May 12, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Meredith Smith 
Communications Manager
Jeff Goldberg
WHAT: The Arlington Chamber of Commerce presents the  29th Annual Arlington Best Business Awards recognizing outstanding businesses in the community. Businesses are selected for their contributions to the Arlington Community in the categories of Retail, Service, Technology, Nonprofit, Home-based Business, Large Busienss and a Green Award for a business showing leadership in environmental protections.  Jeff Goldberg, Virginia Bureau Chief for ABC 7/WJLA-TV and News Channel 8 , will s erve as Master of Ceremonies.

WHY: The Arlington Best Business Awards celebrate area businesses that go above and beyond serving their clients to make Arlington a great place to work and live. Awards are earned by businesses that deliver exceptional quality of service to their customers, are industry leaders or offer a unique approach to delivery of its goods or services, and display an interest in  and concern for the Arlington community. 

The Friend of Small Business Award honors an individual in Arlington, who has demonstrated a long record of helping small businesses succeed within the county and will be awarded to Ann Bisson, Deputy Commissioner of Revenue. This award is rare, and is only given when there is compelling evidence that someone has earned such recognition.

The "Doing Good" Award will also be presented by the Phillip M. Keating Fund for the Future for the fourth year. This award honors a company who is "doing good while doing well," meaning a prosperous business who constantly makes it a priority to support the community. This year's recipient is Sun Gazette Newspapers .

The event also features the induction of Arlington business leaders into the Arlington Business Hall of Fame. This year's inductees include Sid Dewberry, Chairman Emeritus and Founder of Dewberry, Russell Hitt, Chairman of HITT Contracting, and the late Ashton Jones (honored posthumously), Arlington developer.

Sid Dewberry
Russell Hitt
Ashton Jones

WHEN: Tuesday, May 19 from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  


WHERE: Sheraton Pentagon City, 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, VA 22204


WHO: Founded in 1924, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, nonprofit organization of hundreds of businesses and thousands of professional people who are committed to the economic prosperity and civic well being of the Arlington community. The Chamber focuses on ways to make the community a better place to work, live and visit, including recognizing the men and women who contribute to the well-being of Arlington.


REGISTER: Registration is $45 for Chamber members, $55 for non-members. Breakfast is included. Sponsorships are also available. Register online at  or call 703-525-2400.


MEDIA: Media attendance is encouraged, but advance confirmation is requested. To attend, please contact Meredith Smith, Communications Manager, at or 703-525-2400.


The Arlington Best Business Awards are made possible thanks to our sponsors , including 
Grand Sponsor Comcast Cable Communications.  

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