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Potomac Chamber of Commerce Honors Potomac's Best

The Potomac Chamber of Commerce recognized five leaders in the Potomac community at an awards banquet Nov. 17 at Normandie Farm restaurant.

The award recipient were people nominated by others in the community and selected by the Chamber Board for their personal accomplishments and contributions to civic life.

"We honor the elite few who stand for excellence in the Potomac community," said Chamber President Andrea Alderdice.

The winners were:

* Richard Rosenthal, Citizen of the Year — Rosenthal is president of the Parent-Teacher Association at Bells Mill Elementary School, a Montgomery County Swim League and Montgomery Soccer Inc. coach and a religious educator at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church.

* Bob Moorman, Businessperson of the Year — Moorman is manager of the Potomac office of W.C. & A.N. Miller Real Estate and long-time resident of Potomac with a strong commitment to helping others.

* Alex Marston, Youth of the Year — Marston is a senior at Thomas Wootton High School, where he is deeply involved in music and theater. His rock band, “Another Fine Mess” has traveled to Germany as part of Rockville’s sister city program and has performed in a public service video about pedestrian safety.

* George and Ginny Barnes, Lifetime of Service Award — The Barneses were recognized for more than two decades of civic activism aimed at protecting Potomac's natural resources and rural character. The special award has only been given three times in the Chamber's history.