FREDERICKSBURG- The Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the nominations for the 2023 Annual Awards & Gala: The Kings and Queens of Business, being held April 28th at the Fredericksburg Expo Center at 6:30pm are now open. The Chamber recognizes local businesses for excellence in the categories of Small Business of the Year, Mid-Size Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year.

Chamber members are encouraged to nominate their own companies or other member businesses that they believe meet the criteria for the award.  Business that embody the spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship, and individual initiative and exemplifies success and leadership across business growth performance, innovative business strategies, community engagement, as well as customer and employee relations.  Nomination forms can be found on the Chamber website.

“The Gala is a night of tremendous celebration for our area’s business community,” said Susan Spears, President & CEO. “As the engine that makes our region run, it is important to spotlight the businesses and community leaders and thank them for all they do.”

The Chamber is also pleased to announce the title sponsor for the 2023 Annual Awards and Gala, Mary Washington Health Care (MWHC). Eric Fletcher, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer at MWHC says, “Mary Washington Healthcare is pleased to be able to continue our longstanding support of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is integral in creating a healthy business environment, and the good jobs created by area businesses are a critical part of enhancing the well-being and physical health of the people of our region. We look forward to celebrating the outstanding work of the business community at this year’s gala.”

The Chamber thanks the sponsors of the 2023 Annual Awards & Gala

Mary Washington Health Care

Tour Stafford, Virginia

Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center

Community Bank of the Chesapeake


Atlantic Builders

Matern Staffing

Zoe Freedom Center

Germanna Community College

Chris Vomund-State Farm

Virginia Partners Bank

Tru by Hilton, Thornburg

Tulip Salon and Spa

Embrace Home Loans

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

Topside Federal Credit Union

CIP Finishes

Fredericksburg Public Schools


Malawi’s Pizza

Discover Next Step

Brook Miller Real Estate


Limited sponsorships are still available and can be found here.

Tickets are available for this event and can be purchased here.