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The Henrico Business Council, an advocacy arm of the Greater Richmond Chamber, is seeking nominations for its Community Leader of the Year Award. First established by the Council in 2008, the award honors unsung heroes who show unwavering support for Henrico County and the business community, demonstrate dedication to the betterment and growth of the county, and exhibit enthusiasm for and make a significant difference in their community. To submit nominations, visit the Henrico Business Council page at http://www.grcc.com and fill out the form. Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 8.

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Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently announced the sale of an office condominium located at 3502 Mayland Ct. in Henrico. Sandhu Properties LLC purchased the approximately 3,005 square foot condo from Aidan’s Bit of the Moon LLC for $231,000 for buyer’s administrative office use. Richard L. Thalhimer handled the sale negotiations on behalf of the buyer.

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Agents with Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently handled the following lease negotiations: Foundation Basketball Group LLC – leased 12,000 square feet at 7511 Ranco Rd.; Fastenal Company – renewed its lease of 4,669 square feet at 5663 S. Laburnum Ave.; Solar Control LLC – leased 2,932 square feet at 10101 W. Broad St.; Hertz Corporation – leased 1,925 square feet at 5406 Williamsburg Rd.; Tidewater Mortgage Services, Inc. – leased 1,142 square feet at 4191 Innslake Dr.; and Virginia Health Care Association, Inc. – leased 1,096 square feet in Westerre Commons at 3721 Westerre Pkwy.

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M&T Bank recently recognized a variety of local not-for-profit organizations receiving financial and employee support during 2012 at its annual Client Appreciation Event. The grants, which totaled more than $110,000, were given to: American Heart Association, Children's Miracle Network, Connor's Heroes Foundation, Faces of Hope, Faison School, FeedMore, Fisher House Foundation of Richmond, Fredericksburg Area Museum, Gerry Bertier #42 Foundation, Greater Richmond Chamber Foundation, Habitat for Humanity - Tri-Cities, Junior Achievement, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, MOTIV8S, Neighborhood Housing Services of Richmond, National Association of Women Business Owners, SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now), United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg, VCU Massey Cancer Center and Virginia's Gateway Region.

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HHHunt Homes has received the Quality Builders Warranty (QBW) Corporation’s “2013 Builder of Integrity” award, an achievement that acknowledges excellence in customer service and quality construction within the homebuilding industry.
Community

Lions Club donates backpacks to elementary school

The Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club (based in western Henrico) recently donated 59 backpacks to the Westover Hills Elementary School on Jahnke Road.

Above, club members display some of the backpacks prior to their distribution. > Read more.

Glen Allen student to perform at Carnegie Hall

Thanks to a first-place win in The American Protege International Vocal Competition 2014, Glen Allen High School student Matija Tomas will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall in December.

At the first-place winners recital in Weill Hall, Matija will perform Giacomo Puccini’s opera aria, “Chi il bel sogna di doretta.” She will perform with other vocalists from around the world and have the opportunity to win other awards and scholarships.

Locally, Thomas has performed with Richmond’s renowned Glorious Christmas Nights, Christian Youth Theatre, and WEAG’s Urban Gospel Youth Choir. > Read more.

Gayton Baptist Church dedicates new outreach center


The John Rolfe YMCA and Gayton Baptist Church have partnered in an effort to bring greater health and wellness opportunities to the community.

Through this partnership, the John Rolfe Y will run Youth Winter Sports programs, including basketball and indoor soccer, in Gayton’s newly renovated $5.5 million outreach center that features a new gymnasium, youth and teen space, social space with café, meeting space and full service commercial kitchen. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Film industry training program planned for this weekend

The Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA), in partnership with the Virginia Film Office, will offer "Get Your Start in the Film Industry," a two-day seminar designed to prepare workers for film, television and commercial projects in Virginia. The course will be held Oct. 4-5 at the Workforce Development and Conference Center, 1651 Parham Road in Henrico, on the campus of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.

The training will be taught by Gary Romolo Fiorelli, an accomplished assistant director for film and television projects, which include the television series Sons of Anarchy and ABC’s current drama Mistresses. > Read more.

The Boathouse to open at Short Pump Town Center

The Boathouse restaurant will open at Short Pump Town Center in the spring, its third location in the region.

“People have asked us to come to the West End for years,” said owner Kevin Healy. “When the opportunity arose, we knew had to jump on it.”

The new restaurant will be located in a 5,800-square-foot space under the Hyatt House Hotel at the town center and will include a large outdoor patio. > Read more.

Getting a ‘mouf’-ful

Boka Kantina exceeds its strong food truck reputation
Already a fan of Boka fare from outdoor events with the Tako Truck, I was delighted to learn of the new restaurant, and eager to see if its reputation held up after putting down brick-and-mortar roots.

Would the food lose its zest if I wasn’t enjoying it in the great outdoors? Would it seem pedestrian served from an ordinary kitchen instead of a truck?

Would the tacos be less satisfying as an antidote to normal lunch hunger – instead of being ingested to stave off desperate hunger after a long afternoon of crowds, sun, and tedious lines? > Read more.

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