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CHAMBER TO PRESENT 2014 HOVEY S. DABNEY AWARD FOR COPORATE CITIZENSHIP TO CRUTCHFIELD CORPORATION AT CHAMBER ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING & BUSINESS LUNCHEON � FEBRUARY 19TH AT GLENMORE COUNTY CLUB

(Charlottesville, Virginia � February 6)� The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce today announced that it will present its 2014 Hovey S. Dabney Award for Corporate Citizenship to Crutchfield Corporation, before a gathering of business and community leaders attending the Annual Chamber Membership Meeting & Business Luncheon held at Glenmore Country Club on Wednesday, February 19th. �Crutchfield Corporation is a remarkable corporate citizen,� said Valerie W. Long, Partner at Williams Mullen, Immediate Past Chair of the Chamber Board, and Chair of the Hovey S. Dabney Award for Corporate Citizenship Selection Committee. �Crutchfield is a definitive Charlottesville enterprise — founded, owned and operated right here in our community.� And in addition to employing hundreds of our local residents, it is a nationally recognized leader in its industry, known for product and customer service excellence, all while fostering and supporting a corporate culture of community engagement and citizenship.� It is our Chamber�s privilege to honor this superb corporate citizen.� The Annual Chamber Membership Meeting, underwritten by Virginia National Bank, is regularly attended by more than 200 business & civic leaders.� The meeting and luncheon at Glenmore will begin at 11:30AM.� 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 group of Chamber officers in presenting the 2014 Annual Chamber Report to the Chamber membership and business and civic leadership.� Mr. Mick Fleming, President & CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, will address the Chamber members on innovations, services and pitfalls from Chambers around the nation. The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce established the Hovey S. Dabney Award for Corporate Citizenship in 2005 to recognize outstanding examples of corporate citizenship in the Greater Charlottesville communities.� This Chamber Award is established and named in honor of the late Hovey S. Dabney, a distinguished business leader and citizen in the Greater Charlottesville area, the Commonwealth of Virginia and our nation. The Chamber Hovey S. Dabney Award for Corporate Citizenship is underwritten through the generosity of Hunter E. Craig, W. K. Heischman and Ivo Romenesko. Crutchfield Corporation, was founded by William G. Crutchfield, Jr. in Charlottesville in 1974 with $1,000 of savings.� He remains its owner & CEO.� The consumer electronics and technology firm employs over 460 men and women in Virginia; including over 360 at its facilities in Albemarle.� Crutchfield Corporation is nationally recognized by industry organizations for its product and customer service excellence, innovation and leadership.� For 14 consecutive years, Crutchfield has earned Bizrate.com’s “Circle of Excellence” award for performance and customer service; the only firm of the more than 5,100 online retailers surveyed that has achieved this distinction.� Bill Crutchfield is a member of the Consumer Electronics Association Hall of Fame.� In 2011, Virginia Business listed him as one of Virginia�s most notable entrepreneurs over the past 25 years. Crutchfield Corporation, Bill Crutchfield and Crutchfield employees are deeply involved in numerous civic, charitable and professional organizations.� Crutchfield Corporation encourages its employees to support the community.� In 2013, the company and its employees supported over 200 area organizations. Bill Crutchfield is a past member of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber Board of Directors.� He is a 1965 graduate of the University of Virginia and is a former member of the University Board of Visitors in addition to other University-related boards.� Mr. Crutchfield holds an appointment as a Visiting Executive Lecturer at the UVA Darden School.� Mr. Crutchfield is a United States Air Force veteran, having served as a Captain and commander of a Titan II missile crew.� Mr. Crutchfield and his wife, Scheline, live in Albemarle County.� �He has two adult children from a previous marriage. The 2014 Chamber Hovey S. Dabney Award Selection Committee, in addition to Ms. Long as Committee Chair, includes: Stuart Armstrong, Martin Burks, III, Alison DeTuncq, Frank Friedman, Timothy Hulbert, Lawrence McConnell, Joseph Raichel, Ivo Romenesko, Erika Viccellio, and Chad Zakaib. 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.� 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. �

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Hovey S. Dabney Award for Corporate Citizenship Criteria

� The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce established the Hovey S. Dabney Award for Corporate Citizenship in 2005 to recognize outstanding examples of corporate citizenship in our Greater Charlottesville communities. This Chamber Award is established and named in honor of Hovey S. Dabney, a distinguished business leader and citizen in our Greater Charlottesville area, the Commonwealth of Virginia and our nation. The Chamber Hovey S. Dabney Award for Corporate Citizenship recipient is 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, our community�s activities, organizations and institutions; and,

-��������� inspiring other corporate citizenship by example.

The Chamber Hovey S. Dabney Award for Corporate Citizenship is underwritten through the generosity of Hunter E. Craig, W. K. Heischman and Ivo Romenesko. �

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Hovey S. Dabney Award for Corporate Citizenship Recipients

Crutchfield Corporation � 2014
Carter Myers Automotive � 2013
Martha Jefferson Hospital � 2012
The Daily Progress
� 2011
Pepsi-Cola Bottling of Central Virginia � 2010
Martin Horn, Inc. � 2009
Better Living, Inc.� � 2008
State Farm Insurance Companies � 2007
McGuireWoods � 2006
Hantzmon, Wiebel & Company � 2005

William G. Crutchfield, Jr.

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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.