Business and Community Partners

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Locally owned and operated, The Abbitt Group is a full service real estate company in business since 1946. Abbitt offers comprehensive services such as real estate investment management, real estate sales, association management, apartment and single-family rentals, commercial real estate services, and development. Gold Sponsor for the 2013 Golf Classic
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Association of General Contractors (AGC) is the largest and most influential construction trade association in the nation. Comprised of nearly 700 member firms including general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and service providers, AGC is focused upon workforce development, legislative and regulatory representation, jobsite safety, programs, networking and more. The AGC sponsored three $500 honorariums this year to assist Career & Technical students as they transition to the workforce
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With leading-edge technology and innovative solutions, Alcoa Howmet meets the exacting demands of the aerospace and industrial markets with precision investment castings of super alloy, titanium and aluminum alloys. Alcoa Howmet has supported NHREC's Career & Technical Education Center with grants of $15,000 (2013 & 2007) and $20,000 (2009) for equipment upgrades. Alcoa annually sponsors a $500 honorarium to assist Career & Technical students as they transition to the workforce. Member of the New Horizons Educational Foundation Board
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Analytic Mechanics Associates (AMA) is a provider of contractors for NASA and other government agencies, specializing in the use of engineering and math combined with programming and information visualization to aid in research. Contractors' expertise includes modeling and simulation, and animation. AMA provides mentorship to a Governor's School student for the purpose of scientific research.
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Arcet Equipment Company is the largest independently owned and operated distributor of Welding Products and Industrial Gases based in Virginia. Arcet sells welding equipment, industrial, specialty and medical gases in addition to supplying restaurants with gases through their Beverage Carbonation Division. Arcet has served on the organizational committee for Skills USA for the past five years, providing prizes to Skills USA participants. Arcet also provides gas bottles rent free to the welding lab.
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Since 1964, Bay Electric Co, Inc. has specialized in general contracting as well as in design/build general and electrical construction, security/technology solutions and services, and solar photovoltaics. Serving government, commercial, and industrial clients, Bay Electric is led by a management team with more than 100 years of combined management and construction experience. Platinum Level Sponsor of the 2013 Golf Classic; Member of the New Horizons Educational Foundation Board
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BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with $178.5 billion in assets and market capitalization of $21.6 billion, as of June 30, 2012. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates approximately 1,800 financial centers in 12 states and Washington, D.C., and offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking, securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and services. Sponsor of a $500 honorarium to assist Career & Technical students as they transition to the workforce; Member of the New Horizons Educational Foundation Board
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Since 1985, Canon Virginia, Inc. (CVI) has been manufacturing products here on the Virginia Peninsula. CVI serves as Canon's only manufacturing, engineering, recycling and technical support center in the Americas region. We produce new products using advanced manufacturing methodologies while also serving as a factory service center providing expert customer service in the repair and refurbishment of Canon cameras, video recorders and office products. With five local facilities and over 2,000 dedicated members, Canon Virginia brings Canon's reputation as a world class manufacturer home to Hampton Roads. Serves on the GAITE Advisory Committee; hosts a yearly GAITE Exploratory Saturday event; actively recruits New Horizons' students for employment. Platinum Level Sponsor of the 2013 Golf Classic. Member of the New Horizons Educational Foundation Board
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Clancy & Theys Construction provides pre-construction and construction management services throughout the Southeast. The company specializes in a team approach to design and construction, and is among the nation's Top 100 Construction Managers and Top 100 Green Contractors. They are a 60 year old company offering both new construction and renovation services on a wide variety of projects including office, industrial, hospitality, multi-family, higher education, cultural arts and historic restoration. Sponsor of a $500 honorarium to assist Career & Technical students as they transition to the workforce. 2013 marks their 22nd year of support of the scholarship and honorarium program.
