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.


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.

Aligned Technology Solutions Expands Leadership Team with Seasoned IT Managed Services Professionals

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aligned Technology Solutions announced the recent addition of three accomplished veterans of the Managed Service provider (MSP) industry to its leadership team. The new members include a VP of Service Delivery, VP Cybersecurity & Compliance and Director of Helpdesk Operations. These are entirely new positions that were added in support of the companies continued growth and expanded service offerings.

International Paper Company – Richmond Container in Richmond, VA Receives Their Sixth ‘Star’ Designation Under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Voluntary Protection Program

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Commissioner C. Ray Davenport announced today that the International Paper Company – Richmond Container in Richmond, Virginia, has been re-approved as a STAR Worksite under Virginia’s Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), the program’s highest level of recognition.

AMI Expeditionary Healthcare Contracted by the CDC to Study Spread of COVID-19 on University of Wisconsin Campuses

RESTON, Va., Dec. 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AMI Expeditionary Healthcare (AMI) is contracted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to determine the prevalence of asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers on college campuses and what can be done to slow the spread of the disease.

Dominion Energy – Surry Power Station in Surry, Va. Receives Their Fourth ‘Virginia Star’ Designation Under the Department of Labor and Industry’s Voluntary Protection Program

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Commissioner C. Ray Davenport announced today that Dominion Energy Surry Power Station in Surry, Virginia, has been recertified as a Virginia STAR Worksite under Virginia’s Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), the program’s highest level of recognition.

Coldwell Banker Elite Unveils Updated Global Luxury Look

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Nov. 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Coldwell Banker Elite debuts the sleek modern update to our prestigious Global Luxury program branding, in alignment with the Coldwell Banker network’s “Project North Star” visual transformation. Coldwell Banker Elite is deploying all new yard signs, agent and listing marketing materials and more as part of the full network-wide rebrand which will continue into 2021.

Johns Manville in Richmond, Virginia Receives its Second ‘Star’ Designation Under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Voluntary Protection Program

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Commissioner C. Ray Davenport announced today that Johns Manville in Richmond, Virginia has been approved as a STAR Worksite under Virginia’s Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), the program’s highest level of recognition. The facility was honored with their first Certificate of Recognition issued on January 21, 2015.

NUSTAR L.P. Virginia Beach Terminal in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Receives the Virginia ‘Star’ Designation Under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s (DOLI) Voluntary Protection Programs

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Commissioner C. Ray Davenport announced today that the NuStar L.P. Terminal in Virginia Beach, Virginia, has been certified as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), the agency’s highest level of recognition for excellence in safety and health management systems.

AMI Expeditionary Healthcare LLC (AMI) Has Been Contracted by CDC to Provide Emergency Response Team Services in Support of the CDC

RESTON, Va., Nov. 17, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The CDC has contracted AMI Expeditionary Healthcare LLC (AMI) to provide Commercial COVID-19 Emergency Response Team (C-C19ERT) services. This work includes sample collection, logistics, and quality control metrics to ensure subsequent, high-quality, CLIA laboratory testing.

By Light Unit Awarded $83.7M Bridge Contract by DISA

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phacil, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of By Light Professional IT Services, has been awarded a bridge contract for a one-year base period with one, six-month option period with a total lifecycle value of $83.7M by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for the Defense Information System Network (DISN) Technical Refresh Turnkey Support project via the ENCORE III Full and Open (F&O) suite contract.

Virginia Preschool Educator Offers Free Curriculum for Parents Amid Pandemic Woes

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Nov. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The best teachers truly care about their students’ lives both inside and outside the classroom, and Denise Shields of Creative Kids Preschool — and now also Creative Kids Virtual Preschool — is proving that by her actions during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release from the school.

Avila Herbals Announces Manufacturing and Research and Development Agreements with Phoenix Biotechnology

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va., Oct. 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Avila Herbals, a company specializing in novel botanical extraction techniques for both dietary supplements and pharmaceuticals, announced today that it has signed an exclusive global manufacturing agreement and a research and development agreement with Phoenix Biotechnology.

