The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce presents our signature awards to deserving individuals who promote a positive business and civic environment and have a powerful impact on both the Chamber and the Greater Charlottesville area.
2019 McIntire Award Recipient
Paul Goodloe McIntire Citizenship Award
The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce established the Paul Goodloe McIntire Citizenship Award in 1975 to recognize outstanding citizen contributions to our Greater Charlottesville communities. The award is established and named in honor of Paul Goodloe McIntire, “whose good will set a standard of service that others through the years have reached for while helping to weave a fabric of selflessness that continues to provide for our community and its citizens.”
2019 Lee Award Recipient
Christopher Lee Small Business Person of the Year Award
The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce established the Chamber Small Business Person of the Year Award in 1985 to recognize an outstanding business owner who has made a significant contribution to the success of their business and our Greater Charlottesville communities. In 2016, the award was rededicated to honor longtime Chamber member and supporter Christopher Lee of R.E. Lee Companies.
2020 Q Award Recipient
Q Businesswoman Award
The Quadruplicity Conference Award, the “Q Award,” is presented annually by the Chamber Business Women’s Round Table (BWRT). The Q Award recognizes the unique strengths, capabilities, accomplishments and contributions of women in our Chamber and in our local community, with the winner being ultimately recognized as the Chamber’s Annual Businesswoman.
2019 Vanguard Award Recipient
William "Will" Jones III
John F. Bell Sr. Vanguard Award
The Chamber Business Diversity Council (CBDC) established the John F. Bell Sr. Vanguard Award in 2015 to recognize an outstanding business person or individual who promotes diversity within the business community in our Greater Charlottesville area. The CBDC Vanguard Award is named in honor of John F. Bell Sr., a strong, determined and respected business leader and citizen who established successful businesses during a time when society wasn’t so welcoming to people of his cultural background.