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    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 ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    FVCbank is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven M. Wiltse, CPA, a former board member with Cardinal Financial Corp., to FVCbank's board of directors. Wiltse, a CPA and experienced business executive in the Washington, D.C. region, previously served on the audit and nominating committees at Cardinal. On April 21, United Bankshares, Inc. closed on its acquisition of Cardinal Financial ...read more
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    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
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    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. ...read more
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    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 ...read more
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    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
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    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 ...read more
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    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 ...read more
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    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
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    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 ...read more
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    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 ...read more
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    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 ...read more
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    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 ...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 ...read more
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    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 ...read more
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    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 ...read more
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    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 ...read more
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    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
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    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
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    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 ...read more
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    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
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    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 ...read more
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    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 ...read more
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    Monday, October 31, 2016
    Teams with Italian builder Goppian to showcase stories, experiences, and history for National Museum of African American History and Culture Interstate Moving | Relocation | Logistics , based in Springfield, VA, played an interesting role in this weekend’s on-schedule opening of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Interstate partnered with Goppian ...read more
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    Monday, October 24, 2016
    Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) has been selected as a winner of the 2017 SmartCEO Future 50 Award for the third consecutive year. The award recognizes 50 of the region’s quickest growing, mid-sized businesses. The winning companies represent the successful future of the region’s economy and clearly demonstrate the entrepreneurial outlook that is necessary for leadership ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 04, 2016
    Looking for that special gift for the person who seems to have everything? Olive Vine Gourmet offers tasty, gourmet foods that are sure to please even the most discerning palate. By creating a custom-made gift basket, you can guarantee your gift will be uniquely designed with love. Choose from a variety of items such as specialty wines, olive oils, balsamics, chocolates and peanuts. Located at ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 04, 2016
    Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) has been awarded a year-long contract with the Rhode Island Army National Guard (RIARNG) to provide Project Management and Civil Engineering support services for the Designs and Projects branch of the Construction and Facilities Management Office (CFMO). SAMS’ duties include ensuring that the CFMO receives profitable, efficient, transparent, ...read more
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    Saturday, October 01, 2016
    Mike & Dinah Cohen of Cruises Inc. ended its business year Sep. 30, 2016 as the number two agent in terms of sales out of 1,110 agents. Mike Cohen is also president of Michael's Cruise & Travel, LLC. Mike is on the leadership team at the Fairfax Business Connection BNI which meets a Houlihans in Springfield. Mike was recently invited and approved to become a "STAR Advisor" at ...read more
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    Friday, September 30, 2016
    At 9 p.m. on Oct. 2, Fort Belvoir will close its Pence Gate for six weeks to facilitate the Route 1 widening project. Pence Gate is Fort Belvoir’s access control point closest to Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. During the duration of the Pence Gate closure, Fort Belvoir’s Tulley Gate, which is located south of Pence on Route 1, will become Fort Belvoir’s 24-hour access control ...read more
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    Thursday, September 29, 2016
    OptfinITy announced today that CEO Michael Drobnis has been named to Leadership Fairfax Class of 2017. Leadership Fairfax is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to finding, training and growing leaders in Northern Virginia. Through the Leadership Fairfax Program, Emerging Leaders Institute and the Lifetime Leaders Program, Leadership Fairfax seeks to build leaders who raise the tide not only in ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    Students of the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) Performing Arts Academy of Alexandria, VA will see a lot of new changes at the newly, expanded MSA Academy headquarters in Kingstowne, located in Alexandria. With more than 40 students, the Academy now offers more space with 14,500 square feet, including seven dance studios, four music studios and a new black box theater that will be complete ...read more
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    Monday, September 19, 2016
    Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS), has been named on the Washington Technology Fast 50 list for the third year in a row. The Fast 50 recognizes small businesses that have continually succeeded in the federal market. SAMS placed 28th on the list with an impressive growth rate of over 70%. The Washington Technology Fast 50 list is comprised of companies with at least five years of ...read more
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    Thursday, August 18, 2016
    Strategy and Management Services Inc. (SAMS), announces that it was awarded the honor of being placed on the Inc. 500/5000 list for 2016 for the 2nd year in a row. SAMS was listed as #1815 for being one of America’s top growing private companies. The Inc. 5000 awards U.S. based, privately held businesses with the highest percentage of revenue growth over a 3 year period. The award follows ...read more
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    Thursday, August 04, 2016
    Terry L. Elliott joined FVCbank as senior vice president, and brings her award-winning experience in the Manassas, Virginia, area supporting business customers to focus on growing the Bank’s commercial relationships. Prior to joining FVCbank, Elliott worked at United Bank of Manassas, Virginia, as senior vice president, commercial lender. Highlights of her 16-year career include selection by ...read more
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    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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    Thursday, July 07, 2016
    Chandra Kumar has been selected as the new Executive Director at Greenspring, an Erickson Living retirement community in Springfield, VA. In this role, Kumar will oversee the daily operations at the 58-acre campus with nearly 2,000 residents. Kumar has over twenty years of experience in the senior living industry, including serving the past two years as the Associate Executive Director at ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 05, 2016
    Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar , the upscale burger restaurant which offers gourmet burgers combined with perfectly paired wine selections, raised $10,000 for The Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools as part of its grand opening celebration in Springfield, Virginia. Zinburger made its debut in the National Capital Area when it opened its Springfield, location in May. Zinburger sold ...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 ...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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