Cape Henry Associates (CHA) Vice President Charles Arrants recently sat down with Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program Manager Andrew Schwartz on the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) NewsMakers program. A program of the Virginia Department of Veterans Affairs, V3 strives to connect veteran and transitioning service members with civilian employers and offers grants and other assistance to companies willing to share the V3 mission of implementing innovative and successful methods for transitioning and employing veterans in the Virginia work force. CHA was among the first V3 grant recipients. The segment can be seen here. For more information of the V3 program, visit www.dvsv3.com.
Cape Henry Associates (CHA) has been accepted by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) into its VALET Program. VALET (Virginia Leaders in Export Trade) is a two-year program designed to help Virginia businesses expand their international export strategy.
As a new participant in the program, CHA has access to $30,000 in reimbursement funds from the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as assistance from a team of experienced international service providers such as attorneys, web designers, bankers, translators, and accountants.
Read more about VALET at the VEDP website.
Logistics Services International Inc. (LSI), based in Jacksonville, Fla., is a recipient of an estimated $167,168,947 in multiple award, indefinite-delivery/
In an article published June 29 in Virginia Business, Cape Henry Associates was highlighted for its V3 certification and as one of the first V3 grant recipients. V3 (Virginia Values Veterans) is a free training and certification program for Virginia employers, with the purpose of helping them with recruiting, hiring, and retaining highly skilled veterans. As a company boasting a 75-percent-veteran workforce, Cape Henry recognizes the value of the V3 program to Virginia employers, veterans, and the state’s business climate. Full article at Virginia Business
Cape Henry Associates (CHA) teammate, Sonalysts, Inc., along with four other companies, has been awarded an estimated $166,319,793 multiple award, indefinite-delivery/
Cape Henry Associates owner and founder, Bill Allen, and the company’s executive staff hosted their semi-annual Town Hall meeting for 150 employees at the Town Center City Club in Virginia Beach May 3. The all-hands event featured a kick-off opening conversation with Mr. Allen, and included presentations by Chief Executive Officer Jon Drews, Chief Revenue Officer Chuck Wythe, and Chief Operating Officer John Jackson. Mr. Allen stressed, “The most important thing to me personally is that we provide all of you with a career, not a contract. We are absolutely committed to filling our pipeline with work to keep everyone employed for as long as they want to be here. I want folks to enjoy coming to work and we strive for a collegial and respectful atmosphere.” Three themes evolved throughout the event: “Pride” in where the company came from and what it is doing for our Armed Forces, “Success” in executing the Cape Henry Associates 2016 Strategic Plan, and “Opportunities” for the company looking forward.
The event was well-attended and well-received. “I walked out last night motivated and proud to be part of this team,” shared Danielle Holmes of Cape’s Business Development team. The sentiment resonated among many of the employees as the presentation finished with 10 employees receiving $500 “Bravo Zulu” awards for performance above and beyond expectations. “Bravo Zulu” is an at-sea Navy flag hoist by the Admiral in charge of a given operation indicating a job well done. It’s a fitting tradition carried on at Cape Henry Associates as the company is made up of 75 percent military veterans.
“Communication with the people doing the hard work and delivering quality products to those following in our footsteps defending our country is critical to our success,” shared Mr. Drews. “I want all of us to know what’s going on so that we can all carry the same message and swim in the same direction.” He continued, “We are going for ISO 2015 certification this fall, and I believe Cape Henry will be one of the very first companies in Hampton Roads to accomplish this intensive new standard. We can only achieve milestones like that if we’re all informed and empowered to do our jobs.”
Cape Henry Associates Inc., along with five other contractors, has been awarded an estimated $74,883,606 multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price task order contract to provide curriculum analyses and planning services in support of Naval Education Training Command’s Naval Training Products and Services Program. Each contract will run concurrently over a 36-month base ordering period and a 36-month option period. If all options are exercised, the total estimated value of the contracts combined will be $154,281,014. Work is expected to be completed by April 2019, or April 2022 if all options are exercised.
To expand overseas, Virginia defense firms eye Africa… Full Article at Daily Press
Virginia Beach veteran-owned small business wins Roaring 20 Award
Virginia Beach, Va. – November 17, 2015 – Inside Business has announced the names of the companies that have exhibited exceptional growth and were awarded the prestigious Roaring 20 Award. Twenty Hampton Roads businesses were chosen by a distinguished panel of business and financial experts who evaluated each applicant on a number of factors including financial fitness, overcoming obstacles, and long-term sustainability. Cape Henry Associates (CHA) was among the award recipients.
From CHA’s humble beginnings as a three-person team to their current one of more than 150, they stand behind the work each one of their employees does to support our nation’s military. Over 75% of CHA’s team is made up of veterans, with more than 1,000 years of active duty service combined.
“There are few measurements better than getting outside recognition that all of the hard work we are exerting to build a world-class B2G company is moving us in the right direction,” said Jon Drews, CEO of CHA. “We are pleased to be serving our armed forces in Virginia Beach where the available talent to build our team is, simply stated, top-shelf.”
In winning this award, CHA is recognized for their outstanding achievements that reach far beyond the Hampton Roads to support governmental and military operations across the nation and the world.
Cape Henry Associates, Inc. (CHA) was founded in 2004. CHA is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business specializing in providing Manpower, Personnel and Training (MPT) services as well as other professional services. Their team of experienced professionals performs research and qualitative and quantitative analysis, and develops solutions to satisfy client requirements. CHA is committed to providing outstanding products and services resulting in client satisfaction. CHA ensures that proven work procedures and quality control processes are utilized to guarantee all services are performed correctly, on time, and within budget. CHA has built a reputation as the go-to company for all things MPT.
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Congratulations to Laurie Wood, a Cape Henry QA Analyst and a second-season member of the USA Women’s Sled Hockey Team! Sled hockey, an adaptive form of ice hockey, has been growing in popularity across the world since its creation in the 1960s. This year’s tryouts were the most competitive and largest in the team’s history after the team won Gold in last year’s inaugural International Paralympic Committee World Cup.
Laurie is no stranger to the ice, having played sled hockey for more than two years almost immediately after leaving the hospital. She is also a member of the USA Warriors, a team comprised of disabled veterans, and the Virginia Beach Hockey Club Sled Team. To prepare for national tryouts, Laurie built her endurance, strength, and balance by cross-training with kayaking/paracanoeing and weight-lifting, and practiced skills by shooting against the side of her house.
Laurie looks forward to being part of the national team for the second season because “wearing and representing the red, white, and blue again is an incredible feeling. It’s being a part of something bigger than yourself. It’s an opportunity to be a role model to other women and girls who have a disability and being able to show them that they can do this too.”