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.


CENTS® Powers Ecosystem at new Mississippi Cyber Center

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 21, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On November 9, 2022, Mississippi State University (MSU) and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) opened the doors to the Mississippi Cyber Center, a culmination of efforts made possible through the Mississippi Cyber Initiative (MCI). The newly renovated building on the MGCCC Harrison County Campus is the central location for the first phase of this massive commitment to cybersecurity training and knowledge-sharing.

New Disk Drill 5: up to 30% higher data restoration, RAID recovery, and new photo and video file format support

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CleverFiles announces the release of the new major version of Disk Drill for Mac and Windows. Disk Drill 5 introduces a new modular user interface, recovery from Windows and Linux software RAID arrays, VHD and VHDX support, and adds new file formats to its Deep Scan resulting in up to 30% higher data restoration success rates.

Short-Term Rental Compliance Provider LTAS Technologies Inc. (Harmari) Acquired by Avenu

CENTREVILLE, Va., Nov. 10, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Avenu Insights & Analytics (Avenu), the global leader in revenue enhancement and administration solutions for state and local governments, today announced the acquisition of LTAS Technologies Inc. (Harmari®), a leading provider of short-term rental identification, monitoring and compliance software and services.

Tom Pires Appointed as Vice President at Aligned

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 4, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aligned Technology Solutions, an IT and security service partner that provides highly customized solutions for small to medium-sized businesses, expanded their leadership talent by bringing on the innovative Tom Pires to be the company vice president on October 3, 2022.

Innovative Refrigeration Systems Receives The Virginia ‘Sharp’ Designation Under The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s (DOLI) Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 28, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Commissioner Gary G. Pan announced today that the Innovative Refrigeration Systems in Lyndhurst, Virginia, has been certified as a Virginia SHARP Worksite under the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP), the agency’s highest level of recognition for excellence in safety and health management systems for small businesses.

Cintas Location #391 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)

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 28, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cintas Corporation Location #391 (Portsmouth, Va.) is one of 37 current participants in the STAR program of public/private sector worksites to achieve and retain this recognition in Virginia. This facility provides uniform programs and provides facility services such as; entrance mats, restroom cleaning, and restroom supplies for businesses in the greater Hampton Roads area.

The Story of the Orange Dress: Ashburn-Based Private Chef Turned Heads at her Wedding in Local Berryville, VA

ASHBURN, Va., Oct. 6, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Private Chef and Owner of Fleur de Cuisine, Natalie Ramos (now Natalie Vaughn), has shared her story about overcoming adversity on her way to success in building her chef and catering business in Loudoun County, Virginia. Through sharing her story about growing up in Brooklyn, New York’s housing projects, Natalie has gained a large following for her strength, willingness, and determination for overcoming obstacles that led to her personal and professional success.

Virginia’s Leader in Lightning Protection Celebrates 75th Anniversary with Community Event to Support Landmark Fire Prevention Week Campaign

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 4, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Two champions of fire prevention and safety are celebrating anniversary milestones this October. Loehr Lightning Protection Co., Virginia’s leader in lightning protection system (LPS) services since 1947, is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA) to support the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week™ (FPW) and celebrate its own 75th company anniversary with a community event at the Hazen Memorial Library, in historic Bon Air, Va., on Thursday, October 6, from 3 to 7 p.m.

VOSH Increases efforts to help employers prevent workplace fatalities

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 31, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Department of Labor and Industry’s Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) program is enhancing its efforts to protect workers and reduce injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in the state after a sudden rise in workplace deaths.

Aligned Technology Solutions Ranks No. 2698 on the 2022 Inc. 5000 Annual List

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Inc. revealed that Aligned Technology Solutions is No. 2698 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents a one-of-a-kind look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment-its independent businesses.

Virginia Department of Labor and Industry recognizes Lockheed Martin for exceptional safety and health practices

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 12, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems in Manassas, 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).

BC Wood Products in Ashland Receives Virginia SHARP Designation Under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s (DOLI) Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 10, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Commissioner Gary G. Pan announced today that the BC Wood Products in Ashland, Virginia, has been certified as a Virginia SHARP Worksite under the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP), the agency’s highest level of recognition for excellence in safety and health management systems for small businesses.

Aligned Technology Solutions Ranked on Channel Futures 2022 MSP 501 – Tech Industry’s Most Prestigious List of Managed Service Providers Worldwide

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 16, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aligned Technology Solutions has been named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers in the prestigious 2022 Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings. MSPs that qualify for the list must pass a rigorous review conducted by the research team and editors of Channel Futures.

