Month: July 2018

eVA Procurement Program Recognized for Success

July 31st, 2018        CGI

The Virginia Department of General Services and eVA were recently recognized with a commending resolution from the General Assembly highlighting the success of the eVA system. eVA is the first fully electronic online procurement system of any state government and was developed by Virginia Chamber of Commerce member CGI. Click here to view the resolution: […]


Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP Launches Global Economic Development, Commerce and Government Relations Group Led by Todd Haymore

July 25th, 2018

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP recently launched its Global Economic Development, Commerce and Government Relations Group, with Todd P. Haymore as its managing director. Before his arrival at the firm, Haymore served as Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade under Governor Terry McAuliffe. Led by Haymore, the Global Economic Development, Commerce and Government Relations Group draws […]


Shentel Continues to Expand Fiber Networks to Schools and Libraries

July 24th, 2018

                              New fiber contracts made with multiple Virginia school districts  EDINBURG, Va., July 24, 2018 (NASDAQ: SHEN) — Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel), through subsidiary Shentel Communications, LLC, continues to add significant multi-year contracts for wide area networks and dedicated internet access for schools […]


Averett University and Virginia Western Community College Partner in First Articulation Agreement

July 19th, 2018

ROANOKE, Va. (July, 19, 2018) — Today, Averett University President Dr. Tiffany M. Franks and Virginia Western Community College President Dr. Robert Sandel made history as the first partnership between the two schools became official. The presidents signed an articulation agreement making it easier for students who start their education at Virginia Western to complete […]


Shentel Gives Significant Speed Increase to Business Internet Customers

July 18th, 2018

EDINBURG, Va., July 17, 2018 — Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) (NASDAQ: SHEN), a local provider of cable, internet and wireless services, has significantly boosted the internet speed of its existing business customers. The typical Shentel business customer now has triple the speed for the exact same price. The move to increase speeds took place in June for […]


Smithfield Foods Donates $50,000 to the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation to Improve Quality and Access of Early Childhood Education July 12, 2018 7:36 PM UTC

July 16th, 2018

Smithfield Foods Donates $50,000 to the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation to Improve Quality and Access of Early Childhood Education July 12, 2018 7:36 PM UTC SMITHFIELD, Va., July 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., is pleased to announce a $50,000 donation to the Virginia Early Childhood […]


Virginia Chamber Statement on Virginia’s Improvement in CNBC Rankings

July 10th, 2018

The Virginia Chamber issued the following statement today regarding Virginia’s increase to No. 4 in CNBC’s 2018 Top States for Business list: “We were pleased to see Virginia’s ranking improve again this year in CNBC’s Top States for Business list to No. 4 overall,” said Keith Martin, Executive Vice President of Public Policy and General […]


Vandeventer Black Partners Named Women In The Law

July 9th, 2018

Norfolk, VA (July 9, 2018)– Vandeventer Black LLP AV®-rated partners Anne G. Bibeau, Deborah M. Casey, Arlene F. Klinedinst, and Anita O. Poston were selected as Women in the Law for 2018. Published by Virginia Living, Women in the Law 2018 celebrates the achievements of Virginia’s most accomplished women judges and attorneys.             Anne G. Bibeau focuses […]


Smithfield Foods Earns National Honors for Sustainability Achievements

July 9th, 2018

Solid Waste Reduction, Innovative Packaging, and Food Waste Recovery Projects Earn Industry Recognition, Highlight Smithfield’s Leadership in Manufacturing Practices SMITHFIELD, Va., July 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce that ProFood World selected its Salt Lake City, Utah; Kinston, North Carolina; and Middlesboro, Kentucky, facilities as winners of the 2018 […]


Averett University, SVHEC, NCI collaborate on unique professional development opportunity

July 3rd, 2018

South Boston, Va. (June 29, 2018) —The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) and New College Institute (NCI) partnered with Averett University to connect their technical trainers to a unique professional development opportunity. “We have subject matter experts who are practitioners in the technical areas of our workforce training programs, and we want to help […]