Tidbits – March 2018


April R. Crandall, CPA, has joined the accounting firm of Beth Moore & Associates, CPAs as a firm’s supervisor. Crandall has been working in public and nonprofit accounting for more than nine years. She specializes in accounting and tax compliance for small and medium for-profit businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals. Her experience includes commercial and residential construction, real estate professionals, personal service providers, food service industry and retail services.

Virginia Creative Group, a full-service creative agency working with medical and dental practices interested in growing their brand, has opened offices at 734A City Center Boulevard. Carol Hayes is owner of the agency and can be reached at 757-930-6356. The agency’s website is www.virginiacreativegroup.com.

Susan Jacobs
Jonathan Toms

Susan Jacobs and Jonathan Toms have been elected to the board of directors of the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank. Jacobs is vice president of human resources and administration for Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. She is responsible for employment, labor relations and recruitment as well as the company’s security and environmental health and safety organizations. Toms serves as corporate affairs coordinator for Smithfield Foods, Inc. He manages Smithfield’s hunger-relief initiative, Helping Hungry Homes®, planning and executing large-scale donations to food banks, school nutrition programs, disaster relief efforts and community outreach programs.

United Way of the Virginia Peninsula (UWVP) completed its 2018 fund-raising campaign, announcing an increase over 2017’s campaign of 35 percent, or $1,200,000, for a total of $4,750,000. Steven S. Kast is UWVP’s CEO.

TowneBank partnered in January with Fear 2 Freedom (F2F) to host a volunteer event. More than 25 TowneBank employees participated at TowneBank’s headquarters to assemble and package more than 1,625 Freedom Bears. The bears are packaged in an after-care kit and given to victims of abuse when they arrive at the hospital. F2F is a nonprofit organization that helps restore hope and dignity to survivors of sexual assault.

Recently honored at the 72nd annual meeting of the Boys & Girls Clubs (B&GCVP) of the Virginia Peninsula.were 25 longest-serving board members, recognized for their contributions and tenure. Of those honored was Dr. Harry Simpson, Jr., DDS, the longest-serving member who reached 50 years of service this year. Simpson was one of the first members of the Boys Club when its doors opened in 1946 and recipient of the coveted “Boy of the Year” award for five years. He has been a generous contributor and tireless advocate. Simpson was instrumental in the opening of the Gloucester Boys & Girls Club. Dr. Harry Simpson (second from left) is pictured with (from left) Steve Kast, former B&GCVP president and CEO; Tom Olaisen, former B&GCVP executive director; and Hal Smith, current B&GCVP president and CEO.

SOLitude Lake Management® has expanded its national presence by uniting with Lake Masters Aquatic Weed Control Inc., the leading provider of algae and aquatic weed control services in Florida. The alignment of the two companies under the SOLitude brand will foster a focus on environmental responsibility, ongoing service offerings, broadened expertise, increased training and development efforts, enhanced technology and additional educational resource offerings to stakeholders in Florida. Kevin Tucker is CEO of SOLitude Lake Management.

Lionsbridge Football Club, the Peninsula’s new PDL soccer team that begins competition in May, has entered into an agreement with Nike as the official apparel partner for Lionsbridge FC and partnered with Mosquito Joe, the Hampton Roads-based company that provides mosquito control services to residential and commercial customers. The two companies join other Lionsbridge FC partners, including Chick-fil-A, Riverside Health Systems and Tradition Brewing Company.

Spectrum Comm, Inc., along with teammates The Ginn Group, Inc. and GDIT, has been awarded the Enterprise Contract Logistics Support (ECLS) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. This contract provides the capabilities for task-oriented ECLS necessary for the weapon systems sustained by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, C2ISR Division, Logistics Section at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. This is a single-award IDIQ contract with a $42,520,000 ceiling value. Jeff Wassmer is Spectrum CEO.

Virginia Living Museum is currently exhibiting The Art & Science of Arachnids, exploring the connections between spiders and literature, art, folklore, paleontology, science and history, presented by National Exterminating Company, Inc. Additionally, the live animal show Arachnid or Not? offers a live spider meet and greet. Interactive activities and displays, including musical arachnids, a spider laboratory and a predator-prey technology table, allow hands-on exploration. The exhibit will run through April 18.

Sandra Hood
Orrin Banner
Lelani Clayton
Brandon Diggs
Kim Flierl
Terry Sumrell

Recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Salesmanship Awards for Coldwell Banker Traditions’ Peninsula office REALTORS® include Sandra Hood (Gold); Orrin Banner, Lelani Clayton, Brandon Diggs, and Kim Flierl (Silver); and, Terry Sumrell (Bronze). The Peninsula office is located at 710 Thimble Shoals Boulevard.

The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) is now delivering electron beams simultaneously to all four experimental halls of Jefferson Labs, maximizing the amount of research that can be accomplished during run times and paving the way for the next era of ground-breaking experiments at the lab. This $338 million construction project upgrades CEBAF’s research capabilities from 6 GeV to 12 GeV, adds a new experimental hall and opens the possibility of CEBAF, an Office of Science User Facility, to deliver electron beams for a richer program of study for its more than 1,500 users worldwide. Rolf Ent is Jefferson Lab’s associate director for Experimental Nuclear Physics.

Hawaii Blue Medical Aesthetics, offering non-surgical treatment of signs of aging, has opened at 704 Thimble Shoals Boulevard, Suite 200. The practice specializes in Botox injections, derma fillers and liquid facelifts. Dana MacCorquodale is executive clinical director. Contact her at 757-240-5580 or hawaiibluemedicalaesthetics@gmail.com.

