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.


Magic City Ford Celebrates 80 Years and Expands with Acquisition and Addition of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM Brands

ROANOKE, Va., Aug. 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Magic City Ford is celebrating its 80th year in business by announcing the acquisition of Alleghany Motors in Covington, Va. This expansion and multi-million-dollar investment from Magic City into the Alleghany Highlands will expand Magic City’s presence, create dozens of new jobs, and give Magic City customers access to 7 additional great brands for both sales and service.

Sokal Media Group Signs Magic City Chevrolet Buick GMC

RALEIGH, N.C. and COVINGTON, Va., Aug. 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sokal Media Group, a thriving automotive advertising agency, is proud to be named the agency of record for Magic City Chevrolet Buick GMC of Covington, Virginia. Effective Immediately, Sokal Media Group will launch new digital advertising for the store, in addition to TV and direct mail campaigns.

Enfission LLC Joins Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 9, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium (VNEC) welcomes Enfission, LLC – a joint venture between Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR) and Framatome, Inc. – as its latest member. Enfission is working to develop, license, manufacture, initially in the United States and sell nuclear fuel assemblies based on Lightbridge-designed metallic fuel technology and other advanced nuclear fuel intellectual property.

First Annual Regional Missing Children Awareness Day – Saturday, August 4, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday, August 4, 2018, all around the Washington D.C. metropolitan region, local law enforcement will gather along with Not a Runaway, NCMEC, families of other missing children and related vendors and sponsors in a collaborative effort to host the first region-wide Jholie Moussa REMEMBER… Missing Children’s Awareness Event.

CounterFlow AI is lead sponsor for SuriCon 2018

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 25, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cybersecurity startup CounterFlow AI, which uses streaming machine learning technology at the network edge to help cyber defenders quickly detect and respond to network threats, has been announced as the lead sponsor for the fourth annual SuriCon 2018, a conference dedicated to Suricata and open source security technologies, projects, and initiatives.

Virginia Startup CounterFlow AI closes $2.7M Seed Round

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Feb. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cybersecurity startup CounterFlow AI announced last week that it has raised $2.7 million in seed funding from Osage University Partners, the Charlottesville Angel Network, and a number of individual investors who also supported the founders’ previous venture, nPulse Technologies (acquired by FireEye in 2014).

Auto Iron Brake Dust and High Blood Pressure: The ‘Moon Dust’ Link

KESWICK, Va., Jan. 23, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Did you know that every person has 50,000 miles of blood vessels that are exposed to deadly iron? This is the concept that will be addressed by William J. Rowe, M.D. at the upcoming Internal Medicine and Patient Care Conference, March 26-27, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

Edupoint’s Growth in Virginia Continues with Prince William County Schools’ Selection of Synergy Education Platform

MANASSAS, Va., Jan. 23, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint(R) Educational Systems is pleased to announce the selection of its industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform by Prince William County Schools (PWCS). Synergy Education Platform will provide PWCS with a secure, flexible, and collaborative solution for comprehensive student information and learning management in a private, cloud-hosted environment. The district is the second largest school division in Virginia and the 35th largest in the country, serving nearly 90,000 students across approximately 100 schools.

Iron Dust from Brakes and Worldwide Magnesium Deficiencies are Contributing to Hypertension

KESWICK, Va., Nov. 14, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With 25 years of research involving primarily the cardiovascular complications of spaceflight and more recently of the moon walkers, particularly Neil Armstrong on his historic mission and James Irwin (Apollo 15), extraordinary findings were discovered. Both had vascular complications, triggered by inhalation of deadly iron-laden dust. Author Dr. William J. Rowe has applied this information as to how this can be utilized for underlying mechanisms of hypertension on earth, triggered by iron-laden brake dust.

12-Year Old Author Survives Death, Seven Surgeries and Severe Sleep Apnea to Write Teen Book on Healthy Thinking

NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 11, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mekani G. Collins was born a micro-preemie at one-pound, two and a half ounces. Doctors stated he would not live. He survived imminent death, seven surgeries and severe sleep apnea (he stopped breathing 61 times in one night) before his fourth birthday. Today, health is so important to him that he wrote a book – “Stinking Thinking Isn’t Cool!” (ISBN: 978-0998819419) published by Textorium Publishing. It’s an action-packed teenage adventure that’s all about pushing boundaries and making the right choices.

