Business in brief
After 44 years at their current location, C. P. Dean owner William “Bill” Selden recently relocated his family business to 9071 W. Broad St., between Parham and Gaskins road. The business has hired new staff members as it expands. The new location will contain an in-house design center to make products even more customizable for its customers. C. P. Dean is known mostly for billiard and game tables but also sells bar stools, custom bars and entertainment centers. Selden is a third generation owner of C. P. Dean, since his family purchased the company in 1903.
College Nannies & Tutors, located at the corner of Cox Road and W. Broad Street, recently celebrated their four year anniversary. The company specializes in custom nanny placements, on-call/babysitting and one-on-one tutoring.
Corp Shorts, a company in Los Angeles, recently finished producing a two-minute video about St. Joseph's Villa and its mission of helping children in need. The video was a gift from internet marketing company WSI. Each year WSI awards a free video to a nonprofit organization nominated by one of its affiliates. St. Joseph’s Villa was nominated by Impression Marketing WSI, of Richmond, and its owners Howard Deskin and Anne Moss Rogers. The firm focuses on healthcare and nonprofit marketing. Impression Marketing WSI also does internet marketing for St. Joseph’s Villa. The video describes the incidence of children with autism, at-risk youth and homeless families in the country and in our community and what St. Joseph’s Villa is doing to address these problems. The video can be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/6rwojc2
The University of Richmond School of Law recently was admitted to Order of the Coif, an honorary scholastic society that recognizes excellence in legal education. Richmond Law is one of 82 law schools of 200 in the United States to have received a charter from the society. Admittance to the order is highly selective. Student eligibility for membership in their law school’s chapter is restricted to those in the top 10 percent of a graduating class. Faculty members also may be elected to chapter membership.
Dennis Stanley, a pharmacist at MARTIN’S Food Market, located at 3460 Pump Rd., recently was honored by the American Pharmacists Association with the 2012 APhA Immunization Champion Lifetime Achievement Award. Stanley began his pharmacy career with the former Ukrop’s Pharmacy in 1974 and in 1998 received training to administer immunizations. In 2000, he started the pre-travel clinic at Ukrop’s Pharmacy upon the request of a local church group in need of travel vaccines for members traveling to Africa. By 2005, Stanley’s travel clinic was seeing more than 1,000 patients a year for consultations and had administered more than 2,000 vaccinations. In 2007, Stanley received a Certificate in Travel Health through the International Society of Travel Medicine and has become a recognized expert in his area of immunizations. Currently, he is National Faculty for the APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization certificate training program.
Tyler Betzhold, senior catering chef for University of Richmond Catering, recently completed the requirements for the Certified Executive Chef accreditation from the American Culinary Federation (ACF). Accreditation requirements include food management, sanitation, service and safety classes, plus three years of service as a chef. ACF is the premier professional chefs’ organization in North America, with more than 20,000 members in more than 210 chapters.
The Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club (based in western Henrico) recently donated 59 backpacks to the Westover Hills Elementary School on Jahnke Road.
Above, club members display some of the backpacks prior to their distribution. > Read more.
Thanks to a first-place win in The American Protege International Vocal Competition 2014, Glen Allen High School student Matija Tomas will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall in December.
At the first-place winners recital in Weill Hall, Matija will perform Giacomo Puccini’s opera aria, “Chi il bel sogna di doretta.” She will perform with other vocalists from around the world and have the opportunity to win other awards and scholarships.
Locally, Thomas has performed with Richmond’s renowned Glorious Christmas Nights, Christian Youth Theatre, and WEAG’s Urban Gospel Youth Choir. > Read more.
The John Rolfe YMCA and Gayton Baptist Church have partnered in an effort to bring greater health and wellness opportunities to the community.
Through this partnership, the John Rolfe Y will run Youth Winter Sports programs, including basketball and indoor soccer, in Gayton’s newly renovated $5.5 million outreach center that features a new gymnasium, youth and teen space, social space with café, meeting space and full service commercial kitchen. > Read more.
Tix Laxton rises at 4:30 a.m. every day for a biscuit. But he’s not rushing out to any restaurant to get his favorite Southern comfort food; he’s baking his own from scratch and serving them up from his bakery on Lakeside Avenue.
Laxton opened Early Bird Biscuit Co. & Bakery in early July and since then biscuits have been flying out of there.
The self-taught baker draws hungry crowds in with a biscuit of the day like the Old Bay Cheddar, but the buttermilk biscuits are the staple.
“On a Saturday I generally make about 400 biscuits with my two hands,” Laxton said. “I’m constantly making biscuits all day long.” > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
CAT Theatre’s 51st season will open with Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, which will run from Oct. 24-Nov. 8. Adapted by Steven Dietz, it is based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and was the winner of the 2007 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Play.
The plot follows what seems to be the end of the career of the world’s greatest detective as he is confronted with a case far too tempting to ignore. When the King of Bohemia faces blackmail by famed opera singer Irene Adler, Holmes and his faithful companion, Dr. Watson, find themselves falling into the trap of evil genius Professor Moriarty. As Holmes says, “The game is afoot Watson, and it is a dangerous one!” > Read more.
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