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his “extra edition” of the InsideNoVa/ Prince William weekly newspaper was produced for members of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the chamber’s 2022 Business Awards banquet on Feb. 24. In addition to being handed out at the end of that event, this section is being mailed to over 1,300 members of the chamber (thanks to Whitlock Wealth Management) and also being inserted into the March 3 edition of our newspaper. One thing we have all learned during the past two years has been the importance of local businesses. As a small local business ourselves, and a Prince William Chamber member and sponsor, InsideNoVa/Prince William is delighted again this year to have this unique opportunity to recognize the nearly 100 nominees and the winners. The brief summaries in the pages that follow only scratch the surface when it comes to spotlighting the work, the drive and the resilience – by their owners and leaders and by their employees – that have made these businesses and organizations successful. All the summaries were provided by the nominees. InsideNoVa/Prince William, based in Wood-
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Charles J. Colgan Visionary Award
Hal Parrish receives Colgan Award WINNER
Previous Colgan Award recipients
arry “Hal”J. Parrish II, former mayor of the city of Manassas, received the Charles J. Colgan Visionary Award from the Prince William Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 24. The award, named in memory of the state senator who passed away in January 2017, recognizes individuals for their service to the business community. It was presented during the chamber’s annual business awards dinner at Heritage Hunt Golf & Country Club. A second-generation public servant who was born in Manassas, Parrish was first elected to City Council in 1996. He went on to be chosen by the council as vice-mayor in 1999 and was elected mayor in 2008. He was re-elected in 2012 and 2016 before deciding to retire before the 2020 election. Parrish was following in the footsteps of his father, Harry Parrish Sr. The elder Parrish was elected to the town council of Manassas in 1951. He served on that body until 1963, when he was elected mayor. He served in that capacity until 1981 and then became a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1982. He served in the General Assembly until his death in 2006. The old Manassas City Hall building is named after him. Hal Parrish watched Manassas become a city in
2016: Rex Parr 2017: Carlos Castro 2018: J. Manley Garber 2019: Kathleen Seefeldt 2020: Martin Nohe 2021: David Brickley
Fuel. During his time on council and as mayor, Parrish advocated for and spearheaded a number of community projects, including: • The replacement of Baldwin Elementary School Former Manassas Mayor Harry J. “Hal” Parrish II received the shortly after the Great Recession. Prince William Chamber of Commerce’s Charles J. Colgan Vi• The transformation of Old Town Manassas into a sionary Award. INSIDENOVA FILE PHOTO thriving dining and shopping destination. 1975. He attended the original Baldwin Elemen• The development and expansion of the Micron tary School, Marsteller Middle School and the old Inc. microchip plant. • Development of Manassas Airport. Osbourn High School. Parrish then graduated • The city’s partnership with Prince William from the University of Virginia and followed the family tradition of military service as an officer in County and George Mason University to build the Hylton Performing Arts Center and the Freedom the U.S. Air Force before returning to Manassas to help run the family business, Manassas Ice and Aquatic Center.
COLGAN VISIONARY AWARD: OTHER NOMINEES Lovey Hammel Founder, Employment Enterprises Inc. Hammel and her mother, Jana Yeates, started a company called Temporary Solutions in 1980, and she has grown it from an initial investment of $10,000 to a multimillion-dollar corporation, Employment Enterprises Inc. In addition to connecting local businesses with local employees, Hammel has devoted her time and resources to numerous community organizations. She served as chair of the Prince William County-Greater Manassas Chamber of Commerce and the George Mason University Board of Visitors, among other activities. She also works with Benedictine Aid and Relief Neighbors to help young mothers break out of the poverty cycle, promotes programs that help veterans find jobs, and works toward ensuring the acceptance of children with autism in schools,
communities, and higher learning institutions.
ate past president of theNational Coalition of 100 Black Women’s Prince William chapter.
Dr. Randall Edwards George Mason University Dr. Alice H. Howard Educator and Community Leader Michael D. Lubeley Beginning in the mid-1990s, Attorney Howard was the first Black Edwards was executive vice Lubeley is an attorney in the female employed by the city of president for administration and Prince William office of Walsh Manassas schools and became then executive vice president for Colucci Lubeley & Walsh and is the first Black female to serve as George Mason University. During one of Northern Virginia’s most principal of Baldwin Elementathis period, Edwards led signifirecognizable land use attorneys. ry School, as well as the Title I cant program and facility growth Supervisor from 1978 to 1998. She He is an expert in zoning, land at GMU that was characterized use, commercial real estate and was also the first Black to receive by over $150 million in construcbusiness law and has been at the the “Washington Post Outstandtion, and the establishment of ing Principal Award” and the first forefront of numerous contromajor new campuses in the Prince versial and successful rezonings. Black female to be employed as William/Manassas and Arlington In addition to practicing law, the superintendent of schools in areas. He has also led GMU efforts Lubeley has taught real estate and in the creation of the Potomac Colonial Beach Public Schools (2001-2008). She has a bachelor’s business law for the Virginia Farm River Environmental Research and and Land Institute and Northern degree in elementary education Education Center on Belmont Bay. from Johnson C. Smith University Virginia Community College. He Edwards previously had served earned both this bachelor’s degree as a professor, department chair, in Charlotte N.C., a master’s in and his law degree from the early childhood education from dean, provost and president in College of William & Mary and Virginia State University, and a the Virginia Community College serves on a number of community system at Wytheville, Germanna, J. doctorate in administration and organizations, including the board Sargeant Reynolds and New River supervision from the University of Sentara Northern Virginia of Florida. She also is immedicommunity colleges.
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Excellence in Business (11+ Employees) Chantilly Air Jet Center 10660 SKYVIEW TERRACE, MANASSAS, 20110 www.chantillyair.com Top local executive: Tim Sullivan, vice president Founded: 1990 Local employees: 47 Brief description of business: Chantilly Air provides aircraft management, charter, maintenance
and fixed-base operator services at the Manassas Regional Airport. Our facility and services provide aircraft owners and clients the ability to fly worldwide and maintain and realize the value of their assets. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Opened Chantilly Air Jet Center at Manassas Regional Airport, providing world class facilities at the newest FBO in the Washington metro area.
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Able Moving & Storage Inc.
Bella Vita Italian Restaurant
Brown, Mobley & Way P.C.