Lease Accounting for Oracle ERP Users Webinar to be Hosted by LeaseAccelerator

RESTON, Va., Aug. 29, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LeaseAccelerator announced today that it will be hosting an educational webinar on lease accounting for Oracle ERP users seeking to implement a solution for ASC 842 and IFRS 16. The new lease accounting standards, introduced last year, will require companies to track real estate, equipment, and embedded leases as assets and liabilities on their balance sheets by end of 2018.

Chesterfield County Public Schools (VA) Expands Synergy Solution to Include Online Registration

CHESTERFIELD, Va., May 16, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, has been selected by Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) to implement the company’s Synergy Online Registration module, augmenting the district’s existing Synergy solution.

Asset-Level Lease Accounting Webinar to be Hosted by LeaseAccelerator

GREAT FALLS, Va., March 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LeaseAccelerator announced today that it will be hosting an educational webinar on Asset-level lease accounting and its role in implementing ASC 842 and IFRS 16. The new lease accounting standards, introduced last year, will require companies to track real estate, equipment, and embedded leases as assets and liabilities on their balance sheets by end of 2018.

Two-Thirds of Large Companies Finding New Lease Accounting Standards More Complex than Anticipated

GREAT FALLS, Va., Feb. 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LeaseAccelerator, the leader in Enterprise Lease Accounting Software, announced the results of a Progress Report study gauging the readiness of large companies to support the new lease accounting standards (ASC 842) one year after their initial publication. The research study, conducted earlier this month, surveyed over 250 respondents in the accounting and finance functions at large public and private US-based corporations.

Holodec’s Training Portal aids LEAN and Value Chain Transformation

SHAWSVILLE, Va., Dec. 28, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Holodec Office Systems LLC, an IIBA(R) corporate member, announced today their new Training Portal for LEAN and Value Chain transformation. The accredited on-line classes and certifications in IT4IT(TM), BPMN(TM) 2.0, CoBIT(R), ITIL(R), TOGAF(R), ArchiMate(R), LEAN, and Six Sigma can be purchased at the Holodec ecampus.

Audition now for youth music academy programs in California and Spain

FORT BELVOIR, Va., June 8, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Building on the success of its 2015 partnership, CAMMO, the Center for American Military Music Opportunities, is again joining forces with The Collective Sound (TCS) youth music program to offer an exciting summer experience for two children of active duty military personnel. CAMMO is hoping to send one student to TCS’ Costa Mesa, Calif., camp and another to the camp in Barcelona, Spain.

LeaseAccelerator and Riveron Consulting to Co-Present in ClearLaw Institute Webinar on New Lease Accounting Standards

GREAT FALLS, Va. and WASHINGTON, D.C., June 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LeaseAccelerator and Riveron Consulting announced today that they will be co-presenting on a forthcoming ClearLaw Institute Webinar about the new lease accounting standards. Issued earlier this year, the new standards, FASB ASU 2016-02 (or Topic 842) for US GAAP and IFRS 16, will require companies to track virtually all real estate and equipment leases as assets and liabilities on their balance sheets starting as early as 2019.

Best Selling Author to Bring ‘Magical Musical Plants’ to Virginia Libraries and Schools

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bestselling author and award-wining songwriter Thornton Cline will bring his latest published children’s book, ‘The Amazing Magical Musical Plants’ (ISBN: 978-1574243253), to Central Virginia for a free multimedia book event tour of the Richmond Public Library, the Blackstone Public Library, one Richmond Public School and an autograph event for Classical FM radio station, WCPE in Raleigh, North Carolina March 8-12, 2016.

Native Richmonder, Bestselling Author to Bring ‘Shrinking Piano’ and ‘The Contrary’ to Virginia

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 5, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Native Richmonder, bestselling author and award-winning songwriter, Thornton Cline will bring his latest published books, ‘The Amazing Incredible Shrinking Piano’ (ISBN: 978-1574243185) and ‘The Contrary’ (ISBN: 978-1612965628) to the Central Virginia area for a free multimedia book event tour of libraries and festivals, Oct. 13-19, 2015.

