Thank you to Our Sponsors!
Congratulations to the 96th Annual Awards Banquet Winners!
The 2020 Businessperson of the Year
Mansour Asimipour of A & K Development Corporation.
Business Person of the Year Award Sponsor
The Licata Group Realty, John Licata
Mansour is a longtime resident of Orange County. He is the president of A & K Development Corporation and has built over 400 homes, the Germanna Townhouses, the Twins of Germanna Office Park, and he is currently completing the Trinity Senior Village.
He provided a location for Locust Grove Walmart that is now a thriving business anchor for Orange County. He contributes to many local charities and civic groups. He is a stellar example of an American Citizen.
The 2020 Agri-business of the Year
Todd & Lisa Harris, son Paul Harris, and daughter Amelia Marshall
Agri- business of the Year Award Sponsor
Virginia Farm Bureau, Doug Harris
Todd and Lisa operate a large, diversified farming operation of 250 head cow/calf operation and 700 acres of corn, soybeans, and hay. Todd and Lisa are good stewards of the land, implementing best practices in both their Cattle and cropping operations. The Harris’s are known for helping their neighbors and friends, supporters of 4-H, and the Orange County Fair.
They are owners of several local businesses supporting not only the agriculture community but the economic development of the entire county and surrounding areas.
2020 Suzie Miller Community Service
Simon Grey ( Pam Frederick of Germanna Community College accepted the award in Simon Grey's absence)
Suzie Miller Community Service Award Sponsor
University of Virginia Community Credit Union
(Evelyn Pritchett Jackson presented the award for
UVA Community Credit Union)
Simon Gray is a Germanna Community College Board member that has been dedicated to the STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program in Orange County. He is passionate about introducing our youth into the STEM fields.
Gray, who has been a key volunteer in national robotics events, has organized FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics competitions for Orange County middle and high school students.
He has also introduced Sea Perch, an innovative underwater robotics program adopted by the Naval Sea Systems Command into two Orange county middle schools. STEM summer camps are now regularly held in the county with the support form NSWC Dahlgren division.
2020 John L. Stanley Award
Bryan Hargett ( Yvette Ruiz Of Edward Jones of Locust Grove accepted the award for Bryan Hargett)
John L. Stanley for Excellence Award Sponsor
Design Craft Homes
Bryan is a long time Chamber member and is always there to help and support where help is needed. Bryan attends most of our events and it is common to see him helping afterwards with cleanup and trash hauling. Bryan is very generous within our community, both with his time and donations.
Bryan is active on multiple boards and organizations in Orange County. He is committed to our Chamber and most importantly our community!
2020 William Carrington Business and Education Award
Green Applications with Orange County High School, Virginia Career Works- Piedmont Region, Rappahannock Goodwill Industries, and the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services have piloted a workforce initiative called the Pipeline Project.
William Carrington Business and Education Award Sponsor
Green Applications in collaboration with Patricia Morgan from Orange County Public Schools, Sara Drebes from Virginia Career Works- Piedmont Region, Rappahannock Goodwill Industries, and Nikki Mangold and Jackie Kanupp with The Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services have piloted a workforce initiative called the Pipeline Project.
The project was created out of Green Applications desire to establish a pipeline of high school graduates with the skills and interest to pursue a career in the print industry.
Over the course of 16 weeks, the program offers career exploration, work readiness, soft skills, mentorship, and paid internships at Green applications to high school seniors. Green applications president Dave Kilgore told Students and parents who recently participated in a tour of their Gordonsville facility, “Those of you who successfully complete the Pipeline Project and internship- rest assured, you’ll have a full-time job waiting for you here when you graduate”.
We owe a special THANK YOU to all the volunteers that worked during the 96th Annual Awards Banquet for a successful event!
Dr. Eileen Whelen - Orange Chiropractic & Family
Leigh Ann Cubbage - Americare Plus
Erin Dean - Central Virginia Accounting and Payroll
Amy Leddon - AFLAC
Teresa Brooks - Lakeside Title & Escrow
Barbara Crane - The Licata Group Realty
Mary Maurer - The Licata Group Realty
Tyler Donnels - The Licata Group Realty
Keith Neeley - The Licata Group Realty
Pat Licata - The Licata Group Realty
Joe Jackson - Lakeside Title & Escrow
Kay Pierce - Pierce Heating and AC
Doug Harris - Virginia Farm Bureau
Sam Kessler -Chesapeake Community Bank
Alex Rayfield - Realtors Choice Home Inspections
Corrine McKay - Copy Stop
Charisse Anderson - Alcova Mortgage