Aug 24, 2022
Our conversation for The Valley Business Today with Top of Virginia Regional Chamber gave us all the details for their upcoming Valor Awards.
Joining me to talk about the event was Scott Harvard, CEO of First Bank (the title sponsor) & Executive Chair of the chamber board and Vanessa McAllister, Director of Programs & Events for the chamber.
We talked about the importance of awards like this, the move back to a venue for this year's event, and why sponsorships for this particular event are a little different for businesses.
The event will happen on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at
Fox Meadow Barn from 5pm - 9pm. You can find nomination forms and purchase your tickets on the chamber's website: https://www.regionalchamber.biz/the-valor-awards/
The Valor Awards, recognize public safety professionals, volunteers, and citizens who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in protecting our community. Public safety agencies nominate recipients they believe performed courageous and selfless acts, and a committee consisting of local leaders will be selecting the award winners.
An officer who had shots fired at him by a bank robber, firefighters who ran into a burning home in an attempt to save lives, and a citizen who saved the life of a priest by administering CPR. These are three examples of heroic actions that were honored at previous Valor Awards ceremonies.
The award categories are as follows:
CITIZENS AWARD - Recognition of citizen(s) for their extraordinary acts of courage in emergency situations or actions which directly result in the saving of a human life.
UNIT CITATION - Recognition of acts by a unit/division/company demonstrating unusual judgment, ingenuity and/or personal risk and bravery during an emergency situation, when such action is beyond that normally expected in the performance of duty.
MERITORIOUS ACTION AWARD - Recognition of individuals for exemplary action, placing themselves in a situation of personal risk.
LIFESAVING AWARD - Recognition of actions in emergency circumstances which directly results in saving of a human life.
CERTIFICATE OF VALOR - Recognition of actions demonstrating unusual judgment, zeal or ingenuity, not normally involved in the performance of duties.
BRONZE AWARD OF VALOR - Recognition of acts involving personal risk and demonstrating unusual judgment, zeal and/or ingenuity during an emergency situation, when such action is beyond that normally expected in the performance of duty.
SILVER AWARD OF VALOR - Recognition of acts involving significant personal risk and bravery beyond that which is expected during the normal performance of duty.
GOLD AWARD OF VALOR - Recognition of acts involving supreme sacrifice or extreme personal risk and heroism which is clearly above and beyond the call of duty.