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Lt. Governor Sears to speak at annual First Responders Appreciation Breakfast

The Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the 6th annual First Responders Appreciation Breakfast on August 24th from 8:00 am to 10:30 am at the Fredericksburg Expo Center. The business community comes together to honor and thank our region’s outstanding first responders for their outstanding contributions to our safety and well-being. Awards will be presented in the following categories: Heroism (Gold, Silver or Bronze Awards; Meritorious Civilian Award); Investigative (Excellence in Criminal Investigation Award; Merit Award; The Business of First Responding Award); and the Citizen Valor Award.

Lieutenant Governor Winsome Earle-Sears will provide the event’s keynote address. A proud United States Marine Corps veteran, Earle-Sears is Virginia’s first female Lieutenant Governor and the first Black female elected to statewide office.

In addition to the formal breakfast the Chamber asks local businesses to participate in the “Friends of First Responders” initiative that offers special discounts to first responders in uniform or with identification during the month of September. A full list of participating businesses will be released at the event. For more information about the” Friends of First Responders” initiative, contact Gretchen Rusden at [email protected]

To register for the First Responders Appreciation Breakfast or to sponsor this event, please contact Siera Rogers at [email protected]

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