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The College of William and Mary Psychology Department is committed to the development and application of knowledge in the psychological sciences. The Department aims to attract and support a faculty that is internationally recognized for excellence in research. The College of William & Mary provides mentorship to a Governor's School student for the purpose of scientific research
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Specializing in premium residential home remodeling, Criner Remodeling is a full-service, design-build, remodeling company that has been renovating the Peninsula's homes since 1977. With a special focus on personalized kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, sun rooms, and additions, they have a proven track record with over thirty five years of professional results, awards, and satisfied clients. Criner Remodeling was named the Nation's Remodeler of the Year in 2012 by the NAHB. Contributor to the 2013 Golf Classic; Member of the New Horizons Educational Foundation Board
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Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) is one of the only medical schools in the nation founded by the community, for the community. EVMS is focused not only on preparing the next generation of health-care providers, but also on translating discovery into better health care for the people of Hampton Roads. Their mission is to become the most community-oriented school of medical and health professions in the United States. EVMS provides mentorship to a Governor's School student for the purpose of scientific research
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Ferguson Enterprises is a diverse wholesale distributor with operations spanning multiple business groups. The company is ranked by trade publications as the largest distributor of plumbing supplies and pipe, valves and fittings. It is also the third largest distributor of heating and cooling equipment and the second largest company within the waterworks industry. Past sponsor of the Golf Classic and scholarship program; Member of the New Horizons Educational Foundation Board
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W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2010 sales of $7.2 billion, is North America's leading broad-line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with an expanding presence in Asia and Latin America. Millions of customers worldwide rely on Grainger for pumps, motors, hand tools, janitorial supplies and much more. These customers represent industries including healthcare, manufacturing,government and hospitality. W. W. Grainger, Inc. has awarded five (5) $1000 honorariums to students from the automotive, manufacturing and construction clusters in 2011, 2012 and 2013
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Hampton Chevrolet Mazda has been in business over 50 years serving both the Peninsula and the Southside. Hampton Chevrolet is a member of the Auto Advisory Committee and participates in the AYES mentorship program. Gold level sponsor of the 2013 Golf Classic
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The Hampton Fire & Rescue Division proudly provides a broad range of services to the residents and visitors of the city of Hampton. Hampton Fire & Rescue operates from 10 strategically located fire stations with more than 300 career and volunteer members. The Hampton Fire & Rescue Division serves as an advisor to the New Horizons Fire Fighter Program while providing hundreds of hours in training to students, as well as providing in-kind equipment support.
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For more than 50 years, Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (HROSM) has been considered a premier provider of orthopaedic care in the Hampton Roads area. Their orthopaedic surgeons are skilled in the most advanced orthopaedic treatments including state-of-the-art surgical techniques. In addition to a full spectrum of orthopaedic care, Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine offers on-site physical therapy and MR Imaging. HROSM provides mentorship to a Governor's School student for the purpose of scientific research.
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Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute was founded in 1868. As the academic program evolved from that of a secondary school into a four-year college, and then into a university, the school's name changed to Hampton Institute (1930) and then to Hampton University (1984). Started with the purchase of a small farm known as "Little Scotland," Hampton University now encompasses 314 acres and includes 118 buildings. Hampton University provides a mentorship to a Governor's School student for the purpose of scientific research.
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The Hampton Roads Public Works Academy (HRPWA) is a not-for-profit regional coalition promoting cooperative training in the various disciplines comprising Public Works and Utilities in Southeastern Virginia. HRPWA has three primary objectives: - To coordinate lower-cost training for current Public Works and Utilities employees - To educate area high school students with the goal of participants becoming future pre-trained Public Works and Utilities employees - To provide networking opportunities for member organizations. The HRPWA provides bi-monthly classes to select New Horizons students on a variety of public works matters. The organization also provides paid summer mentorships to 10-15 New Horizons students per year. HRPWA is the proud sponsor of a $1000 CTE scholarship for a student member of the Public Works Academy.
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Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder at its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions. Employing about 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, HII also provides a wide variety of products and services to the commercial energy industry and other government customers, including the Department of Energy. HII supports the New Horizons Educational Foundation's scholarship program through a community/education grant initiative. Additionally, they serve on the Governor's Academy for Innovation, Technology and Engineering, CTE Advisory Committee, and Welding Advisory Committee
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Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly is one of the preeminent law firms in Eastern Virginia, providing legal services to individuals and business entities throughout the Peninsula and Hampton Roads. They offer a combination of talents and services coupled with the experience their clients expect from the largest law firm on the Virginia Peninsula. Their attorneys collectively embrace a philosophy of aggressive and innovative representation. This representation is totally focused on the resolution of legal matters in the way that most benefits the client. Gold Level Sponsorship of the 2012 Golf Classic; Member of the New Horizons Educational Foundation Board
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Jefferson Lab's primary mission is to study the atomic nucleus, but it also carries out applied research with industry and university partners using a free-electron laser that was developed by the lab based on its superconducting technology. Jefferson Lab also applies its unique technical capabilities to developing radiation detectors and medical imaging devices. The lab is managed and operated by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC, which was formed by the Southeastern Universities Research Association and Computer Sciences Corp. specifically to manage and operate the lab. Jefferson Lab provides mentorship to a Governor's School student for the purpose of scientific research.
