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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Senator Mark Warner to Deliver Keynote at Third Annual Cybersecurity Conference: Cyber Never Sleeps

Media Release
Date: April 24, 2019
Media Contact:
Kristin Mills, Marketing & Communications Manager
kristin@fxbgchamber.org, 540-373-9537

Fredericksburg Regional Chamber Announces Senator Mark Warner to Deliver Keynote at Third Annual Cybersecurity Conference: Cyber Never Sleeps

FREDERICKSBURG – The Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Senator Mark Warner will deliver the keynote at the Third Annual Cybersecurity Conference: Cyber Never Sleeps. This year’s conference will be held on Friday, May 3 from 8-3p.m. at the University of Mary Washington Stafford Campus located at 121 University Boulevard, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406.

Speakers include Senator Mark Warner, Vice-Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee; State Senator Bryce Reeves; Dr. Ray Letteer, Marine Corps Senior Information Security Official (SISO) and the Chief of the Cybersecurity Division of the Command, Control, Communications, and Computer (C4) Department at Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps; and Col. Douglas Lemott, the commanding officer of Marine Corps Cyberspace Operations Group (MCCOG), Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command.

The conference brings together leaders on the frontlines of the “cyber battle.”  Attendees will hear perspectives from state, DoD and operational-level experts on the latest challenges in cybersecurity. Guest speakers and panelists will highlight the urgency of current cyber threats, provide useful information to identify them, and offer practical tips for protecting the data and physical assets.

Topics include:
-       Cybersecurity 101: A comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity.
-       Securing Infrastructure: Defending against cybersecurity threats.
-       Shared Responsibility: Working together across industries and government agencies to prevent cyber-attacks.

Registration is open on the Chamber’s website. Chamber members receive a member rate of $35, non-members $50 and government employees are able to attend for free thanks to the signature sponsor for the event – RPI Group, Inc.

For more information or to register, please visit www.fxbgchamber.org or contact Community Advancement Manager Kyle Allwine at kyle@fxbgchamber.org or 540-373-9400.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

UBREAKIFIX EXPANDS VIRGINIA FOOTPRINT WITH NORTHEASTERN LOCATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

UBREAKIFIX EXPANDS VIRGINIA FOOTPRINT WITH NORTHEASTERN LOCATION 
Industry-Leading Tech Repair Brand Brings High Quality Electronics Support to Stafford 

STAFFORD, Va. — April 22 —Tech repair brand uBreakiFix opens its newest location, uBreakiFix Stafford, on April 26 at 364 Garrisonville Road. The new store joins several locations across the Greater D.C. area, including stores in Alexandria, Falls Church, Springfield, and more. 

uBreakiFix services anything with a power button, including smartphones, game consoles, tablets, computers, drones, hoverboards, and everything in between. To date, uBreakiFix has completed more than 5 million repairs. While common fixes include cracked screens, software issues, and camera issues, the brand offers support for most technical problems on any electronic device, regardless of make or model. 

Through strategic partnerships with leading technology companies, including Samsung and Google, uBreakiFix provides Samsung Galaxy customers and Google Pixel and Pixelbook customers with manufacturer-backed, same-day repair services using genuine parts. Through the partnership with Samsung, Galaxy owners can get in and out-of-warranty repairs at more than 350 locations nationwide, with most repairs completed in two hours or less. 

uBreakiFix Stafford is the first location for owners TJ Summerlin IV and NiTorya Summerlin, who are both recently retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and decided to make Stafford their permanent home. 

“My interest in tech repair started with successfully repairing my own phone and then grew as my family and friends began giving me their devices to repair,” said TJ Summerlin IV. “When my wife and I were looking for our next venture in life, I happened to visit a uBreakiFix shop for repair advice and ended up walking away with a franchise brochure. The rest is history. ” 

uBreakiFix was founded in 2009 by millennial duo Justin Wetherill and David Reiff, who later partnered with Eddie Trujillo to transition their Internet-based brand to a brick and mortar model. 

By offering convenience, accessibility, and unparalleled customer service, uBreakiFix filled a gap in the repair marketplace and has since emerged as an industry leader in growth, service offerings, and authorized partnerships. In 2018, Wetherill was inducted into the Forbes Technology Council, and uBreakiFix earned a top spot on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® list, ranking #18 overall, #1 in the Electronics Repair category, and #1 on the Top New Franchises list. 

 

uBreakiFix has nearly 500 locations open across the U.S. and Canada. The brand opened nearly 130 new stores in 2018 and plans to increase growth in 2019. For more information on uBreakiFix franchising, visit http://ubreakifix.com/franchising. 

“At uBreakiFix, our goal is to take the hassle of a broken device and create the most positive, convenient experience possible for our customers,” Wetherill said. “We are a customer service company first, and a tech repair company second. As we expand into Stafford, we look forward to becoming the trusted resource to keep consumers and businesses connected to the things and people who matter most.” 

uBreakiFix Stafford is located at 364 Garrisonville Rd, Ste 123, Stafford, VA, 22554 and can be reached at: 540-628-0499. For more information and to view a service menu, visit ...


 

Friday, April 19, 2019

Rappahannock United Way And Community Leaders Celebrate A Successful 2018 Workplace Campaign

FOR RELEASE – April 19, 2019 
CONTACT – Brenda Sapanghila BSapanghila@rappahannockunitedway.org 540-373-0041 x303 

Rappahannock United Way And Community Leaders Celebrate A Successful 2018 Workplace Campaign 

Fredericksburg (April, 2019) – Rappahannock United Way celebrated a successful 2018 Workplace Campaign alongside representatives from Corporate Campaign Companies and Local Government Campaigns, at the Jepson Alumni Executive Center, on April 18, 2019. 

GEICO presented a $25,000 check towards The ALICE Emergency Fund. This fund provides financial assistance to cover the cost of basic needs of housing and transportation (if required for employment) for working households by providing one-time assistance to eligible applicants. Financial assistance is provided with the intent of assisting households in overcoming a financial crisis, preventing homelessness, and stabilizing housing (rent/mortgage/deposit/car repair). 

Rappahannock United Way would like to thank their Corporate Campaign Companies and Local Government Campaigns for their generous and consistent contributions throughout 2018. These successful workplace campaigns helped fund grants that supported community-wide programs in Education, Healthy Living, Financial Stability and The ALICE Emergency Fund. 

Awards presented 

VIP Company: GEICO, with over $1,000,000 raised in campaign! 

Employee Campaign Coordinators of the Year: 

Ebony Grant, PB Mares, LLP 

Wendy Lattimore, Quarles Petroleum, Inc. 

Amanda Strawn, Hilldrup 

Erin Drumheller, Alexia Woolfolk, Jennifer Millar, GEICO 

Chairman’s Award of Excellence in Employee Giving: Virginia Partners Bank 

Chairman’s Award of Excellence in Corporate Spirit: Publix 

Chairman’s Award of Excellence in Leadership Giving: Mary Washington Healthcare 

Rookie of the Year: Kaeser Compressors 

Energy Star: Rappahannock Electric Cooperative 

Most Spirited Service: Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center 

Teacher’s Pet: 

Missy Fisher, Central Rappahannock Regional Library 

Tami Cruz, Central Rappahannock Regional Library 

Amanda Strawn, Hilldrup 

Local Government Employee Campaign Coordinator of the Year: Donna Krauss, Stafford County Government 

Top Dog Award: Stafford County Government 

Rappahannock United Way would like to thank their Annual Corporate Sponsors. This event is possible due to their corporate sponsorships that help ensure no donor dollars are used to fund their events. 

If your company or organization would like to get involved in fundraising or volunteering at Rappahannock United Way, please contact Grace Draper, Corporate Relationship Manager. gdraper@rappahannockunitedway.org 

(540) 373 - 0014 x 318 

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Fredericksburg Regional Chamber Awards Local Legislators

Date: April 18, 2019 
Media Contact: 
Kristin Mills, Marketing & Communications Manager
kristin@fxbgchamber.org, 540-373-9537 

Fredericksburg Regional Chamber Awards Local Legislators 

FREDERICKSBURG – The Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce recognized and awarded two local legislators for their pro-business legislative record. At the 2019 Legislative Review held on Wednesday, April 17, the Chamber awarded Senator Bryce Reeves – District 17 with their 2nd annual “Senator of the Year” award and Delegate Bob Thomas, Jr. – 28th District with their 2nd annual “Delegate of the Year” award. 

Each year the Chamber evaluates the 12 senators and delegates that represent the Fredericksburg region, including the City of Fredericksburg, Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties, through their Legislative Scorecard. This year, the Chamber staff tracked over 150 bills and evaluated the legislators based on their votes and patronage of the top 15 bills that will have the biggest impact, either positive or negative, on the Chamber membership, their employees and the regional economy. As the voice of the business community, the Chamber's legislator awards are the best indication of a legislator who values businesses and free enterprise. 

The Chamber recognized Senator Bryce Reeves and Delegate Bob Thomas for introducing bold legislation around transportation and for consistently voting in favor of pro-business initiatives, which positively contribute to the regional economy. They are true champions for businesses in the Fredericksburg region. 

