PR Newswire

  • Updated

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- PBS will present its virtual Winter TCA Press Tour February 2, 4 & 5, announcing new programming and initiatives. In addition to the new line-up, PBS also announced that for the 18th year in a row it was named "most trusted institution" in a nationwide survey. Please see below for a brief synopsis of each program and survey details.

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Foundation Direct, a new technology and consulting company offering automotive marketers an industry-leading option to "Go Direct" with their digital advertising, is pleased to announce Michael Heidner as their new VP of Strategy and Business Development. Mike joins Foundation Direct from Google, where he led Automotive Research and notably drove the analysis behind and creation of Google's '5 Auto Shopping Micro-Moments'.

  • Updated

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- NATSO, the national trade association representing truckstops and travel plazas, is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has appointed Adam Harrell, Truckstop Account Manager of Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, as an Allied Director.

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sun Collectors are excited to announce their arrival in Richmond, VA, where they plan to help introduce Virginia locals to the incredible benefits of solar energy. With over 1,000 systems installed in states across the country, the Sun Collectors look to assist residents and businesses wishing to switch to cleaner energy solutions.

FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 3Pillar Global ("3Pillar"), a leading developer of innovative digital products, announced today it was awarded the 2020 Global Digital Product Development Services Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award by independent research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan.

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va., Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington Football Team announced today several of its programs and initiatives to celebrate Black History Month. Throughout the month of February, the team will focus efforts on impactful initiatives that align with the organization's commitment to engaging with the African American community throughout the DC Metro Area. The pillars of all the team's efforts will focus on education, sports and activism, and community.

ABINGDON, Va., Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- First Bank & Trust Company and its parent holding company, First Bancorp, Inc., today announced the promotion of two long-time employees. Sophie Chafin Vance, Vice President and Branch Coordinator, has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Branch Operations Officer. Elizabeth Dean, Assistant Vice President and Training Officer, has been promoted to Vice President and Training Manager.

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Neil deGrasse Tyson, head of the Hayden Planetarium and research associate of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History, will participate in the Air Force Association's 2021 virtual Aerospace Warfare Symposium, Feb. 24 - 26, by hosting a fireside chat with Gen. John W. "Jay" Raymond, Chief of Space Operations.

  • Updated

TYSONS, Va., Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnispace, the company that is reinventing mobile communications by building a global hybrid network, announced today that it closed on a round of $60 million in equity financing that advances its development of its 5G non-terrestrial network (NTN) and expands its 2 GHz spectrum footprint in key markets globally. The Omnispace network will power critical global communications, including 5G and mobile Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, directly from its satellites in space to mobile devices around the world.

  • Updated

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hilb Group, LLC ("THG") announced today that it has completed its 100th acquisition, and its largest acquisition to date, by acquiring New York-based Rampart Brokerage Corporation & Affiliates ("RBC").

  • Updated

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Appian (NASDAQ: APPN) announced today the appointment of Denise Vu Broady as Appian's new Chief Marketing Officer. Broady will lead Appian's global marketing and communications efforts and shape the marketing strategy to drive the next phase of growth.

  • Updated

NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Trader Interactive has announced the addition of Troy Snyder in the newly created role of Vice President of Digital Retailing. In this role, Snyder will be directly responsible for overseeing the development of digital retailing solutions across the company's online marketplaces and services.

  • Updated

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Keshia Brown is proud to debut a new book, "It's Not What You Call Me, It's What I Answer To!", which is independently published, launched on Amazon Friday, January 29, 2021. It is now an Amazon #1 New Release in Adult Christian Ministry.

  • Updated

STERLING, VA, Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- REI Systems was selected by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Office of Trademarks to support application development and app modernization for nearly 20 mission-critical systems. These applications comprise the Trademark Product Line, one of four IT product lines within the recently introduced USPTO IT Product Catalog. Through these New Ways of Working, USPTO aims to link IT support and delivery with strategies and business objectives while modernizing the IT environment enhancing the user experience for USPTO staff, Trademark customers, and the general public.

  • Updated

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The cannabis retail pioneers at Deep Six CBD are making waves in Virginia again. Cannabis treatments for anxiety and depression are on the tip of everyone's tongue, and so these proven CBD leaders have introduced Delta 8 THC oil, vapes, and even Delta 8 edibles to their Newport News, VA store at Patrick Henry Mall.

