Small Business Manager
Wayne Waldrop, VCC’s Small Business Manager, has been named as a judge for the 2013 Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards. Since 2010, the Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards have highlighted businesses that demonstrate sustained vitality in communities facing challenging economic conditions in a statewide competition.
Each year, five Resilience Award winners and a Chairman’s Award winner are selected from a pool of distinguished finalists across the following categories:
Waldrop joins three other judges for the 2013 Resilience Awards:
Wayne Waldrop joined VCC earlier this year and is overseeing an increased focus on small business support. With over 20 years of commercial banking experience and ten years of economic development experience, Waldrop offers a useful blend of knowledge in finance and entrepreneurship. Prior to his position with VCC, he was the Director of Business Information Services for the Virginia Department of Business Assistance. In that position, Mr. Waldrop managed the Virginia Business Information Center as well as the outreach effort to the entrepreneur and existing business community. He also spearheaded the Governor’s Business One Stop initiative, which accelerated new business formation in the Commonwealth.
The Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards initiative is managed by the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Winners receive a full scholarship to attend a week-long Darden Executive Education program. Winners and finalists also benefit from the marketing opportunities and attention generated by the competition including the awards ceremony, traditionally held during the early fall, and year-round promotions highlighting the companiesas examples of successful and innovative firms. The deadline for entries to the 2013 competition was July 31.
Learn more about the competition at http://www.resilienceawards.org/.