CHP Recognized for Impact on Local Business Community
CHP was named Nonprofit of the Year 2014 by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce at their annual meeting and awards dinner held on December 4 at The Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. Over 400 attendees came out for the event, which highlights local businesses and individuals for their work to improve the quality of life for the local business community.
Headquartered in Christiansburg, CHP has worked for forty years with private and public partners to develop, design, build, manage, and sell affordable housing; promote resident self-sufficiency through education and services; and deliver energy conservation training and contracting work in the Southeast.
“CHP has a long-standing tradition of both practicing and fostering environmental, economic, and social responsibility, so it is a great honor to be recognized by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce as a partner in the creation of strong and sustainable communities,” said CHP Director of Development Kimberly Strahm.
“Because CHP is locally based and our staff has developed strong relationships in this community, there will always be a unique focus on service to Montgomery County,” Strahm remarked.
This local concentration of activities includes affordable housing development, as well as homeownership, energy conservation, and resident services.
The award nomination process was open to Chamber of Commerce members and nonmembers; however, the nominees are vetted by a committee comprised of Chamber members.
The Chamber serves Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and all of Montgomery County and supports about 700 local businesses through educational, marketing and networking opportunities.