Companion Animal Clinic and Best Buy Honored with Awards



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October 28, 2010

News Highlights

  • Companion Animal Clinic and Best Buy received the Martha Glennan 2010 Employer of the Year Awards from the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board
  • These awards are presented each year to county businesses that encourage inclusion in their workforce and provide excellent customer service to people with disabilities.
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Companion Animal Clinic and Best Buy
Honored with 2010 Disability Employer of the Year Awards

Companion Animal Clinic of Fairfax and Best Buy received the Martha Glennan 2010 Employer of the Year Awards from the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board during an evening ceremony at the Fairfax County Government Center ceremony on October 26.

These awards are presented each year to businesses in the Fairfax area that encourage inclusion in their workforce and provide excellent customer service to people with disabilities.

Robert Rudney, co-chairman of the board’s employment committee, presented Companion Animal Clinic the small business Employer of the Year award to Dr. Susan Christopher, Dr. Jay Margolis, and Scott Vinson, the clinic's manager. Melissa Gurman, the clinic’s kennel assistant, also attended the event.

Adam Judd and Peter Nguamsanith accepted the large business award for Best Buy from Tom Choman, co-chairman of the board's employment committee.

Best Buy was recognized for its proactive hiring practices and its policies to help employees with disabilities, including offering health insurance that covers hearing aids and ergonomic assessments.

Attending the event from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors were Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity and Hunter Mill District Supervisor Catherine Hudgins.

Disability Services Planning and Development is part of the Department of Family Services.

The Fairfax Area Disability Services Board’s 15 members are appointed by elected officials of Fairfax County and the cities of Falls Church and Fairfax.

Martha Glennan was a disability activist and served as the first chairperson of the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board in 1992.



Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-5874, TTY 703-449-1186.

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Division of Adult and Aging Services
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Fairfax, Virginia 22035-1104

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