Dominion Payroll and Dixon Hughes Goodman were recognized for making an impact on the local economy, the community and their employees.
The two companies received Impact Awards, sponsored by ChamberRVA, at the chamber’s annual awards ceremony held Tuesday evening at the Richmond Marriott hotel. About 600 people attended.
The chamber has recognized businesses with Impact Awards since 1988.
The winner in the small-business category was Dominion Payroll, the Richmond-based payroll and workforce management firm.
In the large-business category, the winner was Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, a Charlotte, N.C.-based accounting and professional services firm with offices in 13 states including two offices in the Richmond area.
A panel of volunteer judges chose the winners of the awards.
“It really comes down to how well they demonstrate how they care about the community and how they care about their employees and their business growth,” said Kim Scheeler, president and CEO of ChamberRVA.
“This year’s Impact honorees all go above and beyond when it comes to supporting their employees, giving back to the community and strengthening our regional economy. Because of them, we’re making greater Richmond a better place for everyone,” said Pat Gottschalk, partner at Williams Mullen and chair of the ChamberRVA board.
Dominion Payroll has been a finalist for a couple of years in the past.
The company, which moved its headquarters to Scott’s Addition in 2017, has grown rapidly in the past couple of years. It now has branch offices in Dallas; Charlotte; Tampa, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; and Jackson, Miss.
Dominion Payroll, founded in 2002, has more than 2,500 clients nationwide and processes payroll for more than 100,000 people nationwide every month, many of those in the Richmond region.
The finalists in the small business category were Compare.com, the Henrico-based insurance price-comparison website; and Dodson Property Management, a residential and commercial property management firm in Richmond.
Dixon Hughes Goodman, branded as DHG, also has been a finalist in the past.
One of the nation’s top 20 accounting firms, it offers traditional audit, accounting and tax services as well as transaction advisory, international tax advisory, business valuation, IT risk assessments, loan staffing and tax incentive reviews.
In late 2015, the firm moved from the Innsbrook Corporate Center in western Henrico County to the James Center in downtown Richmond.
The finalists in the large company category were CapTech, the Henrico-based information technology management consulting company; and Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia, a nonprofit that sells donated goods through stores and reinvests the revenue in programs that prepare and support job seekers with disabilities, language barriers or socio-economic disadvantages.