8050 WELLINGFORD DRIVE, MANASSAS, 20109 Ablemoving.com
9675 LIBERIA AVENUE, SUITE 109, MANASSAS, 20110 www.bellavitaonline.com
9161 LIBERIA AVE., SUITE 403, MANASSAS, 20110
Top local executive: Joseph Singleton and James Singleton, co-owners. Founded: 1987 Local employees: 150 Brief description of business: Able Moving & Storage is a family-owned company that provides relocation services to corporate, government, residential and commercial clients on the move – to and from anywhere in the world. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Always remembering that the wel-lbeing of our employees and customers sits firmly at the heart of everything we do, we saw tremendous growth – despite the pandemic.
Top local executive: Alp Oksuz, CEO and president Founded: 2009 Local employees: 41 Brief description of business: Bella Vita Italian Restaurant serves top-notch, homemade, family-style Italian cuisine, including pasta, pizza, sandwiches, seafood, steaks and veal, salads, wraps, paninis, calzones and burgers. We have dine-in, delivery, carry-out and catering services as well. Our heated, retractable pergola roof patio, European-style, is at our patrons' service at all seasons. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Quality of service, quality of food and quality of hospitality have increased. Our sales increased around 35% to 40% in 2021. InsideNoVa readers voted Bella Vita as the “Best Italian Restaurant” in 2021.
Top local executive: Jacqueline Way, president Founded: 2012 Local employees: 11 Brief description of business: Karen F. Brown founded the firm that in 2012 became Brown Mobley and Way PC. Our company grew with alliances and friends that we made in the chamber. We are a tax and accounting business that specializes in helping businesses and individuals with tax preparation, payroll services, bookkeeping, tax planning and software training. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Our ability to continue to provide services to individuals and businesses during unprecedented times and helping our clients navigate through and take advantage of COVID relief programs that were available to them.
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EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS: OTHER NOMINEES aging director - Manassas Founded: 2007 Brief description of business: We are a full-service insurance agency dedicated 6649 GARLAND DRIVE, #2, WARRENTON 20187 to meeting all of your insurance needs – home, auto, business, employee benefits www.croppmetcalfe.com and much more. We provide our clients Top local executive: Tim Cropp, general with expert guidance and cost-effective manager insurance solutions that help them proFounded: 1979 tect their assets, mitigate their risks and Local employees: 75 attract and retain talented staff. Brief description of business: Biggest accomplishment in 2021: CroppMetcalfe provides heating, air Despite the challenging times we faced conditioning, plumbing, electrical, pest throughout the pandemic, we were able control and home performance products to grow in both policies and premiums and services for residential and commer- and currently are adding more staff. cial customers. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: We are proud to have served our customers during the pandemic and strictly adher9600 GODWIN DRIVE, MANASSAS, 20110 ing to our safety guidelines to keep our Micron.com customers and co-workers safe. Top local executive: Delbert Parks, vice president and site executive, Micron Technology Virginia 11707 PUMP STATION WAY, MANASSAS, 20109 Founded: 1978 (Micron came into Virgina in 2002) TrustTheRepair.com Local employees: 1,650 and 300-plus Top local executive: Gregg and Christina contractors Caldwell, owners Brief description of business: The Founded: 1996 Manassas plant makes memory and Local employees: 8 storage solutions focused on autoBrief description of business: Famimotive, industrial, networking and ly-owned and -operated shops for over 25 consumer markets. As the second-largyears located in Manassas and Chantilly. est exporter in Virginia, Micron A complete auto care specializing in is currently expanding its existing all makes and models. We proudly use 175,000-square-foot fabrication facility the highest quality replacement parts, by an additional 120,000 square feet products and state-of-the-art equipment and has the potential for a second to guarantee that our repairs are always phase that would add another 110,000 done right. square feet on business needs. The $3 Biggest accomplishment in 2021: billion investment will create about Navigating around challenges of the 1,100 new skilled technician and engicontinuing pandemic with a shortage neering jobs. of staff – all the while expanding our Biggest accomplishment in 2021: In repair shop space to welcome our custhe area of community engagement, tomers. more than 800 Micron team members volunteered in the community with their work teams and groups despite having to adhere to COVID restric9426 STEWARTOWN RD, SUITE 2E, GAITH- tions. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6
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G&C Tire & Auto Service
Glory Days Grill
ERSBURG, MD 20879 (MAIN OFFICE) www.glorydaysgrill.com
Top local executive: Gary Cohen, executive vice president Founded: 1996 Local employees: 1,500 Brief description of business: Glory Days Grill is a sports themed family-friendly American restaurant that combines an award-winning menu of freshly prepared appetizers, entrees and sandwiches with entertainment that appeals to all ages. Services include a full bar, to go service, catering and banquet/ party facilities. Many locations have private rooms available for events. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Celebrating 25 years in business despite the unprecedented challenge of a global pandemic.
Loudoun Insurance Group 9720 CAPITAL COURT, SUITE 106 MANASSAS 20110
Loudouninsurancegroup.com Top local executive: Jason Knight, man-
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Milrich Virtual Professionals LLC WOODBRIDGE VA www.milrichvirtualprofessionals.com Top local executive: Melanie Koerperich, CEO Founded: 2011 Local employees: 6 Brief description of business: Milrich Virtual Professionals offers a variety of services at a competitive rate for exceptional work. We take pride in hiring a U.S.-based team providing virtual services throughout the world. Our highly skilled and experienced virtual assistants provide quality, specialized care for your business needs. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: We partnered with the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired in June 2021. Since that time, we have hired multiple employees from their organization to work as virtual schedulers.
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Mr. Handyman 9030 EUCLID AVE., MANASSAS, 20110 www.mrhandyman.com Top local executive: Jo McCabe, owner Founded: 2008 Local employees: 22 Brief description of business: Local handyman and Class A contracting business specializing in two-hour to two-day projects. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Having our best sales year ever since being established in 2008.
Northwest Federal Credit Union 200 SPRING STREET, HERNDON 20170 www.nwfcu.org Top local executive: Jeff Bentley, president and CEO Founded: 1947 Local employees: 550 Brief description of business: Northwest Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution ranking among the largest credit unions in Virginia and in the top 60 credit unions nationwide. Northwest’s “why” is to serve and inspire to transform lives. Northwest serves more than 260,000 members and has assets in excess of $4 billion. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: In 2021, the NWFCU Foundation increased its annual food drive collections by 25%, resulting in 41,000-plus food items donated for local children in need.
