Virginia Business News

Virginia Business News – including entertainment, finance, health and medical, non-profit, public policy and technology news from Virginia, U.S.A. (Va., VA), as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


‘I FIL-AM POWERED’ Virtual Health and Wellness Summit on December 1-3, 2021

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Nov. 22, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Metro Washington DC (PACC-DC), in collaboration with Trainstation Philippines is spearheading a three-day virtual summit to promote health and wellness on December 1-3 at 6 p.m. EST entitled, “I FIL-AM POWERED.” Says PACC-DC PRO, Olma Inocentes, “The title is a play at Fil-Am, short for Filipino-American, and empowerment because we believe that focusing on health and wellness promotes and supports personal growth, leading to self-empowerment.”

Holiday Shoppers Tired of 2021 Supply Chain Shortages Bargain Hunt from Consignment Stores Searching NWT

TYSONS, Va., Nov. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aravenda announced today that resale and online consignment is outpacing traditional retail at an 11x growth rate. Resale doesn’t always mean buying used. Carolyn Thompson, CEO of Aravenda Consignment Software states, “Our clients are selling all kinds of new, unused items in their resale shops internationally. Items that are in high demand this holiday season include high-end luxury goods, sporting goods, collectibles, sneakers and streetwear, many of which are NWT (new with tags) or NIB (new in box).”

Connected Solutions Group Announces 12:34 MicroTechnologies as Strategic Solutions Partner

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Connected Solutions Group, LLC (CSG), a national leader in wireless hardware deployment and services, today announced that it has added 12:34 MicroTechnologies, Inc. as their latest Strategic Solutions Partner (SSP). CSG’s SSP program is designed to integrate companies with specific areas of expertise with CSG’s channel offerings in order to maximize the customer’s experience and satisfaction.

AMI Expeditionary Healthcare appoints new President, (retired) Admiral Scott Giberson

RESTON, Va., Nov. 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AMI Expeditionary Healthcare (AMI) appoints new President, (retired) Rear Admiral Scott Giberson, a uniquely experienced public health leader, former Assistant U.S. Surgeon General, acting Deputy Surgeon General (2013-2014) and two-star Admiral with the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service.

Cargill Turkey Production Recertified As VPP Star Site

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Cargill Turkey Production, LLC Harrisonburg Feed Mill in Harrisonburg, Virginia, has been recertified as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP).

2021 VOSH Voluntary Protection Programs

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 9, 2021 (SEND2PRES NEWSWIRE) — Emerson Machine Automation Solution in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been reapproved as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP).

For the 3rd Time, Aligned Technology Solutions Appears on the Inc. 5000, Ranking No. 2592 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 159 Percent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Inc. magazine today revealed that Aligned Technology Solutions is No. 2592 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment-its independent small businesses.

Connected Solutions Group Achieves Cradlepoint 5G for Enterprise Branch Specialization

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 10, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Connected Solutions Group, LLC (CSG) today announced that it has achieved 5G for Enterprise Branch Specialization from Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-delivered LTE and 5G wireless network edge solutions. The 5G for Enterprise Branch Specialization identifies and recognizes partner organizations that are leaders in positioning and selling Cradlepoint’s 5G for business solutions.

Aligned Technology Solutions Places 52 on the 2021 CRN® Fast Growth 150 List

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 10, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aligned Technology Solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company®, has named Aligned Technology Solutions to its 2021 Fast Growth 150 list in 52nd place. With this list, CRN recognizes the fastest-growing North American technology integrators, solution providers, and IT consultants for their significant growth and meaningful performance over the previous two years.

Blue Glacier Publishes ‘Red Team’ Report on Cybercrime and Anti-Vaccination Militancy

FAIRFAX, Va., July 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Blue Glacier Security & Intelligence LLC announced it has published a thought-provoking “red team” memorandum on potential incidents at the intersection of cybercrime, anti-vaccination militancy, and pandemic fatigue. This “out-of-the-box” analytic approach offers a thought-provoking viewpoint during the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases, and the pushback against vaccinations and renewed mask requirements.

Aligned Technology Solutions Ranked on Channel Futures MSP 501 – Tech Industry’s Most Prestigious List of Global Managed Service Providers

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aligned Technology Solutions has been named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers in the prestigious 2021 Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings. Since 2010 ATS has been helping organizations leverage and manage technology to grow and secure their businesses.

By Light Appraised at CMMI-Dev v2.0 Level 3

MCLEAN, Va., June 29, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — By Light Professional IT Services LLC (By Light) is pleased to announce it has been appraised at Level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development (CMMI-Dev v2.0). CMMI is a capability improvement framework that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve their performance.

