Prince William Chamber of Commerce Economic Development luncheon was packed yesterday at the Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater with Governor Ralph Northam and George Mason University President Angel Cabrera. The program began with a special tribute to John Gregory, who passed away Monday and had gifted the theater when it was built. Virginia is #6 in new business in the country when it … Continue reading PW Chamber Economic Development luncheon — educate students to be workforce ready.
My daughter, Kat Coates, and I are exploring an educational business model. Destination Learning. The entrepreneurial spirit has even hit the scientist! Students pay or are awarded to learn and educators are paid to teach all over the world. My daughter Kat Coates, Osbourn Eagles, has been a self-funded or grant-winning student in S. Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Peru, and even Florida. Now that she has … Continue reading From Osbourn Eagle to Indonesia — Destination Learning
By: Theresa Coates Ellis — Our City of Manassas is changing. Our schools face challenges from years of changing without preparation. We have great students and teachers, but our community must come together to think outside the box and find solutions to these challenges. Our population continues to change. Historic Manassas Inc., service organizations and energetic citizens create great events attracting a diverse vibrant population. Growing … Continue reading All hands on deck for Education
By Theresa Coates Ellis — Great people have emerged from the City of Manassas to share their knowledge with others. Real estate veteran, Forrest Odend’hal, is a managing broker for Long and Foster Real Estate. He is traveling the East Coast presenting seminars on investments and retirement. He invited me to a local session at George Mason’s Eagle Bank Arena this past week packed … Continue reading Osbourn Alum Forrest Odend’hal’s Passion to Give Back
Proud to be an appointed member of the Manassas Regional Airport Commission! Congratulations to the Airport Director, Staff, City of Manassas and my fellow Airport Commission members as the Airport is recognized as top General Aviation airport in jobs, wages, and economic activity in Virginia! The Airport is also the host of the annual Airshow, Hangar Dance, Bull Run Rotary 5K 10K 1 Mile Run and invited my Osbourn High … Continue reading Manassas Airport ranked top in Virginia
As college students prepare for graduation, they sort, pack, toss and plan. After finding that perfect outfit to walk the big stage, they ponder. Young and new professionals are emerging into the workplace. Finding a job or a career is the number one priority. The reality of life — bills — are about to hit them. The last thing they want to do is move … Continue reading Build it and they will come