Small Business of the Year Awards - May 19, 2011
The 27th annual Hampton Roads Small Business of the Year (SBOY) Awards luncheon was held May 19 at the Holiday Inn Virginia Beach-Norfolk Hotel & Conference Center with more than 300 people in attendance. The event, held during National Small Business Week, featured guest speaker Congressman Scott Rigell, who is a small business owner himself. The overall winner of the 2011 Hampton Roads Small Business of the Year was Virginia Eye Consultants of Norfolk. In addition, the Chamber recognized the "Top 10 to Watch" businesses and presented the Impressions in Print Leadership Award to Gary Lisota, President & CEO of Valkyrie Enterprises LLC in Virginia Beach.