Dominion Payroll wins the 2018 IMPACT Award for small business.

November 14, 2018

Dominion Payroll and Dixon Hughes Goodman win ChamberRVA’s 2018 IMPACT Awards

Local companies take home honors in small and large business categories

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – ChamberRVA awarded its annual IMPACT Awards to two local companies yesterday evening. Workforce management company Dominion Payroll took home the honor in the small business category, and CPA firm Dixon Hughes Goodman won the large business category. The annual award ceremony and dinner was sponsored by Genworth and featured opening remarks by Mayor Levar Stoney to the crowd of nearly 600 attendees from greater Richmond’s business community.

Dominion Payroll offers payroll, HR, timekeeping and pre-employment solutions – “from hire to retire” – to clients in all 50 states. The company is based in Richmond and has offices in four other states. Their new building in Scotts Addition is quickly becoming an anchor institution in the neighborhood, with locally sourced design elements, a modern open-office concept, popular tenants like Brenner Pass restaurant and a 2,000-square-foot community room that they make available to their nonprofit partners and members of the community.

Dixon Hughes Goodman is a top-twenty public accounting firm with two offices in the Richmond area. In addition to traditional audit, accounting and tax services, the company also offers transaction advisory, international tax advisory, business valuation, IT risk assessments, loan staffing and tax incentive reviews. The firm’s corporate citizenship brand, DHG Impact, strives to “live their values” of health, teamwork, financial wellbeing, community and sustainability through multiple volunteer initiatives and employee programs.

The two other nominees in the small business category were, a Glen Allen–based car insurance comparison website that is the largest of its kind in the country, and Dodson Property Management, a full-service real estate firm located in downtown that works toward a stated mission of positively impacting 500,000 lives by 2025.

In the large business category, the two other nominees were CapTech, a Henrico-based national IT management firm that offers custom IT and management consulting solutions to its many Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 clients, and Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia, a nonprofit that goes beyond their well-known thrift stores to provide an array of crucial job training and support services that help both job seekers and employers.

“Tonight we’re celebrating the spirit of community that is so abundant in RVA’s businesses,” said Pat Gottschalk, partner at Williams Mullen and chair of the ChamberRVA Board of Directors. “This year’s IMPACT honorees all go above and beyond when it comes to supporting their employees, giving back to the community and strengthening our regional economy. Because of them, we’re making greater Richmond a better place for everyone.”

Attendees also heard from Patty Merrill of presenting sponsor Genworth, an S&P 400 insurance company founded in Petersburg in 1871 and headquartered in Richmond. Other highlights from the night included an introduction by Kings Dominion to their new WinterFest holiday destination, a ticket giveaway to WinterFest attractions and appearances by WinterFest performers.

The IMPACT Awards are chosen by the chamber’s IMPACT Awards Committee, made up of local business and community leaders. The small business category comprises organizations with 149 employees or fewer, and large business category those with 150 employees or more. Since 1988, the chamber has presented the IMPACT Awards to recognize Richmond-area organizations that have made an impact on the regional economy, on the community and on their employees. This year, the awards were expanded to include nonprofits as well as businesses.


About the IMPACT Awards: ChamberRVA’s IMPACT Awards recognize businesses that have made an impact on the Richmond region economy, on our community and on their employees.

About ChamberRVA: ChamberRVA is the chamber of commerce representing the entire greater Richmond region – one city, seven counties and one town – since 1867. The chamber’s mission is to build a thriving regional community by supporting the success of members, providing a strong business voice and developing RVA’s future leaders. Learn more about ChamberRVA at

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Dominion Payroll wins the 2018 IMPACT Award for small business. Photo by Taylor Dabney Photographer.

Dominion Payroll wins the 2018 IMPACT Award for small business. Photo by Taylor Dabney Photographer.


Dixon Hughes Goodman wins the 2018 IMPACT Award for large business.

Dixon Hughes Goodman wins the 2018 IMPACT Award for large business. Photo by Taylor Dabney Photographer.


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