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Koleszar Properties, Inc. is a real estate brokerage company creating value for owners and finding just the right properties for buyers and tenants. KPI achieves superb results in searches for clients who are working with office, industrial, retail or land properties. The Hampton Roads Association of Commercial Real Estate awarded KPI Industrial Lease Deal of the Year, 2010, and Land Sales Deal of the Year, 2008. Contributor to the 2012 Golf Classic; Member of the New Horizons Educational Foundation Board.
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Guy G. Levy, DDS, Corinne R. Hoffman, DDS and their caring staff provide a cutting-edge and comfortable practice. They engage patients, offer compassionate care,a balanced approach, and a broad array of services. Levy & Hoffman Restorative and Family Dentistry provides mentorship to a Governor's School student for the purpose of scientific research.
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The Liebherr name is synonymous with innovative quality products that incorporate the latest advancements in technology. In Newport News, Virginia, Liebherr is offering job opportunities working with various cranes to include mobile, crawler, and harbor cranes as well as mining equipment, construction equipment, and concrete technology. Liebherr has donated thousands of dollars in welding equipment. Member of the CTE Advisory Committee and Welding Advisory Committee; Lunch Sponsor of the 2013 Golf Classic; Business Partner of the Year, 2011
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M. K. Taylor, Jr. Contractors, Inc. provides quality excavation and site preparation, demolition, grading, paving, site concrete, specialty concrete work, storm sewer installation, hauling, site clean-up, and during the winter months, snow removal services on a commercial, industrial and governmental level. Based in Hampton, Virginia, M. K. Taylor, Jr. Contractors, Inc. has provided contracting services to the Tidewater region for over 40 years. Gold Level Sponsor and Putting Contest event sponsor of the 2013 Golf Classic; Member of the New Horizons Educational Foundation Board
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Researchers at NASA Langley focus on some of the biggest technical challenges of our time: global climate change, access to space and revolutionizing airplanes and the air transportation system. Langley scientists study the atmosphere and engineers work on technologies to make civilian and military planners safer, quieter and more efficient, while designing tomorrow's supersonic and even hypersonic aircraft. NASA Langley is the major sponsor of the NHREC NASA Knights First Robotics team. NASA provides equipment, supplies and technical support as part of the High Schools United with NASA Creating Hardware program. Member of the Manufacturing Technology and GAITE Advisory Committees Hosts GAITE Exploratory Saturday event. Provides a mentorship to a Governor's School student for the purpose of scientific research. Business Partner of the Year, 2010
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Public Works: "We keep the City running!" Newport News Public Works Department's (NNPWD) mission is to enhance the quality of life for City residents by providing professional public works services to safely and efficiently manage the infrastructure with which they have been entrusted. The NNPWD provides mentorship to a Governor's School student for the purpose of scientific research
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Since Old Point Bank first opened in 1923 from the counter inside Cooper’s Confectionery store in Phoebus, Old Point has been committed to their customers and their community. Whether you are a long-time Hampton Roads resident, or a newcomer to the community, you will find that Old Point can meet nearly all of your financial needs. They offer you state-of-the art technology and sophisticated financial products to help you easily manage your finances. Annually, Old Point National Bank sponsors a $2000 scholarship for a Governor’s School student. Platinum Level Sponsor of the 2013 Golf Classic; Member of the New Horizons Educational Foundation Board
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The Peninsula Council for Workforce Development focuses on identifying the workforce needs of Peninsula-based employers, job-seekers and youth. Through innovative solutions, creative funding strategies and viable partnerships with local government, employers, and educational institutions, the Council is on a mission to help keep our region globally competitive and economically strong. Participants on the CTE Advisory Committee; assisted with funding for welding expansion; co-sponsor of the Youth Career Expo; facilitates the AGC funding of honorariums, and grants benefiting New Horizons. 2013 Golf Classic Sponsor Business Partner of the Year, 2012.
