Connie Hom, CEO of Buckingham Greenery, Inc., Named Master Entrepreneur of the Year at 27th Annual Metropolitan Business League Awards Dinner

Buckingham Greenery, Inc. CEO Connie Hom has been named the 2018 winner of the Master Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Metropolitan Business League (MBL).

The Master Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes the achievements of a business owner who has distinguished themselves through perseverance in the face of obstacles, calculated risk-taking, pioneering a new approach or technology, and building a stable, successful company. The nominee must provide an outstanding product or service and demonstrate an increase in sales and annual revenue.

Nominees were chosen by MBL Executive Director Floyd E. Miller, Operations Manager Allison Hunter, and Board Chair Sam Young from a list of current MBL members.

“Connie gives her personal time and commitment to always serving others and being an advocate for small businesses throughout the metropolitan area,” said Miller.She continues to be a role model for women-owned and minority businesses in Virginia. Her distinguished leadership, personal integrity and professional traits are consistently evident in every endeavor. I find her professional philosophy and companion deeds to be reflective of every visionary and prospering organization dedicated to the development of collective excellence, diversity and self-worth for small, women- and minority-owned businesses. As a CEO, she has been and continues to be a sterling example of the consummate entrepreneur and professional.”

Hom was honored at the MBL Awards ceremony on Friday, March 2, 2018, at The John Marshall Ballroom in downtown Richmond, Virginia.

“What a surprise to be honored at the Metropolitan Business League Annual Awards dinner,” said Hom. “It’s awesome to be recognized by other entrepreneurs. My purpose from the very beginning has been to provide a healthier interior environment for the workforce, and that’s still my purpose today. I owe my success to all of my clients, who, over the past 35 years, have come to appreciate the beneficial value of interior plants. I also owe a debt of gratitude to my team at Buckingham Greenery, who are passionate about the green industry.”

Hom was among 12 category winners presented with an award during the dinner. Review Richmond Times-Dispatch coverage of the event for a complete list of winners.


Buckingham Greenery was started in 1982 in Buckingham, Virginia, and for the past 35 years, the company has brightened the interiors of some of Richmond’s and Central Virginia’s most prominent commercial and hospital spaces, small business offices, universities, and mall courtyards. From Fortune 500 companies to regional healthcare facilities to national retail chains, the business’ portfolio is as complete as it is diverse.

Today, the company employs approximately 25 people and includes satellite facilities in Richmond, Charlottesville and Norfolk that serve Richmond, Fredericksburg, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Petersburg, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg (all of Tidewater), Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Staunton, Lynchburg, Roanoke, Christiansburg, Blacksburg and, of course, Buckingham. Learn more here:

 About the Metropolitan Business League

The Metropolitan Business League (MBL) is a Central Virginia membership-based business association that aims to foster small business success and aid in business retention. Learn more here: