The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce honored its own on Wednesday at its annual Awards for Chamber Excellence (ACE) luncheon.
The keynote speaker at the event at the Sheraton Reston was Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google and widely known as one of the “Fathers of the Internet.”
The Chamber also installed its new officers and board members. Outgoing Chairman Karen Cleveland, President of Cleveland Coaching Group, passed the gavel to incoming chairman, Michael Bradshaw, Director of Cloud Platform of the East Region, Google.
Cleveland led the Chamber through a successful year. Under Karen’s leadership several Chamber initiatives are currently being implemented, including the Healthy Workplace Initiative; Reston Marketing Initiative; and Re-launching of IncSpire.
Other officers elected by the membership: Charles Kapur, EagleBank (Chair-Elect and Treasurer for 2015-2016); Matt Clary of the Law Office of Matt Clary (General Counsel);
The new board also includes:
- Eileen Ellsworth, Community Foundation of Northern Virginia
- Jill Norcross, Cornerstones
- Cate Fulkerson, Reston Association
- Denise Hogan, Boston Properties
- Eric Horwitz, Odin Feldman & Pittleman
- Diane Holland, Access National Bank
- Angela Inzerillo, Impact Business Solutions
- Joey Musmar, MillerMusmar, CPAs
- Charlene Wheeless, Bechtel
- Jen Sterling, Red Thinking LLC.
The ACE Awards are annual honors where the Chamber recognizes outstanding businesses, volunteers and committees that make the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce a successful place to do business.
This year’s winnners:
Committee of the Year: Communications Committee
Small Business of the Year: Visual Impact Productions, LLC.
Medium Business of the Year: Able Moving & Storage
Large Business of the Year: Odin, Feldman and Pittleman, PC
Member of the Year: Maggie Parker and Comstock Partners
New Member of the Year: Jason Butler, JB Printing & Specialties
Volunteer of the Year: Janel Giambrone, M&T Bank Reston
President’s Award: Cornerstones
Joe Ritchey Pinnacle Award: Matt Brennan, Brennan & Waite, PLC
Top photo: Google’s Vint Cerf at 2015 ACE Awards/Credit: GRCC; Bottom photo: ACE Award/Credit: GRCC