Smith Mountain Lake Chamber Names Award Winners For Year / Decade

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Winners at the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce's 2020 Annual Appreciation Dinner included front row, from left, Joanna Gruver, Haywood's Jewelers (Business of the Year), Sheila Silverstein, Harvester Performance Center (Tourism Advocate of the Year). Back row, from left, W.Q. "Bill" Overton, Jr., Franklin County Sheriff (Leader of the Year); Ryan Cappellari and Bruce Shelton, Capps Home Building Center (Business of the Decade).
Outstanding area businesses and community advocates were honored by the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce at its annual dinner, which took place Jan. 16 at The Waterfront Country Club.

“We congratulate these businesses for their awards as well as the finalists in each respective category. They serve as an inspiration for us all as they are achievers, advocates and visionaries,” said Christopher Finley, SMLRCC Executive Director. “These companies are advancing the greater Smith Mountain Lake region in areas of community investment, economic development and more.”

The 2019 winners were:

Tourism Advocate of the Year: Harvester Performance Center

  • Also nominated were: Bridgewater Marina & Boat Rentals, CJ’s Coffee and Sandwich Shop, Halesford Harbor, Jake’s Place, Magnum Point Marina and SoundDawgs

Leader of the Year: W.Q. “Bill” Overton, Jr., Franklin County Sheriff

  • Also nominated were: Waller Perrow, Perrow Management Corp./Waller’s Restaurant; Bob Riddick, Bob Riddick Home Services, Inc.; and Ryan Waters, Bridgewater Marina & Boat Rentals

Business of the Year: Haywood’s Jewelers

  • Also nominated were: American National Bank, Capps Home Building Center, Carilion Wellness and Food Lion

Business of the Decade: Capps Home Building Center

  • Also nominated were: Bridgewater Marina & Boat Rentals, Carilion Clinic, Haywood’s Jewelers, The Willard Companies and Turner’s Dock Building