Connected Solutions Group Releases m106 LTE Gateway Router

RICHMOND, Va., June 15, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Connected Solutions Group, LLC (CSG), a national leader in wireless hardware deployment and services, today announced that it is bringing its first in-house hardware product to market, the CSG m106 LTE Gateway Router. The router, designed to operate on the Verizon network, will be used for a wide range of business connectivity use cases.

Raytheon Chesapeake Depot 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)

RICHMOND, Va., June 3, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Raytheon Chesapeake Depot in Chesapeake, 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).

By Light Awarded $82M VA Contract

MCLEAN, Va., May 26, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — By Light Professional IT Services LLC (By Light) has been awarded the My HealtheVet (MHV) Development, Security and Operations (DevSecOps) contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Valued at $82M over five (5) years, this contract provides for the continued support and development of VA’s Veteran-facing Electronic Health portal.

By Light Awarded $2M Army National Guard Contract

MCLEAN, Va., May 12, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Army National Guard awarded a $2M follow-on contract to By Light Professional IT Services LLC (By Light) and its teaming partner Warhorse Training Solutions. Under this contract, By Light will provide 44 additional Recruiting Experiences to attract and educate young men and women about critical Military Occupational Specialties (MOS).

CleverFiles Becomes the First Company to Offer Software Licenses as NFTs

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 11, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs for short, have already enabled many innovative use cases, from digital collectibles to private membership experiences. Today, CleverFiles, a software company based in Alexandria, VA, announced its collection of 100 full-featured transferable lifetime licenses for its world-famous data recovery software, Disk Drill, sold as NFTs on OpenSea.

Blue Glacier Publishes ‘Red Team’ Report on ‘What if Kim Jong Un Dies in 2022?’

FAIRFAX, Va., March 24, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Blue Glacier Security & Intelligence LLC announced it has published a thought-provoking Red Team memorandum titled “What if Kim Jong Un Dies in 2022?” This “out-of-the-box” analytic approach offers a thought-provoking viewpoint after Kim’s recent, drastic weight loss and continued weapons tests.

With a Two-Year Revenue Growth of 70 Percent, Aligned Technology Solutions Ranks No. 118 on Inc. Magazine’s List of the Mid-Atlantic Region’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 15, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Inc. magazine today revealed that Aligned Technology Solutions is No. 118 on its third annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: Mid-Atlantic list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies based in Washington, D.C., Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Mid-Atlantic region.

12th Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival Free and Open to the Public February 18 – March 4, 2022

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 10, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Richmond Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF) announces its 12th annual showcase of over 20 free local and national films selected to raise awareness of environmental issues and offer solution-oriented messages of hope that inspire action towards promoting planet health and environmental justice.

With Low-Cost Barriers to Entry, Many are Exploring Growing Resale Industry as New Career, says Industry Experts at Aravenda Consignment Software

TYSONS, Va., Feb. 8, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aravenda Global Resale Technology, a U.S.-based consignment software company, speaks to the exponential growth of new resellers as the Great Resignation continues – a mass exodus of employees that began in 2020 during economic uncertainty.

Hitachi Energy in Bland, 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)

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 11, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Commissioner C. Ray Davenport announced today that Hitachi Energy in Bland, 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), the program’s highest level of recognition. The facility was honored with their first Certificate of Recognition issued on March 12, 2011.

By Light joins FSC Edge in 10-year contract supporting full lifecycle patent processing for the United States Patent and Trademark Office

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 5, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — By Light Professional IT Services LLC (By Light), as a primary subcontractor to Flatirons Solutions Corporation, a U.S. company, was awarded a contract by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the Patent Data and Document Management (PDDM) program with a potential value of $1.4 billion.

Where Did Four Million U.S. Workers Go and What Are They Doing? asks the Merito Group

TYSONS, Va., Jan. 3, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Great Resignation era of workers are returning to the workforce but not as originally imagined. Carolyn Thompson, CEO of talent acquisition and consulting services company Merito Group states, “With new priorities and values, Americans are searching for a new job or a new career, which also means becoming an entrepreneur.”

Toray Plastics in Front Royal, Virginia Receives Its Fourth ‘Star’ Designation Under The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Voluntary Protection Program

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Commissioner C. Ray Davenport announced today that Toray Plastics (America), Inc. in Front Royal, 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), the program’s highest level of recognition. The facility was honored with their first Certificate of Recognition issued on January 28, 2005.

FSO Awarded $31.2M EWOCS Task Order – ACS, By Light JV Supports Operation of World’s Only Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC)

FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 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 $31.2M task order under the USAF – Eastern Western Operational Communication Services (EWOCS) Single Award IDIQ.

‘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.