About 800 people joined a virtual celebration on Nov. 13 for the 26th Annual Loudoun Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards, during which Purcellville’s Catoctin Creek Distilling claimed several of the top honors.

Winners were declared in nine categories: People’s Choice Award, Destination Business of the Year, Main Street Business of the Year, Superior Service Business of the Year, Virtual Business of the Year, Health and Wellness Business of the Year, Nonprofit Organization of the Year, Top Entrepreneur and Small Business of the Year.

“Loudoun County’s small business community has faced unprecedented challenges in 2020. Yet, these business owners and entrepreneurs continue to persevere and make invaluable contributions that define Loudoun’s world class quality of life,” said Tony Howard, chamber president and CEO.

The award winners were:

• People’s Choice Award Winner – Catoctin Creek Distilling

• Destination Business of the Year — The Conche

• Main Street Business of the Year — Cactoctin Creek Distilling

• Superior Service Business of the Year — 37 Media & Marketing Group

• Virtual Business of the Year — Text P2P

• Health and Wellness Business of the Year — The National Sports Medicine Institute

• Nonprofit Organization of the Year — Crossroads Jobs

• Top Entrepreneur of the Year — Tony Stafford, Ford’s Fish Shack

• Small Business of the Year — Catoctin Creek Distilling

Finalists for Loudoun Destination Business of the Year:

-Bear Chase Brewing

-Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

-The Conche

Finalists for Main Street Business of the Year:

-Catoctin Creek Distillery

-Joe’s Pizzaria

-MI-Box of Northern Virginia

-The Marketing Management Group

Finalists for Superior Service Business of the Year:

-37 Media & Marketing Group

-Advanced Corrective Chiropractic

-Extraordinary Transitions – Long & Foster


Finalists for Virtual Business of the Year:

-Anonymous Assistants



-Yield Bookkeeping

Finalists for Health and Wellness Business of the Year:

-The National Sports Medicine Institute

-Greenheart Juice Shop

-Temple Training

-The Fitness Equation

Finalists for Nonprofit Organization of the Year:

-Crossroads Jobs

-Friends of Loudoun Mental Health Inc.

-Loudoun Literacy Council

-Ryan Bartel Foundation

Finalists for Loudoun’s Top Entrepreneur of the Year:

-Thereasa Black – Amore Congelato

-Pam Jones – Extraordinary Transitions

-Tony Stafford – Ford’s Fish Shack

-Mary Ellen Taylor – Endless Summer Harvest

Finalists for Small Business of the Year:

-Loudoun Free Clinic

-The Conche

-37 Media & Marketing Group

-Text P2P

-National Sports Medicine Institute

-Crossroads Jobs

-Catoctin Creek Distilling

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