Congratulations Dan Simons: Winner of the Washington SmartCEO Cornerstone Award

IMG_6165Kudos Dan Simons on winning the prestigious Washington SmartCEO Cornerstone Award!

Dan was recognized not only for his tireless dedication to our growing company and our entire team, but also for his role as Owner with successful VSAG client, Farmers Restaurant Group (FRG), and in particular their Founding Farmers restaurant located in Potomac*, MD. As the SmartCEO Award was created to celebrate Washington, D.C.-area businesses making their mark within the region as not only economic drivers, but also as companies who’ve successfully made a positive impact on job creation and retention, market competition and innovation, as well as local and regional philanthropy.

This award also speaks to Dan’s commitment to the local communities in which our clients and restaurants reside. In fact, FRG employs many students studying at local universities throughout their college experience in order to not only provide steady, consistent income in an environment that promotes learning and environmental awareness, but to also give back to the community. With that, the company has created more than 750 jobs within the metro area.

In receiving this award, Dan’s in great company as this year’s finalists and winners collectively generate more than $1 billion in annual revenue and employ nearly 6,000 individuals within the greater Washington, D.C. region.

Congratulations again, Dan! We’re happy and proud to be part of your team.

For more information about Dan and the SmartCEO Award, click here. To learn more about the organization’s mission to educate and inspire the business community through its award-winning magazine, networking resources, and integrated media platforms, visit SmartCEO.

*Also visit the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development for further information re: the business environment within Montgomery County, MD. The DED supports and works to stimulate job growth while encouraging business location and expansion within the area, in order to make Montgomery County a globally competitive and highly diversified knowledge-based economy.