(Charlottesville, Virginia � January 14)� The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the Chamber Hovey S. Dabney Award for Corporate Citizenship. �The Award will be presented on February 19th at the 2014 Chamber Annual Membership Business Luncheon � underwritten by Virginia National Bank � at Glenmore Country Club. The Chamber established the Chamber Hovey Dabney Award for Corporate Citizenship in 2005 to recognize outstanding corporate citizenship. �This Chamber award � underwritten by Hunter E. Craig, W. K. Heischman and Ivo Romenesko � is established and named in honor of Hovey S. Dabney, a distinguished business leader and citizen in Greater Charlottesville, Virginia, and the nation. Nominees for the Chamber Hovey S. Dabney Award for Corporate Citizenship must be a Chamber member enterprise within the Greater Charlottesville area that is known for:
- engaging in sound, successful business or professional practice and presence in our Greater Charlottesville communities and being a ready and good business partner with other community businesses;
- investing directly in the economic, cultural and humanitarian advancement of our Greater Charlottesville communities and its culture;
- pursuing a positive and healthy work environment for its employees and encouraging and supporting its employees and their families to participate in and support of, our community�s activities, organizations and institutions; and,
- inspiring other corporate citizenship by example.
The nomination form and award details are availablehere. Nominations are due February 1st. The Annual Chamber Membership Meeting is regularly attended by more than 200 business & civic leaders.� Prior to the award presentation, Dr. Frank Friedman, President of Piedmont Virginia Community College, and 2014 Chairman of the Chamber Board of Directors, will lead a presentation of the 2014 Annual Chamber Report to the Chamber membership. Founded in 1913, the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to representing private enterprise, promoting business and enhancing the quality of life in our Greater Charlottesville communities.� Today the Chamber�s more than 1,100 member and affiliate member enterprises employ more than 45,000 people in our community, representing an estimated total payroll of more than $1.75 billion a year.