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May Luncheon: Annual Tradesperson of the Year Awards

2016 Tradesperson of the Year Award Winners Larry Broach & Diego Mullen
2016 Tradesperson of the Year Award Winners Larry Broach & Diego Mullen

The May General Membership Luncheon meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel in the 1st floor Holley Ballroom. The luncheon will feature the nominees, and crown the winners, of the annual Virginia Ship Repair Foundation Tradesperson of the Year Awards, presented by PNC Bank. These awards honor the "best of the best" ship repairers in Hampton Roads.

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Featured Article: President Trump's 'Buy American' & ' Hire American' Executive Order

Kevin Cosgrove, Hunton & Williams
Kevin Cosgrove, Hunton & Williams

For months on the campaign trail, Donald Trump promised that he would increase pressure on American companies to “Buy American” and “Hire American.”  His Executive Order dated April 18, 2017 is the first step in that process. VSRA members need to be aware of both the text and possible ramifications of this Order.

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Congressman Bobby Scott Speaks to VSRA Membership

Congressman Robert "Bobby" Scott, U.S. House of Representatives (VA-3)
Congressman Robert "Bobby" Scott, U.S. House of Representatives (VA-3)

The April VSRA General Membership Luncheon was held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel. The featured Guest Speaker, Congressman Bobby Scott of the United States House of Representatives (VA-3), addressed the VSRA Membership.

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Featured Article: Job Security In Pursuit of Competence

Richard T. Harris, Sagemark Consulting
Richard T. Harris, Sagemark Consulting

Years ago, after I left teaching and coaching, I was hired by a health club as a trainer and a salesman for memberships. I had never had a moment of sales training but that changed almost immediately. I went through a significant training program learning that philosophy as well as the technical side of selling.  Among the topics was a program that taught me a life lesson that I still hold as a basic truth of entering any profession or technical occupation but also applies to any new endeavor folks enter into. It has to do with being Competent. 

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Career Day Volunteers Needed!

VSRA Volunteers at a 2016 Career Day Event
VSRA Volunteers at a 2016 Career Day Event

VSRF needs volunteers for Career Day events. Come and share your work knowledge!

Please CLICK HERE to view our Outreach Schedule

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New VSRA Member Companies

One new member company joined VSRA in the month of April, bringing the membership total to 250. Please join us in welcoming:

SureID

Click below for more information on our newest VSRA Members!

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Writers Welcome! Please contact Kathy Bryan, Communications Committee Chairman, at (757)366-9300, or kbryan@shipyardstaffing.com, if you would like to submit an article.

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