Susan Spears, president and CEO of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber stated, “Over 70 percent of our members are small businesses. Each year, we hear them tell us about traffic gridlock, the need for a skilled workforce, rising healthcare costs and other issues that limit their ability to support and grow our regional economy. We are taking an active role in supporting these members by advocating on these issues. This year, we recognized Senator Reeves and Delegate Thomas for their work as partners in that effort. We will continue to hold our local elected officials accountable for their role in developing policies that either help or hurt our economy, and we mean business.” 

Also during the 2019 Legislative Review, The Chamber recapped the Virginia General Assembly as well as the Chamber’s key policy positions. The Chamber believes it is not only mutually beneficial, but also imperative that it provides a shared platform for the regional stakeholders, such as elected officials, top business owners and non-profits. 

The Chamber thanks the 2019 Legislative Review sponsors: Cox Business, Dominion Energy, 718 Venue and The Title Professionals. The Chamber also thanks the Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors (FAAR) for partnering on the event. 

For any questions regarding public policy or community advancement, please contact Community Advancement Manager Kyle Allwine at kyle@fxbgchamber.org or 540-373-9400.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Fredericksburg Seeks Sponsors for 2019 Christmas Parade

For more information:
Kim Herbert
540-372-1086 ext. 307ksherbert@fredericksburgva.gov

Fredericksburg Seeks Sponsors for 2019 Christmas Parade

(Fredericksburg, VA) April 18, 2019 - The Fredericksburg Christmas Parade is a favorite community tradition in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia. The event’s mission is to provide a traditional community celebration with a focus on safety and accessibility. Each year the parade fills with marching groups, decorated floats, music & dance performers and area businesses seeking to spread holiday cheer. Crowds gather by the thousands along Caroline Street and Princess Anne Street. The one-mile parade route is lined by historic downtown buildings and decorated storefronts.

This event would not be possible without sponsors who support the event financially and in-kind with volunteers to help supervise the parade route on event day. Businesses and organizations who sponsor this year’s parade will expand their business brand awareness here in our community. Plus, they will help provide an authentic hometown holiday experience that’s enjoyed by all generations in our community.

The Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events Department is issuing a call for Christmas Parade Sponsorship proposals, which are being accepted April 22, 2019 through May 20, 2019. We are seeking a title sponsor as well as division and marshal sponsors for this year’s event. More information is available online at:www.FredericksburgChristmasParade.com. The deadline to submit sponsorship proposals for committee review is Monday, May 20, 2019. Please submit proposals to Kimberly Herbert, Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events, 408 Canal Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 or by email atksherbert@fredericksburgva.gov.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Library Hosting Trebuchet Contest Saturday, April 27

Contact: 
Sean Bonney
Community Engagement Manager
sean.bonney@crrl.org

FOR MEDIA ONLY 

Library Hosting Trebuchet Contest Saturday, April 27

Fredericksburg, Virginia, April 16, 2019 - Central Rappahannock Regional Library is hosting Launch It!, a trebuchet contest, for the third year. The contest will take place at Snowden Park, off of Fall Hill Avenue, on Saturday, April 27. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. and the contest starts at 10:00 a.m.

New to trebuchets? A trebuchet is a kind of medieval siege engine. Full-sized trebuchets were used to smash down castle walls. This contest will be a fun, family event, and you can join in by bringing your handcrafted trebuchet and testing it against your competitors!

Contestants needing help crafting their trebuchets can attend CRRL's final trebuchet construction lesson Tuesday, April 23, 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Fredericksburg Branch MakerLab.

Contest entries may be submitted in the following categories: 

  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Adult
  • Family

Trebuchets will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Distance
  • Accuracy
  • Most Creative

Rules:

  • You must have a name for your trebuchet. For example, King Edward I's trebuchet was called Warwolf.
  • The dimensions of your trebuchet may be no larger than 2 x 2 x 2 feet.
  • CRRL will provide projectiles which are less than 2 inches in diameter.
  • Projectiles must remain intact until they hit the ground.
  • All trebuchets must be propelled by gravity (no springs, no elastics, no compressed air or water, no explosives).
  • CRRL judges are the final arbiters on safety.

Read all about last year's winners, including such creative and awesome entries as Trebuchet 9000 2.0, Hurler, Castle Gayle, Daedra-chet, and Princess Sparkle Glitter Punch.

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For more information, contact John Sweton, Network Services, john.sweton@crrl.org, 540-372-1144 ext. 7024. 


 

Monday, April 15, 2019

Library recognized for excellence

For Immediate Release

Contact: Sean Bonney
Community Engagement Manager
sean.bonney@crrl.org

Library Recognized for Excellence

Fredericksburg, Virginia, April 15, 2019 - Central Rappahannock Regional Library and staff were recognized at the April 11, 2019 meeting of the Virginia Public Library Directors Association (VPLDA), a sub-group of the Library of Virginia.

Elizabeth M. “Libby” Lewis Award
Director Martha Hutzel was presented with the Elizabeth M. “Libby” Lewis Award, given annually to a Virginia public library director who "exhibits an enthusiasm for and a love of libraries as well as a nurturing spirit." Library directors nominate one of their peers for the award and the winner is chosen by a vote of the association's members. 

Staff Member of the Year
Porter Branch Teen Specialist Wini Ashooh was awarded Staff Member of the Year, recognizing her many outstanding accomplishments including her work with the Rapphannock Juvenile Center and for her selection as a co-presenter at NASA@ My Library workshops with the Lunar and Planetary Institute.

Better Together Award
Spotsylvania Towne Centre Branch was awarded the Better Together Award. This award is given to exemplary social capital projects such as the partnership between CRRL, the Cafaro Company and Spotsylvania County that created the STC Branch in a rent-free, unused space.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Women applauded, hugged, danced and donated at the sold out 1000 Women event

Women applauded, hugged, danced and donated at the sold out 1000 Women event hosted by The Women and Girls Fund of The Community Foundation Thursday night.

The signature event’s name – 1000 Women – is also The Women and Girls Fund’s goal:

1000 Women giving $1,000 to create a $1 million endowmentfund. This endowment will make grants each year to nonprofits that directly support local women and girls. The fund is actively inviting area woman to join the fund by contributing to the endowment.

Although it is the first time The Women and Girls Fund has hosted an evening celebration and grant reveal, 1000 Women sold out in just 3 weeks reaching full capacity at UMW’s Chandler Ballroom at nearly 250 attendees. The event garnered a great deal of support from many local women-owned and women-led businesses. 

During dinner, The Women and Girls Fund’s Grants Committee Chair revealed the 2019 grant winners.  Each spring the Women and Girl Fund members vote to determine which nonprofit will receive a grant.  There were 4 grant finalists at the event - Virginia Community Food Connections, Stafford Junction, Girl Smarts, and Rappahannock CASA.  This year, two grant winners were awarded: Rappahannock Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and Girl Smarts. 

The Women and Girls Fund has granted $175,000 dollars to local nonprofits over the last 10 years. 

Thursday’s celebration was also a time for Women and Girls Fund members to get together and invite friends and colleagues to learn more about the Women and Girls Fund. 

“Our vision is for strong, committed women to come together and fund community programs that enable women and girls to reach their full potential. Our membership clearly lives that vision out.  They are incredibly dedicated to addressing the unique needs of women and girls in our area,” said Chris Repp, Women and Girls Fund board president.

1000 Women featured keynote speaker, Kyra Oliver, author of ‘8 Ways of Being.’ Her message, “BOLD is the new y.o.u. (your own utopia)” highlighted her personal journey and transformative, hard-earned tactics for whole-life success and encouraged the audience to take action and live life with positivity and confidence. 

Michele Mansouri, Women and Girls Fund board vice president, concluded the evening by encouraging the crowd to continue to respond to the need for support for women and girls in our region. “The Women and Girls Fund has supported causes ranging from helping girls understand teen violence, science and math programs that provide paths for better paying jobs, anti-bullying programs, and nutritional support for those struggling with poverty. This is what it means to be 1 of 1000 Women!”

Website: http://www.cfrrr.org/about-us-and-our-initiatives/news-events/1000-women

About The Community Foundation

The Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that manages and distributes charitable giving in the Rappahannock River Region. The foundation is a devoted advocate for the vitality and well-being of our community. One of The Community Foundation’s strategies for preserving and growing the quality of life in our region is supporting higher education for area students.

The Community Foundation offers a spectrum of services for individuals, organizations and businesses that are ...


 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Fredericksburg Academy underwent 10-year Accreditation visit with Team from top Virginia schools

Private School Commended for Excellence by Educational Leaders, Recommended for Continued Accreditation
Fredericksburg Academy underwent 10-year Accreditation visit with Team from top Virginia schools

Fredericksburg, VA, April 11, 2019— Fredericksburg Academy sought to align with the top schools in the Commonwealth immediately upon its founding. It remains one of the youngest member schools in the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS), an organization recognized nationally for having some of the toughest standards of accreditation. In late March, a team of leaders from other VAIS schools visited Fredericksburg Academy for the purpose of assessing continued accreditation.

