Chesterfield announces 2011 First Choice Business Award winners

Each year Chesterfield County honors local companies that contribute to the county’s economy and its citizens through the annual First Choice Business Awards. This year’s award winners were announced at the recent annual Celebrate Chesterfield Business.

The Innovation Impact Award winner was ACAC Fitness & Wellness Center.

Priority Automotive was the winner of the Employee Impact Award.  Priority Automotive group opened in the Richmond market in 2004. Since then, they have grown and Priority knows their success is because of their employees.

The Environmental Stewardship Award is designed to recognize a Chesterfield County business which has successfully displayed their efforts in being a responsible protector of the environment.  This year’s winner was Ironbridge Sports Park and they were established in 2007.  Some of their activities this past year included recycling paper, equipment oil, cooking oil, batteries and ink cartridges.

This year’s winner of the Community Impact Award was Hoover & Strong.  Hoover & Strong has a strong company commitment both on a corporate and individual level to community service.

The 2011 First Choice Business of the Year was awarded to Austin Brockenbrough & Associates.  This award is designed to recognize a Chesterfield County business which has been a leader in terms of overall impact to the county. Austin Brockenbrough & Associates (AB) is a multi-disciplined consulting engineering firm.

 “Congratulations to all of our 2011 First Choice Business Awards winners. This Board is dedicated to economic development as a priority and is committed to creating a business climate that is conducive to growth,” said Art Warren, Chairman of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors.

The Board of Supervisors recognized all the First Choice Business Award winners at their June 15 meeting.

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