Model workplaces overcome tight labor market with pay, perks
The lowest U.S. unemployment rate in 50 years isn’t slowing down the companies honored as this year’s Best Places to Work in Virginia. The winners find plenty of applicants are attracted to their good pay and supportive cultures. For example, Burns & McDonnell, a global architecture, engineering and construction company with four offices in Virginia,
Government contractor gives workers a sense of belonging
When employees join Dynamis Inc., they gain a new family. “We’re very supportive of each other,” Dynamis Recruiter Macaya Yao says. “I find that I’m really able to go to anyone in the company and ask for help and they’re willing to jump in and help out with whatever it is.” This familial vibe, an
From Day 1, staffing firm builds team spirit
The camaraderie that makes Accounting Principals different is evident on an employee’s first day as they’re greeted by a desk decorated with bright, colorful signs trumpeting personalized welcoming messages. This “cherry-on-top” culture is what makes Accounting Principals a great place to work, says Jennifer Dodge, managing director of the Jacksonville, Florida-based professional recruitment and staffing
This is the 10th year that Virginia Business has compiled the Best Places to Work in Virginia list in collaboration with Pennsylvania-based Best Companies Group. Nearly 200 companies applied for inclusion on the 2020 list. A hundred companies were chosen in three categories: small (15-99 U.S. employees); midsize (100-249); and large (250 or more). Best
The 7 habits of the highly effective Stephen Moret
On a sunny, crisp fall morning in late October, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam stood at a lectern in the atrium of Danville’s Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, announcing to the assembled reporters and dignitaries that van manufacturer Morgan Olson LLC would be taking over a local factory about to be abandoned by Swedish furniture
The innovative leader of Inova Health System has embarked on his most ambitious project
Knox Singleton, CEO, Inova Health System, Fairfax is the 2015 Virginia Business Person of the Year
Nassetta transforms ‘sleeping giant’ into the world’s largest hotel company
2014 Virginia Business Person of the Year
Christopher J. Nassetta
President and CEO Hilton Worldwide, McLean
Tonya Mallory wants to revolutionize the practice of medicine in the U.S.
Tonya Mallory, Chief executive officer of Health Diagnostic Laboratory in Richmond is the 2013 Virginia Business Person of the Year.
Virginia’s CEOs received an average pay increase of 12.5% last year, with the top earner reaping $39 million
New rule’s debut gets muted response
An expanding economy helps boost CEO pay in Virginia
2015 brought raises for some, but the average for total packages was flat
2015 brought raises for some, but the average for total packages was flat.
Richmond/Henrico health department director says Virginians should "be prepared" for an explosive jump in cases.
Dr. Danny Avula, director of the Henrico County and Richmond health departments, warned Friday, “We need to be prepared that we might have a 10x jump [in the number of COVID-19 cases] in the next week and a half” in the state, which would overwhelm hospitals. Virginia has 604 cases of COVID-19 as of Friday,
Va. death toll may be as high as 18.
A man in his 70s died Friday in a hospital from respiratory failure, Prince William Health District officials announced Friday evening. It is the first COVID-19 death recorded in the district, which includes Manassas and Woodbridge Fairfax County Health District reported its second coronavirus death, a man in his 60s who contracted the virus during
As of Friday, center reports 6 deaths.
A Henrico County longterm care facility, Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, reported two deaths of “presumed positive” COVID-19 patients in the past 24 hours, in addition to four deaths earlier this week of people whose test results had already come back positive. One man died at a hospital and the other at the center, according
Virginia has seen a record number of unemployment claims due to COVID-19.
The Virginia State Corporation Commission’s (SCC) Bureau of Insurance wants to remind Virginians that there are health insurance options available if they’ve recently been laid off or lost health insurance benefits through their employer. “Loss of a job doesn’t have to mean loss of health insurance coverage,” said Virginia Insurance Commissioner Scott A. White. “In
FedBiz growth rate puts it well ahead of others
2019 VIRGINIA’s FANTASTIC 50
Federal contract made firm a growth leader
HIGHEST REVENUE GROWTH: FedBiz IT Solutions, Leesburg, fedbizIT.com
Rebranded firm focuses on solving problems
SERVICE: U.Group, Arlington, https://u.group
Company has been on a growth spurt since 2012
TECHNOLOGY: World Services LLC, Alexandria, world-servicesllc.com
Donations set new records at Virginia Tech and U.Va.
The Generous Virginians Project
Philanthropic support can have transformational effects
The Generous Virginians Project
Donations by individuals and family foundations
A sample of major grants by community foundations made or reported in 2017.
