Principle Strategies CEO and Founder Hope Paryzek will be honored as the recipient of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 G&W Leadership Award at the annual Small Business of the Year banquet June 12.
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce banquet recognizes outstanding small businesses, and will present the overall Small Business of the Year Award and the Young Entrepreneur Award. Paryzek will receive the G&W Leadership Award which recognizes an individual demonstrating leadership, impact on workplace culture, community service and involvement, professional achievement, and perseverance.
Paryzek is a Hampton Roads native. Having graduated from then working for Old Dominion University, she continued on to a successful executive career at several technology and engineering firms in the area.
Paryzek’s leadership roles in both established and startup companies made her acutely aware of the struggles and costs associated with managing a business in Hampton Roads. Realizing there was a lack of professional support services available to small businesses in the region, Paryzek launched Principle Strategies LLC in 2002.
Principle Strategies operates three divisions: business, human resources and creative solutions. Paryzek’s diverse background in technology, process improvement, marketing and business development allows her to offer clients the best solutions to grow, market and scale their operations resulting in job creation and increased revenue. In 2014, three clients of Principle Strategies reported revenue and job creation growth rates of more than 100 percent.
“Principle Strategies treats all clients as potential lifetime partners,” says Paryzek. “We support our partners by managing specific business processes, filling a role, or completing a project they cannot cost-effectively staff.” She attributes the company’s success to the culture of collaboration and empowerment she fosters with her clients and among her employee to inspire and to create. Principle Strategies’ staff takes great pride in following the company motto, “we take care of our people, our clients and our employees”.
Extending beyond business, Paryzek’s leadership has also contributed to the cultural environment in Hampton Roads. In 2008, she founded Ballet Virginia International (BVI), a regional pre-professional ballet academy and company, when a local dance studio was on the verge of collapse. Serving as board president, Paryzek hired faculty, recruited and established the Board of Directors, managed marketing, fundraising and operations. During her tenure she secured the property and designed and built out a new, state-of-the-art dance facility in Norfolk. Reaching out to the art community, Paryzek with local artist Scott London created the Artists Supporting the Arts Gala, an annual fundraiser bringing visual artists, dancers and patrons together to raise money and awareness. In January 2011, when Paryzek turned the reins over to the Board of Directors, BVI served more than 400 students and had grossed close to $2 million dollars in three years with no debt.
Paryzek currently supports the Governor’s School for the Arts and its many endeavors. Well known in the arts community she is often seen at the Tidewater Community College Roper Theater, Chrysler Hall and other art venues throughout the region.
ABOUT PRINCIPLE STRATEGIES:
Headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia’s iconic Monticello Arcade, Principle Strategies LLC provides human resources, business and creative solutions. Serving Hampton Roads businesses since 2002, Principle Strategies is managed by a local team and staffed by local talent. Services include human resources management, recruiting, benefits administration, marketing support, business development and communications. Each service is designed to support companies by managing specific business processes, filling a role, or completing a project that clients cannot cost effectively staff. Learn more about Principle Strategies at http://principlestrategies.commm/ or contact Hope Paryzek at 757-626-3533.