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CIT GAP Funds invests in CargoSense

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced this week that its CIT GAP Funds closed an investment in CargoSense, a Reston-based startup offering a big data and analytics product to healthcare logistics providers.


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CIT GAP Funds invests in PhosImmune

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced this week that it closed an investment in PhosImmune, a Charlottesville-based clinical-stage biotechnology company developing therapeutic cancer vaccines.


McAuliffe announces 160 new jobs in Smyth County

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Mayville Engineering Company, Inc. (MEC) will invest $10 million to expand its Virginia operations at a new manufacturing facility in the former Merillat plant in Atkins in Smyth County.


Carbon pollution limits can help save lives, improve health

It isn’t enough for physicians to educate patients about the health risks of air pollution, and for parents to keep their children with asthma indoors on bad air days. We must reduce pollution before it takes a further toll on our children and families.


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McAuliffe announces second year of VEDP Going Global Defense Initiative

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) has received grant funding for a second year of its Going Global Defense Initiative (GGDI).


Virginia Credit Union League endorses Mark Warner for Senate

The Virginia Credit Union League, the statewide trade association representing 164 not-for-profit credit unions and their 3.25 million member-owners, is endorsing Sen. Mark R. Warner in his re-election bid for the U.S. Senate.


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President signs V-A overhaul bill with Sen. Warner’s technology inititaive

The President today signed into law bipartisan legislation to reform and provide additional resources for the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs (V-A).


Cadence Inc. acquires new capabilities, expands internationally

Cadence Inc., a leading contract manufacturer and maker of complex components and sub-assemblies for medical device and life sciences companies, today announced that it has acquired three operating business units of Plainfield Precision Holdings.


Ellen Wilson gown nominated to endangered artifacts list

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum has nominated Ellen Wilson’s Princeton Inaugural Gown as one of Virginia’s “Top Ten Endangered Artifacts”.


Sen. Warner named Legislator of the Year by National Retail Federation

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has named U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) their Legislator of the Year for his work in Congress on behalf of small businesses.


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VA reform bill heads to president with Sen. Warner’s initiative for I-T task force

Sen. Warner and the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) have been in discussions for several weeks with the V-A and White House officials to design a workable plan for a private-sector partnership with the V-A.


Waynesboro Generals, Rotary cook lunch for Vector Industries

Employees at Vector Industries got a nice treat last week – lunch provided by the Waynesboro Rotary Club, including burgers cooked by members of the Waynesboro Generals baseball team.


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Augusta Health employees earn certifications

During the second quarter of 2014, 21 Augusta Health employees earned national certifications in their areas of expertise. Certifications require demonstration of extensive knowledge in a subject area, usually by examination.


nTelos president, CEO James A. Hyde announces resignation

NTELOS Holdings Corp. (the “Company” or “NTELOS”; NASDAQ: NTLS) announced today that its Board of Directors (“the Board”) has accepted the resignation of James A. Hyde as Chief Executive Officer, President and member of the Board, effective today.


Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher talks business

A reporter at the ACC Football Kickoff this week was trying to put Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher on the spot about the money being spent on upgrades to the program’s football facilities.


Brian Davis named Employee of the Month at Vector Industries for June 2014

Vector Industries in Waynesboro has named Brian Davis its employee of the month for the month of June 2014.


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Hospice of the Piedmont, Hospice of the Rapidan discuss merger

The Hospice of the Piedmont has submitted a letter of intent to begin discussions with Hospice of the Rapidan regarding a mutually beneficial collaborative merger of the two nonprofit organizations.


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Support for McAuliffe on SWAM executive order

Governor McAuliffe on Tuesday signed Executive Order 20: Advancing Equity for Small, Women, and Minority Owned Businesses (SWaM), which expands contracting opportunities for small businesses in the Commonwealth.


Big South signs TV deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group

The Big South Conference has entered into a new three-year television broadcast arrangement with the Sinclair Broadcast Group, it was announced by Sinclair President & CEO David Smith and Big South Conference Commissioner Kyle B. Kallander.


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VCU Medical Center wins prestigious national top honor for safety and quality

The American Hospital Association today recognized the VCU Medical Center with its top honor for leadership and innovation in safety and quality improvement.


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Marco’s Authentic Italian Pizza partnering with UVA great Ralph Sampson

WC Global Restaurant Partners LLC is a joint venture of WC Global Franchise Partners LLC and Tidewater Nutritional Discs LLC, and is led by NBA Hall of Famer Ralph Sampson, CEO of Winner’s Circle Enterprises.


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UVA’s Richard Shannon appointed to Kaiser Foundation boards

Richard P. Shannon, MD, executive vice president for health affairs at UVA, has been appointed to the boards of directors of a nationally recognized provider of healthcare and not-for-profit health plans.