The Academy met or exceeded all standards and was highly commended in the following areas for:

1)      Fostering a culture and curriculum centered around fulfilling its mission and beliefs;

2)      Building independent leaders poised to take charge of their futures through superior written and oral communication instruction, a highly engaging environment, and strategic units of study geared toward meaningful and measurable outcomes, and;

3)      A committed faculty who leverage small class to challenge and support each individual student, and who collaborate across grade levels and disciplines to create an effectively integrated learning experience.

The team also recognized the extraordinary leadership of Fredericksburg Academy’s Head of School, Karen Moschetto, and exemplary strategic direction provided by the Board of Trustees.

Throughout their visit which include a student-led tour, an opening presentation with a student video, a student Exhibit, a choral performance, curriculum fair, classroom observations, many meetings with students, parents, faculty, administration, and trustees, the Visiting Team was impressed by the degree to which Fredericksburg Academy lives its mission and upholds the standards set forth by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.

The Visiting Team praised the school for its safe, secure campus. They say this in their final report recommending re-Accreditation without delay, “The School’s genuine commitment to recognizing each student’s unique potential was palpable in the classrooms and the overall atmosphere. Constituents of the School speak with one voice when it comes to the importance the School places on individual student growth and success.

 

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Philanthropy Speaks 2019 - Andrew Kassoy and B Corps

For Immediate Release
Contact:           Lisa Biever, Director of Donor Services
                        The Community Foundation
                        540.373.9292
                        lisa.biever@cfrrr.org

Philanthropy Speaks 2019 - Andrew Kassoy and B Corps

Fredericksburg, VA - The Community Foundation delivers innovative ideas that for generous people. The foundation's annual Philanthropy Speaks luncheon, hosted this year with the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance of the University of Mary Washington, provides fresh perspectives on the wisest investments in our community.

This event annually invite local leaders, philanthropists and professional advisors to attend this complimentary annual luncheon.

Featured 2019 guest speaker Andrew Kassoy – co-founder of the global nonprofit B Lab – will share his passion for championing the power of the private sector to be a force for good.

Following sixteen years in the private equity industry, Kassoy co-founded B Lab with the goal of creating a community of companies with high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Through a rigorous process, B Lab provides the ability for companies to become Certified B Corporations and continues to aid in the measurement of their impact as well as the celebration of their successes.

B Lab is a nonprofit that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good.

Kassoy currently serves as a Board Member of Echoing Green, on the U.S. working group of the G8 Social Impact Investing Task Force, and on the Forbes Impact 30 list of leading social entrepreneurs.

We are grateful to our 2019 Sponsors:

  • Atlantic Union Bank
  • Stafford Printing
  • Bishop Farmer and Co., LLP
  • Hirschler
  • Parrish Snead Franklin Simpson, PLC
  • Wack General Contractor

Interested business leaders, philanthropists and professional advisors should RSVP by April 24th. For questions or more information contact Lisa Biever or any foundation staff at 540-373-9292 or info@cfrrr.org

Video: B Lab Anthem 2018https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wFokAxFTKs

Website:
Learn More or Sign Up for Philanthropy Speaks – Andrew Kassoy and B Lab on May 1st!
http://www.cfrrr.org/about-us-and-our-initiatives/news-events/andrew-kassoy-and-b-corps-philanthropy-speaks

About The Community Foundation
The Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that manages and distributes charitable giving in the Rappahannock River Region. The foundation is a devoted advocate for the vitality and well-being of our community. One of The Community Foundation’s strategies for preserving and growing the quality of life in our region is supporting higher education for area students.

The Community Foundation offers a spectrum of services for individuals, organizations and businesses that are eager to achieve great results with their charitable actions. For more information call 540 373-9292, email info@cfrrr.org or visit www.cfrrr.org.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

SlideFXBG returning for 2019

For immediate release – April 10, 2019
Contact:
Clint Manning, Tourism Product & Event Developer, City of Fredericksburg
540-372-1216; camanning@fredericksburgva.gov

SlideFXBG returning for 2019
Water-slide event will be August 31 on William Street 

The City of Fredericksburg is pleased to announce that last year’s wildly successful and popular event, SlideFXBG, will be back in town on August 31st – the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. However, in an exciting change from 2018, this year’s event will be held on William Street, with the start of the slide being set up a few feet below College Avenue and ending at Sunken Road.

Kodiak Events, operators of The Urban Slide, are pleased to be bringing their three-lane, 1,000-foot slip-and-slide to city streets for another end-of-summer hurrah. Shawn Smith, one half of the partner duo, expressed their excitement as such:

“We’re thrilled that Fredericksburg contacted us for SlideFXBG, round two! As event organizers, it always makes us happy when we produce such a fun experience that clients wish to use our services again and again. In collaborating so well with the respective departments for the city and the University of Mary Washington, it certainly has us excited to come back to town for another year.”

The Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority will be providing funding for the event, and the City of Fredericksburg and UMW will be working closely on planning and logistics in the months leading up to the big day.

Keep an eye on SlideFXBG’s website at slidefxbg.com and @slidefxbg on facebook and instagram for updates. Tickets will go on sale sometime soon, and announcements will be made when that occurs.

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Monday, April 8, 2019

GCubed Enterprises, Inc. Awarded U.S. Army Audit Agency Contract

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2019
GCubed Enterprises, Inc., DBA GCubed, Inc.
Contact: Olivia Blackwell, Marketing Manager
540-412-0753, ext. 100
oblackwell@gcubedinc.com
www.gcubedinc.com

GCubed Enterprises, Inc. Awarded U.S. Army Audit Agency Contract

Stafford, Virginia – The U.S. Army Audit Agency recently announced GCubed Enterprises, Inc. a successful awardee for their SharePoint Support Contract.

Dr. Les Deshield, CISM, CRISC, and former CTO for the Center of Army Analysis (CAA), Ft. Belvoir complimented GCubed, stating that they have provided the best IT Support Service since the requirement began years ago. They (GCubed) have been very responsive and a great partner. When he transitioned from CAA to the U.S. Army Audit Agency, he reached out to GCubed to provide service to his new organization.

Mr. Vernon Green, CEO of GCubed, is proud of the level of service his team has provided and attributes his company’s success to its high level of expertise and true partnership with its customers.

About GCubed Enterprises, Inc.
GCubed is a veteran-owned, 8(a) business with defense, civilian, and commercial past performance. Areas of expertise include network engineering, cybersecurity, and program management. The company is headquartered in Stafford, Virginia, with contractors across nine sites in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. www.gcubedinc.com

About the U.S. Army Audit Agency
The U.S. Army Audit Agency’s mission is to serve the Army's evolving needs by helping senior leaders assess and mitigate risk, and by providing solutions through independent internal auditing services for the benefit of Army soldiers, civilians, and families. https://www.army.mil/aaa


 

Monday, April 8, 2019

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer Announces Recent Site Selections for Valvoline Instant Oil Change

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer Announces Recent Site Selections
for Valvoline Instant Oil Change throughout Virginia

Valvoline Instant Oil Change is actively seeking sites across Virginia
with plans to open additional locations in the coming years.

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, April 8, 2019 – Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer exclusively represents Valvoline Instant Oil Change for their expansion of retail locations within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Their first location at 11441 Midlothian Turnpike in Chesterfield County opened in November 2017.  Additional locations now open, under construction, or recently completed  in the Hampton Roads area, central Virginia, and western Virginia include:

-   10800 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield County, VA 23831 - 0.93 acres at Ironbridge Marketplace
-  10006 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA, 22407 – 0.96 acres
-   2890 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA, 23452 – 0.85 acres
-   1120 Mercury Blvd., Hampton, VA 23666 – 0.38 acres at Riverpointe Shopping Center
-  6393 Williamsburg Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188 – 0.67 acres at Lightfoot Marketplace Shopping Center
-  601 Shenandoah Village Drive, Waynesboro, VA, 22980 – 0.3 acres at Waynesboro Town Center

Alex T. Wotring and Connie Jordan Nielsen of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer are the exclusive leasing representatives for Valvoline Instant Oil Change.

About Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer
Thalhimer was founded in 1913 and currently has offices in Richmond, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Fredericksburg, Roanoke, Charlottesville, and Lynchburg, VA; and Charleston, Greenville, SC.  The company has over 100 broker professionals and employs over 400 associates. Thalhimer represents, on behalf of its clients, a property portfolio of over 56 million leasable square feet, and management of over 30 million square feet of commercial property, and over 8,000 multifamily units.  In 2018 Thalhimer completed nearly 2,000 transactions with a transactional volume over $1.3 billion.  Thalhimer is the region’s leading provider of comprehensive commercial real estate services.  The firm offers comprehensive commercial real estate services including corporate services, investment sales, tenant representation, project management, asset management, and the sale and leasing of office, industrial and retail properties. To learn more, visit www.thalhimer.com or follow @Thalhimer on Twitter.

