Author: Virginia Quiambao Arroyo

Reflecting on Avid Core’s 4-Day Workweek

Virginia Quiambao Arroyo and Amanda Roberts are co-founders of Avid Core, Inc, a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small, Woman, and Minority-owned (SWaM)-certified communications firm based out of Woodbridge, Virginia. As a “people first” company, Avid Core consistently tries to explore ways through which to improve transparency in the things we do—both in terms of […]

3 Years Later: DEIA Public Commitment

Avid Core remains focused on the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA), not just as a reflection of our corporate responsibility but as a tenet of our internal work culture. Through our outreach and engagement work, we continue to do our part towards identifying, understanding, and weakening systemic racism by recognizing opportunities for […]

Three-peat! Avid Core recognized as 2023 Best Government Contractor in Prince William County 

Avid Core is honored to be recognized as the Best Government Contractor in Prince William County for a third year in a row.  This award is given out each year by InsideNOVA magazine and it is always an incredible privilege to receive such a prestigious title.   It feels even more special because it represents the […]

2022 Accountability Report: Avid Core’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Avid Core, we acknowledge that we have much work to do across all parts of our business in the pursuit of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). As we look to the future and the uncertainties across the political, legal, and social landscapes, we’re committed to the lifelong process of reflecting, learning, and taking action. […]

Planning a Sustainable Future with Maryland Transportation Projects: Avid Core Receives DBE and SBE Certifications 

Avid Core is officially a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) firm as certified by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT). Our new certifications will expand our reach and grow our partnerships within the Mid-Atlantic region, allowing our firm to better provide award-winning services to agencies in Maryland who want to redesign […]

Transforming Federal Government Communications: Avid Core Receives 8(a) Certification

Contracting with Avid Core just got easier! Avid Core recently received the 8(a) certification through the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA). This allows federal agencies to easily sole-source contracts to Avid Core, providing access to our award-winning communications, public outreach, and project management services.  Growth and providing outstanding customer service are our top priorities. We […]

Avid Core Wins 2021 Platinum MarCom Award

The MarCom Awards announced Avid Core as a 2021 Platinum winner, the highest honor in the international creative competition for marketing and communication professionals. We were recognized for the Community Engagement Strategy we created for PlanRVA, a regional convener and planning agency for the nine localities in the Richmond Region. We are so honored to […]

Thank You for Voting Avid Core as the 2021 Best Government Contractor in Prince William

Winning an award that calls your company “the best” is always incredible. But being voted the 2021 Best Government Contractor in Prince William means even more to me because it’s an award voted on by my community, the county I have been proud to call home for more than 30 years. InsideNoVa received a record-breaking […]

Happy First Birthday, Avid Core!

It’s been quite a wild journey! While new to owning a business, Amanda and I have known each other and worked together for more than a decade. We launched Avid Core with a solid understanding of our individual strengths and weaknesses and our established working relationship allowed us to have frank conversations and make calculated […]