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Greater McLean Chamber to Present Business and Community Awards

The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce will present its annual Business and Community Awards on Oct. 2 at the 3rd Annual Suits and Sneakers event. Held at Claude Moore Colonial Farm (6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean), the festivities will run from 6 until 9 p.m.

This year's Business and Community Award recipients include:

*Non-Profit of the Year: PRS, Inc. (Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services)

*Corporate Partner: Giant of McLean

*Small Business of the Year: Frank & Company

*Corporation of the Year: Capital One Bank

*Youth Recognition Award: Will Thomas, Operation Hawkeye

*Community Volunteers of the Year: McLean Winterfest Committee—Trish Butler, Lynn Gulick, Clyde Clark, Homer Johns, Maureen Scholz, Marcia Twomey, Leigh Bowes, Vance S. Zavela, Robin Walker, David Scholz, Chip Frederick, Ashley Smith, Gita Bhandain, Cheryl Patten, Jessica Fay, Cheryl Patten, Adrienne Albers, Gita Bhandari, Pam Fusco

*Collaborative Impact Award: Bob Hahne (Stop Hunger Now)

*Outstanding Business Citizen: Bill DuBose

*Environmental Awareness Award: Staybridge Suites-McLean

*Community Leadership Award: Margi Vanderhye

*Community Leadership (Recognition of Elected Community Leadership): John W. Foust, Dranesville district supervisor; Frank Wolf, Janet Howell, Barbara Comstock

*Hometown Hero: Rob Jackson

*Outstanding Chamber Member: Marcus Simon

*New Business of the Year: Elysee 360 Concierge Med Spa (Jyotsna Gupta M.D. and Ambrish Gupta M.D.)

*Community Commitment Award: Elizabeth Page, Falls Church - McLean Children's Center

*Mary Kingman Pillar of McLean Recognition Award: Bob Alden, Ted Gray, Maya Huber, Bob Rosenbaum, Sr., Ed Shahin

*Corporate Social Responsibility: Karen Briscoe, HBC Realty

*Community Impact Award: William Sudow

*50th Anniversary: Temple Rodef Shalom

*Restaurant of the Year: Seasons 52

*Retailer of the Year: Microsoft Office Store, Tysons Corner Center

*Non-Profit Advocate: Cardinal Bank.

*Community Champion: Joe Cacciapaglia, Tree Doc Joe

In addition to the awards ceremony, the event will include a wine and beer tasting, a food demonstration by Seasons 52, a signature tequila specialty drink demonstration and tasting by La Sandia Mexican Restaurant, and much more.

The cost to attend this event is $65 for Chamber members and $75 for future members. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information or to purchase tickets please call 703-356-5424 or visit www.mcleanchamber.org.