In the inaugural year of the Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards competition, 106 main-street businesses from across the Commonwealth of Virginia shared their stories of resilience and commitment to community. Twelve finalists were selected based on their demonstrated success.
Gregory B. Fairchild noted that “We at the Darden School of Business are pleased to learn about these incredible companies and their leaders and be able to share their stories with the Commonwealth. Their growth rates are substantial and impressive, with an average annual profit growth rate of 189% and employment growth rate of 54% from 2005 through 2008.” Read the press release about these 12 firms.
Banker Steel Co., LLC, Lynchburg
Morgan Lumber Company, Inc., Red Oak (WINNER)
Thomas A. Johnson Furniture Company, Inc., Lynchburg
Office Plus Business Centre, Danville
ParknPool Corporation, Lexington (WINNER)
Quail Cove Farms, Machipongo
BandyWorks, Petersburg (WINNER)
Joint Logistics Managers, Inc., Prince George
Marstel-Day, Fredericksburg (CHAIRMAN’S AWARD WINNER)
Thompson & Litton, Inc., Wise
Evergreen Enterprise, Inc., Richmond
Solid Stone Fabrics, Inc., Martinsville (WINNER)