Month: February 2018

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Changes Business Model to Attract New Audiences and Become Financially Sustainable

February 27th, 2018        Virginia Sports Hall of Fame

Since 1972, the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame has honored more than 320 legendary and predominantly Virginia-born coaches, players, administrators, journalists and other contributors to the games we love. A privately run organization, it took on a major financial responsibility when it opened a beautiful museum in Portsmouth in 2005. Alas local and state subsidy […]



February 27th, 2018

NEWPORT NEWS, VA (2/27/18) – PBMares, LLP, a Top 100 accounting firm in the Mid-Atlantic, has promoted five team members across the firm. Team members are considered for promotion based on a series of criteria including client service, knowledge gain, people/project management and business growth. The following individuals were promoted effective January 1, 2018. To […]


Lenhart Pettit Elects New President

February 23rd, 2018        Lenhart Pettit

Lenhart Pettit is pleased to announce the election of Michael E. Derdeyn as President of the law firm effective January 1, 2018. Click here to view the full press release.


Smithfield Bioscience and University of Virginia Announce Regenerative Medicine Research Partnership

February 20th, 2018        Smithfield Foods

SMITHFIELD, Va., Feb. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Smithfield Foods, Inc. and the University of Virginia School of Engineering & Applied Science announced today a research partnership to explore and advance regenerative medicine technologies leveraging porcine bioproducts. The research is part of a collaborative project between UVA and Smithfield Bioscience, a strategic business platform within […]


Virginia Chamber Foundation and Virginia Department of Veterans Services Announce “HIRE VETS NOW” Initiative

February 20th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 20, 2018  Virginia Chamber of Commerce Contact: Samantha Quig Email: Phone: 804-237-1457 Virginia Department of Veterans Services Contact: Jeb Hockman Email: Phone: 804-482-8497 VIRGINIA CHAMBER FOUNDATION AND VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS SERVICES ANNOUNCE  “HIRE VETS NOW” INITIATIVE Events on Military Installations to Connect Transitioning Service Members and Veterans with Virginia Businesses […]



February 14th, 2018

RICHMOND, VA –  Students from several school districts will participate in an entrepreneurial challenge on Saturday, February 24.  Sponsored by Accenture, JA Student Venture is a two-part program that begins in the classroom and culminates in a product or service pitch competition in partnership with VCU Snead School of Business. The first portion of the program […]


DHG to Host Sessions on Tax Reform

February 14th, 2018        Dixon Hughes Goodman

Two chances to attend: register now! On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the largest change to the U.S. tax code in the past 30 years. So what does this mean for you, your business and your employees? Please join DHG’s Mike Skretta and Eric Hessler for an in-depth analysis comparing the prior tax code […]


Shentel Partners with Hitron to offer Wall to Wall WiFi

February 12th, 2018

EDINBURG, Va., February 12, 2018 — Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) (NASDAQ: SHEN), a local provider of cable, internet and wireless services, has announced the launch of a new product to enhance and extend Shentel WiFi service in your home. Wall to Wall WiFi from Shentel offers a powerful modem with signal extenders when needed to cover every […]


Deborah M. Casey Selected as a 2018 Woman Leader in the Law

February 8th, 2018

Norfolk, VA (February 8, 2018)– Vandeventer Black LLP AV® Preeminent-rated partner Deborah M. Casey was selected as a 2018 Woman Leader in the Law by The National Law Journal. Casey is a highly accomplished attorney who has also been recognized among ‘Influential Women of the Year’ by Virginia Lawyers Weekly, ‘Best Women In The Law 2017’ by […]


Averett University President Elected to Prestigious NCAA Division III Presidents Council

February 8th, 2018

  February 7, 2018  Averett University President Dr. Tiffany M. Franks was recently elected to the NCAA Division III Presidents Council, the division’s highest governing body. Franks’ selection to the Presidents Council was announced during the NCAA’s national convention in January. As one of 18 members nationally on the council, Franks will help establish and direct […]