The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce announced May 25 the nominees for its new Distinguished Service Awards program, which is aimed at honoring individuals, companies and non-profit organizations for their service to veterans in the Greater Washington business community. Nominees were selected by an independent committee, and winners will be announced at a July 19 awards gala at the Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park.
“We are thrilled to announce the new Distinguished Service Awards,” Northern Virginia Chamber President and CEO Jim Corcoran said. “The companies selected as nominees represent the unsung heroes in our business community who have dedicated their time and resources to help veterans succeed.”
The Veteran Business Mentorship Award honors an individual, company or non-profit organization that has made meaningful contributions to support and/or mentor veteran entrepreneurs and/or veteran-owned businesses in the Greater Washington region within the past year. The nominees are The Capitol Post (Bunker Labs D.C.), Dog Tag Bakery and Easter Seals Serving MD | VA | DC.
The Meritorious Veteran-Owned Business Award honors a successful veteran-owned business in the Greater Washington region that has demonstrated positive integration into the community and is poised for future success. There are two sub-categories for nominees:
- Emerging Business (less than three years in business) — Nominees are MILLIE and Sonoma Cellars
- Established Business (more than three years in business) — Nominees are Evoke Research and Consulting LLC, Three Wire Systems and Two Marines Moving
In addition, CACI International Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board Dr. J. (Jack) Phillip London will be honored with the Lifetime Distinguished Service Award for his commitment and contributions to help veterans succeed in business in the Greater Washington region. A keynote address will be presented by Commonwealth of Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs John C. Harvey, Jr.