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York County Honors Two Businesses at Annual Distinguished Business Affair
Submitted by Debbie Gardner

YCDBA imageYork County, February 7, 2019 – The Economic Development Authority (EDA) and the Office of Economic Development (OED) awarded Snow Companies with the 2019 William Rogers "Poor Potter” Award, for their significant investment in York County. Snow Companies, a global leader in healthcare marketing and patient storytelling, was honored for its recent expansion into and renovation of the Waller Mill Office Building, located at 133 Waller Mill Rd. Since the move, Snow Companies has continued to grow, adding over 100 new positions. York County is proud to recognize this growing business who gives back so much to our community.

The award, named after William Rogers who is known as the "Poor Potter” of Yorktown, was given during the EDA’s Distinguished Business Affair, held on February 6th, 2019, at The Freight Shed in Historic Yorktown, with over 100 County business representatives in attendance. In the early 1700’s, Rogers was a highly successful entrepreneur, who established a producing pottery, which operated in violation of British law, that crafted 23 types of earthenware and stoneware products. His goods were sold throughout the Colonies and the West Indies and Rogers is credited with helping to establish Colonial America’s economic independence.

In addition to the William Rogers Award presented by the EDA, Chris Davidson, President, of the York County Chamber of Commerce, recognized Body by D, as the Chamber’s Small Business of the Year. Owner D’Shawn Wright accepted the award.

York County thanks each of the reception sponsors; Dominion Energy, Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance, Henderson, Inc., Mid- Atlantic Commercial, Plains All American Pipeline, Davis and Associates, TowneBank, and the York County Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact the Office of Economic Development at 890-3317.


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