ABOUT THE Q AWARD The Quadruplicity Conference Award, the “Q Award,” is presented annually by the Business Women’s Round Table as part of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Q Award honors the accomplishments and contributions of many women in our Chamber, with the winner being ultimately recognized as the Chamber’s Annual Businesswoman. The Q Award was specifically designed with a focus on recognizing the unique strengths, capabilities and contributions of women in our local community. It has evolved out of the internationally recognized ATHENA Leadership Award®, which was presented at the annual Quadruplicity Women’s Conference over 4 years, starting in 2009-2012.
AWARD CRITERIA Award nominations will be solicited for women who best exemplify the following criteria: A woman who inspires others by exemplifying leadership, success, community service, and who demonstrates support for the Chamber and for other women. If you know someone who is deserving, but don’t know her well enough to complete the form, please contact us HERE.
Guidelines: The nominee must be a member of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce and also must be a resident of the Charlottesville region.
Nominations for the 2019 Q Award will open in the Fall.
Keller & George has been a Charlottesville tradition since December of 1873, when F.A. Balthis opened the doors to the new jewelry store on Main Street that would later be known as Keller & George. At the time, fashion was high Victorian in style: dangly drop earrings, cameos, long strands of beads, gold chains and bracelets were all the rage. Today, you’ll find similar pieces in the firm’s extensive Estate and Vintage Jewelry collection displayed along side contemporary collections by Charlottesville’s favorite designers including John Hardy, Marco Bicego, Roberto Coin, Charles Krypell, Phillips House, Mikimoto and Monica Rich Kosann, and fine Swiss timepieces by OMEGA, Hamilton, Raymond Weil and Frederique Constant.
Keller & George remained in the George family until 1994, when it became part of Schiffman’s, a fourth-generation family-owned and operated luxury jeweler established in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1893. Recently renamed to honor its affiliation with the Schwarzschild Jewelers stores in Richmond, Schwarzschild Keller & George Jewelers is both the oldest jeweler in Central Virginia and the oldest retail business in Albemarle County.
Did you know? One of the most gifted items in the South today, the Jefferson cup, was created by Keller & George in the 1960s when the firm borrowed one of the original silver cups that Thomas Jefferson had made from silver bequeathed to him by George Wythe from Monticello and had an exact reproduction made to sell in the store.
Schwarzschild Keller & George Jewelers
1149 Millmont Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903