LeaseAccelerator Achieves SAP Certification for Integration as Powered by SAP NetWeaver

GREAT FALLS, Va., Sept. 15, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LeaseAccelerator Inc., the market-leader in Equipment Lease Management (ELM) software, today announced that its LeaseAccelerator(R) software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution has attained SAP-certification with SAP’s ERP platform as powered by the SAP NetWeaver(R) platform. LeaseAccelerator(R) has been proven to integrate with SAP(R) solutions, offering the most advanced capital lease accounting capabilities available to equipment lessees.

Stem Cell ARTS’ Dr. Mayo Friedlis Invited to Lecture in China on Regenerative Injection Therapy in Treating Musculoskeletal Pain

MCLEAN, Va., July 6, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — StemCell ARTS, an affiliate of National Spine and Pain Centers, is proud to announce that Dr. Mayo Friedlis was invited to co-lead the esteemed ‘CUHK Primary Care Symposium 2015’ on July 4, 2015 in Hong Kong, N.T., People’s Republic of China. Dr. Friedlis presented a Plenary Lecture on ‘Musculoskeletal Intervention of Primary Care Physicians: The Role on Injection Therapy.’

EbitCreative Launches First Wearable Technology Product Geared Towards Women

RICHMOND, Va., May 13, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EbitCreative, a new start-up wearable technology company, announced the launch of its first product – the Lollipop PC – a mobile application designed to help busy women get through the day.

LeaseAccelerator Hires Enterprise SaaS Sales Expert Jay McGlynn to Scale Business

GREAT FALLS, Va., May 5, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LeaseAccelerator announced today that sales leader and go-to-market strategist Jay McGlynn has joined the company as Chief Revenue Officer. Jay brings more than 40 years of enterprise technology sales experience to a team delivering comprehensive Equipment Lease Management (ELM) solutions to Fortune 1000 companies.

Social Justice Advocate Interviews Transgender Federal Inmate about Abhorrent Healthcare

PETERSBURG, Va., Oct. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Social justice advocate, author, and inmate, Christopher Zoukis, recently met with Sangye Rinchen, a transgender federal prison inmate incarcerated for bank robbery at FCI Petersburg – a medium-security federal prison in Petersburg, Virginia. What he learned was frightening.

University Mathematics Professor Receives Commonwealth of Virginia Service Excellence Award

NORFOLK, Va., May 15, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, Dr. Archie W. Earl, Sr., Associate Professor of Mathematics, in the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, at Norfolk State University, received a Service Award, recognizing him for 25 Years of Service Excellence to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

May 4 Run for the Children Stays the Course for Runners and Child Advocates

FAIRFAX, Va., March 21, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Preparations are underway for the third annual Run for the Children, hosted by Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Made possible through a generous partnership grant from the Verizon Foundation and other local corporations, the run takes place on May 4 in historic Fairfax City.

SightLine Systems Japan KK Launched in June 2012

FAIRFAX, Va., June 29, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brandon Witte, CEO, SightLine Systems Corp., is pleased to announce the launch of SightLine Systems Japan K.K. (‘SightLine Japan’) to expand the SightLine solution into the Japanese market. Sightline Japan will be headquartered in Tokyo, and will be represented by Yusuke Nakagawa, President of SightLine Japan.

Four Points Technology Adds Chief Operating Officer to Team

CHANTILLY, Va., Nov. 1, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Four Points Technology, LLC has appointed Joel Lipkin to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. Lipkin joins Four Points from Affigent LLC (formerly TKC Integration Services), where he was general manager.

Black Box Casino Author’s Remarks During Mortgage Bankers Conference Posted at YouTube, Shed Light on Occupy Wall Street Phenomenon

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 25, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Remarks by ‘Black Box Casino’ author Robert Stowe England at this month’s Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) annual conference in Chicago detailing his exploration of how, in his words, ‘The story of the financial crisis is the story of mortgage banking,’ have been posted on YouTube.

