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                         BUSINESSES OF THE YEAR


                        HON. GERALD E. CONNOLLY

                              of virginia

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, February 2, 2010

  Mr. CONNOLLY of Virginia. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize 
the Prince William Regional Chamber of Commerce 2009 Businesses of the 
  The Businesses of the Year Awards are divided into eight categories. 
Each year, the Prince William Regional Chamber identifies a business 
for each category that best exemplifies the entrepreneurial and 
community spirit of the County. The winners represent some of Prince 
William's most heartening stories of success and charity.
  I would like to extend my personal congratulations to the recipients 
of the 2009 Businesses of the Year Awards:
  New Business of the Year: Dogtopia of Woodbridge.
  Small Business of the Year: The Dog Eaze Inn.
  Medium Business of the Year: Whitlock & Associates Wealth Management.
  Large Business of the Year: R.W. Murray Co.
  Home Based Business of the Year: ImageWerks.
  Community Service Organization of the Year: Greater Prince William 
Community Health Center.
  Cultural Arts Organization of the Year: Youth Orchestras of Prince 
  Community Outreach Award: Larry Hair Designers, Inc.
  Madam Speaker, I ask that my colleagues join me in congratulating the 
2009 Businesses of the Year and wishing them continued success. Strong 
businesses are the backbone of a healthy and robust economy, and we do 
our community a service to encourage their creation and growth.