Virginia Beach, Va. – CBDX, the young professionals division of the Central Business District Association (CBDA) of Virginia Beach, is pleased to announce Daniel Heatwole as the recipient of its 2014 Founders’ Award.

The founders of the organization – Alex Divaris, Stephen Pfieffer, Erica Rorrer and Danijel Velicki – launched this annual awards program this year to recognize a member who has made significant contributions toward the success of CBDX. The award was presented to Heatwole at CBDX’s 5th Anniversary celebration in June.

Heatwole is a former president of CBDX and currently serves as Vice President. He is a real estate developer with Ripley Heatwole Company, Inc. in Virginia Beach.

Established in 2009, CBDX is a group of young professionals who work for CBDA member companies. Membership has grown to over 60 individuals representing more than 40 companies. The organization hosts regular events with political representatives and business leaders and has raised more than $140,000 for local charities through its annual Casino Night event.