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UMW Claims Strong Showing in Two Sets of National Rankings

September 7th, 2021

The University of Mary Washington took top spots in a pair of prestigious national college rankings, each released this week. Washington Monthly, which judges schools on their commitment to contributing to the greater good, recognized UMW for providing marketable degrees at affordable prices. The Princeton Review’s college rankings, based on feedback from actual students, placed Mary Washington […]

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EIGHT FLORA PETTIT ATTORNEYS NAMED IN 2022 EDITION OF BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA ® and ONE ATTORNEY NAMED BEST LAWYERS® 2022 “LAWYER OF THE YEAR” FOR CHARLOTTESVILLE METROPOLITAN AREA

September 7th, 2021

Flora Pettit announces that eight of its lawyers were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America®. (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). The attorneys listed include Michael E. Derdeyn, John W. Flora, Richard H. Howard-Smith, Donald D. Long, Jennifer E. Shirkey, Bill Shmidheiser, Cathleen […]

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HAIR SAVIOURS CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF NEW CENTER – Supporting Wigs for Kids

September 7th, 2021

(Stafford, VA) Hair Saviours is  celebrating the grand opening of the new hair restoration and wellness center, located at 2773 Jefferson Davis Hwy Suite 119. The celebration will start at 4PM on September 7th, 2021  with welcome and congratulation speeches from Hair Saviours owner, Monica Dickenson, and Rick Cobert, Stafford County Economic Development Manager. “We […]

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Virginia Energy Workforce Consortium (VEWC) to host a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Roundtable Series

September 1st, 2021

Diversity in the workplace has become a crucial topic of conversation, as more progressive movements and views have permeated society and culture. During the last two years, we have been reminded of the importance of diversity in all walks of life, as well as the dangers of contentment and elimination. 2020 brought about a pandemic […]

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How To Get Kids Ready For In-Person School

August 31st, 2021

Back to school is fast approaching, and parents at your clients’ businesses are likely already starting to think about making the transition back to a (hopefully) pre-pandemic routine. WJLA recently interviewed child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Asha Patton-Smith to get her tips for preparing kids to go back to school after over a year or virtual […]

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A small business owner’s FAQ guide to offering health benefits

August 31st, 2021

To a small business owner, navigating the must-have’s and the nice-to-have’s of health benefits can seem daunting. Are you required to offer health care to your staff? How much will that cost you? Do the benefits of employee-sponsored health coverage outweigh the costs? While the circumstances and specific requirements may differ from business to business, […]

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Stafford Museum and Cultural Center and Rotary Clubs Announce Via Colori Street Painting Festival

August 26th, 2021

Stafford Museum and Cultural Center and Rotary Clubs Announce Via Colori Street Painting Festival The Stafford County Museum and Cultural Center and Rotary clubs of North Stafford and Stafford are pleased to announce the inaugural Via Colori Stafford, to be held September 25 and 26, 2021 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m each day. Located at the […]

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A Statement on the Civil Reserve Air Fleet Stage 1 Activation

August 23rd, 2021

Sunday, August 22, 2021 FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. Department of Defense notified American Airlines that it has activated Stage 1 of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF). Starting Monday, American will be ready to deploy three widebody aircraft to military bases and other secure transit points on the Arabian Peninsula and in Europe […]

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Old Dominion Job Corps Center Students, Staff, Supporters Celebrate 10th Annual National Job Corps Commencement Day

August 19th, 2021

Old Dominion Job Corps Center joined 123 Job Corps centers across the country to celebrate the 10ᵗʰ Annual “National Job Corps Commencement Day” ceremony August 18, 2021 to congratulate the Job Corps students who showed Job Corps Works! by completing the program this year. Recent Job Corps graduates employed in Virginia, employer partners, local policymakers, community […]

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Fauquier Chamber of Commerce Hires a Full Time Executive Director

August 17th, 2021

After a year of dealing with the ups and downs of COVID, economic uncertainty and scrambling to adapt to changes, the Fauquier Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the hiring of Alec Burnett as Executive Director, effective September 1. Fauquier County has a unique, diverse and prosperous business community that continues to grow. The […]

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