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Chamber STANDARD PRESORT U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 82 WOODSTOCK, VA JANUARY 2014 • THE AWARD-WINNING PUBLICATION THAT COVERS THE fredericksburg regional BUSINESS COMMUNITY • Volume 32 • Number 1 Chamber to celebrate business leaders at 2014 Annual Awards and Gala Focus on... 2014 General Assembly Session Made in FredVA . ........ 10-11 Trailblazer Quarles Energy Services..............................4 Member News New Members.......................5 Chamber Calendar...............6 Non-Profit Corner................7 Partners in Aging Fredericksburg Area Museum Seminar Corner Seminar Corner....................6 Financial Corner Financial Corner....... page 7 Business Briefs................. pages 14-15 16-17 Business Link...................... 19 The Fredericksburg Region is blessed with a wide array of active, forward-thinking business leaders who work to keep the local economy humming. The Chamber will fete those who succeed in commerce and who lend a hand to others at the 2014 Annual Awards and Gala. Order your tickets now for this evening of dining, dancing and applauding those who do so much for our community. The festivities – including a Silent Auction showcasing a variety of local goods and services – will take place starting at 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31 at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center. BB&T is serving as the gala’s Title Sponsor. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Business of the Year Awards and the Entrepreneur of the Year Award. These awards honor businesses and business owners that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service in the Fredericksburg Region. The Chamber will present a Business of the Year Award to a Left: Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for some run after the award ceremony at the 2014 gala! Above: The Title Professionals, LLC took home the 2013 Small Business of the Year Award. Join us on Jan. 31 to find out the winners of the 2014 awards! The Chamber would like to thank the following businesses whose generosity will make possible the 2013 Gala: Title Sponsor BB&T Hospitality Sponsor Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center Bronze Sponsor Hyatt Place Linen Sponsor Wells Fargo Continued on page 3 Area lawmakers talk Medicaid, budgets, transportation at “Pancakes and Politics” Members of the Fredericksburg Region’s legislative delegation are predicting a packed schedule when the General Assembly convenes later this month. Creating a balanced two-year budget, meeting the commonwealth’s healthcare needs and continuing to provide transportation improvements are likely to garner the lion’s share of attention during the 60-day legislative session. House of Delegates Speaker Bill Howell, Sens. Bryce Reeves and Richard Stuart, Del. Mark Cole and Del.-elect Buddy Fowler shared their thoughts on these and other issues during a panel discussion at the Chamber’s “Pancakes and Politics” event. Dr. Stephen Farnsworth with the University of Mary Washington moderated the panel discussion. Continued on page 12 Members of the Fredericksburg Region’s legislative delegation (l-r) – Del. Mark Cole, Del.-elect Buddy Fowler, Sens. Bryce Reeves and Richard Stuart, and House of Delegates Speaker Bill Howell – discussed a variety of issues at the “Pancakes and Politics” event. The Chamber would like to thank the following sponsors for making possible “Pancakes & Politics”: Title Sponsor Gold Sponsors Dominion Virginia Power Keolis Rail Services Virginia Rappahannock Electric Cooperative Bronze Sponsor Mid-Atlantic Foam

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