OmniRide 14700 POTOMAC MILLS ROAD, WOODBRIDGE 22192
Omniride.com Top local executive: Dr. Robert Schneider, executive director Founded: 1986 Local employees: 46 Brief description of business: OmniRide provides local bus service in Prince William, Manassas and Manassas Park, express service for commuters along the I-95 and I-66 corridors to employment centers in Northern Virginia and Washington, and Metro Express, which connects riders with Metro Stations. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: OmniRide celebrated 35 years of providing mobility services for the Washington region. Additionally, the Virginia Transit Association honored OmniRide with the Exceptional Safety Award.
Pineapple Payments 1765 GREENSBORO STATION PLACE, SUITE 900, TYSONS 22102 Pineapplepayments.com Top local executive: Kevin Lee, senior sales consultant Founded: 2016 Local employees: 2 Brief description of business: A Pittsburgh-based payments technology company that provides payment processing, proprietary technology and omni-chan-
nel payment acceptance solutions for merchants of all shapes and sizes. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Gave back to Prince William Chamber by serving as a co-chair of the Ambassadors Committee and helping out new chamber members.
The Junkluggers of Gainesville VA 6632 ELECTRIC AVE, WARRENTON 20187 www.junkluggersofgainesville.com Top local executive: Mark Harrington, owner Founded: 2019 Local employees: 17 Brief description of business: Eco-friendly junk removal for commercial businesses and residential customers. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Growing the business 84%, topping the $1.2 million mark in three years.
Whitlock Wealth Management 12848 HARBOR DRIVE, #101, LAKE RIDGE 22192 www.ameripriseadvisors.com/team/ whitlock-associates Top local executive: Bennett C. Whitlock III, CEO Founded: 27 years Local employees: 22 Brief description of business: Whitlock Wealth Management is an award-winning private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services LLC founded over 27 years ago. Our roots are local, but online tools and a growing team of advisors enable us to have a national reach. Our practice is dedicated to helping people formulate a financial strategy through a collaborative conversation about your goals and risk tolerance, customizing the level of advice and solutions and tracking your progress through smart technology from any device, in any location, at any time. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: During the pandemic we began a weekly webinar for clients and the community to gain perspective on the markets and learn about a variety of topics, both financial and lifestyle.
Wind River Chimes 8431 EUCLID AVE., MANASSAS PARK, 20111 Windriverchimes.com Top local executive: Jamie Baisden, president and CEO Founded: 1986 Local employees: 125 Brief description of business: Wind River is the premier U.S. manufacturer of handtuned wind chimes. We’ve been crafting wind chimes since 1986 and have grown to become the leading manufacturer of premium quality wind chimes. Our best-selling Corinthian Bells chimes can be found in fine retailers across all 50 states. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: In 2021, Wind River increased our production rate by 39% and revenue by 50% and achieved a 95% vaccination rate among our onsite employees.
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Excellence in Small Business (1-10 Employees) Transaction Expert www.transactionexpertva.com Top local executive: Michael Whitlock, owner Founded: 2014 Local employees: 3 Brief description of business: Consult with businesses to help them run more efficiently, effectively and profitably by implementing solutions best suited for their needs – including secured credit card processing for cash flow, point-of-sale solutions, website design, e-commerce, online ordering and delivery for restaurants and in house financing, all integrated together. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Gave restaurants their own online ordering and delivery solution so they didn’t have to use third parties and pay 15%30% commissions. There are no credit card fees and they keep the customer information.
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Carter Group Consultants 26 N. KING ST., SUITE 310, LEESBURG, 20176 www.cartergroupconsultants.com Top local executive: Angela Carter, CEO Founded: 2017 Local employees: 6 Brief description of business: The Carter Group provides cutting-edge cybersecurity expertise to federal and commercial clients. Our team of experts has years of experience helping organizations secure their most critical assets. We operate with the highest degree of integrity and ensure a cohesive, holistic cybersecurity approach to every client. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: In 2021, we officially transitioned into a woman-owned organization.
Circle of Trust Senior Resources, LLC www.circleoftrustseniorresources.com Top local executive: Christian Gerald Randolph, founder Founded: 2021 Local employees: 6 Brief description of business: We are a trusted resource for families looking for care options. Families and prospective residents reach out to us looking for quality, resident-centered care, and in turn, we refer them to our exclusive network of care providers and communities within the Circle of Trust. Our founder is a licensed assisted living administrator and adult child of her own aging parent. We know first-hand what both sides of the table need, want and deserve Biggest accomplishment in 2021: We assisted over 30 families in finding their forever homes. Identifying the best care is the only right thing to do.
Commonwealth Aviation 9998 WAKEMAN DR., MANASSAS, 20110 www.flycommonwealth.com Top local executive: Kyle McDaniel, Founder Founded: 2020 Local employees: 4 Brief description of business: Providing boutique corporate aviation services and flight training to the
Washington region. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Streamlining corporate executive travel for local businesses and quadrupling our training fleet size.
Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Helping our clients navigate the global pandemic with being onsite and available.
De Lune Corp. District Hemp Eidos Technologies LLC Evolution Printing 7200 SOUTH HILL DRIVE, MANASSAS, 20109 www.EVOprinting.com
Great Ventures LLC / Five C Consulting P.O. BOX 73, OCCOQUAN 22126 Fivec.consulting
Top local executive: Greg Ballard, founder/CEO Founded: 2015 Top local executive: Greg Turley, CEO and founder Local employees: 1 Founded: 2001 Brief description of business: Five C Consulting is Local employees: 5 a boutique people and strategy firm based in Prince Brief description of business: We print cool stuff: William. Five C delivers tailored solutions for small to traditional printing such as marketing materials, office medium enterprises across a variety of industries. Its printed pieces. Signage and large format such as trade purpose is to provide senior executives with insights show displays and window, wall, floor and vehicle graph- and solutions that connect their strategic objectives to ics. We also offer design and mailing services. measurable behavior and ROI. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: We not only survived, Biggest accomplishment in 2021: In 2021, we doubled we thrived. We grew our business 20% by maintaining our team, launched our 12-month executive development the clients we already serve who are always wonderful program and our podcast, “The Adaptive Executive,” now with their referrals (we thank them so much!) and also available on Apple, Spotify and Amazon. attracting new clients through continued sales and networking. Celebrating our 20th year in business is also a huge accomplishment!