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About ValvolineTM
Valvoline Inc. (NYSE:VVV) is a leading worldwide producer and distributor of premium branded automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants, and automotive chemicals. Valvoline ranks as the #2 quick-lube chain by number of stores and #3 passenger car motor oil brand in the DIY market by volume in the United States. The brand operates and franchises more than 1,070 Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM centers in the United States. It also markets ValvolineTM lubricants and automotive chemicals; MaxLifeTM lubricants created for higher-mileage engines, SynPowerTM synthetic motor oil; and ZerexTM antifreeze. Visit www.valvoline.com to learn more.

About Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value by putting ideas into action for real estate occupiers and owners. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms with 48,000 employees in ...


 

Friday, April 5, 2019

New Position for REC’s Leader to ‘Pay Dividends for Member-Owners’

Date:  April 5, 2019
Contact: Casey Hollins 
Director of Communications and Public Relations
(540)-891-5908, news@myrec.coop

New Position for REC’s Leader to ‘Pay Dividends for Member-Owners’

Fredericksburg, Va. – Kent Farmer, president and CEO of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC), has been selected to serve as president of the Board of Directors of a primary financing arm of electric cooperatives.

Farmer noted the position with the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) will allow him to better serve not only member-owners at REC, but also electric cooperatives across the country.

“In serving both as the CEO at REC and also on the board at CFC, I've had the opportunity to interact with cooperative people all over the country,” Farmer said. “Learning from them - whether it's from a regulatory perspective or a legislative perspective or even an operational perspective. Having an opportunity to share information with cooperative leaders from across the country provides us a tremendous benefit.”

Formed in 1969 as a bank for cooperative utilities, CFC is a nonprofit with approximately $27 billion in assets. It provides unparalleled industry expertise, flexibility and responsiveness to serve the needs of its member-owners. Through CFC, financing is provided to member organizations and affiliates in 49 states, the District of Columbia and two U.S. territories.

The expertise at CFC helps REC make more efficient decisions, Farmer said.
“Programs that CFC sponsors give REC an opportunity to listen to other cooperatives across the country,” he said. “All of that just pays dividends to our member-owners  We all have the best interests of our member-owners and our communities that we live in first and foremost in what we are trying to improve. It's a win‑win for both organizations and I could not be more proud to be affiliated with both.”

REC provides electric service to over 169,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, Va., the Cooperative operates and maintains more than 17,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay.


 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

SimVentions Awarded $38M Contract for Asymmetric Systems Support

Press Release for Immediate Release

SIMVENTIONS AWARDED $38M CONTRACT FOR ASYMMETRIC SYSTEMS SUPPORT

Fredericksburg, VA., 4-4-2019: SimVentions is pleased to announce a five-year, $38M award for the recompete of the Asymmetric Technical and Engineering Support contract. This effort will be led by our Asymmetric Strike Group (ASG), who will support the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren Division by providing technical and engineering support for state-of-the-art development of asymmetric systems. The asymmetric product line and competencies address conventional and non-conventional warfighting needs and include providing hardware development and systems integration for radio frequency (RF) micro-electronic designs. This CONUS and OCONUS support will be executed starting in May 2019 through May 2024. SimVentions is accepting applications for DoD cleared personnel in the areas of electrical engineering, cybersecurity, and software development.

President and CEO, Larry Root, said, “I believe at the core of winning this recompete is SimVentions’ diligence and dedication to the customer and the warfighter…living out our motto ‘Your Success Is Our Honor™’ on a day-to-day basis. ASG led this effort, but every individual in the company played a part in achieving this win, whether it be performing technical work on the last contract, working on the proposal, or handling the financials. This year has already blessed us with so many new opportunities and we look forward to seeing where else our hard work will take us.”

About SimVentions:
SimVentions’ corporate office is located at 100 Riverside Pkwy, Suite 123, in Fredericksburg (Stafford County), Virginia, 22406 and offers engineering and technology solutions to the Department of Defense, including the Navy, Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps. For additional information about SimVentions, please visit https://www.simventions.com/.

SimVentions is always looking for qualified candidates across all disciplines to work in the Fredericksburg, VA; Dahlgren, VA; Charleston, SC; and Virginia Beach, VA areas. Apply online at https://www.simventions.com/careers/.


 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

B101.5 Brings the Galaxy's Most Original 80's Tribute Band to 2 Silos Brewing

April 2, 2019 – For Immediate Release
Contact: Marketing Director
Amanda Smith
540-373-7721
mandy@wbqb.com

B101.5 BRINGS THE GALAXY’S MOST ORIGINAL 80’S TRIBUTE BAND TO 2 SILOS BREWING

B101.5 is totally stoked to partner with 2 Silos Brewing in Manassas for an Excellent 80’s Concert with Rubix Kube, Thursday June 6, 7pm to 9pm. Guests will dance to the max to their favorite bodacious 80’s music. They can even dress in their most radical 80’s outfit for a chance to win a prize from 2 Silos Brewing. Tickets go on sale Monday April 8th at B1015.com keyword: eighties. Buy early and save, only $20.00 a ticket. B101.5’s Excellent 80’s Concert with Rubix Kube… it’s going to be LIKE TOTALLY AWESOME!

For over a decade, Rubix Kube has taken the universe by storm as the most original ‘80s tribute band of all time’. From their NYC headquarters to U.S. troops overseas, and the most excellent venues across the globe; Rubix Kube brings a one-of-a-kind, ever-evolving, interactive 80’s extravaganza type concert; complete with costume changes. This is the most awesome 80’s experience to ever exhilarate the senses.

2 Silos Brewing Co. is located on the 8-acre Farm Brew LIVE venue at Innovation Park campus in Manassas, Va. They are committed to promoting the craft beer culture by making their 2 Silos Brewing Co. beer selections the finest in the Northern Virginia Region. 2 Silos Brewing Co. is a place to bring family and friends together while enjoying craft beer, craft food and live local music.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

The Largest Indoor Garage Sale in the area returns to the Fredericksburg Expo Center April 13 and 14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THANK YOU
April 1, 2019

The Largest Indoor Garage Sale in the area returns to the Fredericksburg Expo Center April 13 and 14

The Everything but the Garage Sale is big and has gotten even bigger this year.

Fredericksburg, VA. . . Its Super. Its GIGANTIC, its the Everything But The Garage Sale at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center on April 13-14.  The areas largest indoor garage sale is the biggest it has been in years and is like going to 100s of garage sales at the same location.

The Sale has become a Fredericksburg Spring tradition, with Hundreds of vendors coming together at the Fredericksburg Expo Center selling a wide combination of new, used and cherished household items from cleared out attics, sheds, garages and storage units. Historically at the show there is a variety of items that include: antiques, clothing, toys, books, bikes, records, decor, art, tools, outdoor equipment and so much more!  

Whether buying or selling, everyone loves the thrill of the negotiation and finding a great deal.  Save money, Save time and Save on gas by coming to this Garage Sale with 100s of sellers all inside the Fredericksburg Expo Center, April  13-14.

For the Early Birds that would like to get in before the General Public on Saturday April 13,  Early Bird Tickets are available for only $10. This early entrance ticket gives a half hour head start at 8:30 am before the doors open to the general public at 9:00am.  These special tickets are only available in advance by going to www.everythingbutthegarage.com.

The Everything But The Garage Sale hours are: Saturday, April 13:  9am-5pm and Sunday, April 14: 10am-3pm. General Admission Tickets are $4 per person. For more information on attending or selling or to order Early Bird tickets visit www.everythingbutthegarage.com.  Stay tuned for some exciting news and contests from fredericskburg.com and The Free Lance Star.

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Everything But The Garage Sale - Fredericksburg's Largest Indoor Garage Sale
Presenting Sponsor:  Free Lance Star and Fredericksburg.com

Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center
2371 Carl D Silver Parkway
Fredericksburg VA 22401
www.FredericksburgExpoCenter.com

Saturday, April 13:  9:00am - 5:00pm
Early Bird Entrance: 8:30am

Sunday, April 14:  10:00am - 3:00pm
Web address:  www.everythingbutthegarage.com
Facebook Address:  www.facebook.com/everythingbutthegarage

Adults At Door:  $4
Children 12 and Under:  Free 
Early Bird Ticket:  $10 (Sold in advance only)

Media Contact:
David Kerper
Ballantine Management Group
540-220-3766
dkerper@bmg1.com


 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

First Annual Mom Prom to Benefit Local CPR Training Programs and Defibrillator Donations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation
Sarah Jeffries
sarah@gwynethsgift.org
(540) 693-0524

Fredericksburg’s First Annual Mom Prom to Benefit Local CPR Training Programs and Defibrillator Donations

The largest ladies’ night out for charity comes to Fredericksburg on May 18, 2019

Fredericksburg, VA – Gwyneth’s Gift will host Fredericksburg’s First Annual Mom Prom at Castiglia’s Event Hall in downtown Fredericksburg on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Mom Prom is a ladies’ night out for charity for women over 21-years-old (motherhood not required) to dance the night away wearing their choice of a vintage or new gown (prom, bridesmaid, gala, military ball or something from your local thrift store). 

