From the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce
Ambassador of the Year
Ambassadors are a critical part of the Chamber. They are often the first impression that a member has of another member. For the second year in a row, Stephanie Lyles has gone above and beyond in her service to the Chamber as an Ambassador. An Ambassador since 2011 and Ambassador Chair since 2016, Stephanie is always positive, welcoming and a wealth of Chamber and community knowledge.
Joseph L. Argenzio Award
The Joseph L. Argenzio Award was created in 2010 to recognize a volunteer for their continued commitment and tireless efforts above and beyond the call of duty in service to the Chamber. It is named for Joseph L. Argenzio, the youngest GI to land on Omaha Beach on D-Day. A great hero and quiet leader, Mr. Argenzio lived in the Fredericksburg region and had a special relationship with the Chamber in the final years of his life. Mike Fidgeon has been involved with the Chamber since he participated in the 2009 class of Leadership Fredericksburg. He was elected class president, and went on to found the Leadership FXBG Alumni Builder to support continuous learning for graduates of the program. In addition, Mike has served on the Chamber’s Board of Directors since 2011, to include service as the 2014 chairman of the board. He has volunteered his time on multiple committees and working groups that support the Chamber’s vitality. More recently, Mike joined the professional facilitation team that delivers content and executive coaching for Leadership Fredericksburg.
Also during the Member Meeting, the Chamber’s Network of Enterprising Women (CNEW) presented two checks of $2800 each to both Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation and Healthy Generations Area Agency on Aging on Aging as their 2018 charities. The Chamber also recognized Roxbury Farm and Garden Center for their 50 years of Chamber membership and 90 years of service to the community. The Chamber will be planting a tree to commemorate their long history and the impact they have had on the community on a whole.