William B. Downey
Wendy C. Drucker
Philip L. Hatchett
Everette Hicks Sr.
Mark L. Tysinger

William B. Downey, Wendy C. Drucker, Philip L. Hatchett, Everette A. “Teddy” Hicks, Sr., Mark L. Tysinger and Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) were recipients of the 50th annual Peninsula Humanitarian Awards presented by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. Downey is president and chief executive officer for Riverside Health System. Drucker serves as managing director of Drucker & Falk Real Estate. Hatchett serves as managing director of Kaufman & Canoles’ Newport News office. Hicks is a retired educator and board member from Newport News Public Schools. Tysinger has served as president of Tysinger Motor Company since 1986. The Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute was founded in 2005 by Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey. Opening in 2010, HUPTI became the eighth proton therapy cancer treatment facility in the United States and the only one in Hampton Roads. The awards honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the promotion of respect and understanding among people of diverse racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds on the Peninsula.

New air service will be provided by Elite Airways from Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport to Myrtle Beach beginning April 6. The twice-weekly nonstop flights are Fridays and Mondays. The pet-friendly airline offers passengers free first checked bag (or oversized golf bag), onboard snacks and no ticketing change fees. Mike Giardino is executive director of the airport.

Robert Q. Johnson has become a member of Kaufman & Canoles, P.C. Johnson practices in the firm’s Newport News office and is a member of the ESOPs & Employee Benefits, Labor & Employment and Business Taxation practice groups. His practice includes helping employers and self-employed individuals navigate the entire spectrum of employee benefits and executive compensation fields. He works alongside private, governmental and tax-exempt employers and plan sponsors to create and maintain qualified retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans and health and welfare plans. Johnson earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Christopher Newport University and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Richmond School of Law.

VersAbility Resources, has added the following new members to its 2018 board of directors: Robert Baker, vice president, quality, engineering and continuous improvement of Arconic; Che’ Henderson, owner/agent of State Farm; Robert Korroch, attorney with Williams Mullen; Dr. Elizabeth Locke, director of clinical education with Old Dominion University, School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training; and Lisa Marston, retired IT and sales executive. VersAbility’s 2018 executive committee members are Cyndie Callaway, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Thomas Nelson Community College, chair; Jack Ezzell, President/CEO, Zel Technologies, LLC, vice chair; La’Shawn Littles, clinical dental assistant, Thomas Nelson Community College, secretary; Ken Krakaur, retired executive, Sentara Healthcare, treasurer; and Rick Gallaer, president, Pomoco Auto Group, immediate past chair. Kasia Grzelkowski is VersAbility’s president/CEO.

Donna Bösze
Ashley Van Es
Judy Sawyer

The top January agents for CENTURY 21 Nachman Realty’s Peninsula Office were Donna Bösze, top listing, top selling and top referring agent; Ashley Van Es, top closing agent; and Judy Sawyer, top producing agent.

Peninsula THRIVE was a recipient of proceeds from the 2017 Newport News/Peninsula Crop Walk. The walk is a national event sponsored by World Church Service and organized by local congregations or groups. Newport News/Peninsula CROP Hunger Walk for 2017 raised more than $10,000 for the first time, enabling the group to give more money to Peninsula THRIVE and the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank. Shown here during the check presentation are (from left) Leroy Griffin, chair of Newport News/Peninsula CROP Hunger Walk; Angela York, executive director of Peninsula THRIVE: and Bucky Holmes, CROP Walk Committee and THRIVE volunteer.

The Newport News Green Foundation elected new board members and officers at
its final meeting in 2017. Shown from left to right are Flora Chioros, special advisor;
Macon Whitson, board member; Holly Kidd, new member; John Scruggs IV,
property committee chair; Ruth Deibler, resource committee chair; Alex Stern,
secretary; Sharyn Fox, president; Michael Poplawski, board member; Tami Farinholt, executive director; David Singletary, board member; Sandy Ferguson, new member; Donald Hatchett, treasurer; Neil Martin, vice president; and Richard Donaldson, immediate past president. Others not shown are: Lindsey Carney, Dan Chenoweth, Cindy Rohlf, Lee Ann Zelesnikar, board members; and Adam Creekmur, new member.

Masato Mori
Takashi Arai
Curtis Hawkins
Greg Fiden
Ron Kurz
Masanori Mizu
Belinda Black
Jonathan Cordner

Canon Virginia, Inc. (CVI) announced promotion of six key personnel. Masato Mori has been named vice president and general manager of the Planning and Business Operations Group. Mori has been with Canon since 1990. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Meiji University in Japan. Takashi Arai has been named vice president of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Group. Arai, who has been with Canon since 1983, has a bachelor’s degree in precision mechanical engineering from Chuo University in Japan, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Wales in England and a doctorate degree in business administration from the University of Tsukuba in Japan. Curtis Hawkins has been promoted to vice president of the Planning and Business Operations Group. Hawkins has been employed with Canon since 1999 and has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from Mars Hill University in North Carolina. Greg Fiden has been named senior director of the Production Control Division. Fiden has been with Canon since 1990 and has a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. Ron Kurz has been promoted to senior director and operations manager of the Medical Products Group. Kurz has been employed with Canon since 1998 and has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Binghamton University. Masanori Mizu has been named senior director of management information systems. Mizu, who has been employed with Canon since 1992, has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in information science from Tokyo University of Science. Belinda Black has been named director of chemical product engineering. Black has been with Canon since 1996 and has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Ohio Northern University. Jonathan Cordner has been promoted to director of business development engineering. Cordner has been with Canon since 1998 and has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Old Dominion University and a Masters in Business Administration degree from Averett University.

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