February 8, 2017
This week’s Virginia Business Spotlight is Astyra from Richmond. Founded in 1997 by ODU roommates Ken Ampy and Sam Young, Astyra Corporation is one of Virginia’s most decorated minority-owned businesses. Started as an IT staffing firm, the company has branched out into other industries including healthcare, call-center, administrative, and financial. Providing over 100 resources for the 2015 UCI Road World Championships is a testament of Astyra’s success and expansion.
Recognized as strong community leaders denoted by the numerous boards that members of Astyra serve on, their list of awards include 4-time inclusion on the prestigious Fastest Growing Companies in America list produced by Inc. Magazine, several Entrepreneur of the Year awards for the duo of Ampy & Young, Top 100 InterCity Businesses In America as ranked by Fortune Magazine, and Best Place to Work in Richmond for Young Professionals.
It’s no secret that Astyra is a fun, fresh company, extremely proud of their roots in the Commonwealth and of their motto “smart solutions: whether people, process, or technology.”