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Bland County Economic Development Authority Recognizes Businesses at Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner
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(The County of Bland, Virginia) – The Bland County Economic Development Authority (EDA) presented their two (2) most prestigious awards to Bland Ministry Center & Dental Clinic and Eupepsia Wellness Resort on Monday, November 2nd, during the Wytheville-Wythe-Bland Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner meeting.

“The Bland Ministry Center has been providing community assistance to the residents of Bland County and the surrounding region since 1980,” stated David Dillow, chair of the Bland County EDA. “Dee Dee Hoosier, the East River Baptist Association, and the many workers and volunteers at the Ministry Center have provided great assistance to families in need and it is an honor to recognize them for their outstanding service.” The Bland Ministry Center & Dental Clinic was the recipient of the Bland County Economic Development Authority’s 2020 Business & Industry Community Impact Award. Dee Dee Hoosier and Susan Keene received the award on behalf of the Ministry Center. The Ministry Center provides a range of services from the Food Pantry, Clothes Closet, Dental Clinic, and many more services, additional information regarding services can be obtained at www.blandminstrycenter.org.

The EDA’s top honor went to Eupepsia Wellness Resort. Opening in 2017, Eupepsia has a company whose portfolio of services is diversified into several industry sectors. “It is amazing to see the success of Eupepsia Wellness Resort,” stated David Dillow. “They have received multiple awards in their industry sector, and it is great for Bland County to be listed with well-known communities as a travel destination.” Eupepsia Wellness Resort was named in the USA Today Readers’ Choice Awards Best Wellness Retreat/Resort in 2019 and 2020 earning second place honors behind a resort in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Eupepsia Wellness Resort was named the 2020 Best Well Resort in Virginia by the World Spa Awards, edging out nominees such as the Homestead and Kingsmill resorts. “Eupepsia has become a beacon of success in their industry and has brought a lot of positive recognition to Bland County. Thus, the EDA selected Eupepsia Wellness Resort and its owners Sushil and Shivani Murad, as the Bland County Economic Development Authority’s 2020 Business & Industry of the Year,” stated David Dillow. Additional information regarding Eupepsia Wellness Resort can be obtained at www.eupepsia.com.

“2020 has been a trying year for several of our businesses and we want to thank and congratulate this year’s winners but, also recognize the exceptional job that all of our businesses and industries are doing to remain open as well as contribute to our world-class business environment”, concluded David Dillow. 

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