On January 31st, over 300 business leaders gathered at the National Conference Center for Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual meeting to honor our very own General Manager, Kurt Krause, as outgoing Chairman and welcome Tracey White of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Northern Virginia. As part of the outgoing Chairman’s Award Presentation, Krause recognized five supervisors, Vice Chairman Shawn Williams (R-Broad Run), Ken Reid (R-Leesburg), Chairman Scott K. York (R-At Large), and Supervisors Ralph Buona (R-Ashburn) and Matt Letourneau (R-Dulles), who voted in favor of the Silver Line project that would extend Metrorail to Dulles International Airport.
As he acknowledged the chamber’s members for their efforts and dedication in the past year, Krause passed the gavel to White, presenting her with a doctor’s kit, symbolic of her position with HCA, which would assist in her duties as new Chairman. As a token of the chamber’s appreciation, White presented Krause with a personalized Washington Nationals jersey and a rocking chair.
White, vice president of community and government relations at HCA and former president of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, discussed her vision for 2013 and her commitment to a “healthy business and healthy community.” Initiatives will include a health and wellness business challenge, a community portal encompassing Northern Virginia’s nonprofit organizations and the addition of a government relations position.
The new Chairman concluded with the presentation of the 2013 Community Leadership Awards, in four different categories:
Large Organization (100 employees or more): Middleburg Bank
Small Organization (less than 100): Loudoun Insurance Group
Young Professional: Jamie Pearson, Middleburg Bank
Executive Leader: Brian Chavis, ARGroup
As part of our farm-to-fork program here at NCC, Executive Chef Mason prepared a three-course meal, featuring locally grown items. The items included were grape tomatoes from Parker Farms in Oak Grove, VA, spring mix from Spring Valley Farms in West Virginia, and red pepper, zucchini and squash from Frog Level Farms in Hanover, VA.
We’d like to extend our congratulations and thanks to Kurt, Tracey and the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce for their commitment and hard work in the community!