On November 1, the greenest business people in Loudoun County gathered at the Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast in Middleburg to celebrate different businesses’ efforts to support environmental sustainability. NCC was the signature sponsor of the evening. This year, the Loudoun Green Business Gala gave an award that was close to NCC’s heart: the Patricia Trammell Achievement Award. The award recognizes innovation in developing green initiatives, and it takes its name from NCC’s longtime director of housekeeping, Pat Trammell. Pat passed away last December after a battle with cancer. In her time at NCC, she was the chair of NCC’s Green Team and head of our participation in the Loudoun Green Business Challenge each year.
Mimi Stein of Ayrshire Farm accepted the Patricia Trammell Achievement Award.
The winner of the inaugural Patricia Trammell Acheivement Award was Ayrshire Farm. Ayrshire Farm is located in Upperville, Virginia and was the first Virginia farm to be certified both organic and humane. The farm produces a variety of meats and organic produce supplied to top regional restaurants, including its own Hunter’s Head Tavern, Home Farm Store, and Ayrshire Farm Catering Company. Ayrshire Farm’s mission is to farm sustainably and profitably, promoting the benefits of locally produced, humanely raised meats and organic produce to the local consumer community through education, outreach and example. Just recently, its Hunter’s Head Tavern received a 2 star certification from the Green Restaurant Association, as well as the Snail of Approval from Slow Food DC.
Kurt Krause, General Manager of The National Conference Center and President of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, introduces the Patricia Trammell Achievement Award at the Loudoun County Green Business Challenge.
NCC also received an award in the Commercial Platinum category at the Loudoun County Green Business Challenge. Congratulations to all of the winners and businesses who are working to help make Loudoun County as green as it can be!
NCC also received an award in the Commercial Platinum category at the Loudoun County Green Business Challenge. Fadi Medawar, our director of housekeeping and the leader of our green team, accepted the award.