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Catoctin Creek Distillery, Ford’s Fish Shack’s Tony Stafford Earn Top Honors at Virtual 26th Annual Loudoun Small Business Awards

Lansdowne, VA – The Loudoun Chamber announced the winners of the Loudoun’s Top Entrepreneur and Loudoun Small Business of the Year, as well as in six industry categories at the 26th Annual Small Business Awards, held on Friday, November 13, 2020.

This year’s gala award ceremony was converted to an entirely virtual event, to maximize safety for the finalists and other guests due to COVID-19.

The finalists and ultimate winners of the Small Business Awards were selected by blue-ribbon committees of local business leaders and industry experts, who carefully examined the award applications to select the 32 award finalists.

“Loudoun County’s small business community has faced unprecedented challenges in 2020. Yet, these business owners and entrepreneurs continue to persevere and make invaluable contributions that define Loudoun’s world class quality of life. That is why the Loudoun Chamber is so proud to celebrate every small business and entrepreneur in our community, by honoring this year’s Small Business Awards finalists and winners in a 100% virtual fashion,” said Tony Howard, President & CEO.

People’s Choice Award WinnerCatoctin Creek Distillery

 Finalists for Loudoun Destination Business of the Year:

Bear Chase Brewing
Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
The Conche – WINNER!

Finalists for Main Street Business of the Year:

Catoctin Creek Distillery – WINNER!
Joe’s Pizzaria
MI-Box of Northern Virginia
The Marketing Management Group 

Finalists for Superior Service Business of the Year:

37 Media & Marketing Group – WINNER!
Advanced Corrective Chiropractic
Extraordinary Transitions – Long & Foster

Finalists for Virtual Business of the Year:

Anonymous Assistants
Yield Bookkeeping

Finalists for Health and Wellness Business of the Year:

The National Sports Medicine Institute – WINNER!
Greenheart Juice Shop
Temple Training
The Fitness Equation

Finalists for Nonprofit Organization of the Year:

Crossroads Jobs – WINNER!
Friends of Loudoun Mental Health Inc.
Loudoun Literacy Council
Ryan Bartel Foundation 

Finalists for Loudoun’s Top Entrepreneur of the Year:

Thereasa Black – Amore Congelato
Pam Jones – Extraordinary Transitions
Tony Stafford – Ford’s Fish Shack – WINNER!
Mary Ellen Taylor – Endless Summer Harvest

Finalists for Small Business of the Year:

Loudoun Free Clinic *
The Conche
37 Media & Marketing Group
Text P2P
National Sports Medicine Institute
Crossroads Jobs
Catoctin Creek Distillery – WINNER!

The 2020 Small Business Awards sponsors include:  Signature Sponsor, Atlantic Union Bank; Platinum Sponsors: Backflow Technology, Bank of Clarke County, BCT The Community’s Bank, The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, Inova Loudoun Hospital, MainStreet Bank, MVB Bank, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning. Gold Sponsors: CroppMetcalfe, Loudoun Now, National Sports Medicine Institute, Sandy Spring Bank, Saul Centers, Summit Community Bank, The National Conference Center.  Livestreat Sponsor: Google Data Centers. Multimedia Sponsor, Blue Lion Multimedia;  Media Sponsor, Loudoun Times-Mirror;  Program Sponsor, Copy General; Business Partner, Loudoun County Department of Economic Development; Community Partner, Economic Development Authority of Loudoun County, Virginia.

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*Other finalists for Small Business of the Year are the winners of the 2020 Industry categories who will be announced the night of the event.. Winners of industry categories from the past two years of Small Business Awards are invited to apply for this category every year.