The Mom Prom phenomenon is sweeping the country with thousands of women pulling out their old prom dresses and joining their friends to dance and have fun all to benefit a local charity.  This year’s Mom Prom hosted by Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation is the first of its kind in the greater Fredericksburg area!

This year’s Mom Prom theme is Dancing Through the Decades and the evening will feature the best dance music from the Big Band Era through to today’s hits. It is a real prom with a DJ and crowning of the first Miss Fredericksburg Mom Prom Queen—an honor that all attendees have a chance to win!

A ticket to the evening’s festivities includes a signature drink, a decadent appetizer bar, an elegant dessert table, cash bar, silent auction items and a photo-booth with celebrity prom dates. It’s best time you can have while raising money to save lives!

This event is special to Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation because it honors Gwyneth Griffin by sharing her love of dancing with the community.

Jennifer Griffin, mother of Gwyneth Griffin and President of Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation, said, "Gwyneth loved to dress up and LOVED to dance! So when we heard about the idea of women’s groups from across the country creating their own proms to raise money for charities, we decided a Mom Prom was a must for Gwyneth's Gift.  For me, this will be a night of dancing in heels to save hearts." 

Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. and concludes at 10:00 p.m. Tickets in advance are $50 per person and are available on Eventbrite at https://gwynethsgift-momprom.eventbrite.com.  Tickets at the door are $60.  For more information about the event or Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation, please visit the official Facebook page or visit http://www.gwynethsgift.org

About Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation: Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation is a local non-profit organization that is devoted to making a difference in the community and the lives of those within. Their purpose is to raise awareness regarding the education of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an Automated External Defibrillators (AED). Since inception, Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation has trained over 3,000 individuals in Hands-Only CPR and how to use an AED. Thanks to our AED Program, 27 total AED’s have been placed throughout Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Richmond and Northern Virginia. Each day, Gwyneth’s Gift is hard at work creating a CULTURE of Action through the Foundation Programs.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Office Building Sold in Stafford County

Office Building Sold in Stafford County

FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA, March 26, 2019 – Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer is pleased to announce the sale of the General Woods Office Complex located at 1229 Garrisonville Road in Stafford County, Virginia.

BBHH Holdings, LLC purchased the 10,519 square foot office building situated on 1.07 acres from Rafe L. Deckard and Deborah L. English for $815,000 as an investment, and to serve as the new location of Fletcher Construction.

Thomas Raines of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer handled the sale negotiations on behalf of the seller.

About Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer

Thalhimer was founded in 1913 and currently has offices in Richmond, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Fredericksburg, Roanoke, Charlottesville, and Lynchburg, VA; and Charleston, Greenville, SC.  The company has over 100 broker professionals and employs over 400 associates. Thalhimer represents, on behalf of its clients, a property portfolio of over 56 million leasable square feet, and management of over 30 million square feet of commercial property, and over 8,000 multifamily units.  In 2018 Thalhimer completed nearly 2,000 transactions with a transactional volume over $1.3 billion.  Thalhimer is the region’s leading provider of comprehensive commercial real estate services.  The firm offers comprehensive commercial real estate services including corporate services, investment sales, tenant representation, project management, asset management, and the sale and leasing of office, industrial and retail properties.  
To learn more, visit www.thalhimer.com or follow @Thalhimer on Twitter.

Independently Owned and Operated / A Member of the Cushman & Wakefield Alliance


 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Department of Navy Selects Davis Defense Group

18 March 2018

Department of Navy Selects Davis Defense Group to Provide Geospatial and All-source Intelligence Logistics Support for Distributed Common Ground Systems

Stafford, VA – Davis Defense Group, Inc. was awarded a $7.5 million plus fixed fee contract based out of SPAWARSYSCEN Atlantic. The task order provides the Distributed Common Ground System, Marine Corps (DCGS-MC) Family of Systems with lifecycle logistics support to include material procurement assistance, material fielding of new equipment to US Marine Corps units, transportability assessments of proposed systems, and reliability and sustainability engineering support. This scope also includes production and technical hardware support for new Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) and information technology capabilities, maintenance and upgrade of existing C5ISR and IT capabilities, and integration of existing hardware and software capabilities into a consolidated system baseline.

“Supporting the DCGS-MC family of systems, C5ISR, and IT capabilities in Charleston, SC, is an exciting step forward for Davis Defense Group,” said Kristi Wilder, DDG President, “and reinforces our tradition of providing the United States Navy with high-performing teams at a competitive price.”

Davis Defense Group, a Women-Owned Small Business based in Stafford, VA, has supported the Department of Navy since 2002, and currently employs over 600 professionals worldwide. The current DCGS contract has a one-year base period, with four one-year option periods, to provide support through 2024. Davis Defense Group’s service solutions include Logistics, Business Analytics, Acquisition, Engineering, Science and Technology, and Education. Information and current openings at Davis Defense may be found at its website, www.davisdefense.com, LinkedIn and Facebook.


 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Fredericksburg Spring Arts and Crafts Faire, April 6-7, at the Fredericksburg Expo Center

For Immediate Release
March 26, 2019

The Fredericksburg Spring Arts and Crafts Faire, April 6-7, at the Fredericksburg Expo Center Kick off the Spring Craft Show Season

Over 150 talented crafters with unique gifts and decorations 

Fredericksburg, VA. . . . .  The Fredericksburg Arts and Craft Faire is the largest craft show in the area. Shop from over 150 talented crafters with unique gifts and decorations on April 6 and 7 at the Fredericksburg Expo Center.

With Easter, Mothers Day and graduations right around the corner, shop for unique one of a kind gifts and spring decorating crafts from a variety of high quality vendors at the 13th Annual Fredericksburg Spring Arts & Crafts Faire. Every Vendor in this event is unique who actually makes the crafts in the show and will not be found at a mall or Big Box Store

Browse through a great selection of jewelry, bath products, specialty foods, knick knacks, home decor, clothing, pet products, and so much more from 150 talented artists that have been sleeted to participate!  With hundreds of booths to explore, many find themselves returning for each day of the Craft Faire to explore more and seek out the perfect gifts and decor for themselves and their loved ones. 

Have a blast searching for unique and unforgettable gifts, and don’t forget the most important person on your list:  YOU!  Kick off your Spring decorating in style at the Fredericksburg Spring Arts & Crafts Faire, April  6-7 at the Fredericksburg Expo Center.

For more information or to purchase discounted tickets for the areas premier craft show, April 6 and 7 at the Fredericksburg Expo Center,  visit www.fredericksburgcraftshows.com.

This is a Ballantine Management Group Production.

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13th Annual Fredericksburg Spring Arts and Crafts Faire
Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center   
2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
www.FredericksburgExpoCenter.com

Saturday, April 6:  10am - 6pm
Sunday, April 7:  11am - 4pm

Tickets:
Adults At Door: $8 , Online Adults:$7*
Seniors at Door (60+): $7, Online Seniors: $6*
Kids 12 & Under: Free
Tickets are good both days.
*Processing fees apply

Website:  http://www.fredericksburgartsandcraftsshows.com/
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/pages/Fredericksburg-Arts-Craft-Shows/3453571521885

Media Contact:
David Kerper
Ballantine Management Group
540-220-3766
dkerper@bmg1.com


 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

GCubed Enterprises, Inc. Wins Big with USAASC Contract!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2019

GCubed Enterprises, Inc., DBA GCubed, Inc.
Contact: Olivia Blackwell, Marketing Manager
540-412-0753, ext. 100
oblackwell@gcubedinc.com
www.gcubedinc.com

GCubed Enterprises, Inc. Wins Big with USAASC Contract!

Stafford, Virginia –

The United States Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) recently announced GCubed Enterprises, Inc. a successful awardee for a five-year contract providing IT support services. GCubed will deliver comprehensive desktop support to include hardware and software installation and configuration, VTC facilitation, and limited VOIP phone support/coordination with the local provider.

Vernon Green Jr., GCubed Founder & CEO, offered praise for his team, “We attribute our success to the fine work our employees accomplish and our commitment to investing in our people first. USAASC gave glowing remarks about the work our team is doing and we couldn’t be more proud! As we continue to grow, it will be with our people, not on the backs of our people.”

About GCubed Enterprises, Inc.

