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May Luncheon: Annual Tradesperson of the Year Awards

2017 Tradesperson of the Year Award Winners Harold Martin & Anthony Banks
2017 Tradesperson of the Year Award Winners Harold Martin & Anthony Banks

The May General Membership Luncheon meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 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: Changes in the Bid Protest World

Kevin J. Cosgrove, Counsel, Hunton & Williams
Kevin J. Cosgrove, Counsel, Hunton & Williams

Several changes have recently occurred that will affect the manner in which federal bid protests will be conducted. Companies that do work for the federal government—and the lawyers who represent them— need to be aware of those changes.

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April Luncheon: John Warren Speaks to VSRA Membership

John Warren, Director, Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
John Warren, Director, Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy

The April General Membership Meeting was held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel. The Guest Speaker was John Warren, Director, Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy.

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Featured Article: The Jones Act: Economic Friend or Foe?

John A. "Jack" Martone, American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU)
John A. "Jack" Martone, American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU)

The Jones Act (formally known as Section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920) has been discussed at the Longshore Insider (formerly AEU Longshore Blog) on several previous occasions. The context has been problematic insurance coverage issues. These arise at the point where the Jones Act coverage overlaps with the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. The broadening definitions of what is a “vessel” and who is a “crewmember” have resulted in uncertain status for many maritime workers.

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Race Night at Langley Speedway is Back!

Langley Speedway, Hampton, VA
Langley Speedway, Hampton, VA

Drivers, start your engines! Ship Repair Race Night at Langley Speedway is back and better than ever! Join VSRA on Saturday, June 16 for a fun-filled night at the races. For Sponsorship Information, CLICK HERE!

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2018 VSRF Golf Tournament: All Golfer Slots FULL, Other Sponsorships Available


All Golfer Slots are now FULL for the 2018 Virginia Ship Repair Foundation Golf Tournament. There are still other sponsorships available.

CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR NOW!

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New VSRA Member Companies

Two new member companies joined VSRA in the month of April, bringing the membership total to 261. Please join us in welcoming:

Stanley Black & Decker

Dehumidification Technologies

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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