2017 September Business of the Month – Fort Lee Federal Credit Union Accepted by Mrs. Amanda Wilson (L)



2017 Best Emerging Business – Stitchin’ Sisters Accepted by: Mrs. Dana McLawhorn, Owner (center)


2017 Business of the Year – Joe’s Steak and Seafood In their absence the award was accepted by Mrs. Brenda Ebron-Bonner, Board of Supervisors (right)

On Thursday, September 28, 2017, the Dinwiddie County Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2nd Annual Mixer at Richard Bland College’s Barn Theater.  Over 75 members and their guests, including members of the Board of Supervisors and School Board, enjoyed a delicious barbeque dinner complete with all the trimmings including homemade desserts catered by Bubba Q.  DJ Debbie Davis provided a country playlist which even resulted in some line dancing.  The photo booth was also a favorite among the guests.

The highlight of the evening was the announcement of the 2017 Best of the Best Awards.  Chana Ramsey, President and Meagan Wall, Vice-President had the pleasure of awarding 2017 Business of the Year to Joe’s Steak and Seafood.  Mr. Buffa was unable to attend and the award was accepted by Dinwiddie County Board of Supervisor Mrs. Brenda Ebron-Bonner.  The award for 2017 Best Emerging Business was awarded to Stitchin’ Sisters.  Mrs. Dana McLawhorn, owner, was on hand to receive her award.

The Chamber also recognized the first recipient of the Business of the Month award.  The Business of the Month for September 2017 was Fort Lee Federal Credit Union.  Mrs. Amanda Wilson was on hand to receive the award.  The Chamber will be selecting a new business each month, leading up to next year’s Annual Mixer.  Those 12 recipients will automatically be the nominees for the 2018 Business of the Year.

Guests had the opportunity to bid on some great items in a silent auction.  Thank you to the following for your donation of items:  Bank of McKenney, Colonial Farm Credit, Kara Luten, Chana Ramsey, Tori Abernathy, Nicole Cliborne Hair & Makeup, The James House, Craig Richards, Stepping Stone Academy.  All proceeds raised from the silent auction go directly to our scholarship fund.  Thank you to all the bidders, and the caterer and DJ who made generous contributions.  You made this fundraiser a great success!

The Dinwiddie Chamber of Commerce wishes to give a huge THANK YOU to:  Bank of McKenney, Stepping Stone Academy, Dinwiddie County Economic Development, Bowman Management, Joy Bowman for creating an awesome atmosphere, Richard Bland College, Group Booths, and Ashton Creek Vineyards.  Without you and your contributions, the event would not have been a success.



2017 Annual Mixer – A fun night for all!