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UMW Holds Tuition Rates Steady for the Third Consecutive Year

April 19th, 2021

At its meeting on Friday, April 16, the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors endorsed President Troy Paino’s recommendation that tuition be held at current rates for the third consecutive year. The President acknowledged the difficult financial impact of COVID and rising costs on the University, but noted that the University is prioritizing student […]

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2021 Mid-Atlantic Capital Sources Virtual Forum™

April 14th, 2021

On April 28, 2021, we will be hosting the Mid-Atlantic Capital Sources Forum® (MACS Forum) in a virtual format. Our priority is to continue to support businesses by refocusing this event into an eForum for everyone’s safety. This year, our speakers will discuss economic conditions and the state of the capital markets for those looking to expand or sell their businesses.  They will address the […]

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Paige Clay and Nicole Riley column: Workplace harassment legislation deserves thoughtful consideration to get it right

April 9th, 2021        Paige Clay and Nicole Riley        Richmond Times-Dispatch

Everyone can agree that workplace harassment is an injustice that no one should suffer. Far too often, women, primarily, are subjected to unwanted advances, inappropriate comments or offensive treatment while in the workplace. Since the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and our federal courts have worked to identify […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Virginia Chamber Foundation Announces Blueprint Virginia 2030 Regional Tour

April 8th, 2021

Media Contact: Nicole Bunce; n.bunce@vachamber.com PRESS RELEASE: Virginia Chamber Foundation Announces Blueprint Virginia 2030 Regional Tour Virtual Economic Briefing and Listening Tour Scheduled to Facilitate Policy Recommendations of Leaders from Across the Commonwealth for Virginia’s Next Statewide Strategic Plan, Blueprint Virginia 2030 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – Moments ago, the Virginia Chamber Foundation announced the Blueprint Virginia […]

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Averett University to Launch Four New Online Academic Programs, New SIS

April 7th, 2021

DANVILLE, Va. (April 6, 2021) – With grant funding from the Danville Regional Foundation and in response to demands of the marketplace, Averett University is launching four new academic programs through Averett Online and converting to a new student information system (SIS). The following online degree programs, most of which will begin in 2022, are under […]

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Virginia Department of Veterans Services Partnering With Virginia’s Community Colleges To Provide Free Laptop Computers to Veterans and Eligible Spouses, Project Funded By Grant from the Altria Group To the Virginia Veterans Services Foundation

April 5th, 2021

The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS) and Virginia’s Community Colleges today announced that 125 laptop computers are being donated to eligible military veterans and spouses enrolled at Reynolds and John Tyler Community Colleges. The laptops were refurbished for use by Tech4Troops, a Richmond-based nonprofit organization that provides computers to veterans, and made possible by […]

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UMW, Marstel-Day to Present Climate Series

April 5th, 2021

At the University of Mary Washington’s 2014 commencement ceremony, College of Arts and Sciences Dean Keith Mellinger heard something he knew he’d never forget. A patch of garbage, estimated to be twice the size of Texas, is floating in the Pacific, Mellinger said, and is the largest of five offshore zones accumulating in the world’s […]

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Women Leading the Way: Celebrating Women in the Virginia Business Community

April 1st, 2021

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Virginia Chamber would like to recognize and celebrate the many women in Virginia’s business community for their significant impact on our Commonwealth and nation. The leadership shown by these women not only supports the continued growth and innovation of our Commonwealth, but also serves as inspiration for our […]

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Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP (DHG) consistently takes action to keep the best interests of our clients at the forefront of all we do

April 1st, 2021

  Many of our clients are currently in the process of applying for refunds associated with 2020 Employee Retention Credits (ERC). Through our detailed analysis of the legislation it has come to our attention that timing of the wage deduction disallowance associated with ERC could lead to undesirable and possibly unintended consequences for taxpayers seeking […]

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Virginia Promise Partnership: Building a Strong Child Care System for a Strong Virginia

March 30th, 2021        The Virginia Promise Partnership

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus how critical our child care system really is to Virginia’s businesses. As child care programs across the Commonwealth have been forced to reduce enrollment, cut hours, and close altogether in the wake of the healthcare crisis, parents have had to make the difficult choice between working and […]

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