Lynnhaven River NOW recognized eight Virginia Beach businesses with the nonprofit environmental organization’s first Pearl Business Awards at the Pearl Business Awards Breakfast held July 12 at the Brock Environmental Center. The ceremony marked the launch of the new Pearl Business Program to the Virginia Beach business community.
Each business was recognized for their work throughout the past year to reach a level of environmental responsibility and sustainability, implementing projects and changes in operations that focus on topics including stormwater management, water conservation, energy conservation, sustainable purchasing, habitat conservation, waste reduction and recycling. The eight Virginia Beach businesses awarded include: Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E., Great Outdoor Provision Company at Hilltop East, Kerr Environmental Services Corp., L.L. Bean at Lynnhaven Mall, Matt Abbott State Farms Insurance, MSA, P.C., The Runnymede Corporation and Westminster Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay.