Partnership member Stephen Korving, President of North Suffolk’s Korving & Company, exemplifies the model of a young man whose personal and business lives revolve around growing and maintaining strong relationships.  Although he, his wife and their two children are Western Branch residents, he remains a stalwart Portsmouth supporter.  Stephen is a past board member of Portsmouth’s PARC, an active board member of the Portsmouth Museums Foundation and the Southeast Virginia Community Foundation, and a consistent supporter of local organizations including the Portsmouth Service League, Portsmouth YMCA, Portsmouth Lions, the Churchland and Portsmouth Rotary Clubs, and the Chamber of Commerce. A Certified Financial Planner™ professional, Stephen graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in business, a major in finance, and a concentration in risk management.

This year’s Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Suffolk Small Business of the Year award was presented to Korving & Company, LLC, in recognition of its commitment to both customers and the larger community.  Just as the Chamber and the City of Suffolk are pleased to recognize a strong business whose integrity builds solid, long-term relationships, the Partnership is honored to welcome Stephen as a new board member, and we welcome his input as we continue to seek new ways to serve our community.