Admin Appreciation 2017

Michelle Lindsey attended an Annual Appreciation breakfast hosted by an organization Ken Ampy is affiliated with. The event recognizes Administrative Assistants of prominent executives around Richmond.

The breakfast was held at The Jefferson Hotel, where attendees were treated to a delicious breakfast. Michelle had a great time meeting and networking with the other attendees, and enjoyed listening to a presentation about the latest new and upcoming plans of the organization.

After returning to the office Michelle commented that she learned a lot about projects happening around the region, and she is excited to see the Richmond area grow and thrive!

Tied To Greatness 2017

Founder and CEO, Alex Ellis.
Mentors teaching students how to tie a tie.

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With his powerful message to men and women alike to “never underestimate the power of your image”, Mr. Ellis has been featured on CNN, Black Enterprise, The 700 Club, BET and the Steve Harvey Morning Show. Astyra executives participated by speaking with and mentoring young men while teaching them how to properly tie a tie.

Partnership for the Future helps motivated high school students with limited resources transition from high school to college and employment, so they can become successful, contributing members of our community.

Contractor Spotlight: Mercedes Moore

Mercedes and husband
Mercedes Moore joined Astyra in May 2017. She started as a Call Center Representative with Capital One and in less than a month, was promoted to Accounting Clerk III.
 
Originally from Macedon, New York (outside of Rochester), Mercedes recently moved to Virginia from Charleston, South Carolina with her husband. During her time in South Carolina, she worked on perfecting her book, “What It Took” (published under Mercedes Guy), and self-published the revised edition in September. Just this spring, “What It Took” received a 4-star review on Red City Review.
When she is not writing, she is either working or studying. Outside of work she takes online classes through Southern New Hampshire University, working towards a BA in Creative Writing.
 

She says her journey in Virginia thus far has been a great one; with a big help from Astyra. 

 
She is looking forward to what’s next.

Brittany Behind Bars

Brittany Brown

HR Specialist, Brittany Brown, recently went behind bars, but it was for a good cause! She raised money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to put towards funding research to find treatments and cures.

Brittany had this to say about her experience:

“When I was initially asked to participate in the MDA Lock-Up event I was a little hesitant, as I was not sure that I would be able to raise the funds needed. However, I quickly realized that it was not about the dollar amount raised, but more about raising awareness about the organization, so that more people can help. Looking back on my experience I am so glad that I didn’t let fear stop me from participating in such an awesome event. I would recommend the MDA organization to anyone looking for a way to give back.”