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2018 Best Of Business (BOB) Awards

2018 Best Of Business (BOB) Awards


People in Business

Best Local Entrepreneur

Gold
Jamilah D. LeCruise, Esq., The Law Office of J.D. LeCruise*
Jamilah D. LeCruise, attorney and owner of The Law Office of J.D. LeCruise, PLLC is a CoVa BIZ 2017 Millennial on the Move and Coastal Virginia Magazine Top Lawyer, and has proven her emerging leadership in both her profession and with the community. LeCruise serves as vice president of the corporate board of the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Virginia and is a member on a number of local committees where she makes a tremendous impact in Coastal Virginia.
500 E. Main St., #1410, Norfolk, 757-627-5215
LeCruiseLaw.com

Silver
Suzy Kelly, Jo-Kell Inc.

JoKell.com

Bronze
Veronica Thompson, VIBEvents Group
PlanMyVIBE.com

 

Best Local Leader Making a Difference

Gold
Jamilah D. LeCruise, Esq., The Law Office of J.D. LeCruise*
500 E. Main St., #1410, Norfolk, 757-627-5215
LeCruiseLaw.com

Silver
Alexis Hionis, Lesner Inn
LesnerInn.com

Bronze
Suzy Kelly, Jo-Kell Inc.

JoKell.com

 

Best Salesperson

Gold
Matt Tuttle, Total Business Solutions, Inc.
Matt Tuttle is a CoVa BIZ 2018 Millennial on the Move and is the vice president of Total Business Solutions, Inc., a family business based in Portsmouth that has offered thousands of office products and solutions for companies for over 30 years. Tuttle is proud to lead the company while serving the community and providing excellent service to clients.
3413 Griffin St., Portsmouth, 757-398-8312
TotalBusinessSolutions.com

Silver
Rick Molloy, Jo-Kell Inc.
JoKell.com

Bronze
Brian Wurst, A Better Way Realty
ABWRealty.com

 

Best Social Media Personality

Gold
Reesy Floyd-Thompson, The Digital Wonder Woman
Donning the moniker of The Digital Wonder Woman, Reesy Floyd-Thompson has worked with nonprofits, business owners and fellow entrepreneurs to promote their business through digital marketing. While helping others implement a social media strategy, Floyd-Thompson provides her own inspiring tips, advice and encouragement for professionals through her social media channels.
TheDigitalWonderWoman.com
@TheDigitalWonderWoman

Silver
Christina Boyce
BlissfullyBoyce.com

Bronze
Shaggy, Z104
Z104.Radio.com/Hosts/Shaggy
@Shaggy757

 

Business Person of the Year

Gold
Jamilah D. LeCruise, Esq., The Law Office of J.D. LeCruise*
500 E. Main St., #1410, Norfolk, 757-627-5215
LeCruiseLaw.com

Silver
Suzy Kelly, Jo-Kell Inc.

JoKell.com

Bronze
Veronica Thompson, VIBEvents Group
PlanMyVIBE.com

 

Innovator of the Year

Gold
Chelsea Mandello, Troopster
Chelsea Mandello is the founder and CEO of Troopster, a web-based, veteran-owned business that provides an easier process to send personalized care packages to members of the military that are either stationed abroad or deployed. Through her innovative work, Mandello, a U.S. Navy veteran, has lead the company to send more than 2,890 care packs to those serving our country.
Troopster.org

Silver
Kevin West, TowneBank Mortgage
TowneBankMortgage.com

Bronze
Jon McAchran, AtCoastal Realty
AtCoastal.com

 

Outstanding Emerging Professional

Gold
Jamilah D. LeCruise, Esq., The Law Office of J.D. LeCruise*
500 E. Main St., #1410, Norfolk, 757-627-5215
LeCruiseLaw.com

Silver
Jeremy Moss, Jo-Kell, Inc.
JoKell.com

Bronze
Veronica Thompson, VIBEvents Group
PlanMyVibe.com

 

Top CEO

Gold
Suzy Kelly, Jo-Kell Inc.
Suzy Kelly, a CoVa BIZ 2017 Leading Lady, is CEO of Jo-Kell Inc., a woman-owned small business that was founded in 1977 and specializes in Navy shipboard and high-tech industrial automation products, systems and services. As CEO, Kelly has helped Jo-Kell develop its reputation as a world-class electrical distribution firm.
1716 Lambert Court, Chesapeake, 757-523-2900
JoKell.com

