Virginia Businesswoman with Hollywood Connection Recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year

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Blue Moon Galleries Co-President Stacey Strawn Evans was awarded the 2005 Entrepreneur Spirit Award for Entrepreneur of the Year by The Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce in Fishersville, Virginia.

Even though my name is on the plaque, I simply would not be here without the efforts of my partners Stephen Dahl & Shawn Straining, and all of the people who have helped our growing business over the past few years.

Blue Moon Galleries Co-President Stacey Strawn Evans was awarded the 2005 Entrepreneur Spirit Award for Entrepreneur of the Year by The Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce in Augusta County, Virginia. The award recognizes the achievements of business leaders in Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County, Virginia that have exhibited exemplary entrepreneurial creativity and spirit. It is one of eight awards presented annually by the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce, which boasts an enrollment of nearly 1000 member businesses.

Ms. Evans was chosen from a pool of nominees and awarded the honor by a committee of her peers. "This is a truly humbling experience," says Ms. Evans, "There are so many talented business people in Augusta County and Waynesboro, many of whom have helped Blue Moon Galleries with their expertise and experience. It is an unbelievable honor to be chosen as Entrepreneur of the Year amongst such a distinguished group." "Even though my name is on the plaque, I simply would not be here without the efforts of my partners Stephen Dahl & Shawn Straining, and all of the people who have helped our growing business over the past few years."

Chamber President Neysa Simmers cited Blue Moon Galleries' continued connection with Hollywood celebrities as one reason for the honor. Silver Gallery, one of Blue Moon Galleries' family of web sites, was named as the Official Picture Frame Provider for the 12th Annual SAG Awards this year. The Screen Actors' Guild Awards asked Silver Gallery to provide engraved picture frames to every actor and actress photographed during the special moment when they received their Screen Actors’ Guild award. In a televised post-award show, E! News host Giuliana DePandi showcased Silver Gallery’s frames while celebrating the actors who received them.

The Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit association of businesses and organizations of all types and sizes, not affiliated with government, working together for continuous improvement of the economic environment and the quality of life by promoting the viability of business. The Chamber of Commerce team consists of the Board of Directors, staff and numerous volunteer committees working to assist area businesses. This includes helping members cut costs, facilitating cooperation, lobbying government on behalf of business, offering seminars and training programs, providing a clearinghouse of information and offering opportunities for community involvement.

About Blue Moon Galleries

Located in tiny picturesque Waynesboro, Virginia where the Skyline Drive meets the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Shenandoah Valley, http://www.SilverGallery.com, http://www.BrassGallery.com and http://www.AnnaleeGallery.com are sister sites owned by Blue Moon Galleries.

Stacey Strawn Evans

Blue Moon Galleries

417 West Main Street

Waynesboro, VA 22980-4510

Phone: (540) 941-8131

Silver Gallery - http://www.silvergallery.com
Brass Gallery - http://www.brassgallery.com
Annalee Gallery - http://www.annaleegallery.com
Blue Moon Galleries - http://www.bluemoongalleries.com

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