Humbrecht Law PLLC
Frye & Company CPAs
9242A MOSBY STREET, MANASSAS, 20110 www.HumbrechtLaw.com
Top local executive: Jean Humbrecht, principal attorney Founded: 2014 Local employees: 1 Top local executive: Mark Frye, CPA, director of assur- Brief description of business: ance services Humbrecht Law represents peoFounded: 2002 ple in trouble with the law who Local employees: 9 need help through a crisis to Brief description of business: Frye & Company, CPAs is get the best possible outcome – the single source of highly competent financial profesbecause a life crisis doesn’t have sionals integrated together as a team to meet the unique to last a lifetime. Humbrecht and continually expanding needs of not-for-profit has handled hundreds of traffic, organizations, growing businesses and their owners and misdemeanor and felony cases in government contractors and agencies. With the sole pur- state and federal court, practicpose of assisting our clients through financial obstacles ing primarily in Prince William. by providing clarity to complex financial and tax issues, Biggest accomplishment in Frye & Co. works together with your staff to help your 2021: Several successful book organization meet its financial goals and objectives. We signings featuring Humbrecht’s new book, “More Than are committed to providing our clients with an indepen- A Fine: The True Cost of Speeding in Virginia.” dent assessment of their operations and organizational structures.
9161 LIBERIA AVE, SUITE 304, MANASSAS, 20110 www.fryeandco.com
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Kwon’s Champion School 7605 LINTON HALL RD, GAINESVILLE, 20155 www.KwonsChampionSchool.com Top local executive: Master Eric Kwon, president Founded: 2001 Local employees: 9 Brief description of business: Kwon’s Champion School teaches a combination martial art, which incorporates the best techniques from Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Kung Fu, Judo, Hap Ki Do, Kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu and weapons training. Classes are for adults, teens and children. We also offer after-school programs, birthday parties and summer camps. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Revamping our school from the ground up, despite the pandemic, and being voted “Best Camp & Summer Camp Program” for 2021, our fourth year in a row.
McNeal and Co. Creative Solutions 15000 POTOMAC TOWN PLACE, SUITE 100531, WOODBRIDGE, 22191 www.mcnealandco.com Top local executive: Gibran McNeal, CEO Founded: 2021 Local employees: 2 Brief description of business: We are a digital creative agency that specializes in brand development. We consult with business owners and provide them with services such as logo design, design for marketing collateral, web design and digital market-
ing ads. Ideally, we like to set the foundation and walk with our customers from the consultation to bringing their ideal customer to them. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: We were selected to design and rebrand for a nonprofit based in Washington. This nonprofit provides after-school activities for at-risk youth and returning citizens to learn new skill sets and reduce gun violence.
Mini Price Storage 2645 PRINCE WILLIAM PARKWAY, WOODBRIDGE 22192 https://minipricestorage.com/map-location/2645-prince-william-pkwy-woodbridge-virginia/ Top local executive: Robbie Hinson, area manager Founded: Mini Price Storage, 1991; Prince William location, 2021 Local employees: 3 Brief description of business: Mini Price Storage is a full-service self-storage facility that offers storage unit rentals and state-of-the-art storage amenities, as well as moving and packing supplies. Our customers benefit from the latest security features and the use of our move-in truck for their convenience. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Mini Price Storage opened in July 2021. We have already participated in a food drive this past fall and plan to do more in the coming years. We look forward to a long-lasting relationship with the community.
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Mystic Flow Wellness Center Oak Hill Awards Inc. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Being able to stay afloat and still provide our products and service to our clients while navigating the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic brought to all of us.
www.oakhillawards.com Top local executive: David H Freiheit, owner Founded: 2004 Local employees: 1 Brief description of business: Based in Haymarket, Oak Hill Awards is a solution provider of recognition, executive gifts and promotional products. For more than a decade of operation and 35-plus years of experience, Oak Hill Awards has delivered actionable insight that empowers our customers to unlock their business recognition and awards to employees and clients. Oak Hill Awards provides an unparalleled combination of recognition solutions and awards that deliver the insight, clarity and control needed to drive business results.
Pampa's Fox Catering 11905 ADEN ROAD, NOKESVILLE, 20181 www.pampasfoxcatering.com Top local executive: Lucia Bruno, owner Founded: 2013 Local employees: 9 Brief description of business: Pampa’s Fox Catering is a family-owned and -operated small business dedicated to providing a unique experience in the art of catering and events. Originating from Argentina, we are now bringing our expertise and joy of cooking to the United States. We specialize in European cuisine with an all-natural flare and delicate flavors. We take pride in our customer-focused services to ensure every special request and need you may have is professionally delivered.
Professionals by Design SBR Workplace Leadership Services P.O. BOX 2556, WOODBRIDGE, 22195 www.sbrleadership.com Top local executive: Dr. Sabrina Brandon Ricks, president Founded: 2015 Local employees: 1 Brief description of business: SBR Workplace Leadership Services offers leadership consulting, training, classes, and curriculum design for the upper levels of management because change starts at the top. SBR also provides expertise in workplace bullying, discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment prevention, and diversity, equity and inclusion. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: SBR assisted with a global project for the International Association of Fire Chiefs that’s instrumental to the continued advancement of the fire and rescue industries. EXCELLENCE IN SMALL BUSINESS
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Semifreddo Italian Cuisine Spherion Staffing & Recruiting Sweeney Barn 9310 DISCOVERY BLVD., MANASSAS, 20109 Sweeneybarn.com
15111 WASHINGTON ST., SUITE 117, HAYMARKET, 20169 www.spherion.com/princewilliamcounty Top local executive: Kathleen Geneva, license owner Founded: Spherion was founded in 1946; Prince William branch established in 2021 Local employees: 3 Brief description of business: We partner with clients and talented job seekers throughout Prince William to live our vision of driving careers, growing businesses and bettering the communities we call home. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Being recognized and nominated as emerging business and small business of the year by the Prince William Chamber of Commerce.
