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Rappahannock Goodwill Generates Over $80M in Economic and Fiscal Benefits to Virginia

Posted by , July 21, 2017
Rappahannock Goodwill Generates Over $80M in Economic and Fiscal Benefits to Virginia

In research conducted by the Elliot D. Pollack organization, Rappahannock Goodwill Industries (RGI) was found to have had an $80.7 million impact on the communities served and the Commonwealth in 2016. RGI was responsible for $2.7 million in revenue to the state through taxes for 1,210 full-time equivalent jobs. The study does not include real estate and personal property taxes paid by Rappahannoc...

Dahlgren workers slated to move to Indian Head

Posted by Fred.com, July 21, 2017
Dahlgren workers slated to move to Indian Head

By CATHY DYSON THE FREE LANCE–STAR A division that develops defenses against chemical, biological and radiological warfare is slated to move from the Dahlgren Navy base to the installation at Indian Head, Md. Known as the CBR Defense Division (B20), the group consists of between 100 and 150 scientists, engineers and other workers who develop systems that p...

New state grants will help develop, market two large Fredericksburg-area properties

Posted by Fred.com, July 21, 2017
New state grants will help develop, market two large Fredericksburg-area properties

By CATHY JETT THE FREE LANCE–STAR A 1,174-acre tract straddling the border of Caroline and Spotsylvania counties has been on Virginia’s radar for years due to its potential for development. Now the Orrock–Simms property is another step closer to possibly becoming a commercial or industrial site. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that the ...

MWH included in annual Most Wired survey

Posted by , July 18, 2017
MWH included in annual Most Wired survey

Mary Washington Health Care is included in the 19th annual Health Care’s Most Wired survey, released by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum. According to the survey, Most Wired hospitals are using smart phones, telehealth and remote monitoring to create more ways for patients to access health care services and capture health information....

Small Business Guide to Federal Contracts

Posted by , July 18, 2017
Small Business Guide to Federal Contracts

July 25, 10:00 am-1:00 pm UMW Small Business Development Center A highly recommended and informative first step for companies new to government contracting. In this 3-hour class, taught by PTAP Director, Anna Urman, you will learn the essentials of starting and growing a government contracting business, and develop your strategy for business development with government agencies and prime contrac...

Davis Defense Group receives accreditation

Posted by , July 18, 2017
Davis Defense Group receives accreditation

PRI Registrar recognizes Davis Defense Group for its commitment to continual improvement in their management system and becoming certified to ISO 9001:2015. Davis Defense Group announces that it has received accreditation for ISO 9001:2015. "Davis Defense is dedicated to helping our customers attain mission success, and we are always seeking to provide that support expeditiously, competitiv...

Virginia ranks high in survey of minority-owned businesses

Posted by Virginia Business, July 17, 2017
Virginia ranks high in survey of minority-owned businesses

By Virginia Business Virginia ranks among the top 10 states in the nation in terms of the percentage of total employers that are minority-owned. In 2015, 21.4 percent of businesses with employees in the Old Dominion were owned by minorities, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2015 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs. The recently released survey found that the total number of minority-owned emplo...

Fiske Guide, USA Today Name UMW Among the Best

Posted by , July 14, 2017
Fiske Guide, USA Today Name UMW Among the Best

Fiske Guide, USA Today Name UMW Among the Best   The University of Mary Washington has been recognized among the nation’s best colleges by two major publications, the Fiske Guide to Colleges and USA Today. For the eighth consecutive year, the prestigious Fiske Guide to Colleges recognized UMW as a “best buy.” Mary Washington is among 21 public and 26 private institution...

REC seeking applications from non-profits

Posted by , July 12, 2017
REC seeking applications from non-profits

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative The Power of Change, has funds available to support local non-profit organizations. Applications are available on REC’s website at thepowerofchange.org. Non-profit organizations and charities are encouraged to apply. The program is also known formally as Operation Round Up®. Funding for The Power of Change comes from more than15,000 REC members who volu...

Library Administration moves to new location in Fredericksburg

Posted by , July 11, 2017
Library Administration moves to new location in Fredericksburg

Library administrators and administrative staff have moved from the third floor of the Headquarters Library in downtown Fredericksburg to the Library Administration Center at 125 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 160. At the end of May, staff moved into this 12,000-square-foot space adjacent to the pre-existing Library Service Center. The administrative staff is joining collection and digital services s...