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    Thursday, November 09, 2017
    OptfinITy, the DC areas Leading IT Provider for Small Business and Non-Profit Associations announced today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named OptfinITy to its 2017 Next-Gen 250 list. The annual list recognizes standout IT solution providers who have successfully transformed their businesses to meet the demands of emerging technologies such as cloud computing, IoT, virtualization, ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    David and Christine Heiby of AUTO-GRIP are pleased to announce a successful transition from government contracting to business-to-business contractors after landing a nearly $1 million contract to supply AUTO-GRIP tools to Advance Auto Parts and Carquest Auto Part stores that will be sold under the name TEQ CORRECT by AUTO-GRIP. “We believe we are an example of how our community can transition ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Member News
    Friday, October 27, 2017
    Alexandria-based, Performing Arts Academy Features Holiday Performances in Nov. and Dec. Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria will present their annual Frosty Follies shows and Nutcracker performances in the Washington, D.C. area. Frosty Follies shows are free, and will be at the National Harbor Waterside Stage on Nov. 12 at 2 p.m., Old Town Alexandria at Market Square on Nov. 25 ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Thursday, October 19, 2017
    Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) announced today that the company has been awarded a one year contract with one option period to provide Information Systems and Technology Services (ISTS) to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). SAMS will develop a comprehensive procurement strategy for the next GAO IT modernization and operations acquisition.   The ISTS currently ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Press Release
    Friday, October 13, 2017
    FVCbank announces the appointment of Michael G. Nassy, executive vice president and chief credit officer, to the board of directors of the Risk Management Association (RMA), a financial services trade association. RMA is a not-for-profit organization to advance the use of sound risk management principles, focusing on credit, market and operational risk, securities lending and regulatory issues ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Thursday, October 12, 2017
    Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) announced today that it has been awarded a one-year contract with four option years for the United States Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Expeditionary Support Unit (EODESU) TWO. SAMS will provide administrative, technical and customer service support to assist with the unit’s increased command and control responsibilities.   EODESU TWO is ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Member News
    Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    State of Children's Health from the Federal, State and County Perspective The Medical Care for Children Partnership (MCCP) Foundation will hold a Legislative Update Breakfast on October 13, 2017 from 8 until 10 a.m. at the new Inova Center for Personalized Health (ICPH) Conference Center (3225 Gallows Road, Fairfax). The breakfast will focus on the state of children’s health from a federal, state ...read more
    Categories: Education, Member News, Human Interest, Political
    Friday, September 22, 2017
    Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) announced today that the firm was awarded a fourth Task Order on a five-year IDIQ by the Army Contracting Command to deliver contract operations, procurement management support, and administrative office operations for the Business Administrative Support Services (BASS) contract at Aberdeen Proving Grounds Belvoir (ACC-APG Belvoir). For this Task ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Friday, September 22, 2017
    Your business can help local families who are struggling financially to enjoy the holiday celebrations this Thanksgiving and Christmas by donating food store gift cards for those in need in our Springfield and Burke communities.  ECHO (Ecumenical Community Helping Others) is planning to offer Thanksgiving and Christmas meals for over 325 ECHO clients and we need your help.  If you or your ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Thursday, August 03, 2017
    Consistent Voice Communications has posted its company style guide online where others can download it and use it for free.   “I’m a firm believer in consistency in communications. That’s why ‘consistency’ and ‘communications’ make up two-thirds of the company name,” said Tom Pfeifer, CVC founder and chief strategist. “I know of no better way to keep consistency in communications than by using a ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Monday, July 31, 2017
    Together with Supervisor Jeff McKay the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the annual Springfield BridgeWalk, Tuesday, Aug. 29. This family-friendly event is open to the entire community – businesses, residents and even your four-legged friends. Join the crowd at 7 p.m. at the corner of Amherst Avenue and Bland Street in central Springfield. At 7:30 p.m., as the lights ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News
    Friday, July 28, 2017
    FVCbank hosted the 6th annual charitable wine tasting event on July 21 to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter, a nonprofit whose mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s through the advancement of research, provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.   FVCbank’s ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    Staci L. Redmon, president and CEO of Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) has been recognized by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) as the 2017 Woman Vetrepreneur of the Year. The prestigious award is presented annually to one of the 380,000 woman veteran-owned business owners in the U.S.   To be considered for the award, nominees must clearly demonstrate those ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria Va. has announced completion of its newly constructed black box theatre located at the MSA Academy at 5775 Barclay Dr. in Alexandria. The facility is perfect for intimate dance, music and theatre performances. It seats 130. Costing $140,000 to build, MSA received an anonymous gift of $60,000 to help with the cost of the theatre. “We are the only ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Friday, May 26, 2017
