NORFOLK, VA — The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its 2011 Marian P. Whitehurst Women in Leadership Award. This award, created in 2009, is given to a woman who exemplifies professional excellence, is devoted to community service, and actively assists women in their professional development and leadership. The award is named after Marian P. Whitehurst (1924-1991), who has been described as a visionary with quiet dignity and integrity. Whitehurst presided over Chesapeake City Council as Mayor from 1972-1980. The Honorable Faye W. Mitchell, Clerk of the Chesapeake Circuit Court, received the Marian P. Whitehurst Women in Leadership Award in 2010.
Nominees must demonstrate excellence in their business or profession, devote time and energy to the community in a meaningful way, and assist others in attaining their fullest potential. The nomination deadline is Wednesday, August 31, 2011. To download the nomination form, go to www.HamptonRoadsChamber.com. Completed forms can be mailed to the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, 500 East Main Street, Suite 700, Norfolk, VA, 23510, faxed to 757-622-5563, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact Patrick Crute, Municipal Affairs Manager, at 757-664-2590.
The 2011 recipient will be honored at the Chamber’s Chesapeake Volunteer Recognition Luncheon to be held on Thursday, September 22 from 12:00-2:00pm at the Chesapeake Conference Center.
About the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce (www.HamptonRoadsChamber.com)
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is a vigorous advocate for the economic success of its nearly 2,000 member businesses, which employ 280,000 men and women in southeastern Virginia. The Chamber promotes Hampton Roads’ healthy business climate through economic development, public policy initiatives, services and benefits to members. The Chamber is dedicated to creating economic opportunity and enhancing the quality of life in Hampton Roads.