Jamie Richardson Shares HR Best Practices with UMW VOBER

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Director of Human Resources at Corps Solutions, Jamie Richardson, shared critical lessons with members of the UMW Veteran Owned Business Executive Roundtable at the December meeting. "Managers today are less involved in the work of their employees. Companies need a plan to identify, develop, and continuously engage their employees." The Veteran Owned Business Executive Roundtable at the UMW Center for Economic Development is a peer advisory group that engages business owners for purposes of learning new approaches and solutions to business problems and challenges. Learn more at economicdevelopment.umw.edu/ . … [Read more...]

UMW student James Rives Polishes His Business Skills at Achieve-it, LLC

Spring 2016 graduate James Rives has been building his resume with Eagleworks client Achieve-it, LLC since October of 2015. Achieve-it provides permanent staff and project recruiting for various industries in the Northern Virginia area. James has been working on the front-end of this process "sourcing" or looking for candidates for open positions for Achieve-it clients. Upon graduation with a BA in English, James is looking to possibly stay on full-time with Achieve-it. As you would expect from an English major, James is interested in "writing and poetry" and is thinking of trying his hand as a free lance writer at some point in the future. The Eagleworks Business Incubation Center is a program of the UMW Center for Economic Development. For more information on Eagleworks please access UMWEagleworks.org. … [Read more...]

Corps Solutions Achieves Second Inc. Magazine Top 5000 Ranking

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Corps Solutions was noted recently in the Inc. Magazine 5000 as one of the fastest growing U.S. companies. Tom Keogh, CEO and a member of the UMW Veteran Owned Business Roundtable recently shared his success philosophy with us. "Corps Solutions has placed a priority on measured growth since its creation in 2009. Our first priority is our people. We hire people who share our vision for integrity, quality, value and team work. We are a company that promotes from within and that shares its success with every employee." Corps Solutions provides training and support to prepare Department of Defense and U.S. national security clients. The contractor grew 613 percent in the last three years and created 124 jobs. In 2013 Corps Solutions was distinguished as the UMW-CED Veteran Owned Company of the Year, the Virginia SBDC Veteran Owned Company of the Year, and the Stafford County Small Business of the Year. The VOBER is hosted at the UMW Center for Economic Development. … [Read more...]

Veterans Encore Entrepreneurship Event Hosted at UMW Center for Economic Development

Area veterans attended the Veterans Encore Entrepreneurship event at the UMW Center for Economic Development on Veteran's Day. Veterans Dianna Flett, Army Lt. Col. (Ret.) and Ian Denny, USMC Cbt. Engr. (Ret.) shared their experiences in opening businesses in the Fredericksburg area. Both encouraged the prospective owners to do their homework and to take advantage of the resources offered by the UMW SBDC before taking the plunge into business ownership. Dianna Flett noted, "As veterans we have unique skill sets and a unique mindset that focuses us on mission accomplishment. Our focus and drive is truly battle tested." For more information on the SBDC please see SBDC-UMW.com . … [Read more...]