    On March 11, 2017, Fired Up To Help held a barbecue at Fair Winds Brewing Company in Lorton to support Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services (GSH), a local non-profit affordable housing provider.  The proceeds will help GSH with its mission of reducing homelessness and enabling self-sufficiency by providing permanent affordable housing, emergency financial services, budget counseling and case ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Thursday, May 18, 2017
    Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) is excited to announce its approval of an eight-hour Volunteer Time Off (VTO) policy for all full-time employees. SAMS is offering up to eight hours of paid time off to employees who volunteer with a 501(c) charitable organization during regular work hours.  The VTO program is an extension of SAMS Cares, the charitable sector of the company. “I’m ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Friday, May 12, 2017
    A Sheriff’s deputy who leads a team of divers for a charity Polar Plunge, a police officer who also serves as a Cub Scout leader and a volunteer for the Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department were honored by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce at its 5th Annual Above & Beyond event on Friday. The annual event recognizes first responders in the Greater Springfield area who better ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News
    Wednesday, May 03, 2017
    The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce has chosen three Fairfax County first responders to be honored at its annual Above & Beyond event on Friday, May 12, 2017. This annual event recognizes first responders in the Greater Springfield area who better their community by quietly volunteering personal time, energy and funds to fill a need outside of their day-to-day duties. In addition to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News
    Thursday, March 30, 2017
    Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) has been awarded a seven-month contract with four option years with the United States Secret Service (USSS). SAMS will be providing property management and warehousing support services, to include preparing inventory and shipment reports, in addition to receiving and shipping materials.  “We’re very excited to provide top quality property management ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Wednesday, March 22, 2017
    Staci L. Redmon, CEO and President of Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS), has been recognized as a Trailblazing Woman in Business by the Fairfax County Commission for Women in Recognition of Women’s History Month 2017. The Proclamation honors pioneering women who continue to successfully challenge the role of women in the economy and who have worked to eliminate social challenges for ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Monday, March 20, 2017
    Lake Accotink Park has announced two key additions to its team.Kyle Hughes-Segroves joined the Park staff as its Naturalist, a position which is new to Lake Accotink Park. This position enables Lake Accotink Park to expand its range of programs to encompass natural resource and cultural resource education and interpretation. Kyle comes to Lake Accotink from Hidden Pond Nature Center, where he ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News
    Thursday, March 09, 2017
    Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) has been awarded a one year contract with four option years with the Department of Justice to provide Budget Operations for the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) in the District of Nevada. SAMS will help the USAO meet its mission by assisting in the overall processes and function of the budget operations by providing record and file maintenance, ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Wednesday, March 08, 2017
    Embassy Suites by Hilton Springfield received Hilton’s Connie Award for outstanding performance in quality assurance measurements, customer satisfaction scores and quality of the hotel’s physical accommodations. The hotel was recognized at the All Suites Brand Awards Event in Las Vegas and it is the second time the hotel has been honored with the distinction. "We are honored to receive this award ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, March 07, 2017
    Springfield, VA based Interstate Group Holdings, Inc., the 3rd generation Morrissette Family enterprise and parent of Top Hat® Service provider Interstate Van Lines, Inc., announces its acquisition today of Indianapolis, Indiana, headquartered American Red Ball World Wide Movers. This combining of the 74-year-old Interstate and 98-year-old American Red Ball will position Interstate as one of the ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce supports today’s decision by the Virginia Department of Transportation to move forward with construction of the 395 Express Lanes. “The 395 corridor is a critical route for the Greater Springfield region, and all of northern Virginia. The conversion of today’s HOV system to Express Lanes will benefit travelers by increasing roadway capacity and offering ...read more
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    Thursday, February 23, 2017
