrepreneur of the Year
Valley Proteins, Inc. | Large Business of the Year
David Kent | Emerging Leader
Winchester Rescue Mission | Non-Profit of the Year
Vanessa also talked about the newly named Legacy Awards. Before the conversation wrapped, Vanessa gave a few details for some upcoming events: Corporate Challenge, Valor Awards & Valley Business Women‘s Night Out.
Middletown is accepting nominations for the prestigious Citizen of the year award.
If you know of a citizen of Middletown that has made a significant contribution to the town submit their name by May 31.
You should include the reason for the nomination.
Nominations are accepted at the town’s Facebook page or you can email the town clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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