Michelle McAfee is featured in George Mason University’s publication The Mason Spirit
Our Communications & Grant Coordinator, Michelle McAfee, is featured in George Mason University’s publication The Mason Spirit with her daughters Olivia and Lauren. Michelle is an alum of the university and her daughters currently attend. Our company president & owner, Tricia Hudson, is also an alum of GMU. It’s a small world after all!
d’Art Center Featured in Distinction Magazine’s October/November Issue
The Hit List | Pandemic indulgences, southern music and revamped art
SST welcomes new client in November
We are excited to welcome our new client Portsmouth Museums Foundation for the Children’s Museum of Virginia, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, Virginia, Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, Portsmouth Colored Community Library, and Lightship Portsmouth Museum. We look forward to helping this non-profit streamline communications, expand their marketing, and reach their donation goals. Generating these private and public funds will broaden the cultural, educational and historical aspects for the City of Portsmouth, Virginia and the Commonwealth of Virginia!
SST welcomes new client in October
Welcome to our new client DSM Cleaning Services! We are excited to help with their marketing needs. Whether your organization needs general cleaning, floor maintenance, janitorial services, move-in/move-out, window washing, or COVID-19 cleaning, they are certified and ready to make your business shine. Virginia!
Tricia Hudson interviewed by Woo Woo on Hampton Roads’ Perspectives
In August, Tricia was was interviewed on the Hampton Roads’ Perspectives show by Woo Woo about d’Art Center’s new permanent home, COVID precautions, and community programming. Click play to listen to the entire interview!
Amanda Bradley’s poster design is selected for public art in The NEON District
Amanda is a Norfolk native, graphic artist, photographer, and curator who collaborates with Trica and her team, and serves as Strategic Solutions’ senior graphic designer.
The d’Art Center will have a permanent home
Town of Front Royal announces a short-term contract with a business recovery consultant with a primary focus on tourism
Read the June full article here
Tricia joins the Norfolk SPCA Board of Directors
In July 2019, Tricia joined the Norfolk SPCA Board of Directors. She is so excited to support them in their mission of reducing sheltered animals in the community and providing the highest quality of care and adoptions when sheltering is necessary.
Amanda Bradley’s poster design is selected for Norfolk’s 2019 Harborfest
Every June, the city of Norfolk hosts one of the east coast’s favorite festivals, the Annual Norfolk Harborfest®. This free festival is the largest, longest-running, free maritime festival in the nation, and brings $20 million into the local economy! Amanda Bradley’s Harborfest poster design was selected for the 43rd annual festival in 2019. Amanda is a Norfolk native, graphic artist, photographer, and curator who collaborates with Trica and her team, and serves as Strategic Solutions’ senior graphic designer.
Tricia selected as a 2019 Girl Scout Famous Former
Each Girl Scout membership year, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast recognizes local Girl Scout alums who are leaders in their field. These women serve as role models for girls today – the future leaders of tomorrow. Tricia was notified in June that she was selected as a 2019 Girl Scout Famous Former. She, along with the other award recipients, will receive their awards at a luncheon in November.
Tricia Receives Brooke Briggs Community Impact Award
In May 2019 during the Women Against Violence luncheon that honored local survivors of abuse, Tricia Hudson and Tarra Secrest received the first Brooke Briggs Community Impact Award for their work in supporting the Samaritan House Mission. Brook Briggs was the non-profit’s former Major Gifts Officer. Brooke passed away unexpectedly due to heart complications, seven years after a heart transplant. She made a positive impact on everyone she met, and was a natural at bringing people together and connecting them to causes here in Hampton Roads.
Click here to watch the video WAV shared at the luncheon to honor Brooke’s story.
Tricia Joins Samaritan House Foundation Board
In April 2019, Tricia joined the Samaritan House Foundation Board. Samaritan House provides emergency and permanent housing, support services and community outreach to victims of domestic violence and homeless families.