Nearly seven months into a three-year, 98-job pledge in Durham and app developer WillowTree, now working out of its new office in American Tobacco Campus, is nearly 20 percent of the way toward its bullish goal.

TYSONS CORNER, Va., June 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Social SafeGuard announced today that they have been nominated for the Hottest Cybersecurity and Safety Innovation Award.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCQX:DFFN), a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on the development of novel small molecule therapeutics for cancer, today announced that a U.S. patent application, entitled “Bipolar Trans Carotenoid Salts and Their Uses,” was allowed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Kevin Eisenfrats, CEO and founder of Contraline, talked with AskMen about his company's development of a long-lasting, reversible male contraceptive. Eisenfrats was honored as this year's CBIC Student Entrepreneur of the Year.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (DAILY PROGRESS) -- Unemployment rates across Central Virginia decreased from March to April, according to statistics from the Virginia Employment Commission.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- Evelyn Tickle has won the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council's Social Good Award for her work with artificial oyster reefs. She is the owner and inventor behind Grow Oyster Reefs. See the Newsplex video.

On May 26, the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) honored the area's most innovative and inspirational entrepreneurs, companies, teachers and students at its sold-out 18th annual awards gala.

MoneyRates combined a number of factors, including unemployment, tax rates and workplace safety, to identify the best and worst states to make a living. Virginia ranked number 3 based on its above-average median income, below-average cost of living, and above-average rankings for workplace safety. Read the analysis here.

Fortune Magazine has released its list of the top 50 workplaces for recent college graduates. Charlottesville company, WillowTree Apps, made the list at number 48.

Foodio, a Charlottesville, VA technology company providing custom online ordering solutions for restaurants, has announced it has raised $585,000 in a Series Seed funding round led by Jaffray Woodriff. The funds will be used to continue to grow the number of restaurants served, expand the team, enter new markets, and continue to enhance the product technology.

Area Educators Recognized for Leveraging Learning Technology

On Thursday night, May 26, one superstar Charlottesville-area teacher will be named CBIC Educator of the Year and take a $2,500 technology grant back to their classroom, made possible by UVA Research Park. This year's finalists are Crozet Elementary School teacher Betsy Agee, Monticello High School teacher Eric Bredder, and Adam Mulcahy from Western Albemarle High School.