The Virginia Chamber of Commerce celebrated 50 of the fastest growing Virginia companies at the 22nd annual “Virginia’s Fantastic 50 Awards Banquet”, held on April 27, at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly. More than 400 attendees participated in the event, designed to recognize the companies for their success.

“We are thrilled to be honored by the Virginia Chamber and to be one of the 50 distinguished companies that make up the Fantastic 50,” noted Michael Volk, GuidePoint Security Founder and Managing Partner.

“Since the beginning, our organization has tried to meet the evolving requirements of our industry, while continuing our grow in a manner that helped our customers while still maintaining the highest level of quality,” added GuidePoint Founder and Principal Justin Morehouse.

At the conclusion of the awards banquet, the Chamber announced four Virginia Vanguard winners, recognized for the highest growth in the categories of service, technology, manufacturing, in addition to acknowledging the company with the highest overall growth in Virginia.

Virginia Vanguard Winners are:

Technology: GuidePoint Security LLC, Herndon
Service: Axis Global Enterprises, Virginia Beach
Manufacturing: O’Connor Brewing Company, Norfolk
Highest Overall Growth: Darkblade Systems, Stafford County

“We know that companies will grow and expand where they have the skilled workforce to support their mission,” said Barry DuVal, president and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. “We are glad to toast the entrepreneurial spirit of these Virginia business leaders and the dedicated employees who have brought these companies continued success.”

About the Awards
Virginia’s FANTASTIC 50 award program is a signature event of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Now in its 22nd year, the FANTASTIC 50 program is the only annual statewide award recognizing Virginia’s fastest growing business.

About GuidePoint Security
GuidePoint Security LLC provides innovative and valuable cybersecurity solutions and expertise that enable organizations to successfully achieve their missions. By embracing new technologies, GuidePoint Security helps clients recognize the threats, understand the solutions, and mitigate the risks present in their evolving IT environments. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, GuidePoint Security is a small business, and classification is with the System for Award Management (SAM). Learn more at: