Month: April 2016

Virginia Chamber Unveils 21st Annual List of Virginia’s Fastest Growing Companies – the Fantastic 50

April 29th, 2016

Chantilly – The Virginia Chamber of Commerce announced the names of fifty of the fastest growing Virginia companies at the twenty first annual “Virginia’s Fantastic 50 Awards Banquet” on April 28 at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly. More than 400 attendees participated in the banquet to celebrate the success of these Virginia entrepreneurs. “The Virginia […]



April 25th, 2016

Charlottesville, Virginia: Boar’s Head, an historic hotel in Charlottesville, has named Malinda Brakeman Sales Manager for its Richmond corporate, state associations, state government, Tidewater, Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and the southeast region. A welcome addition to our sales team and an asset to our clients, Malinda will be responsible for building on Boar’s Head’s […]


GSA Making it Easier for Suppliers to Do Business with the Government

April 19th, 2016        Denise Turner Roth, GSA Administrator        GSA Blog

Making It Easier, or MIE, does just what it says — makes it easier for new and innovative companies to do business with the government. And it also provides small businesses with tools and support they need to do work with the government. It even includes an IT Schedule 70 Plain Language Roadmap that does […]


The Right Way to Do E-Procurement

April 15th, 2016        Krista S. Ferrell, Director of Strategic Programs, National Association of State Procurement Officials        Governing

An integrated system like Virginia’s is a must for states that want to procure goods and services efficiently, and it’s good for suppliers as well. Virginia officials knew that their traditional, decentralized procurement system wasn’t working — for either buyers or sellers. Suppliers were frustrated: companies had to first identify all of the purchasing offices […]


Devils Backbone Brewing Company Partners With Anheuser-Busch

April 12th, 2016

Leading Craft Brewery adds acclaimed German brewing styles with award-winning beers to The High End’s Craft Portfolio New York and Lexington & Nelson County, VA. April 12, 2016 – Today, Anheuser-Busch announced an agreement to acquire Devils Backbone Brewing Company, the leading and fastest-growing craft brewery in the state of Virginia. Devils Backbone will be […]


Chamber Briefings Newsletter – April 2016

April 8th, 2016

Since the 2016 General Assembly session adjourned in March, the Governor has taken action on several important pieces of legislation, which we have been monitoring on the Chamber’s “Bills We’re Watching” page. While the Governor has vetoed several pro-business pieces of legislation, we also achieved some important wins in preventing harmful mandates and regulations from […]


Caleb Vuljanic Promoted to Partner at Dixon Hughes Goodman

April 7th, 2016

Tysons, Va., April 7, 2016 – Caleb Vuljanic has been elected an assurance partner in Dixon Hughes Goodman’s (DHG) Metro Washington D.C. market. Caleb recently moved to the Metro D.C. area after serving as a member of the firm’s Professional Standards Group, where he was a technical resource for complex accounting and auditing matters. In […]


VCC: First Benefit Corporation Bank in America!

April 5th, 2016

VCC: First Benefit Corporation Bank in America! Virginia Community Capital has converted its wholly-owned, FDIC insured, for-profit bank into a Benefit Corporation, and it is the first regulated bank in the U.S. to do so under state statute. The conversion does not affect the bank’s status as a state-chartered banking corporation. “This is a very exciting […]


Just Launched: Businesses for the Bay!

April 5th, 2016

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, with the support of the Chesapeake Bay watershed business community, has launched Businesses for the Bay. This new and innovative membership association is welcoming New Members and Sponsors. Businesses for the Bay provides businesses, both large and small, with a unique opportunity to network, to be recognized for environmental […]