The Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner and Impact Awards was a chance to review the accomplishments of the year and give awards out to businesses that had an impact on the community. As I have for many years, I was again the photographer for the event. For me the excitement is the final award given to a small business that has grown and done innovative things as a company as well as in the community. The thrill for me, is that often the winner is a business who's people I know.
Tom Silvestri, President & Publisher, Richmond Times-Dispatch greets people with a cutout of past president, Gary L. Rhodes, Ed.D.President of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, who could not attend.
With Mr. Silvestri as host the evening took a media theme to showcase achievements.
The mascot for The Richmond Flying Squirrels winner of the Richmond Business Council's Award.
Beth Bailey of The Pediatric Connection, winner of the Impact Award, hands the award to one of their clients, who joined her on the podium.