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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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State Police urge motorists to #MoveOver during Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day signifies the official start of summer, and Virginia State Police officials are urging motorists to "do what’s right when they see lights" and move over.

The “Move Over” law is a lifesaving law intended to protect public safety professionals and highway workers who help to maintain the safety of the Commonwealth’s roads. State Police are using the #MoveOver hashtag on social media to promote the law. > Read more.

Henrico to hold June 8 open house on Route 5 Corridor/Marion Hill study

The Henrico County Planning Department will hold an open house Thursday, June 8 for residents and other members of the public to provide input for a study of the Route 5 Corridor/Marion Hill areas.

The open house will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Varina Area Library, 1875 New Market Road. The meeting’s informal structure will allow the public to attend at their convenience and to ask questions and discuss the study one on one with Planning staff. > Read more.

Henrico real estate staying strong despite low inventory

The Henrico real estate market has been relatively strong for the past month, despite a lower amount of inventory, according to data from Long and Foster Real Estate.

In the past month, 408 homes have been sold in Henrico, which is 2 percent less than were sold in the same timeframe in 2016.

Last year the median sale prices for Henrico homes was $219,975, whereas this month it's up to $232,500, a 6 percent increase. Which means half of the homes in Henrico are priced above $232,500 and half are priced below. > Read more.

Smither named director of Henrico’s Department of Finance

Henrico County Manager John A. Vithoulkas has appointed Edward N. “Ned” Smither Jr. to serve as director of the Department of Finance, effective July 1.

Smither has served Henrico since 2013 as director of the Accounting Division in Finance. He will succeed Eugene H. Walter, who has delayed his retirement until June 30 to ensure an orderly transition within the department.
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State honors EMS officials this week

There were nearly 1.5 million emergency medical services calls and 4,063 incidents per day in Virginia just last year.

This week, May 21-27, declared as National EMS week by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, recognizes the more than 34,000 EMS personnel and 631 agencies in the state and commends their efforts and commitment to Commonwealth citizens.
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The Henrico Business Leaders will hold its monthly breakfast meeting on the second Monday of every month from 7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. at The Westin Richmond. The speaker will be Cliff Wood of Carmax. Cost is $35 to $40 for guests; HBL members are free. To register, visit http://www.henricobusinessleaders.com. Full text

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