The GRCC annually recognizes its 'Rockstars of the Year' including Small Business of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and Young Professional of the Year
The Rockville Chamber of Commerce (RCC) annually recognizes its Rock Stars of the Year in the following categories: Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Young Professional of the Year and the Community Service Award. Following are this year’s winners in each category.
Small Business of the Year Award recognizes a company that has been in business for at least five years with revenue under $5M. Specific criteria include: flexibility, innovation and has a proven unique business and marketing strategy that has benefited the Rockville community. The 2022 Small Business of the Year is SHS Payroll.
Large Business of the Year recognizes a company committed to the vitality and community in Rockville, which has over 50 employees and over $5M in revenue. Specific criteria include: a commitment to their employees, their customers and has invested time, energy, and resources in the Rockville community. The 2022 Large Business of the Year is Universal Communities.
The Non-Profit of the Year recognizes outstanding practices among Rockville’s diverse non-profit organizations. Specific criteria include success in creating a lasting and beneficial impact for Rockville residents and sets a strong example for other non-profits in the community. The 2022 Non-Profit of the Year is Manna Food Center.
Entrepreneur of the Year recognizes a person who works for or operates a business taking on financial risk to do so, and identifies a need that no existing businesses address, and determines a solution for that need. Additionally, although the term “entrepreneur” is often associated with startups and small businesses, any founder of a successful household-named business began as an entrepreneur. Specific criteria include year over year growth, innovation, resilience, flexibility, and a unique business and marketing strategy, and a proven track record of commitment to the Rockville community and businesses. The 2022 Entrepreneur is Betty Sullivan of Architessa.
Young Professional of the Year recognizes an individual who is active in the Young Professional’s group of our Chamber and steps up to a leadership role within their organization. Specific criteria include tenacity and an exemplary commitment to the Rockville community and businesses. The 2022 Young Professional of the Year is Ethan Litvin of SEEC.
Award winners will be honored at a black-tie, sit-down dinner at the Manor Country Club in Rockville on November 3, 2022. Tickets are available, with attendance not exclusive to Chamber members. All business community members are encouraged to attend and celebrate the award winners.
About the Greater Rockville Chamber of Commerce (GRCC)
The GRCC serves as the voice of the thousands of businesses that proudly call Rockville, MD their home. It strives to create and support a thriving Rockville through educational programs, networking opportunities, and services; civic and business involvement in cultural and social programs and services; and advocacy for the interdependence of business and civic goals to expand economic vitality in Rockville. Learn more at https://rockvillechamber.org/