SLGD Awarded “2012 Small Business of the Year”

Samuel Little Graphic Design, Inc. “Small Business of the Year of 2012”
Samuel Little Graphic Design, Inc. “Small Business of the Year of 2012”

Samuel Little Graphic Design is the “Small Business of the Year of 2012.” The award was presented by the Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce at their annual banquet last Friday, January 25, 2013.

“I’m humbled and honored,” Little said of the award. “It’s important to me personally and professionally to be part of Chesterfield County’s active business community. Being active in our Chamber, therefore, it’s a must for me. Our county’s Chamber gives small business professionals such as myself a sense of belonging.

“I like being a part of this area’s ongoing business growth. The Chamber give businesses, large and small, the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with like-mind professionals as well as county and regional government officials,” said Little. “The Chamber has no cliques. In Chesterfield all members are valuable players on the same field, large or small firms, government professionals or elected leaders. I consider the Chamber family.”

Samuel Little Graphic Design has been a Chamber member since 2008. Samuel Little is a Chamber ambassador, serves on the events and membership committees and on the member value sub-committee. With over 600 members, the Chamber’s vision is to be the champion for the business community, to fostering growth and development, to transform relationships and a contribute to Chesterfield County’s thriving environment.

Samuel Little Graphic Design & Marketing has been in business in Chesterfield County since 1995. Services include marketing consultation, website development, email marketing, logo design, brochure design, print advertising, direct mail, etc. SLGD is one of the few small business marketing firms in Chesterfield County providing bespoke website development and print design with marketing expertise. It’s a one-stop shop for small business seeking to put their message out to their publics.

Contact Samuel Little at 804-601-0545 or visit slgd.com for more information.
Contact Samuel Little for a personal invitation to the Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce.
See a list of Chamber events: http://chesterfieldChamber.com/Calendar_of_Events__Registration.shtml

SWaM Certification Re-Approved

Samuel Little Graphic Design has been a SWaM certified business since 2008.

Dear Samuel Little, President
Samuel Little Graphic Design

We are pleased to inform you that your application for Small certification has been approved.

  • Your certification is valid for a term of three years from the date of your approval; re-certification is required at the end of that term.
  • You will see your company listed as a certified SWaM vendor on our website at http://www.dmbe.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/search.cgi.
  • It is very important to keep your contact information–especially your email address–up to date. Submit your changes electronically to or call 804.786.6585.
  • If you have any comments or concerns regarding our services, please fill out this form and send it to us: http://www.dmbe.virginia.gov/documents/Customer_Service_Comments_Form.doc

To do business with the Commonwealth of Virginia, you need to register your company with the eVA system, the state’s online procurement system at http://www.eVA.Virginia.Gov/vendors/index.htm. All state solicitations are conducted on this site.

To check Procurement and Business Opportunities with state agencies, local governments, and others, please visit: http://www.dmbe.virginia.gov/bid.html.

If you need assistance to operate your business, please visit this site: http://www.virginia.gov/cmsportal3/business_4096/running_a_business_4100/index.html

Sincerely,

Virginia Department of Minority Business Certification Team
1111 E. Main Street, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23219
804-786-6585
Fax: 804-786-9736

Little honored as Member of the Month

Samuel Little (right), president of Samuel Little Graphic Design, was named the Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce’s July Member of the Month. Mark James, the chamber’s chairman, presented Little with the award. Little serves on the chamber’s events/wine committee. He’s also designed a logo for a new chamber program, revamped the chamber’s newsletter template, used Facebook for event promotion and helped staff events. Samuel Little Graphic Design is a web development and print design company and has been in business since 1995. Article in Chesterfield Observer newspaper.

Photo courtesy of Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce

Lochlyn Company HR website goes live – RTD article posted

Lochlyn fills HR gap for companies in need

Debra Girvin, owner of Lochlyn Company, works with Jerry White of HR Web Connect, which is partnering with Girvin to create an interactive website called HR2GONOW.

This fall, Girvin is introducing a new human resources Web product called HR2GONOW that she hopes to license.

“It’s a Web-based membership program where small businesses will be able to get forms, business news and updates, and access information to get answers for their HR questions,” she said.

The program will have different membership levels. Girvin is working on pricing each level. The highest level will provide accessibility to Girvin’s expertise.

“They can contact me and discuss issues,” she said about the top tier.

Girvin’s business has grown from two clients to more than 100 clients since moving to the Richmond area. Her territory includes Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New York City.

Read more in Richmond Times Dispatch news article…

Samuel Little Graphic Design has been working with the Lochlyn Company for some time now on their website. When we heard 2 weeks ago that our client, the Lochlyn Company, would be featured in a news article by the Richmond Times Dispatch…we kicked it into high gear! We strive to provide the best possible service to our clients. When clients have deadlines that are important to them we don’t take no or second best for an answer. We meet deadlines and demand information from our clients to meet those deadlines even in fast turnarounds. After Debi Girvin told us of this article she asked that we at least have a landing page online at the time of the article. We said NO, we’re going to have whole site up! The website went live in record time. Even after the article has hit we are pushing to get the word out by posting it through all social networks and blogs. This is huge news…you never really know how huge a news story can be til after it has hit. It’s an amazing rush.

Stay tuned for more information on the Lochlyn Company website as the HR2GONOW service rolls out.

Samuel Little Graphic Design is a website development and print design company specializing in small businesses in Chesterfield County. We are active in the Chesterfield County business community.
Active member of:
Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce
Hull Street Business Association
Western Chesterfield Business Alliance

Chesterfield County Chamber honors Samuel Little

Samuel Little, president of Samuel Little Graphic Design, was named the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce’s Member of the Month for volunteering his time and services for the organization’s Fun in the Sun event. His firm specializes in the design and layout of marketing materials, such as logos, brochures, advertisements, direct mail and more, from conception to the finished product. He currently serves as creative director for the Chesterfield Observer, metro Richmond’s largest weekly newspaper. For more information, call 545-7503 or visit www.slgd.com.