Business in brief
Yount, Hyde & Barbour, P.C. recently named Joshua C. Kerr-Hobert, CPA as principal in the firm. As a principal, he is responsible for the firm’s strategic growth initiatives as well as leadership and mentoring to the firm’s tax team. Kerr-Hobert joined Yount, Hyde & Barbour after graduating from William & Mary in 1999. He holds a bachelor of business administration degree. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and a past board member of Blue Ridge Kiwanis.
Dr. Jeffrey Graves recently joined PartnerMD’s Executive Health & Wellness Center in Henrico. Formerly of The Greenbrier Clinic, Graves specializes in executive physicals. He will provide health screenings, in-depth consultations and physician-directed analysis and coaching of health goals for PartnerMD’s executive clients. Graves is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. He received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University and his medical degree from Medical University of South Carolina.
Many homeowners do not know who to call, who to trust, or what to do to improve the comfort of their home and lower their energy bills. The Richmond Region Energy Alliance (RREA) formed in 2010 to break down the barriers to residential energy efficiency. RREA’s program provides access to specialized home energy assessment software so homeowners can prioritize the most cost-effective improvements, a list of qualified home energy upgrade contractors, information about financing and rebates and a proven quality assurance program. For more information, call Bill Greenleaf at 525-7657 or visit http://www.rrea-va.org.
The Network of Enterprising Women (N.E.W.) is currently accepting grant applications from any 501c3 nonprofit organization in the Richmond area that supports the mission of N.E.W. Consideration will be given to organizations that serve women and children and also to the number of individuals impacted by the funding. A total of $10,000 will be awarded with a maximum award of $1,500 per organization. Applications are due by Jan. 15. For more information, visit http://www.networkofenterprisingwomen.org .
Agents with Cushman & Wakefield Thalhimer recently handled the following lease negotiations: Physiotherapy Associates, Inc. – renewed its lease of 3,000 square feet in Gold’s Gym Plaza at West Tower at 8906 W. Broad St.; and State Farm Office of Myra Howard – leased 1,322 square feet in the US Financial Building at 7202 Glen Forest Dr.
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.
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.
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.
The United States Army Field Band will present a free public performance at Deep Run Park in Henrico on Sunday, Aug 3 at 3 p.m.
Members of the band are soldiers who also serve as “musical ambassadors of the Army” and perform for schools and communities nationwide.
The Concert Band will be performing along with the Soldiers’ Chorus. > Read more.
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.
‘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.
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