  • Updated

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Educators have always had a difficult--albeit rewarding--job, but the pandemic has made that job even more challenging. Many educators have had to figure out effective ways to translate lesson plans online; some are taking on new tasks and unfamiliar roles, while others are putting their lives on the line to educate students in person. Teaching can sometimes feel like a thankless job, but it has felt that way even more so over the past year as educators have continued to do their jobs during the worst pandemic the world has seen in the last century.

  • Updated

TYSONS, Va., Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The PenFed Foundation, a national 501(c)3 founded by PenFed Credit Union, today announced the top 15 finalists for the PenFed Foundation Black History Month Ignition Challenge. The challenge supports Black veteran, active duty, guard, reserve, and military spouse entrepreneurs by helping them to identify their business impact and goals, and providing an opportunity to compete to win funding and mentorship.

  • Updated

RESTON, Va., Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Comscore (Nasdaq: SCOR), a trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, is excited to announce that Dr. David Algranati, Chief Product Officer, Comscore, will be featured at the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement's (CIMM) 10(th) Annual Cross-Platform Video Measurement and Data Summit. Algranati will join other leading voices for a panel discussion this Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 12:10pm ET.

  • Updated

ABINGDON, Va., Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In its mission to become its clients' most valuable resource, Concord Wealth Partners, an Independent Registered Investment Advisory firm, has formed a strategic joint venture with TWP, a private accounting firm, based in Huntington, West Virginia, with 7 certified public accountants. TWP's Todd M. Williams (CPA, CVA, ABI), will lead the joint venture that will create an integrated client service model that offers a completely seamless financial experience.

  • Updated

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association is celebrating the 75 years of educating, advocating, and supporting the U.S. Air Force and Airmen and, since its founding a year ago, the U.S. Space Force and its Guardians.

  • Updated

FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), announced today the availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) through the milCloud 2.0 contract, providing Department of Defense (DoD) mission partners access to an expanded portfolio of secure cloud services. Defense agencies now have another mechanism to quickly and easily move their workloads to AWS through a streamlined contracting process.

  • Updated

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, announced it has granted an incremental $300,000 to Meals on Wheels America, the national leadership organization supporting community-based programs across the U.S. dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This funding builds upon PetSmart Charities' record $3 million commitment to Meals on Wheels America in late 2019 to fund the work of a three-year partnership between the two organizations, and comes at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic, and an increasing number of natural disasters, continue to drive a rising demand for Meals on Wheels services for homebound senior clients and their loving pet companions.

  • Updated

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- SpaceLink, a company that is redrawing the map of space connectivity, announced it continues to grow a highly accomplished team to implement its business strategy for a game changing satellite relay service. Following a previous announcement of its top executives, SpaceLink added seven more industry leaders to its team. They bring deep expertise in technical and business operations to drive forward the space relay service that provides secure, continuous, high-capacity service between LEO spacecraft and the ground.

  • Updated

ARLINGTON, VA, Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- March of Dimes, the nation's leader in the fight for the health of all moms and babies, has named Dr. Michael Georgieff from the University of Minnesota as the winner of the 2020 Agnes Higgins Award for pivotal research linking iron deficiency early in life and long-term mental health. In particular, Dr. Georgieff's uncovered basic mechanisms by which iron deficiency in newborns affects the brain's development and can lead to lasting neurobehavioral challenges, such as poor attention and increased risk of anxiety, depression and schizophrenia. For 20 years, March of Dimes has recognized the achievements of more than 30 leaders in the field of maternal-fetal nutrition focused on research, education or clinical services through the Agnes Higgins Award.

  • Updated

MANASSAS, Va., Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ATCC, the world's premier biological materials management and standards organization, today announced that it has been awarded a three-year, $9.86 million task order contract by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, to manage and operate its HIV Reagent Program, formerly known as the AIDS Reagent Program. ATCC is tasked to supply the HIV/AIDS research community with no-cost, high-quality materials supporting the development and evaluation of therapeutics, vaccines, and diagnostics.

  • Updated

FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Pyramid Systems, an award-winning technology leader driving IT modernization across federal agencies, has earned the 2021 Top Workplaces USA award, issued by Energage. In its inaugural year, the Top Workplaces USA award built on Energage's 14-year history of surveying more than 20 million employees across 54 markets for the regional Top Workplaces awards.

