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Bradley Marshall is a guest speaker on Crime Time: With Virginia Defense Attorney podcast. In this Episode 81: Teaching the Law to Law Enforcement, he provides insight on how law enforcement views criminal justice and their training. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1703185/11348714

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National Night Out

VF&N Shareholder Bradley Marshall was excited to join our client, the Town of Haymarket, for their annual National Night Out celebration!  Bradley is the Town’s prosecutor for misdemeanor and traffic offenses.  National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.  Pictured: Bradley Marshall and Haymarket Police Chief Allen Siebert.

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2022 Beat the Odds Awards       

The Prince William County Bar Foundation, in collaboration with the Prince William County Bar Association, was proud to host this year’s Beat the Odds Celebration and Awards Banquet!  The event was held on June 23rd at the beautiful Old Hickory Golf Club in Woodbridge.  Nearly two hundred guests gathered to celebrate 12 remarkable graduating seniors and 2 rising seniors. 

We presented each of the graduating seniors with a $2,000 Beat the Odds scholarship to help them further their education, be it in community college, four-year college, technical and vocational school, apprenticeships, internships, and more.  We presented both rising seniors with Phoenix Awards, consisting of a fully loaded laptop computer to further their studies during their senior year.  Each Beat the Odds and Phoenix Award winner receives a commemorative plaque and are also paired with a volunteer attorney mentor from the local bar to help guide them in their education.

 Prince William County Bar Foundation President Bradley Marshall, who acted as master of ceremonies for the event, said “these kids have overcome tremendous obstacles such as abuse and neglect, delinquency, truancy, foster care, substance abuse, and mental illness, but have persevered to truly ‘beat the odds’ and have bright futures ahead of them.”

This years Beat the Odds winners have big plans for the future.  For example, Alyssa graduated with a 4.25 GPA and will be attending Lynchburg University in the fall.  Madelyn has overcome tremendous adversity but reminded the crowd that past experiences do not define someone; she will be attending Virginia Commonwealth University later this year.  Mariah had a child at a young age, but she used it to motivate her to be a better student; she will attend Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) with plans to transfer to Howard University. Sisters Cynthia, Karen, and Yaharia have faced enormous obstacles, but all three plan to attend NOVA in the fall and transfer to other colleges.  Angela, who immigrated from Cameroon, Africa, worked hard to assimilate and will be attending Yale University and plans to go on to medical school.  Antwoine, who also won a Phoenix Award in 2021, received a Beat the Odds scholarship this year and will attend Old Dominion University.

These scholarships and awards provide an opportunity for these remarkable young people to overcome their circumstances and maximize their future potential.  These opportunities simply would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.  Thank you to the law firm of Blankingship & Keith, the law firm of Compton & Duling, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #43, the Gratitude Ladies Giving Group, Kevin and Barbara Hutto, the Knights of Columbus John Paul I Council, Philip and Laura Stark, the Carluzzo Foundation, Inc., the law firm of Vanderpool, Frostick, and Nishanian, and our biggest sponsor, who provided not one but five scholarships this year, Wind River Chimes.  We cannot think our community partners enough for their support. 

The Bar Foundation would also like to thank the PWC Police Department and Sheriff’s Department for providing a joint honor guard for the event, to the Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra for providing the evening’s music, Sorin Pasarin with Little Film Studio for providing photography services, Deem Printing for the printed programs, the wonderful staff at Old Hickory Gold Club for their hospitality, and last but certainly not least, Virginia Governor Glen Youngkin for providing pre-recorded remarks to this year’s winners. 

Thank you to all of our donors, volunteers, and guests for attending, and congratulations to these 14 remarkable young people on their tremendous achievements and their very bright futures!

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Prince William Chamber 2022-2023 Annual Meeting

The Prince William Chamber of Commerce (PWCC) had a great day at its Annual Meeting on June 16th, hosted at the Farm Brewery at Broad Run! Rick Nishanian is the new Chairman of the Board for the PWCC and the fourth VFN partner to serve in this role. Please congratulate Rick on this great accomplishment.

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Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Awards

A night of celebration took place when Prince William County Chamber of Commerce hosted its Annual Business Awards on February 25, 2016. The evening’s event was held at the beautiful Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, VA and featured a brand new legacy award!

Each year, the Prince William Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Awards recognizes nominees for excellence in business, innovation, and exemplary contributions to businesses, organizations, and the community.

PW Business Awards in Manassas

Michael Vanderpool of Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C.

This year, an exciting new legacy award was added to the Business category. It gained it’s name from the recently retired Virginia State Senator Charles Colgan. The Charles J. Colgan award was sponsored by the law firm of Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian and is awarded to a nominee who displays exceptional leadership within their organization and community. This year the award was presented to Rex Parr, who recently retired from his long time presidency at Didlake Inc. Mr. Parr is known as an innovator, whose dedication, and consistent advocacy for the disabled community has helped Didlake Inc. create thousands of opportunities for those with disabilities to become involved in businesses and in their communities.

We congratulate Mr. Parr as well as all of the nominees and winners of the Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Awards! We at Vanderpool, Frostick and Nishanian were proud to be a part of such a wonderful evening of recognition, and hope that it has inspired others to serve in their community and workplace, and support non-profit organizations throughout Northern Virginia!

The effort of one person can make a difference in the lives of many, and we were thrilled to help honor such extraordinary people! We look forward to supporting the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for many years to come!


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