“Sam and I have been in business for 20 years; 6 with our first business and 14 with Astyra. We have worked tirelessly building this company, and with the support of friends, family, and the business community, we continue to fight the good fight,” said Ken Ampy, CEO and cofounder of Astyra Corporation. “Resilient is certainly a word that applies to our firm. And recognition from the Tayloe Murphy Center at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia is an tremendous honor,” remarked Sam Young, President and cofounder. Ampy and Young were college roommates.
Astyra Corporation is one of 14 finalists from among 21 semi-finalists and 88 total businesses statewide to enter this year’s Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards competition, which honors healthy entrepreneurial-based businesses in areas facing high unemployment, high poverty and low entrepreneurial activity.