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.
Citizen Staff Reports 12/03/2013
The region's two premier youth soccer organizations – the Richmond Kickers and Richmond Strikers – have partnered to create Richmond United, a cost-free U.S. Soccer Development Academy program designed to serve the most talented players in the region. The arrangement marks the first time in U.S. Soccer Development Academy history that two member clubs have united their respective Academy programs.
Slated to begin play in the fall of 2014, Richmond United will field U13/14, U15/16 and U17/18 U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams. The teams will train and play home games at two of the top soccer specific complexes in the nation, Ukrop Park and Striker Park. > Read more.
Photo by Roger Walk for the Henrico Citizen 11/24/2013
Henricus Historical Park has a new, messy guest. Eleanor, a rare five-month-old Tamworth pig, was donated this month to the Chesterfield park by the Chesterfield County Farm Bureau as part of an effort to enhance the living history museum's partnership with the Virginia Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom. Eleanor and her livestock pig and goat neighbors at the park will be a special attraction for the schoolchildren and others who visit the Henricus Historical Park. Eventually, she will triple from her current 150-pound weight and grow to about two feet tall. > Read more.
Members of Triangle II, a community service club at Hermitage High School, braved the elements Nov. 16 to serve as a spirit team at the Richmond Marathon, providing half-marathoners with cheers, motivational signs and shouts of encouragement as they ran through Bryan Park. > Read more.
Holiday events are in full swing this weekend in eastern Henrico! The Henrico Theatre will show the holiday classic “Elf” and the Concert Ballet of Virginia will perform a shortened version of “The Nutcracker” at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center. On Sunday the North Airport Drive Civic Association’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at Fire Station #3. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
The new AMC television series “TURN” is currently being filmed in and around Richmond, and casting officials are seeking background actors to appear on screen.
“The background actors are profoundly important to the filmmaking process,” said Erica Arvold, casting director. “The show takes place during the Revolutionary War, and background actors contribute to the atmosphere of that era.” > Read more.
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