Virginia lawyers vote on the best in their profession
The 20th edition Legal Elite recognizes long-term honorees, adds two categories by Robert Powell A history of service Pender & Coward celebrates its 130th anniversary by Joan Tupponce Going the distance The following attorneys have been recognized as Virginia’s Legal Elite since the project began in 2000. Profiles and Lists: ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION The
Profile of Mary C. Malone, Hancock, Daniel & Johnson PC, Glen Allen and list
Title: Shareholder Birthplace: Richmond Education: Bachelor’s and law degrees, University of Richmond Spouse: Walt Malone Children: Meredith Martin (daughter), Ryan Martin (son-in-law) and Rory Martin (grandson) Hobbies or pastimes: Walking, reading, travel, writing, decorating First job as a lawyer: Associate at Crews & Hancock in Richmond Fan of: UR Spiders basketball Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere with my family! Recently read book: “The Power of Habit”
Pender & Coward celebrates its 130th anniversary
Jim Lang’s motivation for joining Pender & Coward after a 25-year career in the U.S. Navy remains as true today as it did when he interviewed with the law firm 14 years ago. “When I was in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps in the Navy, I could count on and trust another JAG to make things happen,
The following attorneys have been recognized as Virginia’s Legal Elite since the project began in 2000.
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Deeper channels, terminal expansions to have big impact across Virginia.
Welcome to the 2018 Virginia Maritime Guide! Formerly known as the Hampton Roads Maritime & International Trade Guide, this year’s name change recognizes the important role maritime commerce, the logistics industry and international trade play not just in Hampton Roads but across the entire Commonwealth of Virginia.
Project to dredge harbor channels vital to the Port of Virginia’s future.
A key to the Port of Virginia’s future lies 55 feet below the surface of the Norfolk harbor.
Construction projects aim to provide a smooth ride through the Old Dominion.
There’s a slew of construction underway in the commonwealth. Below is a list of road projects underway, or in the pipeline, which should help ease congestion around the state’s marine terminals.
He has been named director of business development.
Consistent rental rate growth appears unlikely, says Studley report.
2013 Virginia Legal Elite – Civil Litigation list
James Madison University students helped businesses and nonprofits promote themselves as part of Google’s Online Marketing Challenge.
2019 Virginia Business Site Locator
2018 Virginia Business Site Locator
A guide to selecting a business location in Virginia.
A guide to selecting a business location in Virginia.
Historic site will become national monument.
Introduction to a special report of
the 2013 Super CPAs as well as
twelve Super CPAs profiles and lists by category
Assurance services (auditing) list 2013
Angie Caruana Counselman: Super CPA profile 2013
Virginia State Chamber of Commerce Richmond 804.644.1607 vachamber.com CENTRAL VIRGINIA Altavista Area Chamber of Commerce Altavista 434.369.6665 altavistachamber.com Amherst County Chamber of Commerce Amherst 434.946.0990 amherstvachamber.com Appomattox County Chamber of Commerce Appomattox 434.352.2621 appomattoxchamber.org Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce Bedford 540.586.9401 bedfordareachamber.com Buckingham County Chamber of Commerce Dillwyn 434.983.2372 buckinghamchamberofcommerce.com Caroline County Chamber of Commerce
Virginia has a host of ambitious projects underway
There was perhaps no greater portent last year of Virginia’s rising fortunes than the news that the Old Dominion had regained its perch as the nation’s No. 1 state for business. After eight years, CNBC once again ranked Virginia No. 1 in its annual Top States for Business study. The business news network cited Virginia’s
Virginia Beach’s $8 billion offshore wind farm moves forward
In September, Dominion Energy Inc. unveiled an ambitious, $8 billion project to erect the nation’s largest offshore wind farm off the Virginia Beach coast. If all goes to plan, it will power 650,000 Virginia homes by 2026. This year, Dominion expects to bring its offshore wind pilot project online and start ocean survey work on
Volvo Group’s New River Valley employment ebbs and flows
Last June, Volvo Group announced plans to invest nearly $400 million, add 350,000 square feet to its Dublin complex in Pulaski County — already the largest Volvo truck plant in the world — and hire 777 new workers over the next six years. Five months after that announcement, though, Volvo said it would lay off
Nominations are due May 1, 2020
NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 2020 VIRGINIA CFO AWARDS! Each year, Virginia Business presents awards to chief financial executives in four categories: Small companies (fewer than 100 employees) Large companies (more than 100 employees) Small nonprofit/foundation (fewer than 100 employees) Large nonprofit/foundation (more than 100 employees) SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION ONLINE NOW Nominations must be submitted
Small nonprofit/government agency
Richard Lugg, Virginia Realtors, Richmond
small private company
Cynthia JOYCE, CPA, Agili, Richmond
large private company
Jennifer V. Whichello, NSTO LLC, Richmond