Top local executive: Noel and Alannah Sweeney, owners Founded: 2019 Local employees: 6 Brief description of business: Sweeney Barn is a wedding and event venue in Manassas. Renovated with state-of-the art design and technology, the original dairy barn has been transformed into the perfect space for your event, whatever the occasion. Whether a private wedding, company meeting or intimate music concert, this space has everything you need to wow your guests. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: We were thrilled to re-open for events after months of mandated closures. We were able to host over 130 weddings and events between May and December.
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Community Outreach Three Monkeys Pub & Chophouse 9329 MAIN STREET, MANASSAS, 20110 www.threemonkeysmanassas.com Top local executives: Karen William, Travis Williams and Billy Wiseman, owners Founded: 2018 Local employees: 40 Brief description of business: American-style restaurant with over three bars and all-day happy hour. Located in a 147-year-old church in the heart of old town Manassas. We are not your typical restaurant. Proud and active member of our community! Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Being able to partner with local food banks to provide food to our employees as well as other restaurant workers and their families struggling with food insecurities during the pandemic.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH: OTHER NOMINEES
Apple Federal Credit Union 4097 MONUMENT CORNER DRIVE, FAIRFAX, 22030 (HEADQUARTERS; FIVE LOCATIONS IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY) Applefcu.org Top local executive: Andy Grimm, CEO Founded: 1956 Local employees: 480 (in Northern Virginia) Brief description of business: Apple was started with an act of kindness in 1956 and continues that legacy today. Our community engagement and volunteerism begins with the fundamental commitment of going beyond providing financial services. Acting in the best interest of our members and the local community, we use our
resources to make a positive impact. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: We partnered with Keep Prince William Beautiful and Northern Virginia Family Service to install a wellness garden at the NVFS campus in Manassas.
Burke & Herbert Bank PO BOX 268, ALEXANDRIA,22313 www.burkeandherbertbank.com Top local executive: David P. Boyle, president and CEO Founded: 1852 Local employees: 400 Brief description of business: Burke & Herbert Bank,
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established in 1852, is the oldest bank in Virginia and the oldest continuously operated bank in the Washington area. The bank offers a full range of personal and business banking products and services designed to meet customers’ banking, borrowing and investing needs. The bank operates more than 20 branches. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Our team rallied around our “at your service” brand with enthusiasm during these challenging times to support our communities and assist thousands of local businesses and consumers.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH: OTHER NOMINEES
Commonwealth Aviation 9998 WAKEMAN DR., MANASSAS, 20110 www.flycommonwealth.com See write-up, Excellence in Small Business category
Future Kings George Mason University/MAP Clinic See Write-up, Innovative Practice and Partnership category
GFWC Dominion Woman’s Club P. O. BOX 1053, HAYMARKET, 20168 www.dominionwomansclub.org Top local executive: Martha Feeney, president Founded: 2007 Members: 48 Brief description of organization: GFWC Dominion Woman’s Club is a nonprofit service organization that is affiliated with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, an international women’s organization dedicated to improving communities and individual lives through volunteer service. Our areas of outreach include support for first responders, veterans, schools, animal shelters, seniors and nature preserves. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: In 2021 our club continued the “Buy-a-Kid-aBook” program at Ellis Elementary School in Manassas. This program provides a book for each student in the school.
House of Mercy See write-up, Agnes L. Colgan Community Service Award – Health and Human Services
Jewelry By Designs, A Nelson Coleman Company
2932 PRINCE WILLIAM PARKWAY, WOODBRIDGE, 22192 www.jewelrybydesigns.com Top local executive: Amanda Coleman-Phelps Founded: 1856 Local employees: 11 Brief description of business: Jewelry by Designs has been under ownership of The Nelson Coleman Company since 2020. In addition to providing a luxury experience to everyone that walks through our door, one of our core values is to give back to the communities in which we serve. We donate 10% of every full-price sale to the charity of our client’s choice. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Our biggest accomplishment is having the right people in the right places and introducing Woodbridge to our enrichment program, where we give back 10% on every full-price purchase to our community. COMMUNITY OUTREACH
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outside pest control franchise, provides customers with the most effective pest control service possible while being environmentally responsible. We have an elite partnership with the EPA through our Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program that uses processes and products that keep our customers as bug-free as possible. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: We kept military members and their families at the Willing Warrior Retreat Center and children and their parents at several athletic facilities “biting-bug” free.
Top local executive: Todd Hewitt, executive vice president and regional executive Founded: 2006 (Prince William Branch established in 2018) Local employees: 7 Brief description of business: John Marshall Bancorp Inc. offers commercial banking 200 SPRING STREET, HERNDON 20170 services and personal banking, including checking and deposits services, lending soluwww.nwfcu.org tions, cash management, personal loans and other financial services. The firm serves local businesses, professionals, individuals and families throughout the Washington See write-up, Excellence in Business (11+ employees) category area. Our DNA as a community bank is to positively impact the local nonprofits, business owners and government agencies that are the lifeblood of the neighborhoods we serve. We strive to go above and beyond the call of duty by actively partnering with organizations in Northern Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Our greatest accomplishment in 2021 was the amount of direct support and involvement in our community. We were able to assist multiple businesses throughout Prince William County with PPP Loans, volunteer hours and charitable donations.
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Mosquito Joe of Northern Prince William County 5501 MERCHANT’S VIEW SQUARE, SUITE 757, HAYMARKET, 20169 NPW.MosquitoJoe.com Top local executives: Dennis M. Corrigan, president/owner, and Celeste R. Corrigan, operations manager/owner Founded: 2015 Local employees: 6 Brief description of business: Mosquito Joe, an
Potomac Valley Church www.potomacvalleychurch.com Top local executive: Will Archer, lead pastor and lead evangelist Founded: 2007 Local employees: 7 Brief description of business: The Potomac Valley Church is a non-denominational Christian church. We seek to embody authentic Christianity in our community through service and compassion.We are based out of Prince William with a campus in Fredericksburg. We reflect the diversity of Prince William. We are racially, politically and socially diverse. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: We mobilized our church to help 12,000 people get vaccinated in Prince William and the surrounding areas.
