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Reston Businesses Earn Honors from Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce

by RestonNow.com June 27, 2016 at 2:45 pm 4 Comments

Chamber logo Bechtel, Hidden Creek Country Club and Around Reston magazine are some of the Reston businesses that have earned honors in this year’s Great Reston Chamber of Commerce Awards for Chamber Excellence (ACE).

Winners were announced at a lunch last week. The honorees are companies and individuals who demonstrated excellence as Chamber and community members throughout the year.

ACE Award Winners

  • Committee of the Year: GovCon Committee
  • Small Business of the Year: Around Reston Magazine
  • Medium Business of the Year: Hidden Creek Country Club
    Large Business of the Year: Bechtel
  • Member of the Year: Iris Britt, Iris Britt Consulting
  • New Member of the Year: Intelice Solutions
  • Volunteer of the Year: Roman Blazauskas, SpeedPro Imaging
  • President’s Award: Charles Kapur, Access National Bank
  • Pinnacle Award: Cynthia Hyland

The Chamber also announced its new officers. Outgoing Chairman Michael Bradshaw (Google) passed the gavel to Incoming Chairman Charles Kapur (Access National Bank).

Charlene Wheeless (Bechtel) was elected by the membership as the Chair-Elect. Dee Kakar (M&T Bank) was elected to serve as the Treasurer for 2016-2017. Matt Clary (Law Office of Matt Clary) was selected to serve as General Counsel for 2016-2017.

Delegate Pat Herrity administered the oath of office to incoming and second term Board members, which included:

  • Don Anderson, Sheraton/Westin @ Reston Heights
  • Alex Converse, United Bank
  • Ian Copenhaver, Conversion Pipeline
  • Bailey Edelson, JBG Properties
  • JP Gregory, Marymount University
  • Dustin Imbesi, Hyatt Regency Reston
  • David Kelley, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
  • Eric Levin, Hidden Creek Country Club
  • Tom Madden, Visual Impact Productions
  • Mike Misleh, Veatch Commercial Real Estate
  • Andrew Painter, Walch, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, P.C.
  • Pantea Stevenson, Bean Kinney & Korman
  •  Monica Tressler, Cardinal Bank
  • Kerrie Wilson, Cornerstones
  • Rick Marrero,Northrop Grumman
  • Jim Dyke, McGuireWoods Consulting
  • Eduardo Pagan, Il Fornaio
  • Eileen Ellsworth, Community Foundation for NOVA
  • Michael Donlan, Microsoft
  • Denise Hogan, Boston Properties

  • JoeInReston

    Bechtel? Weren’t they the company that worked on the silver line metro?

    • Greg
      • JoeInReston

        I don’t recall that being a project worthy of honors from the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce.

        If only my employer graded my performance as liberally as the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce.

        • JohninVA

          They HAVE to come up with award winners every year to continue this self congratulatory exercise and keep publicity going for the organization

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