The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Presents
Military Citizen of the Year Award on October 7
WHAT: The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 2009 Military Citizen of the Year Luncheon. This annual event is held in conjunction with Fleet Week, the Navy’s Annual birthday celebration. At the luncheon, the 54th Annual Samuel T. Northern Military Citizen of the Year Award will be presented to the enlisted military individual whose personal and public contributions have had the most positive effect on the Hampton Roads community. The luncheon also gives the Hampton Roads business community the opportunity to show its appreciation for the local military presence here.
WHO: Admiral Mark Boensel, Commander Navy Region Mid-Atlantic; City of Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim; and Gary McCollum, Cox Communications, Sr. Vice President and General Manager, will give remarks. Portsmouth Mayor James Holley, Chesapeake Mayor Alan Krasnoff, Portsmouth Vice Mayor William Moody Jr., and Portsmouth City Councilman Stephen Heretick will attend to honor these local military heroes.
Samuel T. Northern Military Citizen of the Year Award Nominees:
WHEN: Wednesday, October 7, 2009
WHERE: Norfolk Waterside Marriott
235 E. Main St. – Norfolk, VA 23510
Tickets are $40 for Chamber member and $55 for prospective members
About the Samuel T. Northern Award:
Samuel T. Northern was a local businessman who devoted most of his life to strengthening the relationship between the local community and the military. Since 1955, this award has been given annually to recognize the military citizen who has made the most significant contribution in the area of community service. Each year, commands based throughout Hampton Roads are asked to nominate individuals for this honor. Members of the Chamber’s Armed Forces Committee then select the winner based upon their full, active and sustained participation in activities that benefit the community. Nominees are involved in everything from coaching Little League® teams, youth mentoring, fundraising, emergency medical services, and many, many more community programs.
About the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce (www.hamptonroadschamber.com)
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is a vigorous advocate for the economic success of its more than 2,000 member businesses, which employ more than a quarter million men and women in southeastern Virginia. The Chamber promotes Hampton Roads’ healthy business climate through economic development, public policy initiatives, services and benefits to members. The Chamber is dedicated to creating economic opportunity and enhancing the quality of life in Hampton Roads.