The Virginia Chamber announced TBL Networks as the 12th fastest growing Virginia company at the 17th annual Virginia’s Fantastic 50 Awards Banquet on April 26 at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly. TBL Networks was the only Richmond company to make the list, an achievement as Richmond was not represented at all the prior year. Nearly 400 attendees at the ceremony saluted the winners for their entrepreneurial success and contribution to Virginia’s economy. The evening’s keynote speaker, Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, gave an inspirational address recognizing the pivotal role of small businesses and entrepreneurs in growing Virginia’s economy.
To be eligible for the list of fifty businesses, 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.
“Small businesses are the backbone of the Virginia economy, creating jobs and opportunity across the Commonwealth, said Virginia Chamber president and CEO Barry DuVal. “We are proud to recognize the achievements of our entrepreneurs at the Fantastic 50 banquet.”
TBL Networks is a major source of expertise for the technology sector in Central Virginia. In 2010, TBL Networks was named Collaboration Partner of the Year for Cisco’s East Area as well as RichTech’s Emerging Company of the Year. Last year, TBL Networks was ranked 406 on the 2011 Inc. 500 list. Recently, TBL was named to CRN magazine’s Tech Elite 250 list for 2012. TBL Networks is the only technology integrator in Virginia with four Cisco Voice CCIEs, employs the area’s only VMware VCDX, and had two engineers recognized as 2012 VMware vExperts.
“On behalf of TBL Networks, I am honored to have accepted the award for the Virginia Chamber’s Fantastic 50,” said Dan Griles, Sales Manager at TBL Networks. “This distinction reflects TBL’s commitment to offer the best information technology solutions to small and medium businesses, while delivering the highest level of customer service.”
About the Award
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 2012 FANTASTIC 50 were sought last fall from local chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, and through the sponsors’ networks; companies may also nominate themselves.
About TBL Networks, Inc.
TBL Networks is about moving forward with innovative technology. With over 60 years of combined technical expertise, we empower clients’ collaboration, virtualization and data centers to do more with less. TBL delivers these advanced solutions directly where it counts the most – the desktop. Building secure and reliable solutions that introduce efficiencies in human interaction is how we see the future.