By Light Chief Strategy Office Promotes Growth and Innovation

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — By Light Professional IT Services LLC is investing in its people with a series of promotions to further its strategic growth and solidify its brand as a leader in IT solutions for government and commercial clients. By Light’s promoted several employees who are trailblazers in their fields to positions within the Chief Strategy Office.

NAES Southampton Power Station in Franklin, Virginia Receives the Virginia ‘Star’ Designation Under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Voluntary Protection Programs

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Commissioner C. Ray Davenport announced today that NAES Southampton Power Station in Franklin, Virginia, has been recertified 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.

As Schools Begin Virtually, New Book Helps Ease Children’s Fears Over Online Learning

BRIDGEWATER, Va., Sept. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Morgan Books today announced the release of their new timely book, “Madi Goes to Virtual School” (ISBN: 979-8673380277) by author Rob Morgan. As millions of school children have returned to the classroom this fall, many of them are doing so virtually, learning from kitchen tables and laptop screens rather than the familiar flexible seating and SMART boards that define so many modern teaching spaces.

VirPack and Mortgage Builder Announce Integration Built to Streamline the Digital Mortgage Process

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VirPack is pleased to announce a new partnership with Mortgage Builder, a Constellation Mortgage Solution Company and full loan lifecycle solution. This new integration will provide Mortgage Builder customers advanced workflow and document management capabilities.

DISA Awards By Light Team $198.9M Cloud-Based Internet Isolation Production OTA

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — By Light Professional IT Services LLC has been awarded a $198.9M, 5-year production Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for the Cloud-Based Internet Isolation (CBII) Program. By Light as the prime contractor for this OTA, with teammate Menlo Security, Inc., are together delivering this next-generation Isolation Platform to protect Department of Defense (DoD) networks worldwide.

New River Dermatology Announces Rebrand and Celebrates 19 Years

BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 9, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New River Dermatology, an award-winning leader in dermatological care, announced the company rebrand today in celebration of its 19th anniversary. New River Dermatology and its sister brand, New River Aesthetics, provide a range of comprehensive medical and aesthetic dermatological services to help patients address their skin care needs.

Jim Fitzhugh Promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer for Brooks Transfer & Storage

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Sept. 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brooks Transfer & Storage is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Fitzhugh as the organization’s next president and chief executive officer. Fitzhugh brings to the position 25 years of experience, a wealth of knowledge and an array of experiences in the Moving & Storage industry.

Coldwell Banker Elite Debuts Home Safe™ Certification

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Sept. 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Buying or selling a home is not easy, even in the best of times, but it’s especially difficult during a global pandemic. In order to mitigate the myriad of risks that come with viewing homes, meeting with clients and in-person closings, Coldwell Banker Elite has launched Home Safe Certification.

HomeWork Solutions Sees Huge Demand in Nanny-Share and Education PODS during COVID Epidemic

STERLING, Va., Aug. 25, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — HomeWork Solutions (HWS), industry experts in household payroll and employment taxes, have announced a major effort to support working families interested in Nanny Share and Educator PODs. This action is in direct response to families struggling to find in-home caregivers for their children and continuing their educational learning.

Aligned Technology Solutions Ranks on the 2020 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Revenue Growth of 107 Percent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Inc. magazine today revealed that Aligned Technology Solutions is No. 3485 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.

Aligned Technology Solutions Ranked Among Virginia Most Elite 501 Managed Service Providers

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 3, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aligned Technology Solutions has been named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers and one of the top MSPs in Virginia on the prestigious 2020 annual Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings.

IQBG and Active Navigation Partner to Help Organizations Understand Their Data Estate and Effectively Govern Growing Information Stores

MCLEAN, Va., July 9, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — IQBG, Inc., a leading provider of information and management solutions to highly regulated industries and the public sector, today announced a strategic partnership with Active Navigation, the data privacy and governance software provider.

