Astyra Corporation Provides Platinum Sponsorship for Vital Regional Tradeshow; Announced as Finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs Of the Year

RICHMOND, Va.--()--May 23, 2005--Astyra Corporation reinforced its strong commitment to the minority marketplace by serving as platinum sponsor of the Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council's Business Opportunity Fair, held on May 5 in Richmond, Va. For twenty seven years, the VBOF has been Virginia's premiere gathering for large and small businesses, providing a venue for large corporations to meet and learn about the abilities of minority vendors and for small businesses to interact with senior decision makers from larger companies.

"The theme of this year's trade fair is 'Capitalizing on Innovation and Globalization'. I can think of no better place to emphasize that idea than in the Commonwealth of Virginia," said Ken Ampy, CEO and founder of Astyra. "For large businesses in the Commonwealth, this is the prime place to foster the practices that have propelled the Commonwealth upward while placing an emphasis on minority business participation."

Immediately following the VBOF, Astyra learned that their three executives - Ken Ampy, Sam Young and Dana Love - had been selected as Finalists in the 2005 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program for the Virginia Region. As one of just 15 companies selected across Virginia, the finalist selection is seen as a significant accomplishment.

"The Entrepreneur Of The Year program looks for companies with an exciting, successful story to tell. We've known Astyra's story was exciting; that we're seen as a success is an honor," remarked Sam Young, COO and founder of the company. "We're excited to be included by Ernst & Young for their award. Each year we've seen their finalists as some of the best and brightest, and to be included among their ranks is outstanding," said Dana Love, President of the company.

The winners of the 2005 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program for the Virginia Region will be announced at an awards gala in Richmond on Wednesday, June 16.

About Astyra Corporation

Astyra Corporation delivers technology integration, project planning and management, outsourcing and business/market development solutions to government agencies, enterprises and network carriers and equipment providers. With domain expertise in Medicaid and HIPAA technology services, GIS technology, telecom and IT services, and mainframe application development and transition, Astyra has experience satisfying customers that include Unisys (NYSE:UIS), GE Financial (NYSE:GE), the Commonwealth of Virginia, Capital One (NYSE:COF) and Timmons Group. Astyra is headquartered in Richmond, Va., with presence in Washington, DC and Louisiana. For more information visit www.astyra.com.

Contacts

Astyra Corporation
Vivian Wyatt, 804-225-9591
vkwyatt@astyra.com

Contacts

Astyra Corporation
Vivian Wyatt, 804-225-9591
vkwyatt@astyra.com