APRIL 2023 OUT AND ABOUT
On Feb. 3, Virginia Business held a luncheon at the Boar’s Head Resort in Charlottesville for the magazine’s 13th annual Best Places to Work Awards, compiled in collaboration with Best Companies Group. Sponsored by Accent Professional Recruiting, the event honored winning companies across small, midsize and large business categories. Photos by Matthew R.O. Brown.
1. L to R: Brandon Pope and Sasha Terrell of Vaco Richmond 2. L to R: Laurel George and Greg Samuels of Solvaria 3. L to R: Sarah Graves, George D. Forsythe and Karen Guidon of WellsColeman 4. L to R: Erica Rodriguez, Kelsey Jeffers and Felicia Shelton of EMG Consulting LLC 5. L to R: Cheron Smalls and Julie Gibbs of RiverFront Investment Group
6. Virginia first lady Suzanne Youngkin and Gov. Glenn Youngkin hold the trophy for Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center’s annual Capital Square Basketball Classic fundraiser on Feb. 13. Photo courtesy Massey Cancer Center. 7. L to R: Angela Romero, Becky Singson and Sarah Hair celebrated Riverside Regional Medical Center’s 60th anniversary of operating on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard in Newport News on Feb. 8. Photo courtesy Riverside Health System. 8. Ridge View Bank President Carrie McConnell spoke at the Feb. 16 opening of the bank’s first Smart Center location in Salem. Photo courtesy Ridge View Bank. 9. L to R: Buddy Rizer, Loudoun County’s economic development executive director; Neil Walker-Neveras, M&T Bank’s chief talent officer; Sukumar Iyer, Brillient Corp.’s founder, executive chairman and CEO; and Steve Partridge, Northern Virginia Community College’s vice president of strategy, research and workforce innovation, discussed regional workforce issues at the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Future of Work event on Jan. 25. Photo courtesy Northern Virginia Community College Photography. 10. L to R: Randolph-Macon College students Kelsey Johnson, Olivia Redman, Ren Hinchey and Travis McDaniel won the Batten Trophy at the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges’ 23rd annual Ethics Bowl held at Virginia Wesleyan University on Jan. 30. (Virginia Business President and Publisher Bernie Niemeier serves on VFIC’s board of trustees.) Photo courtesy VFIC. 11. Debbie Jones addresses attendees at a Jan. 12 event celebrating her career
and Dec. 31, 2022, retirement as president and CEO of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. Photo courtesy Prince William Chamber of Commerce.