Reston, VA – The 2013 Best of Reston Honorees and Strategic Partners were formally announced on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at the Revealing the Best Kickoff Reception held at the Rooftop Club Level of The Metropolitan (Reston Town Center). Mark Ingrao, President & CEO of Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and Kerrie Wilson, CEO of Reston Interfaith recognized the selected businesses, organizations, and individuals for their tremendous commitment to community service and improving the lives of others in the greater Reston area. The reception was generously catered by Clyde’s of Reston.
The Best of Reston annual event, now in its 22nd year, is produced in partnership by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and Reston Interfaith. Robert E. Simon, founder of Reston, Va. and the honorary Chair of the 2013 Best of Reston event, inspired the principles – “Live, work, play and serve,” which celebrates our community’s values and this unique philanthropic partnership.
Community members submitted nominations between September and November. The nomination categories were individual community leader, civic/community organization leader, small business leader, and corporate business leader, and the newly created Vade Bolton-Ann Rodriguez Young Leaders – Entrusting Our Community's Future Award. This award is designed to recognize a younger leader in our community who serves as a role model or mentor for community service and philanthropy to the next generation. An anonymous committee panel reviewed all nominations and this year seven winners were chosen.
The 2013 Honorees are:
Individual Community Members
-Friends of the Reston Regional Library
-YMCA Fairfax County - Reston
Small Business Leader
-Mayflowers A Floral Studio at Reston Town Center
Corporate Business Leader
-John Marshall Bank
Vade Bolton-Ann Rodriguez Young Leaders -- Entrusting Our Community's Future Award
Detailed biographies and photos of the honorees are attached.
All the Honorees, Strategic Partners and Best of Reston sponsors will be formally recognized at the 22nd Annual Best of Reston Awards and Community Service Gala on April 11, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Reston. Sponsorships are now available; for details visit www.restoninterfaith.org. Proceeds from Best of Reston support the social service programs of Reston Interfaith.
The support of the business community makes Best of Reston event possible. This year’s 2013 Best of Reston Strategic Partners are:
-Access National Bank
-CORE Foundation, Inc.
-The JBG Companies
-NII Holdings, Inc.
-Northrop Grumman Corporation
-Reston Community Center
-Virginia Spine Institute
-Bechtel is the generous 2013 Community Builder.
Since 1970, Reston Interfaith has reached out to 250,000 neighbors in need, helping them overcome tough economic times in an already high cost-of-living region. Through advocacy and support services, we connect our clients to the vital resources they need to help build more stable families and self-sufficient lives and provide a comprehensive array of programs that solve urgent or on-going requirements for housing, childcare, food or financial assistance. With deep roots in the community, our knowledgeable staff and strong partner network ensure a proven and effective response to changing resident needs. Our clients, our donors, our associates and friends—all benefit from our tradition of caring and record of results. For more information, please visit www.restoninterfaith.org or call 571-323-9555.
The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce is the catalyst for business growth and entrepreneurship by providing quality programs, education, connections and advocacy for our members and organizations in the Dulles Corridor. We are the leader of a thriving business community that positively impacts the growth and prosperity of a vibrant and collaborative region. For more information, please visit www.RestonChamber.org or call 703-707-9045.
MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES are welcome to attend the 22nd Annual Best of Reston Gala on April 11, 2013. RSVP to Angela Suarez, firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-323-9563.
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