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Dois I Rosser, Jr., Chairman of Pomoco Auto Group, entered the automotive market over 65 years ago. Since 1948, he has pioneered several sales concepts that are now commonplace in dealerships across the country to include the concept of high volume/ low-profit car dealing. In 1958, Rosser moved his dealership to Hampton but kept the name Poquoson Motors. Today the Pomoco Auto Group consists of Chrysler Group Dealerships in Hampton and Newport News, Nissan in Hampton, Fiat in Newport News along with Mitsubishi in Hampton and Multiple Used Car locations. POMOCO Auto Group is a consistent supporter of NHREC and the Educational Foundation. Member of the Automotive Advisory Committee and participates in the AYES mentorship program. Title Sponsor of the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Golf Classic and the “Hole in One” sponsor of the 2012 & 2013 Golf Classic Member of the New Horizons Educational Foundation Board
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Poquoson Veterinary Hospital was established in 1996 to provide Poquoson and the surrounding community with high quality, state-of-the art veterinary care, for a wide range of small animals. Since 1996, Poquoson has strived to excel by investing in staff education and in new equipment. Poquoson Veterinary Hospital provides mentorship to a Governor’s School student for the purpose of scientific research
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Pro Finishes PLUS is the premier distributor of auto body paint, supplies and equipment on the east coast. Their partnerships with Dupont Performance Coatings and BASF Refinish, the strength of the alliances they have built with the leading manufacturers and suppliers in the industry, their ability to not only offer, but most importantly, implement the programs and services offered by these manufacturers, as well as offer a host of programs and services unique to Pro Finishes PLUS, place them in the position to offer a "Total Cost Solution" to their collision center Customers. Pro Finishes is a member of the Automotive Advisory Committee and consistently donates materials and supplies to the Auto Body Repair and Prep program
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Riverside has been a vital part of the Virginia Peninsula since 1916. This modern, progressive organization evolved with the community's needs over the decades, anticipating changes in the health care environment. Riverside has more than 350 specialists, in 132 locations, all seamlessly connected to provide unparalleled continuity of care to Peninsula residents. Riverside Regional provides mentorship to a Governor’s School student for the purpose of scientific research. Additionally, Riverside provides internships for Career & Technical Clinical Medical Assistants.
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Seaford Veterinary Medical Center is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. Their veterinarians are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Seaford Veterinary Medical Center provides mentorship to a Governor’s School student for the purpose of scientific research
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For more than 120 years, Sentara has been committed to helping people who want the most dedicated medical professionals helping them through every stage of life. To provide a range of quality care, they have grown slowly throughout Virginia and North Carolina. They have reached out to industry leaders and joined forces, and now operate more than 100 sites of care, including 10 acute care hospitals, with seven in Hampton Roads. Sentara Healthcare provides mentorship to a Governor’s School student for the purpose of scientific research. Additionally, Sentara provides internships for Career & Technical Clinical Medical Assistants
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Since 1983, Suttle Motor Corporation has been located on 12 acres on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News. It began at the turn of the century in downtown Newport News, expanding from a little bicycle shop begun by Michael Suttle, Sr. to selling motorcycles, auto supplies, repairs and service. In 1934, Michael Sr.’s eldest son, George, began Suttle Motor Corp as an Oldsmobile Dealership. A year later, Cadillac followed. The heart of their success remains “Work hard and treat customers fair and honest”. Member of the Auto Advisory Committee and participates in the AYES mentorship program. Suttle has conducted the State Skills USA Auto Body contests for 5 years on behalf of NHREC. Gold Level Sponsorship of the 2013 Golf Classic
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Thomas Nelson Community College is a two-year institution of higher education established as a part of a statewide system of community to serve residents of the Virginia Peninsula. Member of GAITE Advisory Board and hosts Exploratory Saturdays Events
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Tidewater Ortho’s mission is to provide the most expert level of orthopaedic care found anywhere. Tidewater Ortho operates at facilities that only focus on orthopaedics. Their imaging Center, including extremity MRI, digital X-ray and ultrasound, is dedicated to orthopaedics. Their WorkAbility program is managed by an RN and their therapy departments specialize in treating complex orthopaedic problems. Tidewater Orthopaedics provides mentorship to a Governor’s School student for the purpose of scientific research
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Tidewater Physical Therapy (TPT) is an independent, out-patient physical therapy practice owned by local area physical therapists. Their passion is the active work, play, and daily living needs of people in the communities they call home. TPT’s offices are conveniently located throughout the Virginia Peninsula. TPT provides mentorship to a Governor’s School student for the purpose of scientific research
