Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

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        The Chesapeake Rotary Club Honors R. Stephen Best, Sr. as 2015 First Citizen of Chesapeake

The Chesapeake Rotary Club Honors R. Stephen Best, Sr. as 2015 First Citizen of Chesapeake



The Chesapeake Rotary Club hosted a dinner to recognize retired Chesapeake Fire Chief R. Stephen Best, Sr., as Chesapeake's 2015 First Citizen. Family and friends joined members of the civic and business communities to honor this most deserving recipient.


Chesapeake Sheriff Jim OSullivan moonlighting as a doorman

Southern Bank Senior Vice President Linda Doland and Monarch Bank Suffolk President Adam Goldblatt

2015 First Citizen of Chesapeake and retired Chesapeake Fire Chief Stephen Best, Sr.

The rumor is true. There are two Terry(i) Youngs: Internet Marketing and Design CEO Terry Young and Shopper Account Executive Terri Young.

From left: Susan Schaffner, Phyllis Krasnoff, and Vista Cotton

Commercial Mortgage Banker and Real Estate Investor David Hanson with his wife, Attorney Laura

Alvene Buckley with Shopper CEO and former First Citizen of Chesapeake Jean Loxley-Barnard

Monarch Bank Suffolk President Adam Goldblatt and Retired Portsmouth Fire Captain Robert Young

Sentry Security Owners Chesapeake City Council Member Robert Ike and his wife Brenda

Fire Inspector Ron Page

From left: Retired Portsmouth Fire Captain Robert Young, 2015 First Citizen of Chesapeake and retired Chesapeake Fire Chief Stephen Best, Sr., and Retired Norfolk Firefighter Terry Barnard

From left: Sue Cosgrove, 2015 First Citizen of Chesapeake and retired Chesapeake Fire Chief Stephen Best, Sr., and Senator John Cosgrove

Senator John Cosgrove with Shopper CEO and former First Citizen Jean Loxley-Barnard

Chesapeake Rotary Club President Chip Chappell and his wife Tricia

From left: Retired Norfolk Firefighter Terry Barnard, 2015 First Citizen of Chesapeake and retired Chesapeake Fire Chief Stephen Best, Sr., Retired Chesapeake Fire Chief and former First Citizen Buddy Bagley, and Retired Portsmouth Fire Captain Robert Young

Retired Portsmouth Fire Captain Robert Young and his daughter, Shopper Account Executive Terri Young

From Left, Karin Fritz, Shopper Public Relations Executive Dr. Glenn Fritz, Shopper Account Executive Terri Young, and her father Retired Portsmouth Fire Captain Robert Young

Retired Chesapeake School Superintendent and former First Citizen Fred Bateman and his wife Joan

Chesapeake City Council Member Debbie Ritter and Chesapeake Treasurer and former First Citizen Ray Conner

Delegate Barry Knight and Senator John Cosgrove

From left: Sue Cosgrove, Chesapeake City Council Member Robert Ike, Brenda Ike, and Paula Knight

From left: Delegate Barry Knight, Senator John Cosgrove, and Chesapeake Treasurer and former First Citizen Ray Conner

Debbie and Kyle Billips

From left: Retired Portsmouth Fire Captain Robert Young, Lynne Whitlock, and Clifton Whitlock

From left: Retired Chesapeake School Superintendent and former First Citizen Fred Bateman, his wife Joan, and Chesapeake City Council Member and former First Citizen Roland Davis

From left: Lt. Paul Gorski, Fire Inspector Ron Page, and Lt. David Long

From left: Retired Chesapeake Fire Chief and former First Citizen Buddy Bagley, Frank Williams, and Material Handling Supply President Larry Zoeller

Former First Citizen Judge Richard Bray

From left: Shopper COO Nikki Young, Internet Marketing and Design CEO Terry Young, and Shopper CEO and former First Citizen Jean Loxley-Barnard

Chesapeake Police Lieutenant Joe Ishmael

Shopper CEO and former First Citizen Jean Loxley-Barnard and Chesapeake Police Lieutenant Joe Ishmael

From left: Brenda Johnson, Chesapeake Deputy Chief of Police Mark Solesky, and Taste of Chesapeake Event Coordinator Ginger Hampton

From left: Sentry Security Owners Brenda Ike and her husband Chesapeake City Council Member Robert Ike and President of K C Consulting Lynda French

Jimmy Jones and his guest

Irene Hurst and Vista Cotton

From Left: John Maxwell, Carol Maxwell, Lynn Cox, and Mark Cox

Lil Oman and John Maxwell

Louis Witt and John Maxwell

Attorney Laura Hanson and Commercial Mortgage Banker and Real Estate Investor David Hanson

From left: Commercial Mortgage Banker and Real Estate Investor David Hanson, Shopper COO Nikki Young, and Attorney Laura Hanson

Shopper Public Relations Executive and Retired Portsmouth Fire Captain Robert Young

Clerk of the Chesapeake School Board Jean Infantino and Bra-ha-ha

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center CEO Peter Bastone and Chesapeake Mayor Alan Krasnoff

From left: 2015 First Citizen of Chesapeake and retired Chesapeake Fire Chief Stephen Best, Sr., his wife Towne Bank Senior Vice President Sheree Best, and Chesapeake Mayor Alan Krasnoff

From left: Mistress of Ceremonies LeAnne Rains-Benedetto, Keynote Speaker Dr. John Quarstein, former First Citizen Phil Johnson, and his wife Betty