Date: October 2, 2012

News - Concrete Innovation Celebrated

Chaney Enterprises President and CEO William F. Childs, IV has been selected as a winner of The Daily Record’s 2012 Innovator of the Year Awards.

The Daily Record began the Innovator of the Year Awards in 2002 as a way to recognize Marylanders and Maryland-based companies for their innovative spirit — for creating new products, new programs, new services, or new processes that have helped their companies, industries, or communities.

“This is a wonderful honor and I am quite humbled to receive this recognition from The Daily Record,” Childs said. “Leading an organization is always a challenging responsibility, especially during an economic depression in the construction industry. We all know that it takes a great team of people to produce results, and the Innovator of the Year Award is a wonderful acknowledgment of the dedication, commitment and capabilities of the entire Chaney Team.”

“We are proud to honor Bill Childs as one of The Daily Record’s Innovators of the Year,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “Bill Childs embodies the creativity and innovative spirit that originally spurred The Daily Record to launch the Innovator of the Year Awards.”

This year, The Daily Record received 62 nominations, which are solicited from The Daily Record’s readers, economic development agencies, chambers of commerce and the business community at large. Nominees were then asked to complete an application that explains their innovation and the impact it has made on Maryland.

A distinguished panel of judges reviewed the applications and selected 19 winners for 2012, including the top Innovator of the Year. The winners will be honored at a cocktail reception Oct. 24 at Baltimore’s American Visionary Art Museum. Winners also will be profiled in a special magazine included in the Oct. 26 issue of The Daily Record.

For more information about The Daily Record’s Innovator of the Year Awards, please visit

About Chaney Enterprises
Founded in 1962 and now celebrating its 50th anniversary, Chaney Enterprises is a concrete manufacturer, aggregate supplier and source of construction materials and supplies serving Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s, Montgomery, and St. Mary’s counties; as well as Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Virginia’s Northern Neck and Fredericksburg. The company operates seven ready-mixed concrete plants, four sand and gravel facilities and The Concrete Store, a 19,000-square-foot, contractor-grade construction materials supply store in Waldorf, Md. For more information visit

About The Daily Record
For 124 years, The Daily Record Company has provided trusted legal and business information to Maryland readers. In addition to the daily newspaper published five days a week, The Daily Record publishes its website,; six blogs, On the Record, Eye on Annapolis, Maryland Business, Generation JD, Movers and Shakers and Small Biz Buzz; five e-newsletters, TDR Insider, Real Estate Weekly, In-House Counsel, and TDR Auction Notices and Best Practices, and a variety of special publications on topics of interest to Maryland business and legal professionals.      
The Daily Record honors leading Marylanders through eight annual awards events, including Top 100 Women, Influential Marylanders, 20 in Their Twenties, VIP List, Most Admired CEOs, Innovator of the Year, Leadership in Law and Leading Women. The Daily Record is owned by The Dolan Co., trading as DM, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Pictured first row center is Bill Childs with fellow 2012 Innovators of Year
Pictured first row center is Bill Childs with fellow 2012 Innovators of Year

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