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Doud Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard V. Doud, IOM, president of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, was presented the "Lifetime Achievement Award" by the Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives at the Virginia Chamber's 90th Anniversary Celebration & Legislative Awards Dinner held on May 15 in Arlington at the Ritz Carlton - Pentagon City.

The "Lifetime Achievement Award," created by the past presidents of VACCE, honors a colleague who, throughout his or her career, has made significant contributions to the advancement of the chamber profession as well as to VACCE.

Barry DuVal, president & CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce presented Doud with the award noting that, "Rich has been a consummate Chamber professional throughout his distinguished career and we are delighted he has received this prestigious recognition. It is well deserved."

The Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, administered by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, is an alliance of chamber executives representing large and small chambers of commerce from localities throughout the state. VACCE strives to develop the professional skills of chamber executives, staff and volunteer leaders. The association also provides a forum for integrating the work of the local chambers of commerce to contribute to the growth and development, not only of local communities, but also to the Commonwealth.