Business in brief
The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA), located in Innsbrook, recently was named one of the 2013 Best Places to Work in Virginia. The annual list of “Best Places to Work” was created by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group. The survey and award program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Virginia, benefiting the state's economy, its work force and businesses. VSCPA was honored in the small employer category, having fewer than 100 employees. The rankings of the 3rd annual Best Places to Work in Virginia will be unveiled and published in the February 2013 issue of Virginia Business.
Lakeside Elementary School’s “PE Fun 4 Everyone” project recently received $351.66 through SONIC Drive-In’s fourth annual Limeades for Learning program. Sonic partnered with DonorsChoose.org and allowed the public to vote online for the classroom projects they wanted to see funded by Sonic. Sonic funded $600,000 worth of those most-voted-for projects on a weekly basis between September 24 and October 29.
Innsbrook-based Snagajob has been ranked 337th on Deloitte’s Technology 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America, according to company revenues. The ranking comes just weeks after Snagajob was named one of the best companies to work for in America on the Great Place to Work annual ranking published by Fortune magazine. Snagajob has been named to both the Great Place to Work list and Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 for the past five years.
Agents with Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently handled the following lease negotiations: Cartwright Landscaping, LLC – leased 5,600 square feet at 5805 School Ave.; Fast Auto Loans, Inc. – leased 5,000 square feet at 3619 Mechanicsville Tnpk.; Corporate Threat Solution – leased 3,137 square feet in the Banks Brothers Building at 4461 Cox Rd.; The Sherwin Williams Company – renewed its lease of 3,000 square feet in Tower Plaza at 3401-3431 Cox Rd.; and Spy Rock Real Estate, LLC – leased 1,505 square feet at 5411 Patterson Ave.
The Central Virginia chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) hosted its annual Walk Like MADD fundraiser April 12 at Dorey Park in Varina. More than 20 teams of walkers raised money from individual donors by participating in the walk, and in total the event generated more than $26,000 in donations for the organization. > Read more.
The Varina Ruritan Club hosted the winners of its 2014 Environmental Essay contest at its monthly meeting March 11 in Varina.
The contest, in its eighth year, was for the first time open to students in grades 3-5 at Varina Elementary School. (It previously was open to Sandston Elementary School students.)
The meeting included the winners, parents of the winners, Varina Elementary principal Mark Tyler and several teachers who were in charge of the contest at the school. > Read more.
For the fifth consecutive year, St. Christopher’s and Benedictine will play a varsity baseball game at Glen Allen's RF&P Park as part of a fundraising effort for the River City Buddy Ball program.
The game will take place Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m., and the teams hope to raise $3,000 through donations, raffles and other efforts. Admission to the game is free, but fans who attend are asked to donate funds for the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association's Buddy Ball program, which enables disabled children and teens to play baseball. > Read more.
Do the Bunny Hop over to Meadow Farm on Saturday for an introduction to all the farm animals there! An introduction to “Global Sounds” – featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music and dance performances – can be found at the University of Richmond. The University of Richmond will also host the annual Spider spring game, as well as the inaugural Spiders Easter Egg Hunt. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
‘Muppets Most Wanted’ worthy of its franchise
Do Muppets sleep? It’s hard to say.
They don’t really eat (or breathe, as far as anyone can tell). And only occasionally do they have visible, functioning legs.
As far as anyone knows, sleeping might be off the table. And that makes it very hard to accuse the Muppets of sleepwalking through their latest feature, Muppets Most Wanted – even if that’s exactly what’s going on.
Jim Henson’s beloved creations were back in a big way after 2011’s The Muppets, with fame and fortune and even an Oscar, a first for the group (“Rainbow Connection” was nominated, yet somehow failed to collect at the ’79 ceremony). > Read more.
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