Angie Kellett, Mecklenburg County's Economic Development Director, Appointed to CIT Board of Directors

CIT Announces New Members to the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority Board of Directors and CIT Board of Directors
Appointments come from the Governor and General Assembly

Angie KellettNovember 9, 2015– (HERNDON, Va.) – The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today the newly appointed members of the CIT Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of its parent authority, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority (IEIA). 

Appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe are:

Jonathan Aberman is the founder and Managing Director of TandemNSI, a program funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia and supported by Arlington County to bring entrepreneurs, universities and national security agencies together to accelerate economic development and national security entrepreneurship in Virginia. He is also the founder and Managing Director of Amplifier Ventures, a seed and early stage venture capital organization that focuses on commercialization of federally-funded intellectual property and national security technologies. Amplifier has launched 15 technology-focused businesses with four exits to date. He is also the founder and President of FounderCorps, a Virginia not-for-profit that provides experienced mentors to entrepreneurs throughout the Greater Washington Region. 

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VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital holds its South Hill Groundbreaking

VCU Groundbreaking

Source: http://www.vcu-cmh.org/?id=392&sid=1

VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital held a groundbreaking event on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the future site of the new hospital located at 1755 North Mecklenburg Avenue in South Hill, Virginia. 

The new 166,700 square foot technologically-advanced facility will feature 70 private patient rooms and baths, including 10 intensive-coronary care rooms, four LDRPs (single room obstetrical care) and bariatric rooms that are specially equipped with ceiling mounted lifts to ensure patient and staff safety.

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MBC and Microsoft partner to bring broadband access to Charlotte County

broadband charlottecounty

Photo Credit: David V. Hoffman

News Source: http://www.thecharlottegazette.com/2015/11/04/mbc-brings-broadband-hopes/

Charlotte County Public Schools is currently working with Mid-Atlantic Broadband and Microsoft to bring wireless broadband to rural areas of the county.

According to Charlotte County Public Schools Superintendent Nancy Leonard, “Our school system is faced with real challenges of having our students and their families obtain affordable access to broadband internet services. Our instructional methods and technology continue to progress to

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Longwood University to host 2016 Vice-Presidential Debate

 

The VGA is proud to share this great news for our entire region!

Source: http://www.debate.longwood.edu

Once again, history will be made at Longwood.

The Commission on Presidential Debates has named Longwood to host the single vice‑presidential debate for the 2016 election. We will welcome the candidates to campus for the debate in Willett Hall on October 4, 2016 — with America and the world watching.

I believe that no campus in America could be more fitting for this remarkable and great responsibility in our democratic process. Having recently celebrated the 175th anniversary of our founding in 1839, we are among

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ACT, Greensville County and the City of Emporia Announce Partnership Designed to Boost Workforce

Through the support of the Southside Virginia Education Center Board of Directors, Greensville County and the City of Emporia have initiated a partnership with Iowa-based nonprofit ACT to become one of the first Certified Work Force Ready Communities in Virginia. Through a region-specific version of the ACT Work Ready Communities program, the certification will help the community create the infrastructure and policies that support local workforce development and training systems for existing and future clients.

Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Maurice Jones attended the kickoff vowing support from the

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MBC Acquires the Tower Services Division of Gamewood Technology Group, Inc.

Acquisition will enable growth in wireless infrastructure and services

South Boston, VA – June 24, 2015 – Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC), a leading non-profit wholesale network transport provider in Southern Virginia, today announced that it has successfully acquired the Tower Services Division of Gamewood Technology Group, Inc.  MBC will establish a new wholly owned subsidiary, MBC Towers, Inc.

As the use of mobile devices and demand for wireless broadband continue to grow, a key component of expanding broadband coverage in rural Virginia is access to more tower sites. While wireless technologies may change over time, the need for more towers and fiber to connect those towers will continue to expand as the

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