Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Newport News Now





Let’s Get SWaMmed!

SWaM Certification Information Session

Are you a small, women-owned, or minority-owned business that wants to do business with the Commonwealth of Virginia?  Then you should plan on attending and information session on becoming SWaM certified that’s being held next week by the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity in partnership with Christopher Newport University. The workshop takes place on Wednesday, March 14, from 9:00 am – noon at CNU’s Department of Material Management and Office of Procurement Service, 301 Hiden Boulevard, Suite 309. This information session covers the SWaM Program and designations, certification process and new on-line application portal (live demo), required documents needed to apply, and how to use the certification to do business with the Commonwealth. The event is free, but seating is limited and advance registration is required. Registration is available on the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity’s website.

Small business owners who are looking to participate in Virginia’s specialized procurement and contracting opportunities are encouraged to become SWaM certified. Each year the state buys goods and services totaling more than $8 billion. The Commonwealth of Virginia wants to do business with you and increase participation of small, women owned, and minority-owned businesses.






Agricultural Pests Can
Damage Forests

Monitoring gypsy moths required to insure a healthy watershed

The gypsy moth is an invasive pest of hardwood forests in the United States.  The gypsy moth caterpillar eats the leaves of hardwood trees, leaving the trees bare, stressed and vulnerable to disease and death.  To reduce the susceptibility of an infestation, Newport News Waterworks has a forest management program which promotes tree health.
As part of the forest management program, Waterworks started monitoring the gypsy moth in 1989.  The monitoring program involves the annual trapping of male gypsy moths on the watershed property in Newport News and York County. Read more...





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