Aligned Technology Solutions Celebrates 10 Years Continued Growth and Success

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aligned Technology Solutions, an award-winning managed service provider (MSP), has reached an exciting milestone as the company celebrates a decade of providing affordable world-class IT solutions that improve technology outcomes for small- and medium-sized businesses.

Going, Going, Gone: Established Real Estate Agent Leaves Brokerage World During a Pandemic to Embrace the Advantages of Auctions

CHESAPEAKE, Va., June 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a pandemic-ravaged economy that’s left few industries untouched – with many having had to completely rethink and reorient operations within a short window of time – one might question why someone would leave an established career to set off on a new venture. However, that’s exactly what Seth A. White chose to do, noted real estate auction firm Tranzon Fox has announced today.

James F.X. Payne joins pExchange LLC as Vice President of Special Projects

ARLINGTON, Va., May 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — pExchange LLC, a leading provider of innovative government PPBE budgetary software, database management and advanced analytics solutions, just announced that James F.X. Payne has joined the company as Vice President of Special Projects.

A tribute to an American Hero – Juan ‘Skip’ Torres

FAIRFAX, Va., May 25, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Juan Manuel Torres of Pine Island, Fla. – a decorated Korean and Vietnam veteran – passed away last week at the age of 86-years-old after a courageous battle with cancer and pneumonia, the Family of Juan Manuel Torres announced. With his passing, America lost a true patriot and American hero who was one of the last surviving members of Task Force Smith from the Battle of Osan.

More Space Aliens, Badder Mothers and What About Those Guns? Strong Women Take on Invasion in 4th Outing of Book Series

WILMINGTON, Vt., May 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Space Aliens, Bad Mothers And Guns! Volume 4” (ISBN: 979-8622866586) has been released on Amazon. The twins, Ayesha DeRaville and Sonise Lumbaca (DeRaville Sisters), of DSMAN, LLC, are at it again, bringing their fanbase (and welcoming new readers) 14 new short stories in their fourth self-published novel.

Costa Dentistry Responds to Pandemic with Advanced Safety Protocols

BRAMBLETON, Va., May 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Costa Dentistry is re-opening our doors on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 after implementing strict new safety protocols and state of the art technology.

Nuclear to Play Vital Role in Innovating Virginia’s Carbon-Free Future

ARLINGTON, Va., April 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Innovations in nuclear energy will play a vital role in reaching Virginia’s goal to be carbon-free by 2050 after Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation directing the state to work with industry to develop a strategic plan for the Commonwealth’s nuclear industry. The bill directs the government, through the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority (VNECA), to work with industry stakeholders to develop a comprehensive plan.

AMI Expeditionary Healthcare Deploys to St Maarten to Assist COVID-19 Victims

RESTON, Va., April 9, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A 30-member medical team from Virginia-based AMI Expeditionary Healthcare LLC is en route to the Caribbean island of St. Maarten to assist coronavirus victims at the urgent request of the Dutch government.

Aligned Technology Solutions Awarded as One of The Financial Times The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 9, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aligned Technology Solutions has been recognized as part of The Financial Times inaugural list of The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2020. This prestigious award is presented by The Financial Times and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

New SunLogix Virginia Warehouse Offers Crucial Storage Capacity for Solar Energy Industry

DANVILLE, Va., April 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SunLogix, a leading provider of logistics services exclusively to the solar energy industry, today announced it has acquired 500,000 square feet of warehousing space in Danville, Virginia. The warehouse provides additional space on the East Coast for Safe Harbor storage, long-term storage and short-term space to store solar power equipment in the event of project delays or other reasons.

Instrumental in the Coronavirus Emergency Response Efforts, AMI Expeditionary Healthcare is on the Frontlines

RESTON, Va., March 17, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AMI Expeditionary Healthcare LLC is staffing the front lines of the Coronavirus response providing critical services to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services all over the United States. In early March, they assembled teams of doctors, nurses, technicians, logisticians, case workers and many others to combat the COVID-19 emergency response in Kirkland, Washington and central California and are still there supplying their expertise.