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Training Modernization Group's (TMG) mission is building programs and systems that provide clients with employees in the right numbers with the right skills at the right time, at the right cost to improve business performance. Their vision is for every client to have an agile, competent workforce moving at the speed of business. TMG is a member of the Manufacturing Technology Advisory Committee. TMG initiated and has consistently sponsored honorariums for the CTE welding program. In 2012, TMG presented $5,000 to be used for welding expansion at the Woodside Lane campus and for program development of the new Manufacturing Technology Technician curriculum. Gold Level Sponsorship of the 2013 Golf Classic Member of the New Horizons Educational Foundation Board Business Partner of the Year, 2013
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Tysinger began in 1926 as a General Motors dealer. In 1932 Tysinger switched to Chrysler, becoming a Dodge and Plymouth distributor for an 11 county region. In 1964 they became a Mercedes-Benz dealer. Today, Tysinger offers Mercedes-Benz, Dodge and Hyundai vehicles along with pre-owned vehicles to fit in any budget. The Tysinger philosophy is one of hard work, honesty and integrity. With a changing history as rich as theirs, the tradition of excellence has remained the same. Tysinger is a member of the Auto Advisory Committee and participates in the AYES mentorship program. “Closest to the Pin” prize sponsor for the 2013 Golf Classic
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Verizon Communications is the world leader in delivering innovation in communications, mobility, information and entertainment. They provide superior broadband, video and other wireless and wireline services to consumers, businesses, governments and wholesale customers across the globe. Verizon has provided grants to New Horizons totaling over $50,000 since 2007. Member of the New Horizons Educational Foundation Board
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The Virginia Living Museum continues to be a museum leader in its use of native wildlife to present its message - stimulating knowledge, awareness and appreciation of the living world. The Virginia Living Museum provides a mentorship to Governor’s School student for the purpose of scientific research
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The Department of Agricultural and Extension Education at Virginia Tech is committed to preparing students for success in professions that include formal and non-formal teaching and learning in agriculture, as well as skills for leading agricultural organizations and communities. The Virginia Tech Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station provides a mentorship to a Governor’s School student for the purpose of scientific research
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Walsh Electric Company, Inc. is a privately held corporation located in Yorktown, Virginia. The Company specializes in the installation and service of power distribution systems, emergency generator and transfer systems, fire and smoke detection systems, full data and networking systems, horizontal boring, and exterior site lighting. Their mission is to build superior electrical systems through quality workmanship. They continually accomplish their mission through the hard work and dedicated commitment of their employees. From concept to closeout, superior performance is their standard Walsh serves on the CTE Advisory Committee, the Construction Advisory Committee and the Advisory Committee for the new Electricity program. Silver Level Sponsorship of the 2013 Golf Classic Member of the New Horizons Educational Foundation Board
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Wells Fargo Advisors Hampton team of Financial Advisors can provide a full range of financial products and services, from helping you select individual investments to developing a retirement plan. They have access to a broad array of company resources -- including research analysts and economic and market experts who help them make informed investment recommendations based on your needs. Annual sponsor of a $500 honorarium for a CTE student Member of the New Horizons Educational Foundation Board
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Since 1955, W. M. Jordan Company has provided construction leadership for colleges and universities, senior living communities, healthcare systems, government entities, and commercial clients across Virginia and North Carolina. Their award-winning projects vary from new buildings to expansions within occupied facilities. Building Information Modeling and SharePoint Content Management help them eliminate guesswork and build exactly what their clients envision. In this new age of virtual construction, their standards have never been higher, but their mission remains the same… The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence. Platinum Level Sponsorship of the 2013 Golf Classic Member of the New Horizons Educational Foundation Board
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York River Electric, Inc., a Virginia registered class “A” General Contractor, provides their customers with responsive high quality work for industrial, federal, commercial and institutional construction, renovation, service and maintenance projects. These projects involved fast track, high visibility renovation and new construction of facilities under the watchful eye of government officials, engineers, architects and owner representatives. Annual sponsor of a $500 honorarium for a CTE student