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Chamber to announce Business Person of the Year on Thursday

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 10:58 am

The Louisa County Chamber of Commerce will honor a local businessperson on Thursday, March 28 with the organization’s prestigious Business Person of the Year Award.

The event, which will feature musical entertainment, will be held at Shenandoah Crossing Resort’s Freedom Hall beginning at 6 p.m.

Each year, the Chamber recognizes a businessperson with the award, saluting the recipient’s achievements in business and leadership in the community.

Last year’s honoree was David Jacobs, of Orange-Madison Cooperative.

For the second consecutive year, three additional honors will be given at the event including the Chamber Volunteer of the Year. The award recipient will be announced at the dinner.

This year’s Good Neighbor Award will be presented to Louisa Resource Council, and the Louisa Health and Rehabilitation Center will receive the Chamber Partner Award.

The keynote speaker is Thomas F. Farrell III, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Dominion Resources.

Farrell has emerged as a leading expert on national energy issues and as an advocate of a cohesive national energy policy.  In June 2012, he completed hi term as chairman of the Edison Electric Institute, the industry’s national trade association.

In January of 2006, Farrell was named president and chief executive officer of Dominion, and was elected chairman of the company’s board of directors the following year.

He chairs Gov. Bob McDonnell’s Commission on Higher Education Reform and has served on several other committees and councils.

Farrell has appeared on CBS, CNBC, Cox Business News and other national networks, testified before Congress, spoken at major industry forms and contributed to opinion pieces to national and regional newspapers and magazines.

The head of Dominion received both his bachelors in economics and law degree from the University of Virginia.

For more information, contact Keli Harold, executive directors, at (540) 967-0944, or e-mail