Pushing buttons? Open carry guys seem to want their guns taken away

The open carry gun groups sure are getting what they want. If what they want is more public pressure to put restrictions on gun rights.


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Sen. Warner on Veterans Affairs nominee

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) today applauded the nomination of former Procter & Gamble CEO and Army veteran Robert A. McDonald to serve as U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs.


Charles Randolph named Employee of the Month at Vector Industries for May 2014

Vector Industries has named Charles Randolph its employee of the month for the month of May 2014. Randolph has been an employee at Vector, which employs and trains persons with diverse disabilities to enable them to reach their potential as productive community members, since 2011.


Ending the taxpayer subsidy for exorbitant executive bonuses

There is an outrage in our tax code and it’s costing you money. Federal law currently gives publicly–held corporations a special tax deduction when they pay their executives huge “performance-based” bonuses. The deduction can be worth millions of dollars. The more they shower their executives with such pay, the less publicly-held corporations pay in federal taxes.


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Story of Virginia Campaign receives major gift from Herndon Foundation

The Virginia Historical Society (VHS) is proud to announce that the Herndon Foundation, a charitable organization, is fully funding its new main entrance.


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TMI puts Richmond into international dialogue

Richmond based TMI CEO Tiffany Jana and President Matthew Freeman have returned from Bilbao,
Spain, where they’ve been facilitating at the Bilbao Urban Innovation and Leadership Dialogues (BUILD).


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How to get and keep attention, support from women

There is a lot of talk these days about the importance of the women’s vote for the 2014 elections. Democrats and Republicans alike are courting women voters — Republicans are working as hard as they can to shed their anti-woman image stemming from the 2012 election cycle, while Democrats are working equally hard to shine as the party that fully supports women’s equality.


Two UVA Children’s Hospital specialties honored

Two UVA Children’s Hospital specialties – neonatology and urology – are nationally ranked in the 2014-2015 U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” guide.


Augusta Free Press completes video projects for Fishburne, Vector Industries

Augusta Free Press recently completed video projects for Fishburne Military School and Vector Industries.


United Way of Greater Augusta CEO leads lobby effort on Capitol Hill

Cynthia Pritchard, the CEO of United Way of Greater Augusta, led representatives from Virginia’s United Way organizations in Washington, D.C., to lobby Congress to help working families who may be struggling to make ends meet in the Shenandoah Valley.


CIT announces Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund awards

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today 38 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) awards totaling nearly $3 million for the purpose of funding targeted areas of research with commercial promise.


Virginia selected for school broadband pricing project

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia has been selected to participate in a pilot project to help school divisions lower the cost of high-speed Internet access and increase digital learning opportunities for students.


Virginians applaud new federal carbon pollution protections

Today, representatives of Virginia business, national security, health and agricultural sectors joined environmental advocates in praising the newly announced carbon pollution limits for existing power plants as necessary public health and security safeguards, and a beneficial economic driver.


Newsmax TV signs with DirecTV, to reach 20 million-plus homes

Newsmax TV has signed a distribution deal with DirecTV and is accelerating toward a national launch that expects to reach 40 percent of U.S. cable and satellite homes by the end of this year.


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Keven Walker named CEO of Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has announced the appointment of Keven M. Walker as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation.


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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library to participate in Blue Star Museums

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America.


Bill Alexander named Employee of the Month at Vector Industries for April 2014

Vector Industries in Waynesboro has named Bill Alexander its employee of the month for the month of April 2014.


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Virginia projects included in Senate water bill

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today announced Senate passage of the House-approved Water Resources Development Act, sending the bipartisan legislation to the President for his signature.


Sprint, nTelos extend strategic network alliance through 2022

Sprint Corporation (“Sprint,” NYSE: S) and NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NTLS) today announced that Sprint and NTELOS Inc. (“nTelos”) reached an amended agreement to extend their Strategic Network Alliance (“SNA”) through 2022.


Obamacare: Getting the job done for millions of Americans

The positive impact of Obamacare cannot be disputed. Millions of Americans are now eligible to enroll in health plans and receive health benefits. The impact is immeasurable.


McAuliffe names members of Cyber Security Commission

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the members of the Virginia Cyber Security Commission, a group established by executive order which will bring public and private sector experts together to make recommendations on how to make Virginia a leader in cyber security.


First-ever Virginia Science Festival announced

The Science Museum of Western Virginia, in partnership with Virginia Tech, today announced the inaugural Virginia Science Festival will be held Oct. 4-11 in Blacksburg and Roanoke, and invited other regions of the Commonwealth to host events under the festival umbrella.


Jeff Jarrett announces Global Force Wrestling talent search

Global Force Wrestling will hit the road for its first official talent search and seminar, which will take place on June 1 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.