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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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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.
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Weekend Top 10


The past couple of days haven’t felt like it, but it’s finally December and this weekend is packed with holiday events. Kicking the weekend off is Glorious Christmas Nights’ production of “Finding Christmas” at West End Assembly of God. Gayton Baptist Church’s annual Jazz Nativity starts tonight. Another annual favorite is tomorrow – the tree lighting at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. In search of Christmas concerts? The Virginians Barbershop Chorus will present its annual Christmas Show tomorrow at the Collegiate School and the Richmond Choral Society will perform Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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ComedySportz Richmond, located at 8906-H West Broad St., will present the sixth annual Improv Festivus Dec. 8-10. Festivus features over 100 talented improv comedians celebrating improv in all its forms all weekend long. All beer sales will benefit CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door for shows on Dec. 8; tickets for shows on Dec. 9-10 are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. A pass for all eight shows is $40 online. For details, visit http://www.improvfestivus.com. Full text

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