Chasen, Brown, Smith, Hampton, Walsh, Edmonds Among those to Announce Winners of the 2009 BusinessPremier Small Business Awards

The Washington, DC Economic Partnership & the Government of the District of Columbia, Office of the Deputy Mayor of Planning and Economic Development are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2009 BusinessPremier Small Business Awards.

The annual small business award program is held on behalf of the District, and the goal of this initiative is to encourage entrepreneurship and the District’s commitment to the growth of existing DC-based small businesses.

The 2009 BusinessPremier Award Winners – listed with categories – are:

-PRM Consulting – Small Business of the Year
-W.T. Weaver & Sons – 100 Year Old DC Business of the Year
-Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce – Small Business Initiative of the Year

The 2009 winners will be honored by government officials, business executives and business service providers at the awards ceremony, which will take place on July 22nd at the historic Willard Hotel. To register, please click here.


  • WDCEP 2009 BusinessPremier Small Business Awards


  • July 22nd, 2009
  • 9:00am – 11:00am


  • Willard Intercontinental Hotel
  • 1401 Pennsylvania Ave, NW (Grand Ballroom)
  • Washington, DC 20004


  • The Honorable Kwame Brown, DC Councilmember – At-Large
  • Michael Chasen, Founder & CEO, Blackboard
  • Lelia Edmonds, Director, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Thomas Hampton, Commissioner, Department of Insurance Securities & Banking
  • Joseph Walsh, Director, Department of Employment Services
  • Lee Smith, Director, Department of Small and Local Business Development


  • Mayor Adrian M. Fenty
  • Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
  • DC Council Members
  • Business Community
  • Business Service Providers
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