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07/02/2015 - 11:55am



VIA Design Architects, a Norfolk-founded planning and architectural firm, announced two staff additions:

06/26/2015 - 2:30pm




Frank Walton of Tidewater Community College has joined the administration of Gov. Terry McAuliffe as an appointee to the state's Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers. Walton has been head of TCC's Funeral Services Program since 2007. He also owns and manages Walton Funeral Home in Virginia Beach. Walton earned his bachelor's in economics from Hampton University and holds a master's in counseling from Norfolk State University. He received his mortuary science training at Gupton-Jones College in Atlanta.


06/19/2015 - 5:06pm


Brian Deibler, a senior tax and accounting manager at Malvin, Riggins & Co. in Newport News, received the Virginia Society of CPAs' Top 5 Under 35 leadership award. He serves on the VSCPA Educational Foundation Board of Directors and in a new position as president of the VSCPA's Tidewater Chapter. He earned his bachelor's degree from Radford University.

06/05/2015 - 3:03pm


The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants recognized three members in Hampton Roads with its Life Member Award, honoring those who have been with the VSCPA for at least 40 consecutive years: Walter W. Berry, CPA of Chesapeake; John T. Hart, CPA of Newport News; and Clifton Ingram Jr., CPA of Norfolk.


05/22/2015 - 1:09pm

Architecture & engineering

Clark Nexsen announced its board of directors for 2015-16, and three of the new appointees have Hampton Roads ties.

05/08/2015 - 2:44pm


Guernsey Tingle Architects, a Williamsburg-based architectural, interior design and planning firm, named Brad Sipes and Scott L. VanVoorhees as associates and stockholders.

Sipes is a graduate of Ball State University and joined Guernsey Tingle Architects in 2002. He leads the firm's religious and financial facility design studios.

05/07/2015 - 12:44pm

Architecture & engineering

Virginia Beach-based MSA PC welcomed five additions to its team.

Matthew W. Knightes joined MSA's engineering department as a project manager with 12 years of civil engineering experience. He is a longtime Virginia Beach resident, has a bachelor's in civil engineering technology from Old Dominion University and has an associate's in business administration from Hudson Valley Community College. In addition, he is a licensed professional engineer in Virginia and North Carolina.

04/17/2015 - 2:33pm

Architecture & engineering

Nicole Weisstanner has been named an associate of WPL of Virginia Beach. Since joining the company in 2004, she has led and managed various projects from conceptual development through construction administration. She specializes in design and planning for urban streets and corridors, gateways, plazas, resort development, parks and education facilities as well as master planning for cities, counties and historic sites.


The arts

04/10/2015 - 3:56pm

Awards & honors
Deborah Stearns, senior vice president of JLL, has received two awards from community and business organizations in Hampton Roads.

Stearns was one of six community leaders who received a Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service award from The Urban League of Hampton Roads Inc. Honorees were recognized for their tremendous personal and professional efforts to help empower local communities through education, engagement and entrepreneurship.

04/03/2015 - 2:46pm

Banking & finance

TowneBank announced the following promotions: