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Henrico Business Council names new officers

The Henrico Business Council Cabinet of the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce recently  announced its new officers for the 2011-2012 term.  

Troy Bell of the Capital Region Airport Commission will serve as chair, succeeding immediate past chair John C. Zeheb of Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods, Inc.  Jim Wilson of the The Wilson Law Group is chair-elect.  

Other cabinet members include Ed Blair, Witt Mares; Elisabeth Bost, community leader; Shekar Challa, Challa Law Offices; Louis Gilmore, Richmond International Raceway, Inc.; Bill Gray, Sands Anderson PC; Rodney Jefferson, Little Scholars, LLC; Betsy Kersey, SnagAJob; Lindsey Masouras, Philip Morris USA; of Carol Nitz, Networking Technologies & Support, Inc.; Allison O’Brien, Long & Foster Corporate Real Estate Services; Alyah Rafeh, Koontz Bryant, P. C.; E. Gerard Shaia, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP; Melissa Silver, Astyra; Daphne Swanson, Junior Achievement of Central Virginia; and Lisa Valentine, HCA Virginia Healthcare. 
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HandsOn Day set for Oct. 17

HandsOn Day 2015, which will feature 1200 volunteers serving more than 65 nonprofits in Greater Richmond, will take place Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Among the projects in Henrico or surrounding communities that need volunteers are: installing GardenFest lights Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, distribution center assistance at Feedmore, pumpkin carving with residents at SupportOne, work and play at Housing Families First, paint for independence at Heart Havens, spruce up the shelter and clean sweep at Harbor House at Safe Harbor, pinwheel project at REAP and Kidney Walk prep at National Kidney Foundation Serving VA. > Read more.

Online tool helps identify best native plants for pollinators

Virginians who want to plant beneficial plants for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds have a new resource at their fingertips. The online Virginia Native Plant Finder now lets users search for native plant species that benefit pollinators. The tool, which is managed by the Virginia Natural Heritage Program, is free and easy to use; searches can be completed on desktops, tablets or smartphones.

Native plants are those that grow where they evolved; they have traits that enable them to adapt to local conditions. The Virginia Native Plant Finder lets users create their own custom native plant lists by selecting from dropdown menus. > Read more.

The Volunteers of the United States Army Field Band to perform Oct. 15

Henrico County Recreation and Parks is hosting a concert by The Volunteers of the United States Army Field Band on Thursday, Oct. 15 at Henrico Theatre, 305 East Nine Mile Road in Highland Springs. This free concert will be held at 7 p.m. and will feature Soldier-Musicians from the U.S. Army Field Band.

Since its inception in 1981, The Volunteers has been telling the Army story through rock, pop, country, and patriotic music. Its members have performed for millions of listeners in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Kuwait, and Iraq. This group tours more than 100 days each year, bringing a powerful message of patriotism and support to communities large and small. > Read more.


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The Saint Gertrude Alumnae Association Board will present the “Holly Spree on Stuart Avenue” from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 20 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov.… Full text

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