Honoring the best in our business community.

Live Event Held On September 11th
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2020 Award Winners

The Distinguished Service Awards honors those who have made meaningful contributions to help Veterans succeed. 

The Distinguished Service Awards honor individuals, companies, and non-profit organizations for their service to Veterans in the Greater Washington business community. The awards are presented in recognition of community stewardship and business leadership. The Distinguished Service Awards recognize finalists and will announce the DSA winners.

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Veteran-Owned Business of the Year

Honoring successful veteran-owned businesses in the National Capital Region that have demonstrated strong business performance.
Awards are given for: 

Emerging Business (<5 years in business)
Maturing Business (between 5 & 10 years in business)
Established Business (>10 years in business)

Veteran-Owned Business – Emerging Business – Less than Five Years 

  • WINNER: Echo Five Group 
  • Amore ConGelato 
  • Driver Rehabilitation Center of Excellence, LLC 
  • Fenix Group, Inc 
  • IT Depot LLC 

Veteran-Owned Business - Maturing (5-10 Years in Business) 

  • WINNER: IT Veterans 
  • Blake Willson Group, LLC 
  • DTS 
  • FedBiz IT Solutions 
  • GCubed Enterprises, Inc. 

Veteran-Owned Business - Established (More than 10 Years in Business) 

  • WINNER: HigherEchelon, Inc. 
  • AllTransPack, Inc. 
  • OBXtek Inc. 
  • Three Wire Systems, LLC 

Veteran Employee of the Year

Honoring a Veteran employee (not an equity holder in the business) who has made a meaningful impact to their company and/or the community in support and service of Veterans and/or Veteran families in the National Capital Region.

Veteran Employee of the Year

  • WINNER: Bonnie Tavolazzi, Echo Five Group, Senior Strategic Advisor 
  • Jeff Kinman, Boulder Crest Foundation, Program and Research Analyst 
  • Charles Miles, PenFed Credit Union, Director, Military & College Employment Programs 
  • Ron Moody, Accenture Federal, Chief Medical Officer 

Veteran Service Organization of the Year

Honoring a non-profit organization that has had an exemplary impact in service to Veterans, their families, and/or Veteran-Owned businesses in the National Capital Region.

Veteran Service Organization of the Year

  • WINNER: Boulder Crest Foundation 
  • American Legion Post 176 
  • Association of the US Army / George-Washington Chapter 
  • Easterseals 
  • PenFed Foundation 

Distinguished Service Stories

Past Distinguished Service Award winners give their opinions
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Some cool quote from a past winner or nominee. Something about the Distinguished Service Awards or why the Chamber's super cool for hosting these awards.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When/where will the awards be presented?
A: The Distinguished Service Awards will be presented on September 11, 2020.
Q: Can I get a free / discounted ticket to attend the event?
A:  Members of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce (and their employees) may register at the member rate. 
Q: Are sponsorships available for this event?
A:  Yes.  Contact John Woodstock for details.