Business in brief
After 44 years at their current location, C. P. Dean owner William “Bill” Selden recently relocated his family business to 9071 W. Broad St., between Parham and Gaskins road. The business has hired new staff members as it expands. The new location will contain an in-house design center to make products even more customizable for its customers. C. P. Dean is known mostly for billiard and game tables but also sells bar stools, custom bars and entertainment centers. Selden is a third generation owner of C. P. Dean, since his family purchased the company in 1903.
College Nannies & Tutors, located at the corner of Cox Road and W. Broad Street, recently celebrated their four year anniversary. The company specializes in custom nanny placements, on-call/babysitting and one-on-one tutoring.
Corp Shorts, a company in Los Angeles, recently finished producing a two-minute video about St. Joseph's Villa and its mission of helping children in need. The video was a gift from internet marketing company WSI. Each year WSI awards a free video to a nonprofit organization nominated by one of its affiliates. St. Joseph’s Villa was nominated by Impression Marketing WSI, of Richmond, and its owners Howard Deskin and Anne Moss Rogers. The firm focuses on healthcare and nonprofit marketing. Impression Marketing WSI also does internet marketing for St. Joseph’s Villa. The video describes the incidence of children with autism, at-risk youth and homeless families in the country and in our community and what St. Joseph’s Villa is doing to address these problems. The video can be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/6rwojc2
The University of Richmond School of Law recently was admitted to Order of the Coif, an honorary scholastic society that recognizes excellence in legal education. Richmond Law is one of 82 law schools of 200 in the United States to have received a charter from the society. Admittance to the order is highly selective. Student eligibility for membership in their law school’s chapter is restricted to those in the top 10 percent of a graduating class. Faculty members also may be elected to chapter membership.
Dennis Stanley, a pharmacist at MARTIN’S Food Market, located at 3460 Pump Rd., recently was honored by the American Pharmacists Association with the 2012 APhA Immunization Champion Lifetime Achievement Award. Stanley began his pharmacy career with the former Ukrop’s Pharmacy in 1974 and in 1998 received training to administer immunizations. In 2000, he started the pre-travel clinic at Ukrop’s Pharmacy upon the request of a local church group in need of travel vaccines for members traveling to Africa. By 2005, Stanley’s travel clinic was seeing more than 1,000 patients a year for consultations and had administered more than 2,000 vaccinations. In 2007, Stanley received a Certificate in Travel Health through the International Society of Travel Medicine and has become a recognized expert in his area of immunizations. Currently, he is National Faculty for the APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization certificate training program.
Tyler Betzhold, senior catering chef for University of Richmond Catering, recently completed the requirements for the Certified Executive Chef accreditation from the American Culinary Federation (ACF). Accreditation requirements include food management, sanitation, service and safety classes, plus three years of service as a chef. ACF is the premier professional chefs’ organization in North America, with more than 20,000 members in more than 210 chapters.
Former Sandston resident Mildred Taylor celebrated her 106th birthday Aug. 9. Taylor, who now lives in Powhatan, is still a member of Sandston Baptist Church. She was visited the day after her birthday by several members of the church, who played for her a recording of the entire church membership singing happy birthday to her during worship. > Read more.
YMCA officials gathered last week to break ground on the new Tommy J. West Aquatic Center at the Shady Grove Family YMCA on Nuckols Road. The center, which will featured 7,600 square feet of competitive and recreational space, including water slides, play areas for children and warmer water for those with physical limitations, is the fourth phase of a $4 million expansion at the facility. West was president and CEO of Capital Interior Contractors and a founding member of the Central Virginia Region of the Virginia Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors. > Read more.
The Sandston Rotary Club recently donated $1,000 to the Sandston YMCA for its Bright Beginnings program, which helps provide children in need with school supplies for the new school year. > Read more.
‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ fails to capitalize on tasty concept
The Hundred-Foot Journey is a curious little Romeo and Juliet of a film. A family, forced out of their native India, begins a trek across Europe.
The family’s sole mode of transportation sputters and dies in a sleepy little French town, but the town’s food culture is high, and that’s a perfect place for a family of restaurateurs to settle down. There’s only one problem – the family’s rustic “Maison Mumbai” is right across the street (a hundred feet away, if the title didn’t clue you in) from a prestigious French bistro with a Michelin star, run with an iron fist by the dreaded Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren, pictured).
It’s here that a particular Romeo and Juliet story begins to develop, with Hassan (Manish Dayal) on the Indian side and Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon) on the French side. > Read more.
Enjoy the final days of summer with comedian Guy Torry, the Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour or mystery writer Mary Miley Theobald at Twin Hickory Library. Another great way to welcome the beginning of fall is to check out the UR Spider Football season opener with man’s best friend. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Short Pump brewery offers more than just beer
I am still (happily) thinking about my entire experience at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery last week. Knowing nothing about this new brewery out of Denver, I was leery of brew-pub in the heart of Short Pump Town Center – this is not what I’d usually think of as a perfect fit, and yet, it was.
The restaurant and craft brewery opened in early June and features 10 beers made by female brewmaster Becky Hammond (pictured). This is the restaurant’s second location in Virginia; the first is in Arlington. Behind glass walls, customers watched the beer brewing in massive steel barrels. For our up-and-coming beer region, it makes sense that Short Pump would jump on board.
As I walked up to the back of the mall near the comedy club, I was taken aback by what I saw: at the top of the stairs was an overflowing restaurant with outdoor seating, large umbrellas and dangling outdoor lights. > Read more.
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