Press Release - Burris Computer Forms® Named a Small Business of the Year

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Burris Computer Forms® named a Small Business of the Year by Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Burris Computer Forms® was named Small Business of the Year - Wholesale/Retail by the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce at its 23rd annual awards dinner Thursday night, October 1, 2009 at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.

Burris Computer Forms was founded in 1992 and is based in Roanoke, Virginia. It provides business and computer forms to businesses, colleges and universities, government and non-profit organizations across the U.S. and internationally. In addition to being a wholesaler and retailer, it manufactures many of its products at its facility in Salem, Virginia, and provides its products through dealers, and directly to end users. Its product lines include its Four-of-a-Kind Postcards TM, Jumbo Print-on-Demand Postcards TM, Peel Out! Shipping Label SheetsTM, Create-n-Hang Door Hangers TM, W2's and 1099's, and other forms for inkjet and laser printers and copiers. It also provides free software templates for many of its products for Microsoft Word and Publisher on its website at

Jerry Guzi, owner and president of Burris Computer Forms issued this statement: "Congratulations to my co-workers John Amburn, Diane Emery, Donald "Mac" McClure, Jr. (and his wife, our adopted co-worker and birthday-cake baker, Carol), Raki Wright, Amanda Bishop, Mitch Grimm, John Ashe and Mitch Jones for their talent, preparation, work ethic, and results that led to the achievement of this award.

"A special thanks also due to our customers, our business partners/suppliers, and to those other individuals who along the way brought their talents and gifts to our company (including my son, Rev. Matt Guzi, who was there at the very beginning (1992), and made the trip from Charlotte for the awards dinner, assisted by the shameless offer/bribe of playing golf Friday).

"Thanks to the event sponsors Cox Business, First Citizens Bank, Gentry Locke Rakes and Moore, Verizon Wireless, Sir Speedy, County of Roanoke, City of Roanoke, B.W. Wilson, and The Blue Ridge Business Journal and those at Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce and The Small Business Development Center for their work in sponsoring, judging, and hosting the event, and to David Foster of BB&T Bank for nominating us.
"I am especially grateful to Bill Tucker and Bill Jennings for their invaluable, supportive advice and friendship over the years.

"Congratulations to the other 108 nominees, and the other award winners. Small business advocate - Lynda McNutt Foster, director of Fast Training; Construction/real estate - Hughes Associates Architects; Manufacturing - M&W Fire Apparatus; Micro-business - Anstey Hodge Advertising; Technology - Interactive Achievement; Business-to-business services - The Renick Group; Business-to-consumer services (and overall Small Business of the Year winner) - Home Instead Senior Care; Legacy Award - Blue Ridge Beverage Co.; Not-for-profit arts and culture - The Taubman Museum of Art; Not-for-profit health and human services - Rescue Mission Ministries.

"Terrific company for us to keep."

Burris Computer Forms is a registered trademark of Jerry Guzi & Company.


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