Henrico Business Council announces new leadership

Jim Wilson
James Wilson, of Wilson Law Group, PLC, has assumed the role of chair of the Henrico Business Council of the Greater Richmond Chamber effective July 1 for the 2012-13 program year. He succeeds Troy Bell, director/PIO for the Capital Region Airport Commission, who will now serve as immediate past chair. Ed Blair, president of Blair & Associates CPA’s, PLC, will serve as the chair-elect.

Wilson has been actively involved with the Henrico Business Council for several years and joined its leadership cabinet in 2007. He most recently served as chair of HBC’s Advocacy Committee and as the HBC representative to the Greater Richmond Chamber's Government Affairs Committee. He is also a previous member of the Chamber's board of directors and business leaders roundtable.
Ed Blair

Wilson is the president of Wilson Law Group, PLC, a law firm providing small and emerging business clients in the Richmond area with legal, tax and business transaction advice. He has experience assisting individuals and owners of small businesses start, finance, operate, acquire and/or sell their businesses and franchises.

The Chamber's Henrico Business Council serves as an advocate for businesses located and operating in Henrico County; focuses on local and regional issues of importance to the Henrico business community; identifies, researches, discusses, coordinates and publicly addresses business issues as necessary; and promotes the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and excellence in the business community.
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Smither named director of Henrico’s Department of Finance

Henrico County Manager John A. Vithoulkas has appointed Edward N. “Ned” Smither Jr. to serve as director of the Department of Finance, effective July 1.

Smither has served Henrico since 2013 as director of the Accounting Division in Finance. He will succeed Eugene H. Walter, who has delayed his retirement until June 30 to ensure an orderly transition within the department.
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State honors EMS officials this week

There were nearly 1.5 million emergency medical services calls and 4,063 incidents per day in Virginia just last year.

This week, May 21-27, declared as National EMS week by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, recognizes the more than 34,000 EMS personnel and 631 agencies in the state and commends their efforts and commitment to Commonwealth citizens.
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Norfolk man arrested at RIC after TSA catches him with gun

A Norfolk man was arrested at Richmond International Airport May 18 after Transportation Security Administration officers detected a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the traveler’s carry-on bag.

A TSA officer detected the .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun inside the man’s carry-on bag as it passed through the security checkpoint X-ray machine. The handgun was loaded with 13 bullets.
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Police release photo of hoax bomb

Henrico Police have released a photo of the clock that resembled a bomb that led to the arrest of a Richmond woman in Shot Pump earlier this week.

The device, which the woman told police she purchased at a yard sale, was visible in her car at the Whole Foods at West Broad Village May 19, and a passerby called police, fearing it was a real bomb. Police responded as they would have had the device been real, they said, because they weren't sure if it was real or not.
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Henrico school buses with compliance issue to be fixed this summer


The 176 Henrico school buses that have been purchased since March 2011 will be fixed during the summer, Henrico Schools spokesman Andy Jenks told the Citizen. The bus manufacturers will retrofit the buses at no cost to the school division, he said.

The brake interlock device is required on all automatic transmission buses in Virginia that were purchased after March 2011, which is when the device was added to the state Board of Education's requirements for school buses. As many as 4,000 school buses in the state may be affected, according to the Virginia Department of Education.
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