The Virginia Chamber of Commerce announced winners of the 16th annual Fantastic 50 fastest-growing companies in the state, which included firms such as NetWitness, The GBS Group, Spectrum and Capstone.
President and CEO of the Virginia Chamber Bob DuVal said these growing companies are proof positive that optimism is very much alive in Virginia's business community.
“Small businesses are the economic engine of the Virginia economy, creating jobs necessary to revitalize the commonwealth's economy following the recent worldwide financial crisis,“ he said.
Some 500 participants attended yesterday's awards banquet, which was followed by a networking reception. Nominations were made by local chambers of commerce, economic development organizations and other businesses throughout Virginia. Companies were also allowed to nominate themselves.
The banquet was held at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, Va.