McLean Chamber Awards 'Restaurant of the Year'

The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce honored local business people and community members Oct. 6 at the organization’s annual “Suits and Sneakers Celebration,” held at the Pavilions of Turkey Run at Claude Moore Colonial Farm.

Chamber members, local officials and awardees – many wearing the event’s standard uniform of business suits combined with tennis shoes – sampled cuisine and libations from restaurants and vendors, pored over pamphlets and displays set out by community organizations, and bid on silent-auction items.

Award winners received a glass trophy, a letter from U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and cheers from onlookers.

This year’s honorees were:

• Former Del. Robert Brink (D-48th), Community Leadership Award.

• John Alford, Police Officer of the Year.