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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.
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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 Honey Dewdrops, Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish, will perform at 8 p.m. at The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd. Their fourth full-length album “Tangled Country” was released in May 2015 and became a Top Ten record on national folk and Americana stations. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For details, call 447-8189 or visit http://www.tinpanrva.com. Full text

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