November is Banana Pudding Lovers Month

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Oct. 10, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chase’s Calendar of Events, 2011 Edition has designated the month of November as ‘Banana Pudding Lovers Month.’ Created by the Rodgers family of Rodgers’ Banana Pudding Sauce, Banana Pudding Lovers Month is a time for families during the start of the holiday season to re-create the memories of their happy childhood or start creating memories for their own children.

New Book ‘Sand Pail City’ Weaves Together Murder, Greed, and Forgiveness

ROANOKE, Va. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Out In Left Publishing announced this week its second novel, ‘Sand Pail City’ (ISBN-10: 098-3289212), authored by Daniel Printz.

Four Points Part of Winning 7 Delta Team Supporting the Twenty-One Total Technology (T4) Contract Awarded by Department of Veterans Affairs

CHANTILLY, Va. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Four Points Technology, LLC is part of the 7 Delta Team that was recently awarded a 60-month, $12 billion contract by the VA’s TAC to conduct program management, strategy, and planning, and provide technical, systems engineering, and other solutions encompassing the entire range of IT requirements.

nPulse adds CEO to Executive Team – Former Fidelis Exec Brings Industry and Leadership Experience to Growing Company

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — nPulse Technologies today announced that Tim Sullivan has joined its leadership team as CEO. Most recently, Sullivan was CEO and then Chairman of Fidelis Security Systems, an early pioneer in DLP technologies which he founded in 2002.

Ecologic Lessee Services Publishes Comprehensive Lease Accounting Changes Whitepaper for Equipment Lessees

GREAT FALLS, Va. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ecologic Lessee Services, a global provider of outsourcing, software, and capital sourcing services to corporate and non-profit equipment lessees, today announced the publication of a unique whitepaper that addresses how lessees can prepare for the coming IFRS lease accounting changes.

Powerful New Features in 20Gbps Capture-Replay System – nPulse Technologies now shipping HammerHead v2.9

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — nPulse Technologies has announced that it is now shipping the latest release of its HammerHead Capture Replay product, the only solution on the market today providing both traffic capture and traffic replay at speeds up to 20Gbps. HammerHead is a standards-based system which manages traffic data in the familiar, widely-used pcap format.

nPulse Adds Powerful New Leadership Talent to Executive Team – Positioned to Continue Strong Growth for 2011

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — nPulse Technologies has announced the next step in its aggressive 2011 growth plans by adding experienced industry executives Bill Cantrell and Rick Truitt to its senior leadership team. Cantrell will take charge of growing the company’s established business in the Federal Government sector, and also be responsible for key technology and channel alliances. Truitt will lead nPulse’s rapidly growing sales program in financial and commercial markets.

PLP’s Blueprint for Change Program Helps Reprographers Profit From CIM

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PLP Digital Systems is expanding its Blueprint for Change program to help reprographers meet today’s demands for Construction Information Management (CIM). This four-month marketing strategy program, which piloted in 2010, is now accepting applications for the 2011 session.

‘No Longer Silent’ Documents Journey from Victimhood to Recovery

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tammy Gagnon announced this week the release of her new book, ‘No Longer Silent’ (ISBN: 978-0-578-06895-4), an autobiography that depicts years of emotional and sexual abuse, culminating in forgiveness and rebuilding.

A Ravaged World Seeks Sexual Salvation in New Novel – ‘Sextopia’

ROANOKE, Va. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Out in Left Publishing announced this week the launch of a new science fiction novel, ‘Sextopia’ (ISBN: 978-098-328-9203). Authored by Daniel Printz, ‘Sextopia’ focuses on a future world, devastated by bloodshed that is transformed by two prominent and influential men who take the small, remaining population and devise a system where everyone is governed by the original sin.

The Gruesome True Story of the 2006 Richmond Murder Spree

RICHMOND, Va. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Cold Blooded’ (ISBN-13: 978-1589097896), a chilling and shocking new book just released by Bookstand Publishing, tells the true story of the Richmond Virginia family that unwittingly harbored the infamous Harvey family murderers for six days in 2006.