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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


Community

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden raises admission $1

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s admission has increased by $1 across all categories. Admission is now $12 for adults; $11 for seniors ages 55 and older; and $8 for children ages 3–12. Admission remains free for children ages 3 and younger and for members.

The last price increase was in 2011, before the Garden consistently hosted Butterflies LIVE! (which is included with admission). > Read more.

Garden tails

The threat of bad weather didn’t keep visitors away from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden July 10 for the facility’s weekly Flowers After 5 event (which pairs music and food with a chance to stroll the garden) and its monthly Fidos After 5 (which allows dog owners to bring their pets with them to enjoy the evening). > Read more.

Western Henrico Rotary helps fund Midwives For Haiti Jeep


Thanks in part to a $10,000 gift from the Western Henrico Rotary Club, another bright pink Jeep modified to travel extremely rough terrain has been delivered to Midwives For Haiti so that more pregnant women in the quake-ravaged country will have access to prenatal care and a greater chance of surviving childbirth.

The funds were raised at the annual casino night held in February, club president Adam Cherry said. The Rotary Club also helped purchase the Virginia-based charity’s first pink jeep three years ago. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Take in a show at several locations this weekend! West End Comedy will provide laughs at HATTheatre; the production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes” will close Sunday; and the youth theatre company CharacterWorks will present “Footloose” at The Steward School. Another show perfect for the kids – “Despicable Me 2” is playing at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center tonight. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Is there an Echo in here?

‘Earth to Echo’ aims to become this generation’s ‘ET’
It’s no secret that all found-footage genre movies are the same. Grab a couple of characters, give one of them a camera, and expose them to something supernatural that’s content to lurk just off-screen until the last five minutes. Everything else will just fall into place.

But that formula isn’t particularly family friendly, if only because that thing waiting a few feet to the left of the cast is usually plotting their violent doom.

That’s what sets Earth to Echo apart from the pack. It, too, follows a group of characters armed with a camera and a tendency to encounter unknown life forms. But all those familiar parts have been rearranged just enough to make it suitable for a much younger audience. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


An eclectic array of events are taking place this weekend throughout the county. In the West End, we have the Richmond Wedding Expo, the Under the Stars Family Film Series and Henrico Theatre Company’s production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” In the eastern part of the county, we have a blood drive at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, Gallmeyer Farm’s annual Sweet Corn Festival and an origami workshop at Fairfield Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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