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Charlottesville Business Innovation Council
434.220.0718 (o) / 434.242.5886 (m)
inalists Announced for CBIC Awards
Charlottesville, Virginia – The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 11th annual CBIC Awards. The awards honor innovative achievements in each of six categories, with the respective finalists listed below.
People’s Choice Navigator Award – For the enterprise or individual who has demonstrated significant leadership in the local or regional business community, by making significant contributions toward the improvement or advancement of the high-tech, business and/or entrepreneurial environments, and thereby improving the quality of life for many.
David Chen: firstname.lastname@example.org – (434) 243-7357
Walt Levering: email@example.com – (434) 975-3300
Rocket Award – For the enterprise that has moved with noteworthy speed from concept toward commercialization, through development of a new technology, product or service in a new or existing business of any size.
ElectraWatch, Inc.: Ryan Dunn – firstname.lastname@example.org – (434) 970-7878
Retail Relay: Zach Buckner – email@example.com – (877) 573-5295
Worrell Water Technologies, LLC: Tom Worrell – firstname.lastname@example.org – (434) 973-6365 or Suzanne Henry of Four Leaf Public Relations – email@example.com – (434) 989-2108
Spotlight Award – For the enterprise or individual who has brought the most significant positive attention to the region, as evidenced by media coverage, business and/or academic interest and public awareness.
EcoMod: John Quale – firstname.lastname@example.org – (434) 924-6450
NTelos Inc.: Dave Keller – email@example.com – (877) 468-3567
Perrin Quarles Associates: Peggy Quarles – firstname.lastname@example.org – (434) 979-3700
Breakthrough Award – For the enterprise or individual who has achieved the most remarkable breakthrough or quantum advance, stemming from an original discovery, a seemingly unlikely redirection or unforeseen application of an existing solution.
ACGE, Inc. (Academic Consortium for Global Education): Tim Scovill – email@example.com – (866) 300-1484
PluroGen Therapeutics, Inc.: Neal Koller – firstname.lastname@example.org – (443) 994-0101
Tau Therapeutics LLC: Andrew Krouse – email@example.com – (434) 989-6299
Community Award – For the enterprise or individual who exemplifies the greatest commitment to and impact upon improving the quality of life in Central Virginia through community involvement.
Dominion Digital: Tricia Rhodes – firstname.lastname@example.org – (434) 984-1112
Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine: Nikki Forbes – email@example.com – (434) 974-2411
Virginia National Bank: April Harris – firstname.lastname@example.org – (434) 817-8577
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ed Apple Award – For the K-12 educator who clearly and consistently is able to do the most with available resources to inspire and prepare students for the limitless possibilities in technology.
Christa Livermon: V.L. Murray Elementary School – email@example.com – (434) 977-4599
Catherine Manis: Western Albemarle High School – firstname.lastname@example.org – (434) 823-8700
Matt Shields: Charlottesville High School – email@example.com – (434) 989-1066
The award-selection process involves rigorous research by a panel of judges, who bring diverse expertise and a shared commitment to recognizing and advancing technology and innovation in the Central Virginia region. Award recipients to be honored at a gala dinner event on May 21 at Farmington Country Club.
About the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council:
CBIC is the preeminent private-sector catalyst and advocate for entrepreneurship and technology-based economic development in the Central Virginia region. It serves its members and the broader community by providing educational programs and opportunities for productive networking, through advocacy with governmental and media constituencies and by presenting events that inform and inspire our community.
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