Tonight, we Thank...
Tonight, we Honor...
Local Businesses for Their Commitment to Washington County at the Celebration of Business 2011 Event.
This event, by invitation only, will be held at Fountain Head Country Club in Hagerstown, Maryland, beginning with a VIP Reception hosted by Volvo Powertrain North America at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner and the program. Help “Celebrate” the event and view a brief online video.
The EDC will honor the attendees as well as nearly 40 businesses who have reached milestones in their number of years of conducting business in Washington County.
Click here for the list of 2011 honorees and event sponsors.
The keynote speaker for the event will be Patricia Friend, operations excellence manager for CSX Corporation, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Ms. Friend spent most of her life in Washington County. Upon graduation from Washington County Public Schools, she earned an Associate Degree in Communications from Hagerstown Community College, a B.A. degree from Frostburg University, and a MBA from the University of Maryland.
While living in Washington County, Ms. Friend was the Communications Manager for Volvo Powertrain North America. She also held positions as Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing with the University of Maryland; and, Director of Public Information for Hagerstown Community College. She served on several boards in Washington County including the Boys and Girls Club, Children’s Village, Rotary Club, the Y.M.C.A., and Miss Washington County Scholarship Foundation. She was named the 2002 Distinguished Citizen Award from Hagerstown Community College and Jaycees’ Woman of the Year.