Community

Our Dedication to Quality Service

Jim Wordsworth is the proud owner of J.R’s Goodtimes, as well eight other small businesses in the D.C. Metropolitan Hospitality & Tourism industry. A steadfast hard-worker from his early years, Jim has earned numerous awards and recognition for his dedication to not only small businesses, but the entire community and all of it’s members. From Chairman to Restaurateur to Little League Man of the Year, Jim takes pride in all titles, consistently going above and beyond for all those he serves. As a guest of J.R.’s Goodtimes, you are welcomed as part of the family.

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J.R.’s Business Awards

  • National Beef Council - Virginia State Winner - Beef Backer Award– 1991 – 1996
  • Gourmet Magazine - One of ‘America’s Top Tables’ – October 1999
  • Fairfax County Board of Supervisors - 25 Years of Community Service, 1999
  • National Restaurant Association/American Express/Americas’ Promise National Finalist
  • 'Good Neighbor' Award for Community Service, 1999 – 2003
  • The National Philanthropic Society & Washington Business Journal, Mid-Atlantic Region
  • Most Benevolent Small Business - 2000
  • Wine Spectator - Award of Excellence 2006 - 2013

James M. Wordsworth Awards & Recognitions

  • Loudoun County Little League 'Man of the Year' - 1984
  • Loudoun County 4-H 'Meritorious Service' Award - 1983, 1985, 1989, 1990
  • Loudoun County YMCA ‘Meritorious Service’ Award – 1985, 2008
  • Foodservice Management Professional (FMP) 1993 - Present
  • Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce – ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ - 1993
  • Loudoun County ‘4-H County Fair Dedicated to “James M. Wordsworth” - 1993
  • The Crystal Award, Northern Virginia Community Foundation - 1993
  • Citation for Community Service, Secretary of State, North Carolina - 1993
  • ‘Restaurateur of the Year’ - State of Virginia, Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association (VH&TA) - 1994
  • 'Restaurateur of the Year'- Washington Metropolitan Area, Restaurant Association of*
  • Metropolitan Area/Washington Times Newspaper – 1996
  • ‘Citizen of the Year’ – Leesburg Rotary Club – 1999
  • ‘Humanitarian & Citizenship’ Proclamation – Gov. Warner, Commonwealth of Virginia, 2002 United Cerebral Palsy “Lifetime Achievement” Award, 2001
  • National Restaurant Association/American Express/America’s Promise National Finalist – Humanitarian Award -, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010
  • Commendation to James and Karen Wordsworth for “30 Years of Corporate Citizenship” to the Commonwealth, Virginia General Assembly – 2005
  • McLean Chamber of Commerce – ‘Outstanding Business Person of the Year’ – 2008
  • Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce – Blue Diamond Award for Corporate Citizenship – 2008
  • Lifetime Member Honor – National Environmental Health Association, Health Department 2013
  • McLean Chamber of Commerce – Community Impact Award – 2014
  • VHTA – Permanently named their Annual Restaurateur of the Year award the “James M. Wordsworth Restaurateur of the Year” Award, and committed funding of an annual $1000 Educational Scholarship to the annual winner’s employees. Mr. Wordsworth annually matches the $1000 Scholarship Fund. Community Foundation of Northern Virginia – Selected the 2015 Founders Award Honoree for Lifetime of Community Service.
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