The Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas was packed with business leaders and Prince William residents on Wednesday night.
The center served as the venue for the Prince William Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Awards dinner.
Several organizations were acknowledged during the event.
“Tonight we celebrate the Chamber Business Awards nominees. Each nominee has made a difference in this community by sharing their services, their talents and their leaderships,” said Gail Whitlock from Whitlock Wealth Management. “The nominees know that success means so much than just turning a profit.”
The Agnes L. Colgan Community Service Awards, which are named after late Senator Charles J. Colgan’s first wife, were given out first.
Action in Community Through Service (ACTS) — a non-profit that offers a food pantry, a Helpline and family services — received the Health & Human Services Award.
Impacto Youth, a non-profit that offers programs for area students, earned the Arts & Education Award.
Manley Garber, a member of the Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) Board of Directors, received the Charles J. Colgan Visionary Award.
The award seeks to recognize an individual who demonstrates “extraordinary leadership.”
Garber, a Woodbridge-native, is credited with bringing electricity to most of the county in the 1940s. He also served on the board of the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) for more than 50 years.
Many other recognitions were handed out at the Business Awards:
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