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Chamber Spotlight: Barbara Hallahan, Jefferson Engraving & Awards Inc.

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Barbara Hallahan is the President of Jefferson Engraving & Awards Inc. You can reach her at or 434-973-3039.

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What does your organization do?
Custom engraving services for a wide range of items from plaques, corporate awards in pewter, crystal, and sterling.

What do you like about being a Chamber member?
Networking with members and supporting the business community

What is unique about your organization and the work you do in our community?
Original woman owner in same location for 40 years and custom engraving for many clients

What was your first job?
Administrative Secretary at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science

How did you choose the field you're in?
Through a personal connection

What career highlight or accomplishment are you most proud of?
Becoming a successful business owner over the last 40 years

What's your favorite thing about the Charlottesville area?
The opportunity to meet and serve a wide variety of people

What do you believe is most important for the future of our region?
Supporting local businesses and encouraging startups

What is one of your favorite local businesses, and why?
The Ivy Inn - fantastic atmosphere, quality food and service

What is one of your favorite nonprofits to volunteer with or support, and why is it important to you?
Blue Ridge Mountains Rotary - we support other clubs all over the world with humanitarian aid.

How do you like to spend your days off?
Traveling with friends

What book, TV show or podcast would you recommend, and why?
THE FIRM by John Grisham - A thriller that was so exciting to read that it was difficult to put down.

If you had a theme song, what would it be?
"As Time Goes By"

What is your favorite quote or piece of advice?
Work hard to attain your goals.

What else would you like to tell us about yourself and your work?
I take great satisfaction that I have more than met my customers' expectations.