GCubed is a veteran-owned, 8(a) business with defense, civilian, and commercial past performance. Areas of expertise include network engineering, cybersecurity, and program management. The company is headquartered in Stafford, Virginia, with contractors across nine sites in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. www.gcubedinc.com

About USAASC

The U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) is a Direct Reporting Unit (DRU) supporting the Army’s acquisition mission through superior personnel development systems and management support capabilities, enabling the most effective and efficient equipping of the Nation’s forces while maintaining an internal culture of constant organizational improvement. https://asc.army.mil/web/


 

Monday, March 25, 2019

The Community Foundation awards over $48,633 in grants from Duff McDuff Green, Jr. Fund

For Immediate Release

Contact:          Teri McNally, Executive Director
                        The Community Foundation
                        540.373.9292
                        terimcnally@cfrrr.org 

The Community Foundation awards over $48,633 in grants from Duff McDuff Green, Jr. Fund

Fredericksburg, VA
March 25, 2019

Five gentlemen who advise The Community Foundation’s Duff McDuff Green, Jr. Fund approved new grants to 12 local nonprofits totalling $48,633. The Fund Advisors, several of whom served as trusted advisors to Mr. Green, convene twice each year to review competetive grant applications and recommend programs for funding. Created through a bequest in his will, this fund annually gives $95,000 or more to support programs like the ones Mr. Green supported during his life: historic preservation, public recreation and youth-serving programs. Another round of grants will be available for larger projects this fall. The Request for Proposals for these grants will be available in July.

Spring grant awards range in size from $500 to $5,000:

Children's Museum of Richmond - Fredericksburg - Special Nights for Special Needs
Support for the Children’s Museum’s free admission night for families that have children with disabilities. The program includes lowered lighting, quieter music and adaptive tools. 

Downtown Greens, Inc. - Head Start Garden Sprouts
A year-round, weekly, garden-based education program utilizing the raised garden beds at Head Start program outdoor learning areas in Fredericksburg and King George.

Empowerhouse - Increasing Trauma-informed Services for Children Residing in the Domestic Violence Shelter
Creates and implements a plan to train local shelter staff and put promising trauma-informed practices into action for children who have been exposed to domestic violence.

Fredericksburg Area Museum - Museum on the Move
A school outreach program that brings the museum experience into the classroom. 

Fredericksburg Cemetery Company Inc - Re-setting and repair of Cokinides Grave Marker
Funding to repair and re-set a marker that was vandalized.

Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank - Kids on the Go Summer Feeding Program
Supports program to provide no cost freshly-prepared, well-balanced and nutritious meal for any child in need.

Fredericksburg Trails Alliance - Trail Maintenance
Repair and upgrade to popular local trails damaged by winter storms.

Rappahannock CASA Inc. - Supporting Child Advocacy
Capacity-building grant to meet needs caused by a significant rise in caseload of children needing advocacy in and out of court.

Spotsy Dog Park, Inc. – Entrance and Rules Signage
Construction of two signs to designate the Gordon Road dog park entrance.

Stafford Junction, Inc. - Stafford Summer Strikers Soccer
Program to engage low income or at-risk youth in the game of soccer. This program includes healthy snacks, Tide Me Over food packs, reusable water bottles, soccer balls and team jerseys.

Washington Heritage Museums - Minimize Water Intrusion Rising Sun Tavern
Project to install and/or repair chimney caps, flashing, shingles and gutters to ensure historic building is water-tight.

The Community Foundation manages and distributes charitable giving in the Rappahannock River region. The foundation’s goal is ...


 

Monday, March 18, 2019

SimVentions Awarded 12M Contract for TACSIM

Press Release for Immediate Release

SIMVENTIONS AWARDED $12M CONTRACT FOR TACSIM

Fredericksburg, VA., 3-18-2019: SimVentions is pleased to announce a five-year, $12M award for the development and installation of Tactical Simulators (TACSIM). This effort will support NSWC Dahlgren (B34) and be led by SimV’s Electronic Warfare and Combat Systems Group (ECG). This win is the direct result of an innovative solution that SimV designed, developed, and delivered - saving the Navy millions in the process. “TACSIM began as a ‘back of the napkin’ idea 3 years ago to meet the needs of the Surface EW training and testing community. Since then we have gone on to develop and install 30+ simulation workstations nationwide,” said Ryan VanderWijst, Director of SimVentions Electronic Warfare Programs. This contract will allow us to build upon that success and continue to add new capabilities to the SLQ-32(V)6 TACSIM while staying in synch with the latest tactical software being deployed in the fleet.

Our employees continually embody our tagline, “Imagine. Create. Explore. Discover.” President and CEO, Larry Root, said, “We’re excited and honored to support the Navy’s warfighters through the continued development and installation of TACSIM systems. This low-cost innovation provides a flexible and mobile SLQ-32 representation for integration and testing of new and existing subsystems as well as an effective training solution for EW operators. It is such a blessing to watch the company grow and see all the hard work pay off. Each employee and group is an integral part of the company and their success is our success.”

About SimVentions:

SimVentions’ corporate office is located at 100 Riverside Pkwy, Suite 123, in Fredericksburg (Stafford County), Virginia, 22406 and offers engineering and technology solutions to the Department of Defense, including the Navy, Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps. For additional information about SimVentions, please visit https://www.simventions.com/.

SimVentions is always looking for qualified candidates across all disciplines to work in the Fredericksburg, VA; Dahlgren, VA; Charleston, SC; and Virginia Beach, VA areas. Apply online at https://www.simventions.com/careers/.

www.simventions.com 
540.372.7727 (v) 540.372.7244 (f)
100 Riverside Parkway, Suite 123
 Fredericksburg, VA 22406-1016


 

Monday, March 18, 2019

CIP Finishes to Build New Headquarters in Stafford County

Contact: 
Paul Milde 
Owner & President, CIP Finishes 
540) 657-1420 
PaulM@cipfinishes.com

CIP Finishes to build new headquarters in Stafford County
Firm celebrates growth with public groundbreaking set for March 28

Stafford County, VA – March 18, 2019 – Stafford-based construction firm CIP Finishes will break ground on a new headquarters on Centreport Parkway on March 28, 2019. The public is invited to attend a 4 p.m. groundbreaking ceremony that will celebrate the business’s growth over more than three decades in business.

The new 20,000-square-foot headquarters will be located on 3.5 acres at 25 Centreport Parkway, near Stafford Regional Airport. CIP Finishes will occupy over half of the $2.5 million facility, and is seeking tenants for the additional space.

Since its founding more than 30 years ago by owner and President Paul Milde, CIP Finishes has grown from a custom-closet installer to a Class A contractor that furnishes and installs interior finishing hardware in large multi-family residential communities throughout the Greater Washington, D.C., region and the mid-Atlantic.

CIP Finishes saw its strongest year to date in 2018, completing more than 7,000 units in 35 projects, and grossing close to $7 million.

“The reputation we’ve developed with some of the region’s largest and most respected general contractors has been key to our growth,” Milde says. “We’ve honed our processes to be able to provide turn-key service that ensures that these critical details of large projects happen on-time, on-budget and to an exacting standard of quality.”

CIP Finishes has played a role in the apartment boom that has driven the revival of D.C. neighborhoods including Adams Morgan, the H Street corridor and U Street neighborhood. The firm also installed interior hardware at the District’s first Moxy hotel by Marriott, a boutique hotel concept targeting millennials that opened in summer 2018.

The products CIP Finishes installs range from shower doors and bathroom enclosures, to wire shelving, to mailboxes, interior door locks and hardware, bike racks, fitness room mirrors and more. The firm is one of the largest east-coast distributors of Moen bath accessories.

Notable Fredericksburg-area communities CIP Finishes has worked on include Cobblestone Square in downtown Fredericksburg, the Eagle Village apartments at the University of Mary Washington and the Courthouse Village community in Spotsylvania County. More recent projects include the Seasons at Celebrate Virginia, Orchard Ridge at Jackson Village, Abberly at Southpoint and Fredericksburg’s Valor and Valor West apartment communities. CIP Finishes is expected to begin installing finishing hardware at the Crossroads Station community near the Spotsylvania Virginia Railroad Express station this spring.

“As the trend toward these livable urban neighborhoods continues, we’re on tap to have another great year in 2019,” Milde says.

About CIP Finishes

CIP Finishes is a specialty construction firm that furnishes and installs interior hardware in large multi-family residential, commercial and related projects. Based in Stafford County, Va., CIP Finishes is a Class A contractor licensed in all trades. Founded in 1988 by Paul Milde, the company is committed to competitive pricing, unparalleled customer service and expert execution of a large variety of items within residential ...


 

Monday, March 11, 2019

14th Annual Fredericksburg Spring Home Show

For Immediate Release
March 11, 2019

Find the best resources in home improvement, landscaping, and design services at the 14th Annual Fredericksburg Spring Home Show, March 22-23-24.

Discover new ideas, walk through Landscape displays, take in seminars

Fredericksburg, VA.  The goal of the Fredericksburg Spring Home Show set for March 22-23-24 at the Fredericksburg Expo Center,  is to inspire, motivate and excite home owners to take on upcoming home improvement projects - whether it's something on the honey do list, a minor renovation or a major remodel.

The 14th Annual Fredericksburg Spring Home Show will feature a wide selection of home improvement professionals in a fun, interactive environment. Meet with and compare ideas with experts who will help inspire, motivate and kick start your exciting plans and enhance the thrilling possibilities that come with your project!  

There will be so much to see and do including taking in the beautiful landscaped outdoor displays to walk through, the latest trends in home and gardening, a full fun outside bar area inside the Fredericksburg Expo Center along with Man Sheds and She Sheds, interior designers all under one roof.  

