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Hanover County Recognizes Legacy Businesses

The 2019 Hanover County Business Appreciation event, co-hosted by the Hanover County Department of Economic Development and the Hanover Chamber of Commerce, was held on May 23rd at Covenant Woods and included the second consecutive year of recognition of Hanover County Legacy Businesses. Legacy Businesses are entities that have been located in the County for 50 or more consecutive years.  This year’s event placed an emphasis on the agriculture industry.  At the 2018 event, 30 business entities were recognized including two agriculture-based businesses.

The ceremony was opened by comments and greetings made by W. Canova Peterson, Chairman. Hanover’s economic development director, E. Linwood Thomas IV, announced the 21 recipients as the awards were conferred by each district’s respective supervisor.

Hanover County Board of Supervisors:
Faye O. Prichard, Ashland District
Aubrey M. “Bucky” Stanley, Beaverdam District
Scott A. Wyatt, Vice-Chairman, Cold Harbor District
Angela Kelly-Wiecek, Chickahominy District
Sean Davis, Henry District
W. Canova Peterson, Chairman, Mechanicsville District
Wayne T. Hazzard, South Anna District

Upon Mr. Wayne T. Hazzard’s early departure to fulfill a commitment at a Hanover County Public Schools event, Mr. Chris Johnson, Hanover County Economic Development Authority representing the South Anna District, conferred the awards on Mr. Hazzard’s behalf.

The 2019 Hanover County Business Appreciation event was made possible by sponsorships from Dominion Energy, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Farm Credit and Creative Workplace Interiors & Technology.