(YORKTOWN, VA, February 20, 2020) – At York County’s annual Distinguished Business Affair yesterday, two local companies accepted awards for their impact. The Economic Development Authority and the Office of Economic Development honored Big Top Entertainment with the 2020 William Rogers “Poor Potter” Award. The award—named after William Rogers, a successful 18th-century entrepreneur who was known as the “poor potter” of Yorktown—is given to growing businesses that make significant investments in York County.
Also during this event, held in the Freight Shed at Riverwalk Landing, the York County Chamber of Commerce recognized its Small Business of the Year: Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters and Petit Café. The shop was selected for its support of the historic backdrop of Yorktown and its commitment to community.