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Business Briefs for June 22

ABNB Hires Victor Hall as Senior VP and Chief Experience Officer

Victor Hall (ABNB Federal Credit Union)

ABNB Federal Credit Union welcomed Victor Hall as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer reporting to Charles A. Mallon Jr., President and CEO of ABNB.

Hall will oversee the Branch Services, Digital Member Services, Marketing, and Training departments at the credit union.

According to ABNB, Hall brings more than 25 years of financial industry experience in Retail Delivery including Branch & Contact Center Management, Digital Transformation Strategy, Payments, Vendor Management, and Contract Negotiation. He previously held the position of Chief Retail Officer at State Department FCU in Alexandria. Before State Department FCU, Hall was the Vice President of Payment Product Operations with Citizens Financial Group.

Hall has an MBA from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island and has completed an Organizational Leadership program at Harvard Business School.

The Williamsburg Drug Company Achieves PCAB Accreditation

(The Williamsburg Drug Company)

The Williamsburg Drug Company recently announced its achievement of Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) accreditation for May 2024-27.

The accreditation is awarded in recognition of the pharmacy’s commitment to meeting and exceeding national quality standards, it said. PCAB Accreditation reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.

According to The Williamsburg Drug Company, compounding is an integral part of the practice of pharmacy, and the demand for these customized medications increases every year. Compounded medications are prescribed by physicians, veterinarians, and other legally authorized healthcare providers and prepared for an individual patient by a specially trained Pharmacist.

TW Taylor (The Williamsburg Drug Company)

Established in 2007, PCAB was founded by eight of the nation’s leading pharmacy organizations to create voluntary quality accreditation designation for the compounding industry. In 2014, PCAB accreditation became a service of Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), whereby ACHC administers the PCAB Accreditation program. For more information about PCAB Accreditation, visit achc.org/program/pharmacy.

For more information on The Williamsburg Drug Company, visit williamsburgdrug.com or contact compounding@williamsburgdrug.com.

Norfolk International Airport Reports on May 2024 Activity

Norfolk International Airport (ORF) reported a 9.3% increase in passenger activity for May 2024 with 444,083 passengers, compared to a May 2023 passenger count of 406,142. This May was the third-busiest month in the airport’s history, it said. ORF’s total passenger count over the first five months of 2024 increased 9.9% representing 1,815,497 passengers compared to 1,651,982 passengers during the same period in 2023.

Notable service additions in May included nonstops to San Diego by Breeze Airways, and new Atlanta flights operated by Frontier Airways, it added.

In other activity, 4,330,258 pounds of cargo were shipped in and out of the airport during May 2024, a 13.8% decrease compared to 5,026,076 pounds of cargo shipped in May 2023. From January to May, cargo pounds shipped decreased 22.1%, representing 19,429,636 cargo pounds versus 29,946,757 cargo pounds during the first five months of the prior year, it said.

Hampton Roads Leases Completed by Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently reported the following recent lease transactions in the Hampton Roads area:

  • James River Institute for Archaeology, Inc. leased 4,345 square feet of office space at 300-328 Mclaws Circle in Williamsburg. Dawn F. Griggs, SIOR handled the lease negotiations on behalf of the tenant.
  • Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority leased 2,873 square feet of retail space at Fox Mill Centre, 6689 Fox Centre Parkway, in Gloucester. Chris Rouzie handled the lease negotiations on behalf of the landlord.
  • Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. leased 1,553 square feet of office space at Design Center, 4350 New Town Ave., in Williamsburg. Andy Dallas, CCIM, SIOR handled the lease negotiations on behalf of the tenant.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula Receives Generous Computer Donation from ibex

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula recently announced the receipt of a donation of ninety-two iMac computers from ibex, a leading global provider of business process outsourcing (BPO) and AI-powered customer engagement technology solutions.

The new computers will be integrated into the club’s educational programs, it said, “providing children and teenagers with the tools they need to succeed in a technology-driven world.”

Langley for Families Foundation Raises $500K for Third Consecutive Year at 10th Annual Charity Golf Classic

(Langley Federal Credit Union)

The Langley for Families Foundation raised over $500,000 in gross profits for the third consecutive year at its 10th Annual Charity Golf Classic in Williamsburg on May 21. Net proceeds will go to local nonprofits that offer education, healthcare, housing and human services, it said.

Over 100 golfers enjoyed the day on Golden Horseshoe Golf Club’s Gold Course. Tournament winners were:

  • 1st place: Tom Davies and Team at Glenn Development
  • 2nd place: Jeff Davies and Team at Glenn Development
  • 3rd place: Todd Esposito and Team at Canon

The event’s Platinum sponsors were Glenn Development, Immediate Mailing Services, Lumin, TruStage, VISA and VISA DPS.

For more information about Langley Federal Credit Union, visit langleyfcu.org.

Williamsburg Landing Employee Receives Memory Care Innovation Award 

Pattie Gaudio (Williamsburg Landing)

Williamsburg Landing shared that Pattie Gaudio, Dementia Services Educator, was selected as one of the inaugural members of the 2024 Memory Care Innovation Awards in the Senior Housing and Senior Living Category by the Aging Media Network, a WTWH Healthcare company. 

Gaudio was selected alongside 23 other senior living professionals in the country. For over 17 years, Gaudio has been an instrumental part of the Williamsburg Landing Memory Support team for over 17 years, it said, adding her passion for innovation led to opening the Namaste Community in 2023, the first and only of its kind for a senior living community in Virginia, serving residents in advanced stages of dementia. 

Winners of the Memory Care Innovation Awards were invited to attend this year’s BRAIN Conference in Chicago, providing the opportunity to network with owners, operators, developers and investors in the Memory Care realm while learning about the latest in care practices and design trends for individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Williamsburg Landing is a CARF-accredited, nonprofit life plan community featuring Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Long-term Term Nursing, Memory Support, Namaste, and Adult Day services. 

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