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The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Virginia District Office has announced the 2011 small business award winners, including Terry Elliott, Vice President, Commercial Lending at Virginia Commerce Bank as Virginia’s Financial Services Champion of the Year. Each year the President of the United States designates one week as National Small Business Week in recognition of the small business community’s contribution to the American economy. The 2011 observance of National Small Business Week was May 16-20 in Washington, D.C. where more than 100 outstanding small business owners from around the country were honored and the National Small Business Person of the Year was announced.
Terry Elliott, VP Commercial Lending, Virginia Commerce Bank (Photo: Virginia Commerce Bank)Virginia’s Small Business Week event, to be held in Richmond on Friday, June 17th, will honor Virginia’s Small Business Persons of the Year along with five other award winners, including Ms. Elliott. Nominations for all of the awards were accepted last fall, and winners were selected by an independent panel of judges. “We are extremely proud of Terry’s accomplishments and want to congratulate her on such a well- deserved honor,” remarked R.B. (Randy) Anderson, Chief Lending Officer. “Terry’s dedication to providing exceptional service to business clientele is the cornerstone of how Virginia Commerce Bank operates.” For additional information on National Small Business Week festivities, and for a list of winners, visit http://www.nationalsmallbusinessweek.com. Additional information on the 2011 Virginia Small Business Awards Luncheon is available at www.sba.gov/va. For more information about all of the SBA’s programs for small businesses, visit the SBA’s extensive web site at www.sba.gov. Established in 1988, Virginia Commerce Bank (NASDAQ:VCBI) is a full-service, community bank headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with over $2.7 billion in assets. The Bank serves the Northern Virginia and Fredericksburg markets with twenty-eight branches, a mortgage lending office and a wealth management services department. For further information about VCB’s many services and a map of convenient locations, please visit our Web site at VCBonline.com. © 2011 Virginia Commerce Bank. All Rights Reserved.