Your votes helped us select A. Dodson’s as the recipient of the 2015 Independent We Stand, Independent Small Business of the Year Award – Sponsored by STIHL Inc and FCA US LLC. A. Dodson’s, is an apparel, home decor and gift shop, with locations in Suffolk, Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Va. Daily, the staff at the independently-owned shops provide customers with personal shoppers to help fill their clothing, décor and gifting needs. They also make philanthropy an integral part of their sales model to make an impact in the community.
Owner Alison Dodson Anderson took her giving approach a step further by promoting A. Dodson’s Indie Award nomination on Facebook and promising a donation of the cash prize winnings to the charity of her customers’ choice. After the vote tally, H.E.R. Shelter was the clear winner. The private, non-profit shelter provides resources to women and children dealing with domestic violence and homelessness.