    Staci L. Redmon, CEO and president of Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS), has been named as a recipient of the Minority Business Leader Award by the Washington Business Journal. Award honorees are comprised of the top minority business owners and executives in the Washington D.C. metro area who are wholly committed to leadership, corporate philanthropy, and ethics. “I am truly humbled ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Monday, February 20, 2017
    The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce has announced it will award a $1,000 college scholarship this spring. This is the twelfth year the Chamber’s Foundation has awarded scholarships to deserving students in the Greater Springfield area. Criteria for the scholarship include maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher, residency in the Greater Springfield area and plans to pursue a business-related ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News
    Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    This week, Michael Drobnis from OptfinITy, LLC joined the CompTIA DC Fly-In to advocate for IT sector priorities on Capitol Hill during the association’s annual Fly-In to Washington, DC. CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, through its advocacy arm, champions member-driven business and IT priorities that impact all information technology companies – from small managed ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, February 14, 2017
    Walker’s Grille, Virginia’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental (LEED) gold certified restaurant, has named Scott E. Perry as its new Executive Chef. Perry comes to Walker’s Grille from Occidental Grill and Seafood restaurant, where he was the Chef de Cuisine for two years. While there, he used his award-winning talents to create fabulous dishes and uphold the restaurant’s stellar ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Thursday, January 26, 2017
    Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) has been awarded a one year contract with two option years to provide support for the Operational Manager, Joint United States Forces Korea (USFK) Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition (JUPITR) Systems. JUPITR provides USFK with an integrated surveillance, collaboration and information sharing capability for information relating to biological ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, December 27, 2016
    For 22 years, Community Business Partnership (CBP) has served as a one-stop resource for small business in Fairfax County. In December, CBP moved to its new location at 6564 Loisdale Court, Suite 600, Springfield, VA 22150. The phone number remains the same - 703-768-1440. CBP is the umbrella organization for five distinct, yet complimentary, programs: the Small Business Development Center, ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Friday, December 09, 2016
    If you don’t know Pete Conklin, it’s not because he isn’t trying. The owner of Personal Affairs Management is a volunteer’s volunteer, sporting a list of more than 15 local organizations he has spent time, talent and legal tender to better the Greater Springfield community. For his dedication to his community, Conklin is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Herb Hunter Citizen of the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber News
    Monday, November 28, 2016
    Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) won the SmartCEO’s Washington GovStar Award in the Industry Star category for small businesses. The Industry Star Award honors a government contractor for technological innovation, veteran support, workplace environment, growth, and the impact on the industry and marketplace as a whole. The program recognizes the commendable attributes of Greater ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, November 22, 2016
    Staci L. Redmon, president and CEO of Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS), has been awarded a Silver Stevie® Award for the Female Entrepreneur of the Year in the Business Services with 11 to 2,500 employees category. She was presented the esteemed award at the 13th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business ceremony in which over 1,400 entrants in 22 countries applied. “I am honored ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Thursday, November 17, 2016
    As published by MSPMentor:  Michael Drobnis, president and CEO of Springfield, VA-based OptfinITy, shares three suggestions he'd apply if he were launching an MSP from scratch today. 1. Leverage cloud internally – From the business perspective, utilizing cloud-based PSA tools, RMM tools, virus-monitoring, backups, etc., the cloud is probably the best way with no or very minimal capital expenses ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Monday, August 01, 2016
    The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce has taken a position in opposition to the proposed 4 percent additional tax on all ready-to-eat meals and prepared foods in Fairfax County. The meals tax will be the last question on the November 8, 2016 ballot. If passed, a 4 percent Fairfax County tax on top of the existing 6 percent Virginia sales tax would be added to all prepared foods and ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 15, 2016
    A Sheriff’s deputy who flies terminally ill patients to treatment facilities and a firefighter who builds boards that teach autistic children to type were two of the four first responders honored by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce at its 4th Annual Above & Beyond Luncheon on Monday. The annual event recognizes first responders in the Greater Springfield area who better their community ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 18, 2012
    The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce notified the Fairfax County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors on January 18 of its support for the proposed Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) District II Substation and Training Facility to be located adjacent the Franconia-Springfield Metro Station. The three-story 23,000 square feet substation and the 33,000 square feet training ...read more
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