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Democrat VA 11

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  • Recognizing the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce 2012 Business Honor Award Recipients

    by Representative Gerald E. Connolly

    Posted on 2013-01-02

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    CONNOLLY of virginia in the house of representatives Wednesday, January 2, 2013 Mr. CONNOLLY of Virginia. Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce and to congratulate those members who are being honored for their contributions to the business and local communities.



    The Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce (NVBCC) is a vibrant organization dedicated to the growth and development of African- American owned businesses in the City of Alexandria and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William. The Chamber provides leadership, strategic information, technical assistance, networking opportunities, and other support to more than 120 member partners, helping to ensure the growth and success of their businesses. In addition, the NVBCC actively supports area non-profits in efforts to increase the financial literacy and leadership capability of school- aged children in our area.

    Each year, the NVBCC recognizes its members for their extraordinary success and contributions to the Chamber and our community. It is my honor to enter the names of the following 2012 Business Honor Award recipients into the Congressional Record: Outstanding Emerging Business: Nationwide Insurance--The Brad Ryant Insurance Agency Business of the Year: Valley Green Landscaping Outstanding Corporate Partner: Intelligent Office of Alexandria Outstanding Community Partner: Alexandria-Fairfax County Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc.

    Member of the Year: Kim de Peiza, Key Concepts Knowlegebase, LLC Member of the Year: Isaac Lewis, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Outstanding Public Partner: Fairfax County Economic Development Authority Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in congratulating the 2012 Business Honor Award recipients and in thanking each of them for their efforts to strengthen our local business economy and for their commitment to building a stronger community.

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