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Press Release: Bear Chase Brewing Wins 2023 Small Business of the Year at Loudoun Chamber’s 29th Annual Loudoun Small Business Awards

Lansdowne, Virginia – The Loudoun Chamber of Commerce hosted the 29th Annual Loudoun Small Business Awards on Friday, November 10, 2023, at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, with over 500 guests present. 

This sold-out event was a celebration of Loudoun’s small businesses, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs and for their contributions to our community. The 2023 finalists and winners were chosen by several blue-ribbon committees featuring dozens of Loudoun’s top business and community leaders. 

“Loudoun County is blessed to have so many outstanding small businesses, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit leaders. This was abundantly evident on Friday evening, as the Loudoun community celebrated our 2023 Loudoun Small Business Award finalists and honorees. Though they come from different backgrounds and work in different industries, each of our award finalists has an incredible passion for what they do and a commitment to our community that has made Loudoun a world-class community to live, work and grow our business,” said Chamber President & CEO Tony Howard. 

The 2023 Finalists and Winners are: 

Loudoun 2023 Small Business of the Year, Sponsored by One Hour Heating & Air: Bear Chase Brewing Company 

Loudoun Exceptional Entrepreneur of the Year, Sponsored by Venture X – Ashburn: Melissa Hinton, Serenity House 

People’s Choice Award Winner, Sponsored by BCT-The Community’s Bank: Bear Chase Brewing Company 

Superior Service Business of the Year Finalists, Sponsored by STW Cleaning 

  • CEO Consulting Group, LLC 
  • Dogtopia of Purcellville 
  • Fleur de Cuisine – WINNER 
  • Fuel & Tire Saver Systems Company, Inc. 

Destination Business of the Year Finalists, Sponsored by Bank of Clarke County 

  • Bear Chase Brewing Company – WINNER 
  • Elite Formation Studio of Dance 
  • Hidden View Bed and Breakfast 
  • The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm 

Health & Wellness Business of the Year Finalists, Sponsored by Old Dominion National Bank 

  • Beckner Counseling, LLC 
  • Function-N-Fitness – WINNER 
  • Sunstone Counseling 
  • The Williams Center for William and Recovery  

Home Based Business of the Year Finalists, Sponsored by Backflow Technology 

  • BB Insurance, LLC 
  • Mama’s Canine Mix 

Nonprofit Organization of the Year Finalists, Sponsored by the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation 

  • Loudoun Coalition on Women and Girls – WINNER 
  • Legacy Farms 
  • Loudoun Literacy Council 
  • Tree of Life Ministries

Main Street Business of the Year Finalists, Sponsored by National Capital Bank 

  • Birch Tree Books – WINNER 
  • Casa De Avila Tacos 
  • Crimson Wealth Strategies 

Thank you to the sponsors for this event: Signature Sponsor, One Hour Heating & Air; Gala Sponsor, Women’s CEO Consulting Group; Platinum Sponsors, Backflow Technology, Bank of Clarke County, BCT-The Community’s Bank, Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, STW Cleaning, National Capital Bank, Old Dominion National Bank, VentureX Loudoun; Dessert Sponsor, SpeedPro Imaging NoVa; Reception Sponsor, Northwest Federal Credit Union; Photography Sponsor, Alex Mangione Photography; Red Carpet Sponsor, Salamander Resort & Spa; Red Carpet Photography Sponsor, Studio 151 Photography; Floral Sponsor, Open Blooms; Program Sponsor, Copy General; Gold Sponsors, Athari BioSciences, Inc., CroppMetcalfe, John Marshall Bank, Loud & Clear Marketing, Loudoun Times-Mirror, M&T Bank, National Sports Medicine Institute, Sandy Spring Bank; Business and Community Partners, Economic Development Authority of Loudoun County, VA and Loudoun County Department of Economic Development. 

Learn more about the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, the voice of business for the Loudoun and regional business community, on their website, 

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