***For Immediate Press Release***
Date: October 17, 2022
GALAX – The Twin County Chamber of Commerce hosted its Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, October 6th at the Crossroads Institute in Galax where the 2021 and 2022 – 15 Under 40 Professional Award recipients received their Certificates of Excellence.
The Chamber created the 15 Under 40 Professional Awards in 2020 to award individuals who are small business owners, volunteers in their community, or active in non-profit organizations.
A selection committee consisting of Chamber members, previous recipients, and Chamber board members was created to select the recipients for 2021 and 2022 based on nominations from the community members in the Twin Counties.
“This is a great way to spotlight our young professionals in the region and really showcase their small businesses, how they are an asset to their community, and give them recognition and appreciation for their dedication here in the Twin Counties”, said Twin County Chamber Executive Director, Laura Whitt.
The 2021 Recipients were:
Elizabeth Hash – Skyline National Bank/Hash Wedding Planning
Andy Anderson – Anderson Insurance Agency
Cody McGrady – Grayson County Sheriff’s Office
Reagan Bolt – Grayson County VA Public Schools
Kyla Ford – Curtis Bartlett Fitness Center
Brad Rodriguez – TAM, Inc.
Travis Cockerham – Skyline National Bank
Sarah Jones – Carroll County VA Public Schools
Jennifer Patterson Webb – The Crafter’s Cabin
Cody Vaughn – Virginia Produce Company, Inc.
City of Galax:
Ashley Hultman – Twin County Regional Healthcare
Trevor Jefferson – Galax Police Department/Galax Fire Department
Megan Jennings – Blue Ridge Monuments
Jeanie Varney – Access Home Health
Amy Elizabeth Jackson – Chestnut Creek School of the Arts
The 2022 Recipients were:
Christian Wilson – Flip It Powersports
Junior Young – Fries Fire Department
Michael Vaughan – Town of Fries
Lyndsie Young – Grayson County Agriculture Economic Development
Travis Griffin – Ridge Runners Antique Mall
Ashley Hall – Skyline National Bank
Tyler Lineberry – Lineberry’s Lawn Care and Landscaping, LLC
Dr. Meagan Helmick – Carroll County Health Department/Free Clinic of the Twin Counties
Daniel Midkiff – Web Solutions, LLC
Whitney Greiner – Carroll County Tourism
City of Galax:
Candace Vaughan – Twin County Regional Healthcare
Topper Jennings – Blue Ridge Monuments
Sam Beasley – Edward Jones Financial
Daquan Sutfin – Mt. Joy Naturals
Dr. Nathan Williams – Blue Ridge Eye Care