What People Are Saying

Real testimonials of small business leaders that attended the 2010 Virginia Small Business Summit.

“I am honored to receive the Virginia Small Business Summit’s Champion of Small Business Award.  I know that small business is the backbone of our economy, and I look forward to continuing my work with business organizations across Virginia to do more to support small business development and expansion.  I assure you that this will remain at the forefront of our efforts to create jobs and get Virginia’s economy moving again.”

-Hon. Bill Bolling
Lieutenant Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia


“Small business is not only the backbone of the Virginia economy but also the nation as well.  Congrats to Miller/Wenhold for hosting the first Small Business Summit.  It was the first of what I hope is a long line of successful Small Business Summits.”

-Hon. Ward Armstrong
House Minority Leader, Virginia House of Delegates


“Thank you for the opportunity to attend the first annual Virginia Small Business Summit.  It was a fantastic event that helped to ensure the smallest of businesses had a voice at the highest of levels within our government regarding the topics that affect our ability to not only function, but to just get off the ground.  The summit had a positive long-lasting impact on my business.  I speak for everyone when I say thank you for taking the time to be a great example for others by coordinating and leading this event.  I look forward to playing a more active role in next year’s event.”

-Timothy J. Ciampaglio
President, Pharos Group, Inc.


“The 2010 Virginia Small Business Summit was exactly the right forum to bring together business owners from all over Virginia to explore the ‘challenges of uncertainly’ that significantly impact the business community, especially small businesses. The business of America is business. The Summit created the environment to allow the business community to make known its many concerns and more importantly, provide realistic recommendations that will improve the ability of small businesses to grow, hire workers, and continue to be the backbone of the America economy.”

Rick Herrington


“The Virginia Small Business Summit provided a unique forum for our state’s policy leaders and businesses to integrate goals and develop win/win partnerships that advance Virginia’s economic health and strengthen its associated technological leadership nationally and globally.”

-David V. Pauling
DANANS Institute

Follow us on Twitter!