IMPACT 2017-01ChamberRVA Announces Six Finalists for the 2017 IMPACT Awards

For Immediate Release

July 12, 2017

Richmond, VA – ChamberRVA is pleased to announce the six company finalists of the 2017 30th Annual IMPACT Awards Celebration Dinner, presented by Altria.

The IMPACT Awards recognize businesses that are making the greatest impact on their employees, community and the region. The awards are made up of two categories: Small Business, indicating a business of 149 employees or fewer, and Large Business, indicating a business of 150 employees or more. Finalists are selected by a committee of local business and community leaders. The 2017 IMPACT Award winners will be announced at the celebration dinner on November 15, 2017 at the Richmond Marriott Downtown.

The 2017 small business category finalists are:

CarLotz, Inc.

CarLotz is a consignment store for cars with three stores in Virginia that inspect, clean, photograph and list customer vehicles on major car buying websites for a flat fee. CarLotz manages all buyer inquiries and test drives at its retail stores and offers a wide selection of vehicles. is a Glen Allen-based car insurance comparison website. It is the largest in the country, having provided insurance quote comparisons to more than 17 million people nationally. They have partnered with over 100 insurance brands to provide real-time, accurate quotes to consumers.

The Fahrenheit Group

The Fahrenheit Group is a consulting and professional services firm that helps growth oriented organizations overcome their most challenging hurdles to success. Fahrenheit focuses in key practice areas – Accounting and Finance, Business Advisory, Human Resources and Executive Search which include interim, fractional, project consulting and direct hire services for clients across multiple industries.

The 2017 large business category finalists are:

AvePoint, Inc.

AvePoint works with more than 15,000 companies and 5 million cloud users to accelerate the migration, management and protection of their Office 365 and SharePoint data. AvePoint’s integrated cloud, hybrid and on-premises software solutions are enhanced by 24/7 support that assist organizations worldwide transition to the Microsoft Cloud, increase IT administrator productivity and satisfy governance and compliance objectives.

Dixon Hughes Goodman

DHG is a public accounting firm with more than 2,000 employees across 13 states, combining deep experience with a strong commitment to personal service. DHG helps clients succeed by solving problems, providing solutions and helping clients achieve their goals.

Elephant Auto Insurance

Elephant Auto Insurance is a direct-to-consumer insurance company offering auto, home, motorcycle and life products to its customers. Headquartered in Richmond, Elephant is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Admiral Group, plc, one of the leading insurance companies in the United Kingdom. Elephant prides itself on providing quality services and great prices.


About the IMPACT Awards

ChamberRVA’s IMPACT Award recognizes businesses that have demonstrated the greatest impact in the RVA Region economically, in the community, for their employees as well as other outstanding accomplishments.

About ChamberRVA

ChamberRVA serves the entire Richmond Region, 1 city, 7 counties and 1 town: City of Richmond, Counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Powhatan, and the Town of Ashland.  ChamberRVA is nearly 150 years old, and during that timeframe has proven itself as a leader to enhance and institute change in the Richmond Region, making the region an ideal location for businesses to prosper.  The Chamber, a not-for-profit business membership association with more than 1,000 members, is a catalyst for business development and the voice of business in the region. Visit

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