The Fredericksburg Spring Home Show and Stafford Nursery is sponsoring a $5000 Landscape Makeover.   Do you wish you could take your outdoor space from plain to the envy of the neighborhood? You can—all you have to do to go to the Home Show Facebook page to enter! One Lucky Winner will be picked.

Be inspired at the Fredericksburg Spring Home Show, March 22-23-24.  Tickets are good all three days and kids 12 and under are free.  Friday, March 22 is $5 Senior Day.  For more info, the seminar schedule or to get tickets visitwww.fredericksburghomeshow.com


 

Friday, March 8, 2019

REC’s Koogler Tapped to Lead Energy-Efficiency Organization

REClogo

MEDIA RELEASE

Date:               March 8, 2019                                    

Contact:          Casey Hollins
                        Director of Communications and Public Relations
                        (540) 891-5908, chollins@myrec.coop


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

REC’s Koogler Tapped to Lead Energy-Efficiency Organization 

Fredericksburg, Va. –  Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) member-owners now have a prominent seat at the table when it comes to energy efficiency. David Koogler, vice president of member services and external affairs, was recently selected as chairman of the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council, or VAEEC. His two-year term began last month.

The council includes Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, universities, nonprofits, local governments, state agencies and utilities such as REC. The council’s goal is to ensure energy efficiency is recognized as an integral part of Virginia’s economy.

“The VAEEC provides a forum for stakeholder engagement around energy efficiency and also a platform for supporting programs, innovation, best practices, and policies that advance energy efficiency in Virginia,” Koogler said. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to represent REC member-owners by chairing this important Board.” Under the Virginia Energy Plan, energy efficiency is one of five areas of focus, along with solar, onshore wind, offshore wind, energy storage and electric vehicles/advanced transportation. 

“REC already offers member-owners a variety of tools and resources to help them use energy efficiently,” Koogler said. (Learn more at https://www.myrec.coop/save) “My involvement with this state council will allow the Cooperative to lead by example and also to learn of more opportunities to help our member-owners use energy more efficiently.” 

REC provides electric service to nearly 169,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, Va., the Cooperative operates and maintains more than 17,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. For more information about REC, please visit www.myrec.coop. Follow REC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.


 

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Fredericksburg’s Imbibe Craft Beer & Arts Festival Releases Education Stage Lineup

Release Date: 
March 7, 2019 

FREDERICKSBURG’S IMBIBE CRAFT BEER & ARTS FESTIVAL RELEASES EDUCATION STAGE LINEUP
Organizers Expand VIP Experience and Announce Official After Party 

FREDERICKSBURG, VA - A new festival hits the region in just under 30 days featuring craft beer, art, music, games, and education. Organizers from Fredericksburg-based Eastern Sports Management (ESM) will produce the annual touring event at the Fredericksburg Field House on April 6, which was previously held in Virginia Beach. 

The festival’s inaugural Fredericksburg date will be headlined by three-time Grammy-nominated southern blues-rockers North Mississippi Allstars with support from Virginia’s People’s Blues of Richmond and The Trongone Band. “I like to think of it as an intimate music festival with ridiculously good beer,” says Kristi Finigan, Director of Regional Business Development for ESM. 

Upwards of 40 Virginia breweries will be in attendance with several others coming in from out of state. Imbibe will also feature a curated Artisan Market featuring around 20 regional artists who will be showcasing their handmade wares throughout the event. Food trucks from as far as Richmond will make the trek to serve up food to guests. The festival also provides a Craft Soda Garden for non-drinkers or anyone looking to take a step away from the libations for a bit. With more than 20 styles of handcrafted sodas and kombuchas poured in this area alone, everyone will be able to enjoy a unique tasting experience as their friends. 

“I think what sets us apart from so many other festivals in the state is our focus on education. There are a vast array of fantastic artisan brewers here in Virginia, but there’s so much more involved in the craft beverage scene, especially here in the Commonwealth, and we aim to showcase as much as we can on our BrewU Education Stage. It really sheds some light on some of the farmers, purveyors, chefs, mixologists, distillers, and historians that can very effectively tell the story of Virginia’s beverage industry as a whole.” This stage will play host to industry professionals including renown Virginia beer historian, Lee Graves, as well as leaders from the University of Richmond, Murphy and Rude Malting Co., 1781 Brewing Co., Adventure Brewing Co., Stafford Brewers Club, Spencer Devon Brewing, and the list goes on. The festival rolls out its full BrewU Craft Education Stage lineup at 2 pm today on its website. 

Indian Motorcycle of Fredericksburg will be debuting two of their never-before-seen models at the event as well as presenting the event’s VIP Experience. Here, patrons can take advantage of premier views of the Main Stage, early entry to the festival, indoor restrooms, specialty brews unavailable elsewhere on site, and unique tasting experiences from Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. and Belle Isle Moonshine. VIP tickets are limited and include all of the above for $75. 

Also being announced today is the Official After Party which will be held just down the street from the event site at Strangeways Brewing Co. Admission is free, and attendees can expect live music and abundant food options from RVA’s ...


 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

REC’s Youth Tour Students go to Richmond Legislative Day

MEDIA RELEASE

Date:               February 26, 2019
Contact           Casey Hollins
Director of Communication and Public Relations
                        (540) 891-5908, chollins@myrec.coop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

REC’s Youth Tour Students go to Richmond Legislative Day

Fredericksburg, Va. – Going beyond the textbook, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) recently hosted its annual Richmond Youth Legislative Day. Natalie Heiser of Culpeper, Nada Ismael of Fauquier, Jeremy Petrie and Abigail Varricchio of Frederick, Karrington Wilson and Kennedi Wilson of Hanover, students from REC’s 2018 Washington Youth Tour program, traveled to Richmond to see Virginia state government in action.

While there, the students brought their school lessons to life by visiting with House of Delegate members Michael J. Webert, R-Fauquier, and Hyland F. “Buddy” Fowler, R-Hanover, attending a session of the Virginia House of Delegates and touring the Virginia State Capitol.

When speaking to the students, the officials stressed the importance of younger adults participating in the democratic process and offered insight into the legislative issues affecting Virginia at the state level.

“It’s very important for high school students to become involved in the democratic process,” said Brian Wolfe, REC’s youth tour coordinator. “The Cooperative’s Youth Tour program provides students a stepping stone to learning how they can make a difference. And actions by the General Assembly directly impact every one of us, including young adults.”

Know a rising high school junior? Encourage them to apply! Applications for the 2019 Washington Youth Tour have closed, but applications for the 2020 trip are open year round. For additional information about the program or to obtain an application, please visit www.myrec.coop/youthtour or contact Brian Wolfe at 1-800-552-3904, ext. 5914.

REC provides electric service to over 168,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, Va., the Cooperative operates and maintains more than 17,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. For more information about REC, please visit www.myrec.coop. Follow REC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.                                                                

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Local Athletes to Compete for Special Olympics USA in Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi

 February 20, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Special Olympics Senior PR Director Holly Claytor 
hclaytor@specialolympicsva.org
804.726.3025 (w) 

VA to UAE: Trading Snow for Sand

Local Athletes to Compete for Special Olympics USA in Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi

Fredericksburg, Virginia - Special Olympics Virginia will proudly send 7 athletes and 1 coach to compete as part of Special Olympics USA, the 314-member delegation representing the United States at the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. The event will be held March 14-21, 2019, in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Special Olympics USA is comprised of 215 athletes, 65 coaches and approximately 34 delegation members who support team operations. Team members will compete in 18 of the 24 sports offered: athletics, basketball, bocce, bowling, cycling, equestrian, football (soccer), golf, gymnastics – artistic, gymnastics – rhythmic, open water swimming, powerlifting, sailing, swimming, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, and volleyball.

Grace Anne Braxton, who hails from Fredericksburg, has been a Special Olympics golfer and swimmer since 1981. In March at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi, she will focus her energies on the greens after taking home gold in golf high performance singles at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle. In 2007 and 2011, she was the top-rated female Special Olympics golfer in the world, and she’s looking for another top sp­­ot on the Special Olympics podium in Abu Dhabi. To watch a video about Grace Anne and her story visit: https://youtu.be/nCW7DEMhwBw.  

In addition, Ron Manilla will attend as a tennis coach as well as 6 Special Olympics Virginia staff members: Dave Pawlowski, medical team; Ellen Head, sports manager for gymnastics; Katie Botha, communications director for US delegation; Daniel Leake, technical delegate for volleyball; Nancy Morehouse, Unified Sports® delegate; and David Thomason, who'll be assisting with Global Messengers. 

To learn more about the delegation, please visit www.specialolympicsusa.org for a full team listing, photos and bios.

Can’t make the 14 hour flight? ESPN’s global television networks and digital media will bring extensive coverage to sports fans and supporters of the Special Olympics movement around the world. As the official broadcast partner of Special Olympics, ESPN’s television coverage will be carried across its networks in the U.S. as well as streamed through WatchESPN and the ESPN App.

