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Devils Backbone Receives Award From Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Posted: Updated: Apr 28, 2016 08:39 PM
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NELSON COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -

Nelson County's Devils Backbone Brewing Company is again one of the fastest growing companies in the state.

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce released its Fantastic 50 award winners Thursday night.

The award honors companies who raise personal incomes of Virginians, attract top talent, and make their communities better places to live and work

Devils Backbone took home the award for best in manufacturing.

Release from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce:

Chantilly - The Virginia Chamber of Commerce announced the names of 50 of the fastest growing Virginia companies at the 21st annual “Virginia’s Fantastic 50 Awards Banquet” on April 28 at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly. More than 400 attendees participated in the banquet to celebrate the success of these Virginia entrepreneurs.

“The Virginia Chamber exists to promote the free enterprise system and advance a better business environment in the Commonwealth for private sector businesses to succeed,” said the president and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Barry DuVal. “The 50 companies being recognized today are the ones who are leading that success by raising personal incomes of Virginians, attracting top talent, and making their communities better places to live and work. We are pleased to honor the entrepreneurial spirit and hard work of these business ventures.”

At the conclusion of the awards banquet, the Chamber announced five Virginia Vanguard winners, recognized for the highest growth in the categories of retail/wholesale, service, technology, manufacturing, and recognizing the company with the highest overall growth in Virginia. The 2016 Virginia Vanguard Winners are:

  • Highest Overall Growth: Cynet Systems Inc., Ashburn
  • Technology: Synaptek Corp., Reston
  • Service: Patriot Group International Inc., Warrenton
  • Retail/Wholesale: Morooka USA, Ashland
  • Manufacturing: Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Nelson County

A full list of the Fantastic 50 award winners is available below.

About the Awards - Virginia’s Fantastic 50 award program is a signature event of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Now in its 21st year, the Fantastic 50 program is the only annual statewide award recognizing Virginia’s fastest growing business.

Nominations for the 2016 Fantastic 50 were sought last fall from local chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, and through the sponsors’ networks; companies may also nominate themselves.

To be eligible, a company must be privately held with headquarters in Virginia, show sales between $200,000 and $200 million, and demonstrate positive revenue growth and positive net income in its most recent fiscal year over the previous year. Companies are judged on four-year sales revenue history. The professional service firm Dixon Hughes Goodman verifies all award entries.

The Fantastic 50 award program is sponsored by the Virginia Chamber, Cox Communications, Inc., Avison Young, Inc., Virginia Business Magazine, Dixon Hughes Goodman, SunTrust Bank, Capital One, the Washington Nationals, and the Westfields Marriott.

Virginia Chamber of Commerce 2016 Virginia Fantastic 50 Winners

  1. Cynet Systems Inc., Ashburn (Virginia Vanguard – Highest Overall Growth)
  2. Patriot Group International, Inc., Warrenton (Virginia Vanguard – Service)
  3. Synaptek Corporation, Reston (Virginia Vanguard – Technology)
  4. PotomacWave Consulting, Alexandria
  5. V1 Analytical Solutions, LLC, Arlington
  6. Pretek Corporation, Chantilly
  7. American Cyber, Inc., Clifton
  8. Ingenicomm, Inc., Chantilly
  9. E3 Federal Solutions, McLean
  10. Amatea, LLC, Leesburg
  11. Marathon TS, Inc., Kilmarnock
  12. Eagle Hill Consulting, Arlington
  13. Corps Solutions, Stafford
  14. Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Lexington (Virginia Vanguard – Manufacturing)
  15. Eagle Ray Inc., Chantilly
  16. O'Connor Brewing Company, LLC, Norfolk
  17. Macedon Technologies, Reston
  18. Concept Plus, LLC, Fairfax
  19. MindPoint Group, LLC, Springfield
  20. Insignia Technology Services LLC, Newport News
  21. Kitewire Inc., Arlington
  22. Technatomy Corporation, Fairfax
  23. ValidaTek Inc., Arlington
  24. Morooka USA, Ashland (Virginia Vanguard – Retail/Wholesale)
  25. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc., Arlington
  26. SimVentions, Inc., Fredericksburg
  27. TTC, Inc., Arlington
  28. IBC, a DBS Company, Reston
  29. Fusion PPT, Vienna
  30. Unissant, Reston
  31. 1901 Group, LLC, Reston
  32. Sevatec, Inc., Fairfax
  33. Zantech IT Services, Inc., Tysons Corner
  34. Grow, Norfolk
  35. Veris Group LLC, Vienna
  36. Phacil Inc., Arlington
  37. infoLock Technologies, Arlington
  38. InTec, LLC, Fairfax
  39. Higher Logic, Arlington
  40. New Bell Truck Lines, Inc., Chester
  41. Applied Predictive Technologies, Arlington
  42. ODUrent, Norfolk
  43. First Virginia Community Bank, Fairfax
  44. Search Technologies, Herndon
  45. SOLitude Lake Management, Virginia Beach
  46. NuAxis Innovations, Vienna
  47. Prevailance, Inc., Virginia Beach
  48. Millennium Corporation, Arlington
  49. Verity Commercial, LLC, Reston
  50. 360IT Partners, Virginia Beach