The city announced today that Bullock & Cooper, P.C. has been named the 2011 Virginia Beach African American Business of the Year. The award, presented at the Virginia Black Expo State of the African American Business Awards Breakfast, honors companies in the region that are involved in the community and have shown civic leadership.
The company, started in 2004 by twin sisters Tanya Bullock and Wanda Cooper, works mainly in the areas of criminal law, traffic matters, personal injury, creditor’s rights and corporate law. The firm employs seven people and serves a diverse client base of individuals and companies of all sizes from its Cleveland Street offices.
"We are truly honored and blessed that the City of Virginia Beach selected our firm for this award,” said Bullock and Cooper. “This city has given us both so much, from our education to a home for our business. We thank everyone who has helped us to become the firm that we are today. "
Economic Development Director Warren D. Harris said, “Bullock & Cooper, P.C.is an outstanding member of the Virginia Beach business community. Its commitment to supporting and growing our city sets a positive example for all of us, and we are honored by their continued investment in helping all members of this community achieve our shared vision of success.”
The mission of the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development is to attract and retain national and international business and industry that results in the creation of new capital investment and jobs that increase the per capita income in the community. The City of Virginia Beach is the most populous city in the Commonwealth of Virginia with a population of 434,000 and is the 42nd largest city in the United States. Virginia Beach has been recognized as having one of the 10 best economic development groups in the nation by Site Selection magazine. In 2006, Virginia Beach was named one of the 10 best big cities in America by Money magazine. In 2008, the Department of Economic Development received re-accreditation through the International Economic Development Council, one of only 25 economic development organizations in the world to have this recognition. In 2010, the Department won an Award of Excellence for its marketing efforts from the International Economic Development Council. For more information, visit www.yesvirginiabeach.com.
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