Business in brief
Thomas Fredell has joined Glen Allen-based Snagajob as the company’s chief technology officer. Fredell will oversee Snagajob’s engineering and product departments and is charged with enhancing and expanding the company’s product offerings and support architecture. Prior to joining Snagajob, Fredell served as chief technology officer at IntraLinks for 10 years. He is also the founder of Membly.com, a social sharing site that helps users capture, contribute and share memories, and serves as a board member for the Knowledge Is Power Program in Massachusetts, which prepares students in underserved communities for success in college and in life.
Simply FIT has acquired a new fitness facility at 2830 Ackley Ave. in Henrico. Simply FIT offers individualized fitness options including personal training, group fitness classes and boot camp style workouts. A grand opening will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy free food, classes, giveaways and more. For more information, call 262-7777 or visit http://www.livesimplyfit.com .
Agents with Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently handled the following lease negotiations: Advance Trailer Systems, Inc. – renewed its lease of 67,968 square feet at 4207-4209 Eubank Rd.; Baby Jogger – leased 20,800 square feet in Windsor Business Park at 8575 Magellan Pkwy.; Belfor USA Group, Inc. – leased 12,150 square feet in Dabney IV at 2161 Tomlynn St.; Agents Licensing, LLC – renewed its lease of 3,253 square feet in Commerce Plaza I at 2809 Emerywood Pkwy.; Approved Cash Advance Centers, LLC – renewed its lease of 1,500 square feet in Fairfield Shoppers World at 5176-5206 Nine Mile Rd.; Children’s Place – leased 3,400 square feet in The Shops at White Oak Village at 4531 S. Laburnum Ave.; Aikido of Richmond – leased 2,315 square feet in Wistar Center at 8101-8157 Staples Mill Rd.; Staffmark – leased 1,879 square feet in The Arrington Building at 1802 Bayberry Ct.; and Jackson Summer & Associates – leased 1,152 square feet in Glenburnie Office Park at 5401-5413 Patterson Ave.
Billy Casper Golf, the largest domestic owner-operator of golf courses, country clubs and resorts, has been selected to manage the public-access The Crossings Golf Club in Glen Allen. BCG will provide turnkey management of The Crossings’ operations, golf course and property maintenance, sales, marketing and public relations, staffing and training, merchandising, restaurant and banquet activities, special events and financial management. BCG will also introduce a membership option which includes reciprocal playing privileges at Kiskiack Golf Club in Williamsburg, Va. In addition, BCG will enact its proprietary “BCGreen” initiative at The Crossings to conserve, protect and enhance the environment.
Charlottesville-based search engine marketing firm Search Mojo has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America, ranking at 1153. Revenue growth over the past three years has allowed Search Mojo to double its staff in that same time period and facilitated the opening of an additional office in Charleston, SC. Search Mojo was founded by Godwin High School alumna Janet Driscoll Miller.
Henrico-based Safe Harbor has received a $20,000 grant from the Mary Kay Foundation. In observation of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, the Foundation awarded grants to more than 150 domestic violence shelters across the country for a total of $3 million. Without emergency shelters, many survivors face the unimaginable choice of either becoming homeless or returning to their abuser. During their stay, families participate in intensive counseling and support services. In FY12, Safe Harbor provided over 2,600 nights of safe shelter.
Truven Health Analytics, an industry leader in health care data, has named St. Mary’s Hospital as one of the Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the nation and the only one in central Virginia for inpatient cardiovascular services. This is the fourth year in a row that St. Mary’s has been included. The 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals is an annual, quantitative study that identifies the nation's best providers of cardiovascular service. Selected from more than 1,000 U.S. hospitals, these winners provide top-notch care and set new standards for the health care industry.
In honor of International Credit Union Day on Oct. 18, RF&P Federal Credit Union will celebrate with week-long activities for members and nonmembers. Monday, Oct. 15 is child IDs, Tuesday is the Enterprise Used Car event, Wednesday is member appreciation day and Thursday is a Red Cross blood drive. RF&P FCU is located at 6011 Staples Mill Rd. As a not-for-profit financial institution, RF&P is open to employees of CSX, RF&P employees and retirees, Amtrak, UNK Machine Manufacturing and Virginia Millworks.
The Varina Ruritan Club hosted the winners of its 2014 Environmental Essay contest at its monthly meeting March 11 in Varina.
The contest, in its eighth year, was for the first time open to students in grades 3-5 at Varina Elementary School. (It previously was open to Sandston Elementary School students.)
The meeting included the winners, parents of the winners, Varina Elementary principal Mark Tyler and several teachers who were in charge of the contest at the school. > Read more.
For the fifth consecutive year, St. Christopher’s and Benedictine will play a varsity baseball game at Glen Allen's RF&P Park as part of a fundraising effort for the River City Buddy Ball program.
The game will take place Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m., and the teams hope to raise $3,000 through donations, raffles and other efforts. Admission to the game is free, but fans who attend are asked to donate funds for the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association's Buddy Ball program, which enables disabled children and teens to play baseball. > Read more.
The Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks will dedicate the Highland Springs Little League Majors Field in memory and honor of Rev. Robert “Bob” L. Spears, Jr., on April 12 with a ceremony at the field at 8 a.m.
Spears served the league as a coach and volunteer for 30 years and was praised as a pioneer for equality. His “Finish strong” motto embodied ethical perseverance on the field and in life. > Read more.
‘Muppets Most Wanted’ worthy of its franchise
Do Muppets sleep? It’s hard to say.
They don’t really eat (or breathe, as far as anyone can tell). And only occasionally do they have visible, functioning legs.
As far as anyone knows, sleeping might be off the table. And that makes it very hard to accuse the Muppets of sleepwalking through their latest feature, Muppets Most Wanted – even if that’s exactly what’s going on.
Jim Henson’s beloved creations were back in a big way after 2011’s The Muppets, with fame and fortune and even an Oscar, a first for the group (“Rainbow Connection” was nominated, yet somehow failed to collect at the ’79 ceremony). > Read more.
There’s no excuse for kids and families to not get out of the house this weekend! The Armour House and Gardens has an “Egg-celent Egg-venture” planned and Reynolds Community College will host the Reynolds Family Palooza. If you’re looking to give back to your community, Dorey Park will host Walk Like MADD and coordinators2inc will present the annual Kids Walk for Kids. And a special event for children with special needs will be on Sunday – the Caring Bunny will be at Virginia Center Commons. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Is it heresy to say – in this bastion-of-tradition capital of the Old South – that it's time for Southern fried chicken to take a step back and make way for a new fried chicken king?
Count me among the new believers bowing to Bonchon Chicken's delectable double-fried bliss. Hand-brushed with signature garlic soy or hot sauce, flash-fried once and then again, the decadent drums and wings take "crisp" to a new level. If you're eating with a crowd and everyone bites in at once, be warned: you might need ear plugs to handle the din. > Read more.
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