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O’Connor Brewing Co. Receives Virginia’s Fantastic 50 Award
Norfolk, VA - May 7, 2018 — The Virginia Chamber of Commerce awarded O’Connor Brewing Company among fifty of the fastest growing Virginia companies at the twenty-third annual “Virginia’s Fantastic 50 Awards Banquet” on April 26 at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly.
Additionally, the Chamber announced five Virginia Vanguard winners, recognized for the highest growth in the categories of service, technology, manufacturing, retail/wholesale, and recognizing the company with the highest overall growth in Virginia. O’Connor Brewing Company received the Virginia Vanguard award for Manufacturing.
“We are pleased to recognize the fastest growing businesses from across the Commonwealth,” said Barry DuVal, president and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. “The Chamber is committed to implementing the strategies outlined in Blueprint Virginia 2025 to make Virginia the best place for businesses to start and to grow so we can have more success stories like we see here tonight. We are glad to toast the entrepreneurial spirit of these Virginia business leaders and the dedicated employees who have brought these companies continued success.”
A full list of the Fantastic 50 award winners is available HERE.
About the Awards
Virginia’s FANTASTIC 50 award program is a signature event of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Now in its 23rd year, the FANTASTIC 50 program is the only annual statewide award recognizing Virginia’s fastest growing business.Nominations for the 2018 FANTASTIC 50 were sought last fall from local chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, and through the sponsors’ networks; companies may also nominate themselves.
To be eligible, a company must be privately held with headquarters in Virginia, show revenues between $200,000 and $200 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 revenue history. The professional service firm Dixon Hughes Goodman verifies all award entries. The Fantastic 50 award program is sponsored by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Cox Communications, Inc., Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Dixon Hughes Goodman, J.P. Morgan Chase, the Westfields Marriott, SunTrust Bank, Virginia Business Magazine and the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority.
About O’Connor Brewing Co.
O’Connor Brewing Co. is a mighty yet humble craft brewery located in Norfolk, Virginia. Founded in 2010 by Kevin O’Connor with the support of his wife and company VP, Penny O’Connor; this award-winning, family-owned business blazed a trail for the craft beer movement in coastal Virginia. OBC’s mission is to create an original, world-class craft beer experience for all beer lovers through its innovative, evolving products and services while supporting our local communities. OBC brews seven flagship beers regularly, available on draft and in bottles, as well as a robust lineup of seasonal and special offerings throughout the year. OBC beers are available throughout the state of Virginia, in Washington, D.C. and parts of North Carolina. For more information, visit O’Connor Brewing Co.’s website, www.oconnorbrewing.co