Silver
Michael Ihrig, MI Technical Solutions
MITechnicalSolutions.com

Bronze
Drew Monroe, Prosper Insurance
Prosper.Insurance

 

Top Seasoned Pro

Gold
Marty Kelly, Jo-Kell Inc.
Marty Kelly is president of Jo-Kell Inc., where he advances the company’s vision and direction. Kelly has been a leader of the sales team at Jo-Kell since he began his career at the company in 1978, and he has helped develop the business’ renowned reputation in its industry. He focuses on both product and market development and leads the company’s vendor and customer relations with his expertise.
1716 Lambert Court, Chesapeake, 757-523-2900
JoKell.com

Silver
Veronica Thompson, VIBEvents Group
PlanMyVibe.com

Bronze
Julie Woodard, Woodard & Associates, LLC
Woodard-Associates.com

 

Young Business Person of the Year

Gold
Maria Soliven
Maria Soliven is a user experience designer and video editor and has established herself as an up-and-coming leader with her work at Jpixx, a video-led digital agency, and Array Digital, a digital marketing agency. Soliven has designed websites and mobile applications and has edited videos to help companies effectively tell their story to their audience.
MariaSoliven.com

Silver
J.B. Maas, ShoreBreak Pizza & TapHouse
ShoreBreakVB.com

Bronze
Jamilah D. LeCruise, Esq., The Law Office of J.D. LeCruise
LeCruiseLaw.com

 

Business Travel

Best Airline for Business Travel

Gold
Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines is one of the world’s largest global airlines and helps over 160 million travelers reach their destination each year. When it comes to business, Delta offers innovative tools with its Corporate Travel Management, business travel rewards for flying, a global network that gives your company access to carriers around the world and much more.
Delta.com

Silver
Southwest Airlines
Southwest.com

 

Best Airport for Business Travel

Gold
Norfolk International Airport
Norfolk International Airport is proud to serve Coastal Virginia and northeast North Carolina and strengthens our region by connecting travelers with hundreds of cities daily with major airlines. Whether you’re traveling for business or a client is flying into town, Norfolk International provides convenient flights, onsite rental car companies, transportation services and other amenities to meet your needs.
2200 Norview Ave., Norfolk, 757-857-3351
NorfolkAirport.com

Best Airport Restaurant

Gold
Starbucks*
When you’re working while traveling, Starbucks is there for some caffeinated sustenance to keep you focused on your project and ready for your business trip. Never compromising on quality, Starbucks at Norfolk International Airport is a convenient stop open 24 hours every day, providing gourmet coffee, espresso drinks, merchandise and more just the way you like them.
2200 Norview Ave., Norfolk, 757-449-6235
Starbucks.com

Silver
Great American Bagel
GreatAmericanBagel.com

Bronze
Here’s to the Heroes

 

Best Airport Retail Shop

Gold
Starbucks*
2200 Norview Ave., Norfolk, 757-449-6235
Starbucks.com

Silver
KidsWorks

 

Best Car Rental Company

Gold
Enterprise Rent-A-Car (Hilltop)
Whether you need a stylish luxury vehicle, spacious SUV, sedan, van or truck, Enterprise provides plenty of options for you to get around. With business rentals, Enterprise offers a customized program for your company, saving you both time and money with rate plans, cost-effective company fleet, travel management solutions and month-or-more rentals.
1877 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, 757-422-6900
Enterprise.com

Silver
Budget
Budget.com

 

Best Executive Car Service

Gold
Superior Executive Transportation
Superior Executive Transportation (SET) provides first-class ground transportation to corporate executives that need to work while on the move. SET offers airport transfers, an executive corporate service, point-to-point service, nights out on the town and more, all while providing excellent service that caters to the needs of traveling executives.
405 Cedar Lane, Virginia Beach, 757-567-0353
GetSetGo.US

Silver
TIE
51 CAB

Orange Peel Transportation
OrangePeelTransportation.com

Bronze
TIE
Fay’s Transportation and Concierge
FaysLimo.com

Williamsburg Chauffeur Service
WilliamsburgChauffeur.com

 

Best Travel Agency

Gold
CI Azumano
CI Azumano is a travel management company offering a hub of intelligent solutions to manage all of your travel program data while making a difference to your program’s total cost. With over four decades of experience, CI Azumano understands your business program’s travel needs and works with you to create tailored solutions and greater value for your company’s human resources.
192 Ballard Court, Virginia Beach, 757-461-0022
CIAzumano.com

Silver
Seabreeze Travel
SeabreezeVB.com

Bronze
Travel Leaders
TravelLeaders.com

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