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Rosie's Gaming Emporium 18069 TRIANGLE SHOPPING PLAZA, DUMFRIES, 22026 rosiesgaming.com/dumfries Top local executive: Rick Casagrande, general manager Founded: 2021 Local employees: 70 Brief description of business: Rosie’s Gaming Emporium, owned by the Colonial Downs Group, is a proud Virginia company. We offer 150 slot-like gaming machines and full card simulcasting. We operate under the philosophy of wanting to be a key contributor to the communities we operate in. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Successfully and safely opening for the first time during the heart of the pandemic and building relationships with and contributing to 30 nonprofit organizations in Prince William county.
Speak Up Manassas Toastmasters Club 9720 CAPITAL CT, SUITE 203, MANASSAS, 20110 Speakupmanassas.toastmastersclubs.org Top local executive: Bethany Richard, president Founded: 2008 Brief description of business: Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit
educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Our meetings are an encouraging place to practice interpersonal communications, organization, hybrid meeting skills, teamwork, social skills, critical thinking and adaptability. Members build their leadership skills through club and district officer positions. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: One of the few clubs in the district to maintain a consistent membership and sustain ongoing meetings both online and hybrid (simultaneous online and in-person).
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Visit a local Burke & Herbert Bank branch today or contact us to learn more. 703-684-1655 burkeandherbertbank.com
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Emerging Business of the Year Commonwealth Aviation 9998 WAKEMAN DR., MANASSAS, 20110 www.flycommonwealth.com Top local executive: Kyle McDaniel, Founder Founded: 2020 Local employees: 4 Brief description of business: Providing boutique corporate aviation services and flight training to the Washington region. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Streamlining corporate executive travel for local businesses and quadrupling our training fleet size.
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Circle of Trust Senior Resources LLC www.circleoftrustseniorresources.com See write-up, Excellence in Small Business category.
Pride In Planning, LLC 5886 RHODE ISLAND DRIVE, WOODBRIDGE 22193 www.pnplanning.com
Crazy Good Mask 10224 BALLS FORD ROAD, MANASSAS, 20109 Crazygoodmask.com Top local executive: Mary Ann Settlemyre, owner Founded: 2021 Local employees: 2 Brief description of business: Crazy Good Mask is a PPE company that is a certified women-owned business. We specialize in innovative products and provide cutting-edge nanofiber masks, hand sanitizer that lasts four to six hours after application, and a clothing detergent that protects what you wear for another 30 washes with your detergent. Our goal is to help people live their lives, while being protected. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Joining the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. We have been so well received and supported. It is what our business was lacking – connections within our own community.
Northern Virginia Food Rescue 10535 BATTLEVIEW PARKWAY, MANASSAS, 20109 www.nova-fr.org Top local executive: Aaron Tolson, CEO Founded: 2021 Local employees: 7 Brief description of business: Northern Virginia Food Rescue leverages (1) technology to support a network of food rescue programs throughout Northern Virginia, ensuring food equity, (2) local agriculture to expand healthy food options, (3) educational opportunities to increase community health and (4) advocacy to strengthen our food system. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: 1.9 million pounds of food rescued, 14 million pounds of food redistributed and the launch of a new app.
Founded: 2021 Local employees: 23 Brief description of business: We provide high-quality, compassionate care wherever home is. Our most popular services include companion and personal care for children, adults and seniors. From personal assistance with bathing and dressing, to companion care to fight isolation and loneliness, to support with housekeeping, errand and transportation services, we’re here to enrich lives. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: We’re thankful to have realized our dream of helping others in a meaningful way (and launching a home care business during a pandemic!).
Top local executive: Dr. Keshia Pride, owner and lead planner Founded: 2017 Local employees: 2 Brief description of business: Pride In Planning LLC is a full-service wedding and event planning and management company with more than 12 years of experience producing high-caliber events of every type and scale from start to finish. PNP offers decor rentals, event draping and event decorating services as well. 10302 BRISTOW CENTER DRIVE, BRISTOW, 20136 Biggest accomplishment in 2021: PNP successfully navigated the pandemic to ensure the success of more www.Teachablesnova.com than 25 events in 2021 and earned the 2022 Couples Top local executive: Steve and Jennifer Powell Choice awards from the WeddingWire and The Knot. Founded: 2021 Local employees: 2 Brief description of business: We sell educational supplies for children from infancy to high school as well as teacher/classroom and parent learning needs to the public. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Actually getting a brick-and-mortar store opened, in the middle of the pandemic, before school started.
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Spherion Staffing and Recruiting 15111 WASHINGTON ST., SUITE 117, HAYMARKET, 20169 www.spherion.com/princewilliamcounty (See write-up, Excellence in Small Business category)
Synergy HomeCare of Lake Ridge 2239-M TACKETT’S MILL DRIVE, LAKE RIDGE, 22192 Synergyhomecare.com Top local executive: Monica Conroy, president and owner
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The Salisbury Center 8890 MATHIS AVE., MANASSAS 20110 Thesalisburycenter.com Top local executive: Chris Salisbury, CEO Founded: 2021 Local employees: 5 Brief description of business: Entertainment venue specializing in comedy, concerts, live action fights and good times. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Getting open and hosting some great local events.
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Family owned and operated shops located in Manassas and Chantilly. An honest and friendly complete auto care specializing in all makes and models. We proudly use the highest quality replacement parts, products, and state-of-the-art equipment to guarantee that our repairs are always done right.
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WINNER Zandra’s Taqueria 9114 CENTER ST., MANASSAS, 20110 www.zandrastacos.com Top local executive: Miguel Pires Founded: 2014 Local employees: 45 Brief description of business: Our concept serves yummy, handcrafted, chef-inspired tacos that are filled with fresh and local ingredients. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Added a rooftop bar and lounge at our Manassas location.
Bella Vita Italian Restaurant 9675 LIBERIA AVENUE, SUITE 109, MANASSAS, 20110 www.bellavitaonline.com See write-up, Excellence in Business category
CraftWorx Taproom 5615 WELLINGTON ROAD, #101, GAINESVILLE, 20155 www.CraftWorxTaproom.com Top local executive: Chris McCarrick, managing member Founded: 2021 Local employees: 12 Brief description of business: CraftWorx is a 60-tap
creating your memories is our passion OSPREYSGOLF.COM 703.497.1384 401 BELMONT BAY DRIVE WOODBRIDGE, VA 22191
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The Osprey’s at Belmont Bay 401 BELMONT BAY DRIVE WOODBRIDGE, 22191 www.ospreysgolf.com
self-pour taproom where patrons pour their own beverages from our massive tap wall. We have a full menu featuring barbecue and lots of shareables, and we have live entertainment and game nights regularly. We also have a private room with capacity for over 100 people. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Getting open! We managed to build out the restaurant, staff up and open in a very challenging environment in 2021.