HWS Enters into An Exclusive Partnership with Mrs. LTC to Offer Long-Term Care Claim Processing for Household Employers

STERLING, Va., June 22, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — HomeWork Solutions (HWS), the industry expert in household payroll and employment taxes, has entered into an exclusive partnership agreement with Mrs. LTC, a leading provider of Long-Term Care Claims processing.

NSC Awards Cole Engineering Team $31M OTA

MCLEAN, Va., June 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (CESI) a By Light Company, has been awarded a $31.3M contract by the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC) for the Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) 5G Network Enhancements Prototype Other Transaction Agreement (OTA).

Aligned Technology Solutions Among Clutch’s Top 100 Fast Growth Companies

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aligned Technology Solutions acknowledges the constant, widespread need for high-level technological solutions. We’re in a time where businesses must be able to take on a lot more for a lot less – as one’s capacity to accommodate innumerable processes, customers, and data could translate to a company’s longevity or success.

Virginia Minimum Wage Set to Increase

RICHMOND, Va., April 28, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Beginning May 1, 2021, the minimum wage for workers in Virginia will increase to $9.50 per hour. Additionally, some jobs previously exempt from the minimum wage are no longer exempt (e.g., domestic workers), the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry announced today.

By Light Professional IT Services LLC Achieves NSA Trusted Integrator Listing

MCLEAN, Va., April 27, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — By Light Professional IT Services LLC (By Light) announced today that it has achieved Trusted Integrator status within the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program.

Aligned Technology Solutions Awarded as One of The Financial Times The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2021

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aligned Technology Solutions has been recognized as part of The Financial Times list of The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2021. This prestigious award is presented by The Financial Times and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

Full Spectrum Operations (FSO) Awarded NOAA NMITS Blanket Purchase Agreement

FAIRFAX, Va., April 7, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Full Spectrum Operations, LLC (FSO), an SBA-approved, Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture (JV) between American Communications Solutions LLC (ACS), and By Light Professional IT Services LLC (By Light), has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Mission IT Services.

The New Disk Drill 4.3 for Mac Includes Native Apple M1 Chip Support

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 7, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CleverFiles announces the release of their latest update of Disk Drill for Mac. Now the new Disk Drill 4.3 natively deep-scans system drives on Macs powered by Apple’s M1 chips without compromising on speed and efficiency of the recovery process.

Virginia Passes Two Bills Increasing Access to Midwifery Care

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s been a busy and productive legislative season for the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). The organization is anticipating several wins across the country, but right now is thrilled that two bills in the Commonwealth of Virginia were signed by Governor Ralph Northam this month.

Connected Solutions Group Announces NS804 as Strategic Solutions Partner

RICHMOND, Va., April 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Connected Solutions Group, LLC (CSG), a national leader in wireless hardware deployment and services, today announced that it has added NS804 as their latest Strategic Solutions Partner (SSP).

Cybersecurity Consulting Firm, Aristi Technologies, Accredited as a CMMC Third-Party Assessor Organization (C3PAO)

HERNDON, Va., March 26, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aristi Technologies, Inc. announced that it is among the first firms to become an accredited Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Third-Party Assessor Organization (C3PAO) and Registered Provider Organization (RPO) by the CMMC Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB). C3PAOs are the only organizations authorized to conduct CMMC assessments.

AMI Expeditionary Healthcare (AMI) Contracted by The State of Louisiana to Provide Medical and Surgical Staff to Support 400+ Intensive Care Unit and Hospital Beds for 12-24 Months

RESTON, Va., March 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AMI Expeditionary Healthcare (AMI) will be providing comprehensive, independent, and turnkey operation management for The State of Louisiana as they fight the surge of COVID-19 positive cases during this public health emergency.

Connected Solutions Group Announces Raydiant as Strategic Solutions Partner

RICHMOND, Va., March 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Connected Solutions Group, LLC (CSG), a national leader in wireless hardware deployment and services, today announced that it has added Raydiant as their latest Strategic Solutions Partner (SSP). CSG’s SSP program is designed to integrate companies with specific areas of expertise with CSG’s channel offerings in order to maximize the customer’s experience and satisfaction.

With a Two-Year Revenue Growth of 73 Percent, Aligned Technology Solutions Ranks No. 181 on Inc. Magazine’s List of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the D.C. Metro Region

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Inc. magazine today revealed that Aligned Technology Solutions is No. 181 on its second annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: D.C. Metro list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing Washington, D.C., area-based private companies.

Recovery Expert Slash Coleman To Discuss New Laughter Yoga Addiction Treatment in Webinar to Help Participants Sustain Long-term Sobriety

RICHMOND, Va., March 9, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Renowned author and US Laughter Ambassador Slash Coleman announced today that he will offer a webinar on a new form of addiction treatment entitled “Redefining Addiction and Recovery Through Laughter Yoga.”

