LANHAM, MD – October 16, 2013 – The Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce its nominees for the 2013 EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS AWARDS GALA.

Online PR News – 18-October-2013 – Lanham, Maryland – The prestigious event will be held at the University of Maryland Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center in College Park, MD on Friday, November 1. The annual gala will be hosted by TV personality and singer Angela Stribling and pays tribute to Prince George’s County’s esteemed business leaders, groups, and companies that have exemplified monumental development, leadership and tangible community involvement.

This year’s nominees are not only recognized for their outstanding business savvy, but also for their unique entrepreneurial acumen, staunch commitment to a sustainable and green environment, and a longstanding and established business presence. Winners will be selected by an internal voting committee and announced at the awards gala.

Event tickets for the 2013 Excellence in Business Awards Gala can be purchased online at

A complete list of nominees and this year’s event sponsors are listed below.

Small Business of the Year
• Aires Enterprises, LLC
• Corenic Construction Group
• Shipley and Horne, PA

Business of the Year
• Hargrove Inc.
• Regus
• Six Flags America

Business Leader of the Year
• Deborah Scott Thomas, Data Solutions and Technology Incorporated
• Diane Brown, Prince George’s Employee Federal Credit Union
• General Joe Ballard, The Ravens Group Inc.

Entrepreneur of the Year
• Betsy Hebron Marks, A Touch of Class
• Edward Grasty, Exquisite Limousine Service
• Shameeka Price, Capital Structure Real Estate LLC

Green Business of the Year
• Affordable Refuse
• Community Forklift
• Prince George’s Parks and Recreation

Business Woman of the Year
• Deborah Scott Thomas, Data Solutions and Technology Incorporated
• Dr. Madeline Anne Lewis, Executive Women’s Success Institute
• Tisa Clark, J.D. Clark Professional Services

Veteran Business of the Year
• Data Solutions and Technology Incorporated
• J.E. Henderson Financial
• The Ravens Group

Community Service Award
• Junior Achievement of Greater Washington
• Mentoring to Manhood
• Tennis Center of College Park

Presenting Sponsor
• Kaiser Permanente

Platinum Sponsor
• Comcast
• BalanceLogic
• Data Solutions and Technology Incorporated
• NRP Training Solutions
• The Ravens Group Inc.
• Tires Plus

• Bank of America

• MGM National Harbor
• M&T Bank
• Pepco
• Southern Management Corporation

The Prince George's Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit alliance of over 500 businesses, representing over 300,000 employees, making it one of the largest chambers in the state of Maryland and the Washington Metropolitan region. Through its various programs and legislative agenda, the Chamber promotes an understanding of and appreciation for business, provides strong business community leadership, and sponsors programs of a civic, social, and cultural nature in order to improve the quality of life for Prince George's County residents and the business community.


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