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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Wednesday, September 14, 2016
    With Thanksgiving and December holidays around the corner, ECHO encourages area businesses to think of local families who are struggling financially. Being able to prepare a holiday feast brings happiness and hope. ECHO provided 605 food baskets (or gift cards to purchase food) in November and December 2015, and there are even more families who qualify this year. ECHO asks businesses across the ...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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    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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    Tuesday, June 21, 2016
    CALIBRE Systems, Inc. (CALIBRE), an employee-owned management consulting and information technology solutions company supporting government and industry, has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Washington Post. The Washington Post’s Top Workplaces list spotlights private, public, nonprofit and government agencies based solely on employee ratings and comments about the workplace ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 14, 2016
    Springfield residents have a new option for all of their haircare needs — Supercuts is now open at 6681-I in Backlick Shopping Center (703-569-0009) To celebrate its grand opening, the salon is hosting festivities and offering $9.00 haircuts from June 17 to July 17, 2016. The new Springfield Supercuts is locally owned and operated by Hassan Balouch. Balouch has hired an outstanding team of 5 ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 24, 2016
    Interstate Moving | Relocation | Logistics, one of the country’s largest independent moving companies, is thrilled to announce that its Executive Vice President of Administration, Margie Malloy, has been nominated for the Sister Eymard Gallagher Award by the 2016 Human Resources Leadership Awards (HRLA) of Greater Washington. The award honors human resources professionals for their ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 24, 2016
    Andrews Federal Credit Union’s Enola Thaboun, Springfield Branch Manager, was recently appointed to the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Board members assist the Chamber in fulfilling its mission to bring businesses together in the Greater Springfield area to develop and promote balanced economic growth and business opportunities in harmony with the objectives of ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 27, 2016
    Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS), a verified SBA-certified SDB small business, that provides operations support, information technology services, facilities management functions, and a range of other solutions is proud to announce today that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved a Mentor Protégé (MP) agreement between SAMS and Advanced Business ...read more
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