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Zachary Brenner has joined Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer’s Commercial Property Services team as a portfolio manager. Brenner received his bachelor of science degree from Vanderbilt University and is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Real Estate and Urban Land Development at VCU. He is an active member of Rho Epsilon, the professional real estate fraternity. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer, Brenner worked in the healthcare industry.

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Human resources expert Jan Bazow recently formed the Fortis Group, an organizational development and leadership training firm located in Innsbrook. Bazow has 27 years of corporate organizational development and human resources experience, having held leadership positions at The Medical Society of Virginia, Titan Group, The American Heart Association, Anthem BCBS and A&W Root Beer. In addition, Bazow has worked with numerous individuals and companies on a consulting basis, including The American Heart Association, JS Technologies, Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. and Virginia Baptist Homes, Inc.

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M&T Bank has announced the appointment of five new members to its Directory Advisory Council for Central Virginia. The council meets regularly throughout the year to provide M&T Bank with valuable insight on a wide range of business, client and community issues. The new members are: Toni Ardabell – CEO, Bon Secours Saint Mary’s Hospital; Jon Loftis – President, Industrial TurnAround Corporation (ITAC); Robert “Bud” Ohly, Jr. – President, Eagle Construction of Virginia; Brian Pitney – Attorney and Chair of Business Group, Sands Anderson PC; and Dr. Debbie Sydow – President, Richard Bland College

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The Virginia Home for Boys and Girls has named Brent Winn as its senior vice president and chief financial officer. In this role he will be responsible for finance, accounting and human resources functions. Winn was previously the CFO of Marz Industries. He has an MBA from the College of William and Mary, an accounting degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BA from the University of Virginia.

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Chuy’s (pronounced choo-eez), an iconic Austin-based restaurant, will open a location in West Broad Village this spring. Chuy’s tex-mex menu includes a mix of made-to-order enchiladas, chile rellenos, fajitas and burritos, as well as warm tortillas, creamy jalapeno sauce and margaritas. The 8,000 square foot restaurant is currently under construction and will employ 175 people. Chuy’s will host several events before its opening to welcome Richmonders to the restaurant; for more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/chuysrva .

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Agents with Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently handled the following lease negotiations: Lumber Liquidators – leased 6,482 square feet at 8818 W. Broad St.; RE/MAX Commonwealth Group – renewed its lease of 3,976 square feet in Westgate II at 200 Westgate Pkwy.; Treasure Chest – leased 3,600 square feet in the Hub Shopping Center at 6913-6945 Lakeside Ave.; and Virginia Oral Health Coalition – leased 1,000 square feet at 4200 Innslake Dr.
Community

Author, child abuse survivor to speak at Henrico event

To help celebrate twenty years of service to advocating for abused and neglected children in Henrico County, Henrico Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (CASA) will host an evening with bestselling author K.L. Randis on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Belmont Recreation Center in Lakeside.

Randis is best known for her bestselling novel, Spilled Milk, which tells her painful – but ultimately triumphant – personal story of abuse and of child abuse prevention. The book is her first novel.

The event is free to the public, but seating is limited Reservations may be made by e-mailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Belmon Recreation Center is located at 1600 Hilliard Road. > Read more.

Philippines ambassador to the US visits Filipino Festival in Henrico


The Ambassador of the Philippines to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. attended the Ninth Annual Filipino Festival at Our Lady of Lourdes Church earlier this month. Cuisia (pictured above with festival performers) was welcomed by County Manager John Vithoulkas and Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover (below) at the church, which is located in Lakeside.

While enjoying some of the cultural performances at the festival, the ambassador and his wife had a private lunch with Vithoulkas, Glover, Eldon Burton (an outreach representative from U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner’s Office) and Father James Begley, the pastor of OLL. > Read more.

Dragon boats invade the James

Hundreds of spectators filled the banks of the James River to watch two dozen teams of competitors in the Walgreen’s Richmond International Dragon Boat Festival at Rocketts Landing Aug. 2. The event included a number of races, as well as several cultural performances. The sport is billed as the fastest growing water sport in the world.(Photo by Roger Walk for the Henrico Citizen) > Read more.

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Entertainment

‘Planes’ sequel crashes

‘Fire and Rescue’ proves too predictable, boring

Planes: Fire and Rescue opens with a dedication to the hero firefighters of the world. It’s an admirable notion, and it makes sense, given that this is a film about planes that fight fires.

But here it might be a little out of place, as Planes: Fire and Rescue has a few things on its mind besides supporting the men and women who routinely throw themselves into burning buildings.

Like money. Lots and lots of money – into the 11-figures-and-counting range. In case you weren’t aware, 2006’s Cars was the biggest moneymaker Disney had in decades – not because of how much green the film printed at the box office, but because a combination of toys, games and snack foods stamped with the Cars seal of approval routinely pulls in tens of billions of dollars per year. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


This weekend in Henrico, you can learn about fall herbs or mad science. Enjoy some laughs from West End Comedy or Three-Penny Theatre’s production of “The Rivah Home Companion.” For music lovers, Jennifer Nettles is in concert tonight and the fifth annual GWAR-B-Q takes place tomorrow at Hadad’s Lake. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > 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.

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