Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber Of Commerce in Melfa

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John T. Williams, Williams Funeral Home

Our Small Business Person of the Year 2013 award was presented to John T. Williams, Jr. Vice President of Williams Funeral Homes and the third generation of funeral directors in the Williams family. The Williams family and John T. in particular were recognized for their active participation and leadership roles in philanthropic organizations throughout the Shore. The employees were also commended for their exemplary and compassionate responses to the circumstances of the business.

This award is given to an individual representing an established business that has positively affected the community through resources and/or products and has a reputation as a civically responsible employer provided an excellent work environment. The business should demonstrate the ability to effectively react to adversity.

Senator Lynwood W. Lewis, Jr.

The Citizen of the Year 2013 award was presented to the Senator Lynwood W. Lewis, Jr. Senator Lewis was praised for having demonstrated outstanding leadership in the legislature since 2003. His commitments to the welfare and betterment of the Shore community and his accessibility to his constituents is well known Shorewide.

This annual award is given to an individual who has demonstrated excellence in professional and/or community leadership over a period of the last two years.