  • Updated

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. and RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc. (NYSE American: BRBS) ("Blue Ridge"), the parent holding company of Blue Ridge Bank, National Association, today announced the completion of the merger of Bay Banks of Virginia, Inc. (OTC: BAYK) ("Bay Banks"), the parent holding company of Virginia Commonwealth Bank, into Blue Ridge. Following completion of the merger, Virginia Commonwealth Bank was merged into Blue Ridge Bank. The former Virginia Commonwealth Bank branches assumed in the merger will continue to operate under the name Virginia Commonwealth Bank, a division of Blue Ridge Bank, until systems are converted in May 2021.

  • Updated

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ANSER is proud to announce Virginia Business and the Best Companies Group names it one of Virginia's Top 100 Employers. This recognition of excellence as a Best Places to Work in Virginia is based on an independent survey of ANSER employees. The annual survey identifies, recognizes, and honors Virginia companies based on direct employee feedback.

  • Updated

PRINCE GEORGE, Va., Jan. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Touchstone Bankshares, Inc. (the "Company") (OTC Pink: TSBA), and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Touchstone Bank (the "Bank"), reported unaudited results for the year ended December 31, 2020.

  • Updated

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE American: BRBS) announced today its unaudited fourth quarter 2020 net income of $5.5 million, or $0.98 earnings per share, compared to $5.1 million, or $0.88 earnings per share, for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2020, and $0.5 million, or $0.11 earnings per share, for the quarterly period ended December 31, 2019. Earnings for the fourth quarter of 2020 include approximately $0.7 million in one-time expenses related to the upcoming merger with Bay Banks of Virginia, Inc. ("Bay Banks")(OTC: BAYK), and earnings for the year ended 2020 include approximately $1.9 million in one-time expenses related to the upcoming merger with Bay Banks and $0.5 million in one-time expenses related to the merger with Virginia Community Bankshares, Inc., which closed in December 2019.

  • Updated

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Navy Mutual Aid Association ("Navy Mutual"), the nation's oldest federally recognized Veterans Service Organization, today announced that it is Great Place to Work-Certified(TM). This achievement recognizes the rewarding workplace culture that makes Navy Mutual one of the most trusted providers of life insurance, financial education and veteran services to members of the military and their families.

  • Updated

BERRYVILLE, Va., Jan. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Eagle Financial Services, Inc. (OTCQX: EFSI), the holding company for Bank of Clarke County, whose divisions include Eagle Investment Group, reported continued strong performance for the fourth quarter of 2020. The Board of Directors also announced a quarterly common stock cash dividend of $0.27 per common share, payable on February 19, 2021, to shareholders of record on February 8, 2021. Select highlights for the fourth quarter and the year include:

  • Updated

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- UDig was recently named as one of the 2021 Best Places to Work in Virginia. Virginia Business Magazine and Best Companies Group created the annual list of the Best Places to Work in Virginia. The final rankings were announced at a virtual event on January 29, 2021.

  • Updated

NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) announced today that in 2020 the company assisted 86 businesses in locating new or expanded facilities on its freight rail network. The industries ranged from a medical products supplier and roofing shingle manufacturer to automakers and paper packaging producers.

SMITHFIELD, Va., Jan. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Smithfield Foods, Inc. today announced companywide health and wellness goals as part of its wide-ranging commitment to sustainability and continuous product improvement. By 2025, the company will reduce sodium and sugar by 10% and embrace clean labeling across its portfolio. The new goals are part of Smithfield's new standalone Health and Wellness pillar and expanded sustainability program.

  • Updated

NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Regrettably, many animal shelters and veterinary clinics reduced services during the COVID-19 pandemic, but with determination, PETA helped more companion animals than ever. The group spent over $2.5 million in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, providing free services, including delivery of food, medication, and other supplies; counseling to enable people to keep their animals; and veterinary care and end-of-life help for low-income families dealing with ill, aged, aggressive, or dying animals. Glimpse PETA's community work here.

  • Updated

FINCASTLE, Va., Jan. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bank of Fincastle [SYMBOL: BFTL] has reported an unaudited quarterly net income of $547,950 for the fourth quarter of 2020, with assets of $255.9 million and total liabilities of $255.9 million.