UAlbany Gives Special Award to Tech Valley Communications Founder and President Larry A. Davis

Contact: Lisa James Goldsberry (518) 437-4989

The University at Albany has bestowed Larry A. Davis, founder and president of Tech Valley Communications (TVC), with the University at Albany's Entrepreneurship Award. Established in 1998, the award honors a Capital Region business person with an exemplary entrepreneurial spirit and strong commitment to the University. The Entrepreneurship Award salutes the innovation, motivation, and creativity of an entrepreneur.

TVC is the first locally owned and operated competitive local exchange carrier and Davis has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and software industries. Formed in 1999, TVC's services include a digital subscriber line, which allows access to voice, data and Internet simultaneously.

Prior to forming TVC, Davis was founder and president of Communication Software Consultants Inc. (CommSoft), a $20 million local company that provides software to telecommunications companies. In 1999, he sold Commsoft to Billing Concepts, where he also served as senior vice president and director.

Before founding CommSoft, he taught college-level courses in computer programming and worked as a consultant in the health care and communications industries.

The award was presented by University President Karen R. Hitchcock at The Internet Symposium: Building Brands and Business on the Web, a forum highlighting the latest topics in Internet marketing.

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February 12, 2001


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