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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.
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MADD to host candlelight vigil Dec. 2 at UR

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will host a candlelight vigil of remembrance and hope Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the University of Richmond, outside the Cannon Chapel. The public is invited to attend and join MADD to honor victims of impaired driving crashes, while helping to remind the community to be safe during the holidays. > Read more.

Tournament supports adoption efforts

Among participants at the Seventh Annual Coordinators2Inc Golf Tournament and awards luncheon Oct. 3 were (from left) Rebecca Ricardo, C2 Inc executive director; Kevin Derr, member of the winning foursome; Sharon Richardson, C2 Inc founder; and Frank Ridgway and Jon King, members of the winning foursome.

Held at The Crossings Golf Club, the tournament will benefit placement of children from Virginia's foster care system into permanent families through Coordinators2. > Read more.

A.C. Moore to host winter craft day for kids

Event will help kick of Marine Corps' 'Toys for Tots' campaign
All 140 A.C. Moore locations will serve as drop-off centers this year for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, and all toys collected will stay in the local communities served by the stores in which they are donated.

On Saturday, Nov. 15, the Willow Lawn location will kick off the month-long program by hosting a "Make & Take" craft event for kids. Children ages six and older will be able to make a craft and take it home with them. Representatives from the Marines will be in-store to teach customers about the Toys for Tots program. A.C. Moore team members will be on site to help with the crafts. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Authentically Italian

Bella’s feels – and tastes – like Italy should
Short Pump is known for its share of chain restaurants and strip malls, but diners looking for something more distinct can certainly find it without heading downtown or to nearby Charlottesville.

In fact, local husband-and-wife restaurateurs Valeria Bisenti and Doug Muir brought a taste of Charlottesville (and Italy) to Short Pump when they took a chance and opened Bella’s second location in the same shopping strip as Wal-Mart and Peter Chang China Cafe. (Bella’s original location is on Main Street in downtown Charlottesville.)

For a local Italian restaurant, Bella’s is as “Mom and Pop” as its gets. Valeria is Mom, and Doug is Pop. Since its opening about six months ago, diners have been eating rich comfort foods and drinking Italian wines. > Read more.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

‘Sizing Up!’ opens at Cultural Arts Center

The Cultural Arts Center unveils a new exhibit – "Sizing Up!" – Nov. 20-Jan. 18 in the Gumenick Family Gallery.

Artist Chuck Larivey has spent the past three years "sizing up" – creating large-scale oil paintings that are designed to engage their viewers in a monumental way by using size to captivate them and make them a part of the artistic experience.

The exhibit is appropriate for all ages and is free and open to the public at the center, located at 2880 Mountain Road in Glen Allen. > Read more.

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