The Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce rang in 2011 with the theme, “Celebrate” at their Tenth-Annual Chamber Awards Dinner. In addition to gathering the membership to kick off the 2011 business year in grand style, the dinner also served as a platform to recognize the work of area individuals and businesses for outstanding achievement.
The Willard Companies received the “Enduring Enterprise Award”. This award goes to the business that has survived the test of time and has demonstrated leadership, superior customer service, and a contribution to the quality of life.
Prudential Waterfront Properties, The Willard Companies real estate division, was nominated for the “Regional Advocate Award”. This award goes to a SML Chamber member or business who has exhibited creativity in promoting this region as well as their business and has used many levels of marketing to significantly impact growth in the region as well as promote products, services, and this region.