Virginia’s Fastest Growing Companies

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For Immediate Release April 27, 2017


Contact: Paul Logan



Virginia Chamber Unveils 22nd Annual List of Virginia’s Fastest Growing Companies – the Fantastic 50

Chantilly – The Virginia Chamber of Commerce celebrated fifty of the fastest growing Virginia companies at the twenty second annual “Virginia’s Fantastic 50 Awards Banquet” on April 27 at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly. More than 400 attendees participated in the banquet to recognize the companies for their success.


“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.”


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, and recognizing the company with the highest overall growth in Virginia. The 2017 Virginia Vanguard Winners are:


Highest Overall Growth: Darkblade Systems, Stafford County


Technology: GuidePoint Security LLC, Herndon Service: Axis Global Enterprises, Virginia Beach Manufacturing: O’Connor Brewing Company, Norfolk

A full list of the Fantastic 50 award winners is available below.


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.


Nominations for the 2017 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 and Williams, Virginia Business Magazine, Dixon Hughes Goodman, SunTrust Bank, J.P. Morgan Chase, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, and the Westfields Marriott.


Virginia Chamber of Commerce 2017 Virginia Fantastic 50 Winners


  1. Darkblade Systems, Stafford (Virginia Vanguard – Highest Overall Growth)
  2. GuidePoint Security LLC, Herndon (Virginia Vanguard – Technology)
  3. Axis Global Enterprises, Virginia Beach (Virginia Vanguard – Service)
  4. SSi, Virginia Beach
  5. Davis Defense Group, Inc., Stafford
  6. The Hilb Group, Richmond
  7. V1 Analytical Solutions, LLC, Arlington
  8. Cynet Systems Inc., Ashburn
  9. Concept Plus, LLC, Fairfax
  10. E3 Federal Solutions, McLean
  11. RM Advisory Services LLC, Alexandria
  12. Creative Systems and Consulting, McLean
  13. Ingenicomm, Inc., Chantilly
  14. Tribal Tech LLC, Alexandria
  15. PotomacWave Consulting, Alexandria
  16. American Cyber, Inc., Clifton
  17. Cape Henry Associates, Virginia Beach
  18. Convoke, Arlington
  19. Impact Makers, Richmond
  20. O’Connor Brewing Company, Norfolk (Virginia Vanguard – Manufacturing)
  21. Eagle Hill Consulting, Arlington
  22. Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Lexington
  23. Veris Group LLC, Vienna
  24. Morooka America, Ashland


  1. Insignia Technology Services LLC, Newport News
  2. DIGITALSPEC, Fairfax
  3. Highlight Technologies, Fairfax
  4. SOLitude Lake Management, Virginia Beach
  5. Brandito, Henrico
  6. MindPoint Group LLC, Springfield
  7. Divurgent, Virginia Beach
  8. Patriot Group International, Inc., Warrenton
  9. Marathon TS, Kilmarnock
  10. Sevatec Inc., Fairfax
  11. Epitome Networks, Richmond
  12. The Bowen Group, Stafford
  13. ValidaTek Inc., Arlington
  14. Pretek Corporation, Chantilly
  15. Datatility, Inc., Ashburn
  16. Amatea, LLC, Leesburg
  17. NuAxis Innovations, Vienna
  18. ODUrent, Norfolk
  19. The Frontier Project, Richmond
  20. AEM Corporation, Herndon
  21. Technatomy Corporation, Fairfax
  22. Chmura Economics & Analytics, Richmond
  23. Higher Logic. Arlington
  24. Dominion Consulting Inc., Reston
  25. Markon Solutions, Falls Church
  26. Zantech IT Services Inc., Tysons Corner


About the Virginia Chamber of Commerce

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce is the largest business advocacy organization in the Commonwealth, with more than 26,000 members. The Chamber is the leading non-partisan business advocacy organization that works in the legislative, regulatory, civic and judicial arenas at the state and federal level to be a force for long-term economic growth in the Commonwealth. Learn more at