Ladies Night At Cooper’s Hawk

The Astyra Ladies
The women of Astyra love to wine and dine, especially together! 
We all met at Cooper’s Hawk last week for an evening to unwind with the same people we work alongside daily. The night began with indulging in a wine tasting before being sat down by the waitress for a savory meal.
“This just reiterated that Astyra is like a family and I love that,” Ashley, our newest Astyra lady, said.
This was Shaila’s first ladies night also and she said getting to know who she works with outside of the office is a nice feeling.
Although we aren’t quite sure when this tradition started, we plan to continue having ladies nights!

Galentine’s Day

Astyra ladies enjoying lunch at TASTE
Astyra ladies love to spend time together and we all know Valentine’s Day is not complete without a quality meal with the girls. Eight of us decided to bond over a new-to-us lunch spot called TASTE.
TASTE first opened in Virginia Beach as a wine & cheese shop in 1973. Since then, it has grown to offer a variety of foods and desserts at its nine Virginia locations!
At lunch, we munched on various salads, sandwiches and chips while talking about our plans for the future.

Out & About In Atlanta, Detroit and Las Vegas!

Lee at the Emergency Response Panel
Brenna Biggs at the NMSDC Conference
Ken at the Money20/20 Conference

Astyra was selected by Dominion Energy to attend the Energizing Powerful Connections; 14th Annual Utility Industry Supplier Diversity Event in Atlanta. Director of Fulfillment, Lee Rattigan and Account Manager, Brenna Caton participated in Case Study Panels and Power Pitches related to the Utility/Energy industry.

Lee was invited to participate in a panel revolving around Emergency Response.
Lee and Brenna also attended the NMSDC Conference in Detroit, MI where they had the opportunity to network with companies as a diverse supplier.
In October, Ken Ampy attended the Money20/20 conference in Las Vegas. Money20/20 is the world’s largest conference for ideas, connections and deals in Payments and Financial Services. FinTech is the fast emerging industry around new technologies and innovations that aims to compete with traditional methods in the delivery of financial services.
Ken attended the conference on behalf of the Virginia Credit Union where he serves as a board member.

Wedding Bells For Brenna

Brenna and Hunter
Congratulations to our Account Manager, Brenna Biggs (formerly Caton) on her recent marriage to Hunter Biggs!
Hunter and Brenna met in 2011 at VCU, they began dating at the end of their college careers, and got engaged in June of 2016.
Surrounded by their friends and family, Brenna and Hunter were married in a beautiful afternoon ceremony on September 23rd, 2017 at the Springfield Distillery.

A Day At The Ballpark!

Account Manager, Brenna Caton won the competition to select our new office pet fish. The prize was to throw the first pitch at one of the Flying Squirrel games! Astyra made an afternoon of it, and enjoyed a day game on July 26.
Do you think Brenna has discovered a new talent?

Right On Cue Tournament 2017

Astyra's teams

Astyra formed 3 teams to participate in the annual “Right on Cue” tournament, hosted by ChamberRVA in March.

Astyra was the proud sponsor of the trophy.

Pictured above, Sam Young stands with the winners of the pool tournament, ChamberRVA's CEO, Kim Scheeler and the current Chair Ned Masse.

Women Who Mean Business 2016

Melissa, Brittany, Carmen and Brenna at the event
Women from large and small organizations had the opportunity to network for a day, at the 6th Annual Women Who Mean Business Summit, hosted by the Metropolitan Business League on September 30, 2016. 
It was an inspiring and interesting day for the Astyra ladies!
Brittany Brown said: “This year’s summit was another successful MBL event! It is always good to see women coming together, whether it is to network or celebrate each other’s accomplishments. This event allows us to do both, and I love that!”
Click here to learn more about the MBL.