Northern Virginia Chamber Announces 2017 Distinguished Service Awards Nominees

Tysons, Va. – The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce (Northern Virginia Chamber) today announced the nominees for the 2017 Distinguished Service Awards to be presented on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.

The Distinguished Service Awards: Honoring Veteran, Businesses & Leaders in Greater Washington celebrates 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.

“Veterans are an incredibly impactful part of the Northern Virginia business community,” said Jim Corcoran, Northern Virginia Chamber President & CEO. “This year’s nominees represent leading veteran entrepreneurs, established veteran-owned businesses, and organizations serving veterans. We honor their contributions to the regional business community through these awards.”

This year’s nominees are:

Veteran Business Mentorship Award 
Honoring a company, non-profit organization, or agency that has made meaningful contributions to support, mentor, and help positively integrate veteran entrepreneurs and/or veteran-owned businesses into the community in the Greater Washington region

  • Community Business Partnership (CBP)
  • Govmates
  • IntelliDyne
  • LMI
  • MorganFranklin Consulting
  • PenFed Credit Union
  • Professional Resources Information Systems Management (PRISM)
  • Retired Military Officers Business Association
  • Semper K9
  • Standard Communications, Inc. (SCI)
  • StreetShares, Inc.
  • Veterans Next Mission (VNM)
  • Wexler, LLC

Meritorious Veteran Owned Business Award
Honoring a successful veteran owned business in the Greater Washington region that has demonstrated positive business performance, and is poised for future success.

Emerging Business – less than 3 years in business

  • Blake Wilson Group, LLC
  • Dark Cubed
  • Semper K9
  • Squirrel Pitch
  • StreetShares, Inc.
  • Veterans Next Mission (VNM)

Established Business – more than 3 years in business

  • AOC Solutions
  • B3 Solutions, LLC
  • Corps Solutions
  • FH + H
  • Final Salute
  • IT Concepts, Inc.
  • Knight Point Systems (KPS)
  • RightDirection Technology Solutions and Tsymmetry
  • Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS)

Jerry Norris, President and CEO of BATTLESPACE, Inc., will be honored with the Lifetime Distinguished Service Award for his commitment and contributions to help veterans succeed in business in the Greater Washington region.

Gregory D. Gadson, a retired colonel in the United States Army and the former garrison commander of the U.S. Army Fort Belvoir, will present a keynote address.