Tayloe Murphy Resilience Award finalists announced

The Darden School of Business and its Tayloe Murphy Center at the University of Virginia has announced 14 finalists for the 2011 Tayloe Murphy Resilience Award.  The following businesses in Virginia Main Street Communities were selected from among 88 applicants and 21 semi-finalists:

A Bowl of Good Cafe, Inc., Harrisonburg
Gearclean, Winchester
Highground Services, Franklin
L & R Precision Tooling, Lynchburg
Linstrand USA, Inc., South Boston
Thomas A. Johnson Furniture Company, Lynchburg

DHCD Commercial District Affiliates were also represented:
Chateau Morrisette, Inc., Floyd
MountainRose Vineyareds, Inc., Wise
Office Plus Business Centre, Danville

The Tayloe Murphy Awards recognize the most resilient businesses in Virginia — those that demonstrate the entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to community in areas facing high unemployment, high poverty and low entrepreneurial activity. In 2010, Martinsville Uptown business Solid Stone Fabrics received the award.

Read the inspirational story of these businesses making a difference in the press release. For more information on the trainings and programs of the Tayloe Murphy Center, visit www.tayloemurphy.org.