The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce awarded IALR the esteemed Pinnacle Award at the 2021 annual awards ceremony. One of the top honors, it is awarded to a distinguished business or organization that contributes to the economic vitality and quality of life in the region through innovative, ethical business practices, professionalism and strong community involvement. Thanks to groundbreaking applied research, outcomes-based advanced learning, collaborative and strategic economic development, industry-centered advanced manufacturing training, and client-focused conference services, IALR was recognized as one of the region’s leading catalysts of economic transformation.
“I am honored to accept the Pinnacle Award on behalf of IALR’s staff and Board of Trustees,” said IALR Executive Director Mark Gignac. “With the goal of economic transformation at the heart of all programs, services and initiatives, IALR is truly committed to the economic vitality of the region. By working with our like-minded partners, we will continue serving as a leader of innovation, collaboration and transformation.”