Top local executives: Preston Miller, managing partner, and Hunter Wood, general manager Founded: 1997 Local employees: 8 Brief description of business: The Osprey’s is a waterfront special event venue that specializes in weddings. Our ceremony site overlooks Belmont Bay and has a view unlike any other. We pride ourselves in our casual elegance while bringing to life the vision of our clients. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Our biggest accomplishment was employee retention while offering compassion to the needs of our clients while rescheduling large events in the wake of a pandemic.
MurLarkey Distilled Spirits 7961 GAINSFORD COUR, BRISTOW, 20136 www.murlarkey.com Top local executive: Thomas Murray, CEO and co-founder Founded: 2014 Local employees: 6 Brief description of business: Craft distiller and producer of international gold medal winning vod-
Transaction Expert www.transactionexpertva.com See Write-up, Excellence in Small Business category
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Tech Company of the Year www.baesystems.com/en-us/home Top local executive: Steve Danziger, site executive Founded: 2000 Local employees: 300 Brief description of business: BAE Systems designs and manufactures computers and components that are launched into space. Our advanced, highly reliable products facilitate exploration of the universe through missions like the Mars Rovers, Cassini and Juno, play a major role in protecting our nation, and enable capabilities such as GPS, satellite TV/radio, secure banking and weather prediction. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: BAE Systems’ computers controlled many successful missions in space like NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover/Ingenuity helicopter and the James Webb space telescope.
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OTHER NOMINEES governments. Our focus is to develop long-term client relationships by providing knowledgeable and consistent resources at cost-effective rates and delivering industry-specific solutions to achieve clients’ business goals. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Leading our customers into IT cost-effective solutions to support their and our growth.
General Computer Development GAINESVILLE, VA 20155 www.gcdus.com Top local executive: Christian Lecca, CEO Founded: 2016 Local employees: 12 Brief description of business: We are an IT consulting and software development company providing services to Fortune 500 companies and federal, state and local
Transaction Expert www.transactionexpertva.com See Write-up, Excellence in Small Business category
We would like to THANK NealAdams Photography for nominating Five C Consulting for the PW Chamber Small Business Award.
We would also like to recognize the AMAZING work by two local nonprofits.
Aaron Tolson, CEO and the NOVA Food Rescue team
Silke Duke, Executive Director and the ImaginNation team sponsored by Five C Consulting
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Innovative Practice or Partnership of the Year
WINNER Mason and Partners Clinics (George Mason University College of Health and Human Services, City of Manassas Park Public Health Department and Prince William County Health Department) About the partnership: George Mason University’s College of Health and Human Services runs a clinic in Manassas Park open to the greater Prince William community. The Mason and Partner Clinics provide a bridge to community care with a focus on the uninsured and underinsured population. Faculty act as the providers, instructor and administrators with students participating at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. This opportunity allows GMU students the clinical experience in the community setting. The Clinic has been a change agent in the Manassas Park, Manassas city and Prince William area not only providing COVID-19 vaccinations but also providing short-term, low-cost care that addresses urgent health care needs of both uninsured and underinsured residents.
Buffalo Wild Wings About the partnership: Buffalo Wild Wings has supported the Greater Manassas Baseball League for many years now through sponsoring the league, spirit nights and various activities.
City of Manassas, SkillSource Group and PW County Schools Adult Education Program About the partnership: Prince William County Public Schools Adult Education Services and delivery partner SkillSource Group Inc. partner on the “Graduate” program to increase the educational attainment of city of Manassas residents (currently 81.3% of all Manassas adults have a high school equivalency). Over 43% of Manassas residents identify as Hispanic, and the program places particular emphasis on Spanish speakers who the city reaches through Spanish instruction, materials and an ongoing targeted marketing program.
Historic Manassas Inc. 9431 WEST STREET, MANASSAS Visitmanassas.org Top local executive: Debbie Haight, CEO Founded: 1985 Local employees: 10 Brief description of organization: Historic Manassas Inc. is a unique preservation-based nonprofit. Given its designation, the organization’s focus is to revitalize historic downtown Manassas and the surrounding community by leveraging local assets, which encompass historical, cultural, promotional, organizational, economical and architectural resources as well as local enterprises and community pride. About the partnership: Historic Manassas Inc. started a livestream shopping program, made possible by grants. Because the program works directly with downtown businesses highlighting in-store products and specials, it gives the viewer the opportunity to support local businesses without having to leave the comfort of their home. And for those people who do come out to shop and dine, we also brought back holiday scratcher cards.
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About the partnership: House of Mercy has cultivated innovative solutions in its mission to create environments that provide basic necessities and opportunities by building a partnership with Didlake, which creates opportunities for people with disabilities. This partnership is dually beneficial. It provides more than 15 individuals from Didlake living with differing disabilities the opportunity to advance in their vocational proficiency while at the same time helping others in need in their community.
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About the partnership: Patient First is committed to giving back to the community through forming innovative relationships with its community partners. Patient First gives back to schools, little leagues, local nonprofits and others. Patient First is passionate about giving back to the community.
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About the partnership: Teachables has local authors come into the store and read their books during community events. In turn, families feel excited to visit and interact during special events.They are also very good with assisting customers with their unique educational needs and finding tailored tools to assist them.
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Agnes L. Colgan Community Service Award – Arts and Education
WINNER Prince William Public Library Foundation Since 1997, Prince William Library Foundation has been helping Prince William Public Libraries excel in its mission of bringing people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community in a welcoming, inclusive environment.
The foundation serves as a conduit to acquire grants and raise funds through community interaction, all of which support programs otherwise unavailable to the libraries. In 2021, the foundation was awarded grants with a total value of more than $59,000 and received sponsorships with a total value of $36,500. One of the main successes of 2021 was Summer Reading. This national initiative encourages children and young adults to read during summer break to prevent the “summer slide.” At Prince William libraries, Summer Reading is one of the most popular and impactful programs. While in 2021 the number of Summer Reading participants was still lower than before the pandemic, it was almost double compared to 2020.
