Mayor Says PostNet Franchise Owner Is Huge Asset for Community

Vienna Mayor Laurie DiRocco has nothing but praise for PostNet franchise owner James Cudney

The mayor of Vienna, Virginia, is thrilled to live in an incredible town on the edge of Washington, D.C. Her mission is to continue to make Vienna an even better community. And when it comes to making her community stronger, she’s thrilled to have PostNet franchise owner James Cudney as an ally.

Vienna Mayor Laurie DiRocco

Vienna Mayor Laurie DiRocco

“He uses his business to serve our town in many ways,” DiRocco says.

James has quickly established himself as a business and community leader in Vienna. As chairman of the Vienna Business Liaison Committee, he helps new businesses get the right licenses and permits for their businesses. As a board member of the Vienna Business Association — the local chamber of commerce — he spearheads community events that draw thousands of people to the city, which boosts business and makes the city lively.

Big annual events include Oktoberfest, the Vienna Halloween Parade and First Night — a family-friendly, alcohol-free New Year’s celebration. James helped launch First Night and donates services for all three events.

He is also a tireless booster for other businesses in the community.

“He is extremely positive and very community-service oriented,” DiRocco says. “Those are the things that define him first, then a business owner.”

The mayor’s assessment mirrors James’ own words. James started his PostNet Center a little less than two years ago because he wanted to own a business that would allow him to support the community. He says he spends as much time networking and working for Vienna as he does working in his PostNet.

“But for me, it’s not work,” he says. “I love it. This is what I want to do.”

PostNet franchise owner James Cudney, second from right with the blue shirt and huge smile, attends a ribbon cutting in Vienna, Virginia. He volunteers to help guide businesses through the process of opening shop in Vienna — whether or not they become a customer.

PostNet franchise owner James Cudney, second from right with the blue shirt and huge smile, attends a ribbon cutting in Vienna, Virginia. He volunteers to help guide businesses through the process of opening shop in Vienna — whether or not they become a customer.

His enthusiasm has paid off. James won an award for his fast growth during his first year in business, and his momentum is still strong.

Mayor DiRocco has been one of his customers.

“He designed signs and brochures for me when I ran for town council,” she says. James likes to point out that he printed signs for all the town council election winners.

“I wish all business owners were just like James,” DiRocco says. “He’s an outstanding business owner as well as an outstanding citizen. In his service to town and his service to me as a customer, I have always had such positive experiences. He does a lot to help the community and the small businesses here.”

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