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Thank you for your faith in us back in 2012. We have come far since our beginning. We were up to 60 employees thanks in part to your help. Let us know if there is anything that we can do to promote your cause. You have a great program!

Mills Marine & Ship Repair, LLC - Suffolk, VA

The Bank and VSBFA gave me a chance.  I am grateful that this VSBFA/bank partnership made a dream possible …

Merchants Hope Memorial Gardens – Hopewell, VA

The team at SBSD is amazing. They have helped Brilliant Blaze grow and prosper in the Commonweath of Virginia and beyond. They are really striving to serve the business community in Virginia. Much thanks to SBSD and especially the certification team on a job well done.

Brilliant Blaze, Waynesboro, VA – Will Strickland
Will Strickland, WaynesboroCEO Brilliant Blaze LLC
Thank you so much for your help with this. I am very excited for all this will let me do to grow this business! I would love to work with you again in the future! Please know how much I appreciate your support and the ease of the VSBFA application process. Thank you again!!!
Cold Creek Cattle & Hay, LLC – New Castle, VA

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