Fredericksburg’s Department of Economic Development & Tourism honored The Free Lance-Star (FLS) during Business Appreciation month in May. The 2019 theme was inspired by “Businesses who give back!” The Free Lance-Star annually raises more than $20,000 for the Rappahannock United Way (RUW) in its workplace campaign. The CEO, Dale Lachniet, is a Tocqueville Society Member (giving an annual gift of $10K). Through Mr. Lachinet’s leadership, the FLS team is involved in volunteer opportunities with RUW. They volunteer with RUW’s FREE Tax Filing Program, the annual book drive, and program site visits. The FLS also gives a generous amount of in-kind ads and space to RUW to promote RUW’s mission. We thank The Free Lance-Star for its investment in our City and giving back to our community!