Valkyrie Ranks #29 on Virginia’s Fantastic 50

Valkyrie Named to Virginia Chamber’s FANTASTIC 50 for Third Consecutive Year
Richmond, VA—The Virginia Chamber announced the names of fifty of the fastest growing Virginia companies at the nineteenth annual Virginia’s FANTASTIC 50 Awards Banqueton May 1st at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly.  Nearly 500 attendees at the ceremony saluted the winners for their entrepreneurial success and contribution to Virginia’s economy.  ­­Valkyrie ranked #29 on the list. 
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“To be successful in the global economy, Virginia must support and encourage our entrepreneurs and the innovation they bring to our economy,” said Virginia Chamber President and CEO Barry DuVal.  “Our goal is to ensure the Commonwealth is the top place in the world in which to start and grow a business.”
President and CEO, Gary M. Lisota noted, “To be able to do the work we do in support of the American war fighter is an honor.  Being ‘fantastic’ requires having extraordinary customers, partners, and employees; it’s to these groups that we owe our success.”
ABOUT THE AWARDS  Virginia’s FANTASTIC 50 award program is a signature event of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.  The FANTASTIC 50 awards recognize leading businesses across the Commonwealth in all types of industries, and are the only statewide awards of this type in Virginia.  Nominations for the 2014 FANTASTIC 50 were sought last fall from local chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, and through the sponsors’ networks.
To be eligible, a company must be privately held with headquarters in Virginia, show sales between $200,000 and $100 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.