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UMW named one of the best colleges in Virginia for business students

Posted by Fred.com, June 20, 2017
UMW named one of the best colleges in Virginia for business students

By Lindley Estes, FL-S The University of Mary Washington’s College of Business has picked up a new accolade. The university has been named among the top 10 business programs at Virginia colleges and universities by Zippia, a website dedicated to helping recent college graduates with their careers. UMW ranked sixth on the list. Zippia compared 38 institutions in...

RPI Group, Inc. Awarded United States Air Force’s Imagery Compilation and Exploitation Contract

Posted by , June 19, 2017
RPI Group, Inc. Awarded United States Air Force’s Imagery Compilation and Exploitation Contract

  RPI Group, Inc. has been awarded a Prime contract to provide operations and maintenance services for the U.S. Air Force’s Imagery Compilation and Exploitation contract. This $22 million, multi-year contract will include placement of Enterprise Engineers and Systems Analysts across the United States is illustrative of it's robust technical and business capabilities to the USAF and th...

The Community Foundation surprises Germanna with $20,000 grant

Posted by , June 15, 2017
The Community Foundation surprises Germanna with $20,000 grant The Community Foundation surprises Germanna with $20,000 grant

The staff of the Community Foundation planned a surprise presentation at a fake board meeting on Germanna College campus on Thursday. This is how they surprised the winning education team who wrote the proposal for the $20,000 Visionary Grant for Education. Ron Hunt, Grants Coordinator at Germanna, Shashuna Gray, Dean of Arts & Science, Scott Kemp, Interim VP for Student Success and Dr. Jeann...

Local Real Estate Sales Increase in May

Posted by , June 13, 2017
Local Real Estate Sales Increase in May

The local real estate market had significant gains in sales in the month of May. While prices remained steady and inventory low,  the totals increased  27percent over May of 2016, closing out the month at $193.7 million in sales. Fueling that increase was a nearly 22 percent increase in units sold with 630 sold in May of 2017 compared to 517 in May of last year.  The median sold pr...

May Local Lease Transactions

Posted by , June 9, 2017
May Local Lease Transactions

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer reports the following recent lease transactions in the Fredericksburg area for the month of May: Wal-Mart Stores East, LP renewed its lease of 46,530 sq.ft. of industrial space in McK Business Park at 3010 Mine Rd., Spotsylvania County, VA. Virgil Nelson, CCIM and Wilson H. Greenlaw, Jr., CCIM handled the lease negotiations. Sirius XM renewed its lease of 20,6...

RACSB offers free opioid overdose training

Posted by , June 8, 2017
RACSB offers free opioid overdose training

About 60,000 people died from drug overdoses last year in the United States, and experts expect that number to grow. The Fredericksburg area has not been immune to the escalating opioid epidemic. Last year, 72 people in Planning District 16 died from opioid overdoses, according to preliminary statistics from the Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. In an effort to stem the rising tide of...

SimVentions Awarded $32M Contract for Cybersecurity Engineering

Posted by , June 8, 2017
SimVentions Awarded $32M Contract for Cybersecurity Engineering

SimVentions has been awarded a $32M, five-year contract to provide cybersecurity engineering services to the Combat Direction Systems Activity in Dam Neck and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren, specifically the Readiness & Training Systems Department to support the Navy’s goal to maintain today’s systems, that depends on protecting computers and networks, and a proactive ap...

Crazy 4 Gaming opens this month in the Fredericksburg region

Posted by Fred.com, June 7, 2017
Crazy 4 Gaming opens this month in the Fredericksburg region

(FL-S) A new business that offers a mobile video gaming trailer for parties and events is opening in the Fredericksburg region June 10. Owned by local couple Travis and Crystal King, Crazy 4 Gaming Video Game Theater offers a 32-foot, state-of-the-art gaming trailer outfitted with five flat-screen televisions inside, two televisions outside and hundreds of games for Xbox, Playstation and Nintend...

Local unemployment steady

Posted by Fred.com, June 6, 2017
Local unemployment steady

BY LINDLEY ESTES THE FREE LANCE–STAR The Fredericksburg region’s unemployment rate remained fairly flat in April at 3.6 percent, according to the Virginia Employment Commission. That percentage is compared to 3.7 percent during the same month last year and 3.8 percent in March. Across the region, local unemployment rates wavered slightly from the previous month and year. ...

Quantico Innovation Center Announces Startup Technology Competition

Posted by , June 6, 2017
Quantico Innovation Center Announces  Startup Technology Competition

The Quantico Innovation Center is taking applications for a startup technology competition - QuIC Innovation Challenge.  Applications are accepted now through July 15. Selected companies will receive no-cost collaborative space or office space, a value of up to $3,000, as well as no-cost QuIC membership and program fees for six months.   The QuIC’s incubation program includes men...