Business Appreciation BBQ & Golf
The annual Business Appreciation Barbeque and Golf event always serves as the high point for each year’s business appreciation efforts, and the 2014 edition was no exception. Well over 300 people – the largest crowd we’ve ever had for a single business appreciation event, came out to The Pavilion at Deer Run Golf Club to join together in celebration of another great year within the Newport News business community. EDA Chairman Tom Herbert, City Manager Jim Bourey and Mayor Dr. McKinley Price, all spoke to the many achievements of Newport News companies, while looking ahead to future successes as well. Once again, one day was just not enough to fully appreciate all that the businesses in Newport News have done over the past year. The weather appreciated the work of our businesses as well and provided us with a sunny day as a few days later, 140 business leaders, elected officials and representatives from partner agencies enjoyed a day of networking and relationship-building during a round of golf on the Deer Run Championship Course at Newport News Golf Club.