JCC Holds Business Appreciation Event
May 20, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Keith Taylor, Director, Office of Economic Development
Phone: (757) 253-6607
James City County and its Economic Development Authority hosted a Business Appreciation event on Thursday, May 13. More than 45 primary County business leaders, area service providers and County officials braved the cool evening and enjoyed a picnic at The College of William & Mary’s Plumeri Park and activities during a Tribe baseball game versus UNC-Wilmington.
The event began with a picnic-style tailgate and included a visit from William & Mary’s new mascot, the Griffin. The Griffin participated in the event by drawing names for giveaways which included throwing out the game’s first pitch, an on-field trivia contest and singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”.
The County’s Economic Development Director, Keith Taylor, thanked the County’s businesses noting that, “It is the support of our County’s primary business and service providers that ensures the County can maintain its high quality of life and provide employment for its citizens.” Mr. Taylor also recognized retiring County Administrator, Sandy Wanner, for his continuous support for County businesses and its economic development programs.
Business Appreciation Week has been celebrated by the Commonwealth of Virginia since 1997. The Virginia Department of Business Assistance coordinates the week. It's a time when state government and local jurisdictions recognize the many contributions businesses make and say, “Thank you.”
John Douglas, VP Sales with MODU System, a James City County Business & Technology Incubator client, throws out the first pitch at Plumeri Park on Thursday
Spencer Milne with W&M Athletics asks Tribe Trivia question to Kathy Kammer, Director of Public Relations for Williamsburg Landing
County Administrator Sandy Wanner with David Rose, Senior VP with Davenport & Company, and W&M’s new mascot, the Griffin, during the tailgating picnic.