F.C. Chamber Announces Gala Award Winners

The Falls Church Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 70th Anniversary Platinum Ball Awards Gala on Saturday, April 1 at the Fairview Park Marriott. The event will celebrate the history of the Falls Church business community and honor local business people. Four awards will be granted.

Mike Diener of Diener & Associates will receive the Commander Hap Day Chamber Appreciation Award for his efforts to create and lead the Chamber’s Diversity Inclusion Effort. Dave Crance of Bentley’s and the Governor’s House Inn will receive the James S. Elkin Award for Humanitarianism for his support of the Greater Falls Church Veteran’s Council and the Chamber’s Diversity Inclusion Effort. Nikki Graves and Ed Henderson of the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation will receive the Carroll V Shreve Award for their work to educate the community and preserve our area’s civil rights history. And finally, the Chamber’s coveted Pillar of the Community Award will be given to Kieran Sharpe for his exemplary efforts to support children, youth, and those less fortunate through his work with the Lions Club and the Fairfax Partnership for Youth as well as his co-founding of Homestretch and his service on the Falls Church City School Board.

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