Debut author, Barbara Lane, launches ‘Fictitious Truths’ – a podcast to increase the awareness of child abuse and neglect

WINCHESTER, Va., Feb. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A captivating storyteller, Barbara Lane, hosts a new Podcast where she uses her powerful writing and storytelling skills to share Lucy’s Story, a chronical in which she casts a five-year-old fictional character as the voice of the children she represents – a compilation of the true-life events experienced by the abused and neglected children the author has worked with over the course of her career.

Printpack Williamsburg Receives the Virginia ‘Star’ Designation Under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s (DOLI) Voluntary Protection Programs

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Commissioner C. Ray Davenport announced today that Printpack in Williamsburg, Virginia, has been approved as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia’s Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), the agency’s highest level of recognition for excellence in safety and health management systems.

Blue Glacier Publishes Report on Nashville Bombing

FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 11, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Blue Glacier Security & Intelligence LLC announced it has published a thought-provoking report on the bombing in Nashville, Tennessee that occurred on December 25, 2020. The security risk analysis includes a discussion on the perpetrator (Anthony Warner), the bomb’s effects and impacts on the AT&T network hub and beyond, physical vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure, threat outlook and a red team alternate scenario. (UPDATED)

Connected Solutions Group Launches Managed Services Division

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 3, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Connected Solutions Group, LLC (CSG), a national leader in wireless hardware deployment and services, today announced that it has launched a full-scale managed services division. The MSP offerings, which are well over a year in the making, allow the company to offer its customers 24/7/365 support on hardware and services.

Pulsar Global Solutions acquires Blueshield Security and Investigations

WARRENTON, Va. and Pittsburgh, Pa., Feb. 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pulsar Global Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Valentis, a defense and risk management firm, announces the acquisition of Blueshield Security and Investigations, LLC based in Warrenton, VA. The acquisition by Pulsar Global brings to realization the investigation unit of Valentis Security.

RVA Environmental Film Festival Announces Award Winners

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 28, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On February 14 the Richmond Environmental Film Contest Committee will virtually award the winners of the Environmental Film Contest and screen each film. The contest was open to novice and experienced Virginia filmmakers submitting films on environmental topics regarding Virginia.

Connected Solutions Group Announces Volte as Strategic Solutions Partner

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 27, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Connected Solutions Group, LLC (CSG), a national leader in wireless hardware deployment and services, today announced that it has brought on Volte as its first-ever Strategic Solutions Partner (SSP). CSG’s new SSP program is designed to integrate companies with specific areas of expertise with CSG’s channel offerings in order to maximize the customer’s experience and satisfaction.

By Light Awarded $38.2M Contract by DISA

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phacil, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of By Light Professional IT Services LLC, has been awarded a bridge contract for a six-month base period with two, three-month option periods with a total value of $38.2M by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) Secure Systems Engineering and Evolution Support project via the Encore III Full and Open (F&O) contract.

11th Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival to be Presented Virtually, February 12-26, 2021 – Free and Open to the Public

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The RVA Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF) announces its 11th annual showcase of over 20 free local and national films. Many films are hosted by like-minded organizations. Two films are of particular interest to youth: “Microplastic Madness” and “Frozen Obsession.”

US Space Force Awards $285M IDIQ Contract to ACS, By Light JV FSO

FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Full Spectrum Operations, LLC, (FSO), an SBA-approved, Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture (JV) between American Communications Solutions LLC (ACS), and By Light Professional IT Services LLC (By Light), has been awarded a contract for Eastern Western Operational Communications Services (EWOCS).

The CMMC Accreditation Board (CMMC-AB) has approved Aligned Technology Solutions as a Registered Provider Organization (RPO)

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aligned Technology Solutions (ATS), a top ranked managed IT services provider headquartered in the Washington DC Region, is pleased to announce the CMMC-AB, has approved it as an RPO. This achievement officially marks the entry of ATS into the CMMC ecosystem and is part of the firm’s ongoing expansion of offerings to defense contractors and clients seeking assistance with CMMC.

Sunpro Solar to Expand Solar Service to Virginia

MANDEVILLE, La. and RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 7, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunpro Solar, a leading provider of solar energy and battery storage in the U.S., announced its most recent expansion to Virginia. The company’s expansion to Virginia will help satisfy the demand for lower electricity bills and to create more renewable energy jobs.

Connected Solutions Group Becomes Elite Cradlepoint Partner

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Connected Solutions Group, LLC (CSG), a national leader in wireless hardware deployment and services, today announced that it has reached Elite Partner status with Cradlepoint, a global leader in cloud-delivered LTE and 5G wireless network edge solutions for branch, mobile, and IoT networks.