Date: July 5, 2005
Chaney Enterprises is Nationally Recognized for their American Cancer Society Bull Roast
WALDORF, MD, - The National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association (NSSGA) announces that Chaney Enterprises won the Community Relations Award, "Toast of the Town" for their 25 th Anniversary American Cancer Society Bull and Oyster Roast.
The Community Relations Program began in 1989 to recognize aggregate producers whose community involvement and support activities have enhanced the public's perception of the aggregates industry in general and the public image of the individual producer's aggregate operation in particular. There are several different awards including the Pinnacle Award, Excellence in Community Relations and Community Achievement, Certificates of Achievement and the "Toast of the Town" Award.
Frank Chaney, Chairman of Chaney Enterprises, was 10 years old in 1967 when his father, Eugene "Babe" Chaney Sr., the company's founder, died of throat cancer. When Frank graduated from College in 1979 and started working for the family business, he was looking for ways to show the Company's gratefulness to its community. Since cancer education and prevention were so near to his heart and it matched his goal of supporting the community, Frank created an Annual Bull Roast to benefit the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. In 1999, Frank's brother, Dickie, who served as Chairman of the Board of the company, died of throat cancer as well. From this point on, the Annual Bull Roast took on a deeper meaning for the company and communities that were touched by the lives of these two people. In fact, since 1999 the event has been held in their memory.
"Chaney Enterprises and the Chaney family are very blessed that this Bull Roast, which is in memory of our family members, Eugene "Babe" Chaney, Sr. and Richard "Dickie" Chaney, Sr. has become an event that hundreds of Southern Maryland citizens look forward to every year," said Frank Chaney, Chairman of the Board of Chaney Enterprises. "In fact the Bull Roast somewhat models the personality of Babe and Dickie in that it gives generously to a worthy cause; it brings together friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors; and leaves a long lasting impression of hard work, dedication, and perseverance for the common good of our communities."
Just this October, Chaney Enterprises" employees, fellow neighbors, business associates, and political dignitaries, celebrated the event's Silver Anniversary. This anniversary celebration went off with a bang, with it being the best year ever, bringing forth more attendance, more ticket sales, more silent auction donations, more volunteers, and most of all, more money toward the fight against cancer.
This event is an extremely popular one, both for the festivities as well as the cause, since almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by Cancer. The day went perfectly, with beautiful weather, 1,475 tickets sold, 957 people in attendance, tons of delicious food, plenty of games of chance, lively music, and nearly 100 volunteers who were eager to please. The fact that this Bull Roast is enjoyed by all who are involved could not be explained better than by Chaney Enterprises' own President and CEO, Bill Childs, "All of us here at Chaney Enterprises are effervescent with pride in the quarter century of success that our Bull Roast, which benefits the American Cancer Society has enjoyed. For any event, institution, business or organization to grow, thrive, and prosper for twenty-five years is truly remarkable. Just as cancer does not exclude anyone based on socio-economic boundaries, neither does this Bull Roast. The Bull Roast has been and continues to be successful due to all types of people, whether they are community members, companies, customers, employees, and friends giving their time, donating generously, and working diligently in pursuit of a worthy cause, the cure for cancer."
The $824,729.22 given to The American Cancer Society and earned by the help of Chaney Enterprises" employees, customers, and communities over the past 25-years stays true to Chaney Enterprises' goal of creating a better quality of life for those with cancer and for the future fight against cancer. As stated by Frank Chaney, "I thank all who have given support over the past 25 years. They have made it a true success."
"There were outstanding entries in all our award categories," said NSSGA President and CEO, Joy Wilson. "When you look at what these winners have accomplished in the way of plant improvement, giving back to the communities in which they operate, market innovations and creative use of materials, you realize what a positive contribution aggregates producers make to America's daily life, far beyond the economic benefits generated by the industry. These are great companies made up of great people."
Based near the nation's capital, NSSGA is the world's largest mining association by product volume. Its member companies represent more than 90 percent of the crushed stone and 70 percent of the sand and gravel produced annually in the U.S. and approximately 120,000 working men and women in the aggregates industry. During 2003, a total of about 2.66 billion metric tons of crushed stone, sand and gravel, valued at $14.4 billion, were produced and sold in the United States.