ACES Luncheons

Presented by Froehling & Robertson. Hosted by the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance at the University of Mary Washington.

We are proud to present the return of the ACES Networking Luncheon series. ACES is dedicated to connecting professionals between Richmond and DC, from the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) industries – a sector that is very active in the adoption of Information, Communication and Technology. These luncheons serve as an opportunity for like-minded individuals to collaborate and network while hearing from industry experts, engaging in insightful conversations and enjoying a local dining experience.

ACES is not an exclusive group and is open to the public. Registration is required and space is limited for all ACES events. Our September 2023 luncheon will take place at the Fredericksburg Convention Center. Our October and November 2023 luncheons will take place at the Fredericksburg Nationals Virginia Credit Union Stadium. There are several sponsorship opportunities available for ACES events. If you are interested in learning more, please email Rose Maddox at [email protected]

If you would like to be added to the invitation list for ACES luncheons, please complete our ACES Interest Form.

Fall 2023 Sponsors

September Platinum Sponsor: Legacy Engineering

Legacy Engineering is a full-service, multidisciplinary civil engineering firm with expertise in construction inspection and materials testing, environmental services, geotechnical engineering, land development engineering, land surveying, and planning. Legacy’s experienced team members have provided civil engineering design, environmental services, geotechnical engineering, site plan development, and surveying services in Virginia for over 40 years, successfully completing countless public and private projects.
Legacy employs value engineering concepts to make recommendations which benefit our clients’ decision-making processes and benefit the final design product. Legacy’s skill set and service-centric philosophy allow us to remain fully invested in our client-team and each project we oversee. Adding further value, we utilize state-of-the-art technology to effectively manage the design process and provide the ability to revise design aspects quickly and accurately, ultimately reducing project costs and timelines.
To learn more about Legacy Engineering, visit their website.

October Platinum Sponsor: Topside Federal Credit Union

Topside Federal Credit Union was federally chartered in 1961, and has grown into a full-service financial institution with total assets of over $500 million dollars. We value our members’ trust, and work diligently to offer the financial services our members need and want. Our members’ funds are federally insured by National Credit Union Administration, a U. S. Government Agency.

November Platinum Sponsor: Baskervill

Rooted in the belief that great design is the result of asking the right questions and truly listening to the answers, Baskervill offers creative architectural, interior design, and MEP engineering solutions to a varied client base, from hospitality to workspace, healthcare, manufacturing, banking and cultural institutions.

Fall 2023 ACES Luncheons

Wednesday, September 6: 11:30 – 1 pm, Fredericksburg Convention Center

Guest Speakers:

  • Bill Freehling, Director, City of Fredericksburg Economic Development and Tourism
  • Kevin Marshall, Business Development Manager, Spotsylvania County Economic Development
Local economic development professionals will be providing brief overviews of the economic development projects in their areas, discussing economic growth, demographic trends, community engagement and attraction, and more during this panel. Time will be available for Q&A.
Event Pricing
  • Early Bird Rate (Available 8/1 – 8/15): $30
  • General Admission (Available 8/16 – 8/27): $35
  • Registration Deadline: August 27, 2023

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023  11:30 – 1 pm   Fredericksburg Nationals Stadium

Guest Speaker: Ryan Marshall, Northpoint Development

Ryan Marshall is a Development Manager with NorthPoint Development based in St. Louis and has been with the firm for 3 years. Prior to joining NorthPoint, Ryan was responsible for managing a team of data analysts across CBRE’s 12 Midwest markets. In his current role for NorthPoint, Ryan’s responsibilities include sourcing new opportunities (both land development and existing asset acquisitions) and managing entitlements for ground-up development projects. Ryan’s work spans NorthPoint’s Northeast region from Boston to Norfolk, and his experience in the region include leading entitlement efforts for Austin Ridge Logistics Center in Stafford County – a 2.1 million square foot industrial and logistics park representing a $275 million investment.

Event Pricing

  • Early Bird Rate (Available 9/7 – 9/21): $30
  • General Admission (Available 9/22 – 10/1): $35
  • Registration Deadline: October 1, 2023

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023   11:30 – 1 pm   Fredericksburg Nationals Stadium


Event Pricing
  • Early Bird Rate (Available 10/12 – 10/18): $30
  • General Admission (Available 10/19 – 10/29): $35
  • Registration Deadline: October 29, 2023

Register Now!

About Fredericksburg Regional Alliance (FRA) 

Through recruitment, collaboration and advocacy, the FRA creates an environment to foster regional job growth. They assist existing businesses and industries with workforce development issues and help aggressively market the Fredericksburg region to corporate decision makers who are planning to expand or relocate their companies. 

About Froehling & Robertson (F&R) 

We are impassioned engineers, scientists and problem solvers partnering with clients to advance the equality and stability of every project we touch to protect people and property.”

Established in 1881, Froehling & Robertson, Inc. (F&R) is the oldest independent consulting engineer/testing firm in the United States. F&R focuses on their clients by offering construction engineering and environmental consulting solutions that are innovative, yet practical.  F&R maintains a fleet of drilling equipment as well as accredited testing laboratories that are utilized across their twelve offices. These offices, which are strategically located throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, possess the local resources needed to deliver the quick, efficient and cost-effective service their clients rightfully demand. 

Questions? Contact FRA Business Development Manager Rose Maddox at [email protected]