2019 Stafford Business Appreciation

The Stafford County Economic Development Authority (EDA) cordially invites Stafford County business owners and executives to the Annual Business Appreciation Reception, to thank our business leaders and honor our local business community. Every year, the Stafford County Economic Development Authority (EDA) hosts a Business Appreciation Reception to celebrate the County’s diverse business community. This year’s theme is What’s Next? Stafford.

The Business Appreciation Reception features an awards program to recognize accomplishments in the Stafford business community. 2019 Awards include: Stafford Business of the Year and Cornerstone Award. 

Date: Wednesday, May 15th
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: 6 Bears and a Goat Brewery (1140 International Pkwy, Stafford, VA 22406)

Business of the Year Award

Applications have closed for the 2019 Business of the Year.

The 2019 Stafford Business Appreciation Reception is sponsored by Transurban.

Transurban is a global leader in toll road financing, development, operations and technology. As the operator of the 95, 495 and future 395 Express Lanes, Transurban manages more than 45 miles of Express Lanes, providing more than 6 million customers a faster more reliable trip. In the spring of 2019, the 95 Express Lanes will break ground on the Fredericksburg Extension (Fred Ex) project that will extend the Lanes 10 miles south to near Route 17 and Fredericksburg. Construction of the project is estimated to create over 9,000 jobs and generate over $1 billion in economic activity for the region. For more information on the project, please visit https://expresslanes.com/projects/fredericksburg-extension.


Panel Discussion

Join us in conversation with three of Stafford’s finest entrepreneurs.

Camile Sue

Owner, The Icing Baking Company

A graduate of Mountain View High School and the culinary program, Camile worked in the former Icing Baking Shop and learned from the then owner.

After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America and working out west as a chef, Camile returned to Stafford to follow her dream – owning her own business and reopening The Icing Baking Company.

Camile has infused new ideas and vision in her culinary deserts and her passion for her art is evident in her work.

Vernon Green Jr.

Founder and CEO, GCubed Enterprises, Inc. DBA GCubed, Inc.

Vernon Green Jr. is a retired Chief Warrant Officer in the U.S. Army. Vernon established GCubed Enterprises, Inc. in 2014 as an SBA 8(a) certified, Service Disabled Veteran Owned, Minority Owned, Small Business. GCubed Enterprises, Inc. is focused on IT and Cybersecurity with an emphasis on “Keeping People and Business Securely Connected.”

As GCubed services became more requested, Vernon saw the need for G3 Community Services; a nonprofit providing services and support to people in his community. Its mission is to restore, inspire, and empower the family unit through coaching, mentorship, and education; improving lives and strengthening communities. Vernon has begun creating a network of passionate, like-minded people to expand his vision to provide financial assistance, mentorship, food to the hungry, housing the homeless, and meeting the needs of our community.

Bob Hannan

Site Manager, Intuit, Inc.

Bob believes great things are done by diverse groups of people working together. He leads Intuit‘s Stafford site of 300+ people, helping it to be one of the most highly engaged sites at Intuit as well as a center of innovation.

He is passionate about coaching and mentoring individuals into a formative team. Bob is a people first leader who has an energy that is intoxicating.

He has big visions for Intuit Stafford and the people that will make that a reality.

From the 2018 Business Appreciation Reception

Congratulations to our winners Hilldrup for the 2018 Stafford Cornerstone Award and McLane Company Inc., Mid Atlantic Division for the 2018 Business of the Year!