Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Awards 2020 Honors

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Winners of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce 2020 awards pose at a ceremony on Wednesday, July 29, in Onley. Photo by Carol Vaughn.

By Carol Vaughn —

The Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce recognized four healthcare professionals jointly with a distinguished service award at a ceremony Wednesday, July 29, in Onley. Recognized for their service to the community, in particular during the COVID-19 pandemic, were the team of Dr. David Jones, of Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital; Dr. Tom Hollandsworth, chief medical officer of Eastern Shore Rural Health System; Dr. Scott Wolpin, chief dental officer of Eastern Shore Rural Health System; and J. J. Justis, emergency coordinator at the Eastern Shore Health District (accepted by Jon Richardson).

The chamber awarded its 2020 Citizen of the Year honor to the Rev. Kelvin Jones of First Baptist Church in Capeville.

The 2020 Small Business Person of the year award went to Andy Buchholz of Eastern Shore Signs, LLC.

Anne Kyle Doughty of Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty/Seacoast Realty was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Attorney John Custis was recognized by outgoing Chairwoman Jeanette Edwards with the Chairman’s Award.

The Rev. Kelvin Jones, who was honored as the Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce 2020 Citizen of the Year, offers the invocation at the awards ceremony on Wednesday, July 29 in Onley. Photo by Carol Vaughn.
The Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce recognized four healthcare professionals jointly with a distinguished service award at a ceremony Wednesday, July 29, in Onley.
Recognized for their service to the community, in particular during the COVID-19 pandemic, were the team of Dr. David Jones, of Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital; Dr. Tom Hollandsworth, chief medical officer of Eastern Shore Rural Health System; Dr. Scott Wolpin, chief dental officer of Eastern Shore Rural Health System; and J. J. Justis, emergency coordinator at the Eastern Shore Health District (accepted by Jon Richardson). Photo by Carol Vaughn.
Anne Kyle Doughty, center, accepts the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce 2020 Young Entrepreneur award at a ceremony in Onley on Wednesday, July 29. Doughty was nominated by Jennifer Annis, left. Photo by Carol Vaughn.
Attorney John Custis listens as Jeanette Edwards, outgoing chairperson of the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce, awards him the 2020 Chairman’s Award at a ceremony in Onley on Wednesday, July 29. Photo by Carol Vaughn.
The Rev. Kelvin Jones was honored as the Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce 2020 Citizen of the Year at a ceremony on Wednesday, July 29 in Onley. To Jones’ left is Brook Thomas, who nominated him for the award. Photo by Carol Vaughn.