Greater Manassas Baseball League (GMBL)
Brief description of organization: The Freedom Museum's mission is three-fold: • Honor those Americans, particularly from Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William County, who made the supreme sacrifice in defense of freedom • Pay tribute to those who served our country with honor and distinction, and • Provide a place for our young citizens to learn of their nation's history and heritage. The Freedom Museum carries out its mission through exhibition, education and participation in community events. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: In April 2021, the museum relocated to downtown Manassas from the airport terminal. The new location, on the corner of Center and West streets in the heart of the historic business district, has increased immensely the Freedom Museum's visibility and popularity. As always, the museum is open to the public free of charge.
Brief description of organization: GMBL goes beyond just teaching and coaching our youth on the field, which is so vital, and assists the community in many other ways: • Offers Challenger Baseball Night, a new program available to all players with special needs to help build their confidence and experience in baseball and team sports. • Collects gently used sports equipment for players in other areas who would not otherwise have their own equipment. • Works with the Prince William County Sheriff ’s Office to increase the number of children in the area with Identakid cards for safety.
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AGNES L. COLGAN COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD – ARTS AND EDUCATION: OTHER NOMINEES
Virginia National Ballet 8104 FLANNERY COURT, MANASSAS, 20109 Virginianationalballet.org Top local executive: Elysabeth Muscat, managing director Founded: 2013 Local employees: 14 Brief description of business: Virginia National Ballet is a highly respected professional ballet company with a full season at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, an award-winning artistic director and a place on the Virginia Commission for the Arts Tour Directory. The company presents annual world premieres with world-class choreography and dancing. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Coming back strong after the pandemic and filling the theater with thankful audiences.
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Agnes L. Colgan Community Service Award - Health and Human Services
WINNER House of Mercy Top local executive: Jessica Root Brief description of organization: House of Mercy has been helping those in need in the Prince William community for over 15 years, pro-
viding food, clothing, baby items, household items, toys and many other material items to make sure people can have a decent life. We not only provide basic necessities for life, but we focus on building relationships, upholding the dignity of each person and providing additional resources when necessary. Since the pandemic started, House of Mercy has been serving, on average, 55 families per day, which is over 220 individuals. Through November 2021, the nonprofit had served 30,000 individuals and registered over 700 new client families.
GFWC Dominion Woman’s Club Northern Virginia Food Rescue P. O. BOX 1053, HAYMARKET, 20168 www.dominionwomansclub.org
10535 BATTLEVIEW PARKWAY, MANASSAS, 20109 www.nova-fr.org
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Keep Prince William Beautiful Semper K9 Assistance Dogs Agape Love in Action Inc. 10627 CRESTWOOD DRIVE, MANASSAS, 20109 Agapeloveinaction.com Top local executive: Corliss Udoema, president/founder Founded: 2015 Local employees: 45 Brief description of organization: ALIA is a charitable organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those in need. Our programs include the Hope in a Bag initiative, Wisdom Meets Technology senior computer literacy classes, disaster relief and support for our veteran service members through our Business Battle Buddy initiative. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Opened a food bank that fed 250 active-duty military families while organizing receipt of 40,000 pounds of donated non-perishables, which we expect to feed almost 2,000 people in 2022.
CASA Children’s Intervention Services Inc. 9384 FORESTWOOD LANE, SUITE C, MANASSAS, 20110 Casacis.org Top local executive: Lori V. Battistoni, executive director Founded: 1994 Local employees: 6 Brief description of organization: CASA CIS’s mission is to ensure that all abused, neglected or abandoned children can thrive in a safe, permanent and loving home. We recruit, train and supervise community volunteers (“CASAs”) who investigate, advocate and serve as a voice for these children as they navigate the child welfare system. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Enhancing community outreach such that training classes were full and diverse enabling us to serve more children (252 in total) and do so with improved cultural competency.
Community Residences Inc. Brief description of organization: Community Residences operates four group homes (Peachtree, Oak, Lindendale/Ponhill and Lake Jackson), providing supportive residential services to 20 county residents aged 22 to well over 60.
Brief description of organization: Keep Prince William Beautiful has spent the past 20 years advancing the education and advocacy of environmental stewardship to Prince William County schools, residents and businesses. This tradition continues today with projects that beautify public spaces and neighborhoods and the mission only grows stronger.
Brief description of organization: Founded and operated by combat veterans, Semper K9’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for wounded members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families by providing service dogs. Using dogs rescued from high kill shelters, Semper K9 provides service dogs free of charge to wounded service members. They currently have over 120 active volunteers.
Leadership Prince William 9720 CAPITAL COURT, SUITE 204, MANASSAS, 20110
Top local executive: Andrea Money, executive director Founded: 2006 Local employees: 1 Brief description of organization: Leadership Prince William is a private nonprofit serving Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. Its mission is to engage and inspire individuals, organizations and alumni to enrich the community through collaborative leadership Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Every year it’s the completion of our Signature Program. Our graduates go forth, impacting this community as more informed, connected and empathetic leaders.
LifeConnect Community Church 3985 PRINCE WILLIAM PARKWAY, SUITE 105, WOODBRIDGE, 22192 www.lifeconnectva.org Top local executives: Stephen and Nicole Brown, pastors Founded: 2020 Local employees: 3 Brief description of business: LifeConnect Community Church exists to connect individuals to God through discipleship, actively serving in the community and helping to grow strong families. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Held a 5K walk to raise funds and awareness for cancer and domestic violence.
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Streetlight Community Outreach Ministries 1550 PRINCE WILLIAM PARKWAY, WOODBRIDGE, 22191 www.thestreetlight.org Top local executive: Rose Powers, executive director Founded: 2004 Local employees: 38 Brief description of organization: StreetLight is a nonprofit organization located in Woodbridge. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for impoverished and homeless families and individuals. Services include a food pantry, a weekly outreach dinner to the homeless, a supportive shelter for medically fragile and disabled adults and permanent supportive housing. StreetLight is always seeking to expand services for those in need. Biggest accomplishment in 2021: Expansion projects in 2021 included opening a new hypothermia shelter for the unsheltered homeless.
Volunteer Prince William Brief description of organization: Volunteer Prince William has managed several vital programs serving our community for many years. VPW has provided hundreds of volunteers over the past two years to the Prince William Community Feeding Task Force. These volunteers work in the warehouse and also distribute food at local food pantries.
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