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Arrington: Nelson Chamber of Commerce Holds Annual Banquet : Honors 50 Year Members

[ 0 ] October 17, 2012 | Nelson County Life

©™2012 Nelson County Life : Photos By Blue Ridge Mountain Photographer Paul Purpura : Paul Saunders of Saunders Brothers Inc receiving his Golden Circle Award from outgoing President Jerry Gress at the Nelson County Chamber of Commerce 57th Annual Chamber Banquet held this past Tuesday - October 16, 2012 at Oak Ridge Estate in Arrington, VA.

Arrington
Nelson County, VA

For over a half century the Nelson County Chamber Of Commerce has been representing area businesses. This past Tuesday they held their annual banquet to recognize business members. Nelson County businesses that have served the community for at least 50 years and met at least two of the following three additional criteria were eligible for the Golden Circle Award, same name; same location; and ownership within the same family.

Joe Lee McClellan of Joe Lee McClellan, Inc. receiving his Golden Circle Award from outgoing President Jerry Gress at the Nelson County Chamber of Commerce 57th Annual Chamber Banquet.

The following Golden Circle Award recipients will received recognition and an honorary plaque at this year’s Chamber of Commerce annual dinner held on October 16, 2012:

Alberene Soapstone Company
Ashley’s Market
Central Virginia Electric Cooperative
George R. Criswell, DDS
Dickie Bros. Orchard
Drumheller’s Orchard
Flippin-Seaman, Inc.
Joe Lee McClellan, Inc.
Montebello Resort
Payne’s Garage, Inc.
B. T. Ramsey & Sons, Inc.
Saunders Brothers, Inc.
Shady’s Place, Inc.
Silver Creek Orchards
Wells Sheffield Funeral Chapel, Inc.
Williams Store

Chamber of Commerce members enjoying a dinner of Broiled Bay scallops or Roast Pork Loin, along with assorted vegetables and deserts at the Nelson County Chamber of Commerce 57th Annual Chamber Banquet.

Aaron Laufer & Tripp Stewart from Alberene Soapstone Company in Schuyler chat with Julia Rogers of Rogers CPA in Nellysford, at the Nelson County Chamber of Commerce 57th Annual Chamber Banquet.

According to the Nelson Chamber, one of the businesses traced its beginning to the 1750s and many others date back to the late 1800s. Collectively, they have over 1500 years of providing goods and services to the citizens of Nelson County and employment to their friends, neighbors and family members.

The Nelson County Chamber of Commerce has been serving the region since 1955.

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