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For the tenth year in a row, The Princeton Review has named University of Richmond to its list of 75 “best value” private colleges and universities. The editors of the annual guide chose the best value schools after reviewing the academic quality, cost and financial aid of 650 institutions around the country. Richmond has been selected for the book every year since its debut in 2004 and is the only Virginia private college or university to make the 2013 best value list.

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Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants' Marketing and Communications Director Jenny Hansen recently earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential, the highest professional credential in the association industry. Less than five percent of all association professionals have earned the CAE. At the VSCPA, Hansen oversees and provides strategic direction for VSCPA marketing, communications and public relations efforts.

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Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants President & CEO Stephanie Peters recently was elected to a two year term on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE). At the VSCPA, Peters leads national and state professional issues, legislative and regulatory initiatives, strategic planning and external relations. She is also a member of the VSCPA Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

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Agents with Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently handled the following lease negotiations: Bermuda Distribution – leased 92,857 square feet in Interport Business Center – Building A at 4810 Eubank Rd.; Virginia School of Technology, Inc. – leased an additional 3,750 square feet for a total of 35,179 square feet in the Westmoreland Building at 2000 Westmoreland St.; Whitt & Del Bueno, PC – leased 3,425 square feet at 4200 Innslake Dr.; Dominion Technical Sales – renewed its lease of 3,300 square feet at 2510 Waco St.; Kumon Learning Center – leased 1,985 square feet in Gold’s Gym Plaza at West Tower at 8900 W. Broad St.; Boka Vending – leased 1,575 square feet in Starling Plaza at 1412 Starling Dr.; Mid South Building Supply – renewed its lease of 30,000 square feet in Interport Business Center – Building B at 4700-4790 Eubank Rd.; Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. – renewed its lease of 11,317 square feet in Interport Business Center – Building C at 5300-5390 S. Laburnum Ave.; NCS Pearson – leased 2,122 square feet in Franklin Commons at 5640 Cox Rd.; Dog Lovers Obedience School – leased 1,650 square feet at 1127 Gaskins Rd.; and Meadowbrook, Inc. – leased 1,547 square feet in the Banks Brothers Building at 4461 Cox Rd.

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Franchise owners Mike and Arleen Potestio, from Once Upon A Child of Henrico, recently were honored with a Sales Excellence Award at the franchisor's Annual Conference and Trade Show, held Jan. 21-24 in Clearwater Beach, Fla.
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‘Hello Kitty Truck’ rolls into Short Pump Saturday


MAR. 23, 12 P.M. – Hello Kitty fans, rejoice. On Saturday, the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck, described as “a mobile vehicle of cuteness,” will make its first visit to the region.

The truck will be at Short Pump Town Center, 11800 W. Broad St., from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. The vehicle will be near the mall’s main entrance by Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn.

The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck has been traveling nationwide since its debut at the 2014 Hello Kitty Con, a convention for fans of the iconic character produced by the Japanese company Sanrio. > Read more.

Governor vetoes Republicans’ ‘educational choice’ legislation


Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Thursday vetoed several bills that Republicans say would have increased school choice but McAuliffe said would have undermined public schools.

Two bills, House Bill 1400 and Senate Bill 1240, would have established the Board of Virginia Virtual School as an agency in the executive branch of state government to oversee online education in kindergarten through high school. Currently, online courses fall under the Virginia Board of Education. > Read more.

School supply drive, emergency fund to help Baker E.S. students and faculty


Individuals and organizations wanting to help George F. Baker Elementary School students and staff recover from a March 19 fire at the school now have two ways to help: make a monetary donation or donate items of school supplies.

The weekend fire caused significant smoke-and-water damage to classroom supplies and student materials at the school at 6651 Willson Road in Eastern Henrico.

For tax-deductible monetary donations, the Henrico Education Foundation has created the Baker Elementary School Emergency School Supply Fund. > Read more.

Nominations open for 2017 IMPACT Award


ChamberRVA is seeking nominees for the annual IMPACT Award, which honors the ways in which businesses are making an impact in the RVA Region economy and community and on their employees.

Nominees must be a for-profit, privately-held business located within ChamberRVA's regional footprint: the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent and Powhatan; the City of Richmond; and the Town of Ashland. > Read more.

Business in brief


Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer announces the sale of the former Friendly’s restaurant property located at 5220 Brook Road in Henrico County. Brook Road V, LLC purchased the 3,521-square-foot former restaurant property situated on 0.92 acres from O Ice, LLC for $775,000 as an investment. Bruce Bigger of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer handled the sale negotiations on behalf of the seller. > Read more.
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Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.

RIR’s Christmas tree lighting rescheduled for Dec. 12


Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
Entertainment

CAT Theatre to present ‘When There’s A Will’


CAT Theatre and When There’s A Will director Ann Davis recently announced the cast for the dark comedy which will be performed May 26 through June 3.

The play centers around a family gathering commanded by the matriarch, Dolores, to address their unhappiness with Grandmother’s hold on the clan’s inheritance and her unreasonable demands on her family.

Pat Walker will play the part of Dolores Whitmore, with Graham and Florine Whitmore played by Brent Deekens and Brandy Samberg, respectively. > Read more.

 

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The Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association will host the RVA Career Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Over 100 employers will be on hand to recruit for internships, full-time and part-time jobs in healthcare, engineering, information technology, finance, insurance, hospitality, education and more. You do not need to be a Hokie to participate. Pre-registered candidates benefit from having their resumes stored in a searchable database from which employers are already screening and will continue to access after the event is over. For details, visit http://www.richmondhokies.org. Full text

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