To follow Special Olympics USA, visit www.specialolympicsusa.org, and follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/specialolympicsusa,Twitter: @specialolyUSA, and Instagram: @specialolympicsusa. Hash Tag: #Cheer4USA

Media interested in featuring a local World Games athlete should contact Holly Claytor at hclaytor@specialolympicsva.org or 804-726.3025.   

For more information visit abuDhabi2019.org

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About Special Olympics Virginia

Special Olympics Virginia is an accredited state program of Special Olympics Incorporated; an international organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports every day around the world. Through work in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics addresses inactivity, injustice, intolerance and social isolation by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, which leads to a more welcoming and inclusive society. Visit us at www.specialolympicsva.org. Engage with us on Twitter @solympicsva; fb.com/specialolympicsvirginia; Instagram @specialolympicsva and ...


 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Tulip Salon & Spa Named to the Salon Today 200 by Salon Today

BUFFALO GROVE, IL (January 2019) – Tulip Salon & Spa, Fredericksburg, VA, owned by Priscilla & Ralph Priebe recently was named to the SALON TODAY 200 by SALON TODAY, the leading business media for salon and spa owners.  

The magazine’s 22nd annual SALON TODAY 200 issue profiled the selected salons in its January/February 2019 edition. The 200 salons were honored for their best business practices from applications submitted by SALON TODAY readers, who represent the 20,000 top-producing salons and spas in the country.  

The magazine honored applicants in 11 different best practice categories, including, Compensation & Benefits, Customer Service, Employee Education, Inventory Management, Philanthropy, Profit Center, Retail & Merchandising, Retention & Referral Programs, Salon Culture, Technology and Growth. Tulip Salon & Spa was honored in the following: Profit Center and Growth. 

“Our editors recognize that strong business leadership requires the mastery of a number of different best business practices,” said Stacey Soble, editor-in-chief of SALON TODAY. “The salons named to the SALON TODAY 200 for 2019 not only proved they excel in one or more of these areas, they also have created rewarding environments for their staff members and standout experiences for their clients. Their willingness to share their success offers our readers important business benchmarks and inspirational business-building ideas.” 

In the commemorative January/February 2019 issue, SALON TODAY profiled 200 individual salons, although these salons could be honored in more than one category. The 2019 SALON TODAY 200 honored 100 salons in Growth; 35 salons in Compensation & Benefits; 40 salons in Customer Service; 25 salons in Employee Education; 36 salons in Inventory Management; 35 salons in Philanthropy; 23 salons in Profit Center; 40 salons Retail & Merchandising; 37 salons in Retention & Referral Programs; 37 salons in Salon Culture; and 35 salons in Technology.  

Priscilla Priebe, owner and manager of Tulip Salon & Spa stated: “Tulip Salon & Spa has been very          fortunate to experience steady growth since opening in the Village in 2010.  Receiving this prestigious award is an honor which acknowledges the contribution of talented team members and the support of loyal guests and community.  To be among the Top 200 salons certainly makes us proud of our people who are developing their professional careers with Tulip Salon & Spa. “ 

“Thank you all for choosing to visit Tulip Salon & Spa.  We look forward to continuing to bring premier products and services to our guests. Visit our website at www.tulipsalonspa.com to view services, our team members as well as current promotional offers.” 

Salon Today is a division of Modern Salon Media, which is owned by Bobit Business Media in Torrance, California.  Stacey Soble, Editor in Chief, Salon Today 


 

Friday, February 22, 2019

Coldwell Banker Commercial Elite's Donny Self and Cameron Coleman Sell 5635 Plank Road

Media Inquiries:  
Cameron Coleman 
Coldwell Banker Commercial Elite 
443-340-5966 
ccoleman@coldwellbankerelite.com 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

5635 PLANK ROAD FULLY LEASED AND SOLD BY COLDWELL BANKER COMMERCIAL ELITE’S DONNY SELF AND CAMERON COLEMAN 

(Fredericksburg, VA, February 11, 19) – Coldwell Banker Commercial Elite is pleased to announce the sale of the fully-leased multi-tenant retail building located at 5635 Plank Road in the Harrison Crossing shopping center.  The building is strategically located on an out-parcel of the Harrison Crossing Shopping Center anchored by Home Depot and Giant Food directly off Plank Road with a combined traffic count of 55,000 VPD, near the recently expanded Park & Ride Commuter Lot and adjacent to Riverbend High School.  

Donny Self and Cameron Coleman were proud to represent Net Lease Development in the purchase of this land a little over a year ago and successfully pre-leased the 8,087 SF retail building--bringing in Burger King, Super Cuts, Jersey Mike’s, AT&T and Wing Stop as tenants. Directly after fully leasing the building, and during construction Self and Coleman were able to procure a purchaser. Chris Via of Net Lease Development lauded Self and Coleman’s efforts, saying “We enjoyed working with Cameron and Donny for the purchase, pre-lease and eventual sale of 5635 Plank Road. We were so pleased to be able to develop and sell this retail building in just over a year with their help, bringing sought-after businesses to the Harrison Crossing shopping center.”  

Self and Coleman commended the developers, saying “In today’s retail real estate climate it is refreshing to work with such a creative and goal orientated group like Net Lease Development. From the pre-leasing to the sale the team at Net Lease Development made each transaction seamless due to their desire in making sure each party to the deal is treated fairly.”  

The Fort Worth, TX-based Net Lease Development is a client focused build-to-suit retail developer with a presence across the country. They handle everything from site selection, pre-development including entitlement, design and permitting as well as construction through turn-key delivery to clients with 100% real estate and construction costs funded with flexible and creative deal structures. 

About Coldwell Banker Commercial Elite 

As the Fredericksburg region’s largest commercial real estate company, Coldwell Banker Commercial Elite is the premier commercial real estate market leader. Coldwell Banker Commercial Elite was awarded the #1 Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliate Office in Virginia for the past 4 years (2013-2016)! The  Coldwell Banker Commercial Elite Team  is as dedicated to your success as you are. Our company provides in-depth commercial real estate solutions and services including landlord and tenant representation, buyer and seller representation, property management, investment acquisition and disposition services and development consulting. Our primary focus area consists of the greater Fredericksburg region (Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Caroline, City of Fredericksburg), while also servicing the Washington, D.C. Metro area and all of Virginia. For more information, visit: www.cbcelite.com  

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Friday, February 22, 2019

REC Leaders Meet with Legislators

MEDIA RELEASE
Date: February 22, 2019
Contact:          Casey Hollins
Director of Communications and Public Relations
(540) 891-5908, chollins@myrec.coop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

REC Leaders Meet with Legislators

Fredericksburg, Va. - Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) leaders joined more than 150 of their peers from across Virginia to advocate for cooperative member-owners at the 2019 Legislative Day in Richmond. The activities were coordinated by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives.

The annual event is an opportunity for electric cooperative leaders to visit with state delegates and senators to discuss legislation related to their industry. This year, REC focused on two main issues: reducing regulatory costs, and modifying the net metering rules to allow member-owners equitable access to roof-top solar.

“It’s always important to remain engaged with those who make laws that affect us every day,” said Matt Faulconer, manager of external affairs. “In today’s world of extreme political views, member-owned co-ops can often bridge the gap, as we did with net metering. Taking time to listen to all of the concerns and to find a consensus-based solution demonstrates REC’s commitment to serving our members. By being involved early in the legislative process, we can more efficiently serve all of our members.”

The following REC board members attended this year Eugene L. Campbell Jr.Darlene H. CarpenterWilliam C. FrazierLinda R. Gray, , Sanford Reaves Jr.Christopher G. ShipeJesse R. “Randy” Thomas, and J. Mark Woods. They were joined by the following REC executives: Kent D. Farmer, president and CEO; John D. Hewa, vice president of corporate services; and David F. Koogler, vice president of member services and external affairs.

REC provides electric service to over 169,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, Va., the Cooperative operates and maintains more than 17,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. For more information about REC, please visit www.myrec.coop. Follow REC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.


 

Friday, February 22, 2019

Mill Race Commons Building Fully Occupied for the First Time in Over 10 Years

Media Inquiries:  
Ben Keddie 
Vice President of Commercial Division 
Coldwell Banker Commercial Elite 
(540) 786-1402 
bkeddie@cbeva.com  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (12/05/18) 

Mill Race Commons Building Fully Occupied for the First Time in Over 10 Years 

Fredericksburg, Virginia: In just over a year, Coldwell Banker Commercial Elite agent Cameron Coleman and broker Ben Keddie have successfully leased all of the remaining spaces in the Mill Race Commons building—some of which had been vacant for over ten years. 

The 28,330 square foot historic office building’s unique design alludes to its past as a textile factory, built in 1929. It’s since been renovated and converted into a professional office building, featuring lofts, skylights and exposed beams. Strategically located in the heart of Downtown Fredericksburg, the new tenants of Mill Race Commons are just minutes from Route 3, I-95, shopping, and restaurants.