Business in brief
The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA), located in Innsbrook, recently was named one of the 2013 Best Places to Work in Virginia. The annual list of “Best Places to Work” was created by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group. The survey and award program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Virginia, benefiting the state's economy, its work force and businesses. VSCPA was honored in the small employer category, having fewer than 100 employees. The rankings of the 3rd annual Best Places to Work in Virginia will be unveiled and published in the February 2013 issue of Virginia Business.
Lakeside Elementary School’s “PE Fun 4 Everyone” project recently received $351.66 through SONIC Drive-In’s fourth annual Limeades for Learning program. Sonic partnered with DonorsChoose.org and allowed the public to vote online for the classroom projects they wanted to see funded by Sonic. Sonic funded $600,000 worth of those most-voted-for projects on a weekly basis between September 24 and October 29.
Innsbrook-based Snagajob has been ranked 337th on Deloitte’s Technology 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America, according to company revenues. The ranking comes just weeks after Snagajob was named one of the best companies to work for in America on the Great Place to Work annual ranking published by Fortune magazine. Snagajob has been named to both the Great Place to Work list and Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 for the past five years.
Agents with Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently handled the following lease negotiations: Cartwright Landscaping, LLC – leased 5,600 square feet at 5805 School Ave.; Fast Auto Loans, Inc. – leased 5,000 square feet at 3619 Mechanicsville Tnpk.; Corporate Threat Solution – leased 3,137 square feet in the Banks Brothers Building at 4461 Cox Rd.; The Sherwin Williams Company – renewed its lease of 3,000 square feet in Tower Plaza at 3401-3431 Cox Rd.; and Spy Rock Real Estate, LLC – leased 1,505 square feet at 5411 Patterson Ave.
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.
The Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA), in partnership with the Virginia Film Office, will offer "Get Your Start in the Film Industry," a two-day seminar designed to prepare workers for film, television and commercial projects in Virginia. The course will be held Oct. 4-5 at the Workforce Development and Conference Center, 1651 Parham Road in Henrico, on the campus of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.
The training will be taught by Gary Romolo Fiorelli, an accomplished assistant director for film and television projects, which include the television series Sons of Anarchy and ABC’s current drama Mistresses. > Read more.
The Boathouse restaurant will open at Short Pump Town Center in the spring, its third location in the region.
“People have asked us to come to the West End for years,” said owner Kevin Healy. “When the opportunity arose, we knew had to jump on it.”
The new restaurant will be located in a 5,800-square-foot space under the Hyatt House Hotel at the town center and will include a large outdoor patio. > Read more.
Boka Kantina exceeds its strong food truck reputation
Already a fan of Boka fare from outdoor events with the Tako Truck, I was delighted to learn of the new restaurant, and eager to see if its reputation held up after putting down brick-and-mortar roots.
Would the food lose its zest if I wasn’t enjoying it in the great outdoors? Would it seem pedestrian served from an ordinary kitchen instead of a truck?
Would the tacos be less satisfying as an antidote to normal lunch hunger – instead of being ingested to stave off desperate hunger after a long afternoon of crowds, sun, and tedious lines? > Read more.
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