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Connie McKenzie, Eastern Virginia Medical School – The Virginian-Pilot

Job title: Vice president of development and alumni relations, Eastern Virginia Medical School. At work: I am a vice president for Eastern Virginia Medical School and a member of its senior management team. I am involved in critical decisions that are helping EVMS chart its future strategic direction. I currently oversee 30 people across two … Read more

Virginia education hit hard by pandemic, report finds – The Virginian-Pilot

RICHMOND — Virginia’s teacher workforce is smaller, unhappier and less qualified than before the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia’s nonpartisan legislative watchdog agency said in a report Monday that urged the state to boost funding to address the issue. Staffers of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, or JLARC, also told lawmakers that in addition to previously … Read more

Norfolk firm’s platform matches small businesses with partners to go after federal contracting dollars – The Virginian-Pilot

To improve success at landing federal contracts, more companies are turning to TeamingPro. Since 2017, the business-to-business connections service, now based in Norfolk, has been helping companies find the right partners and pursue federal contracts using a team approach. The collaborations are designed to enhance the skill set of smaller companies and make their bidding … Read more

Dan Grunfeld’s family has a fascinating story of overcoming the Holocaust, adversity through basketball – The Virginian-Pilot

Dan Grunfeld’s book, “By the Grace of the Game: The Holocaust, a Basketball Legacy, and an Unprecedented American Dream,” is a story about overcoming adversity, dealing with challenges and finding meaning in life. The book, which came out last November, is about Grunfeld’s family, including his famous father, Ernie, a former NBA player and executive. … Read more

For Medicare Advantage programs, buyer beware – The Virginian-Pilot

Dr. Bob Newman, a University of Virginia Medical School graduate and U.S. Navy veteran, spent more than 15 years in private practice in rural Virginia and 20 years teaching family medicine. He teaches part-time at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. (HANDOUT) Some of the major health insurance companies that offer Medicare Advantage programs are … Read more

757 Accelerate startups to pitch business ideas during Mighty Dream Forum in Norfolk – The Virginian-Pilot

Seven small-business owners have the chance to pitch their companies during the Mighty Dream Forum. 757 Accelerate’s free annual community pitch event will be held at the Granby Theater from 5-7 p.m. on Nov. 3. Evans McMillion, executive director of 757 Accelerate, said the event continues to get bigger each year. It connects startups and … Read more

Chesapeake home health care business ordered to pay more than $700K in back wages, damages to employees – The Virginian-Pilot

A Chesapeake home health care business has been ordered to pay more than $700,000 in back wages and damages to dozens of employees who were denied overtime pay and then retaliated against when they cooperated with investigators. U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen issued a default judgment against Heavenly Hands Home Healthcare last month after … Read more

Clean energy can supercharge Virginia’s economy if we seize the moment – The Virginian-Pilot

Chris Stone, PE, F.NSPE, F. ASCE, of Virginia Beach, is a member of the Virginia Joint Subcommittee on Recurrent Flooding and Adaptation. (Mario Gandia / HANDOUT) The United States has entered a new era in the fight against climate change. President Joe Biden recently signed the largest climate bill in U.S. history, which includes major … Read more

Virginia Beach naval engineer helps streamline small businesses with custom apps – The Virginian-Pilot

Like many engineers, Ian Barford is known to be a detailed thinker who solves hard problems. Working in the atomic sector as a science and technology lead for positioning, navigation and timing, Barford spent almost 20 years helping the nation’s fleet. With a career at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, a doctorate in engineering … Read more

Inflation Reduction Act will bring jobs, cleaner air to Virginia – The Virginian-Pilot

Lee Francis is deputy director of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters. President Joe Biden recently signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act, the strongest climate legislation in our nation’s history. It will be the largest investment in clean energy, advanced manufacturing and clean transportation ever — all while reducing energy costs for families, creating … Read more