McDonnell to host business summit in Short Pump

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will host the Governor’s Small Business Summit in Short Pump on Thursday, Oct. 13.

The event, which is open to the public, will be held at the Hilton Hotel and Spa from noon to 6 p.m. It will feature panels about procurement, technology, key issues and financing.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our local economies, making up 98 percent of all businesses in Virginia," McDonnell said. "In these tough economic times we must continue to support and foster a positive environment in which small businesses can innovate, expand and grow jobs and opportunities for our citizens. I am committed to ensuring that Virginia continues to be the best state in which to start, own and grow a small business, and this summit is an important part of that ongoing effort.”

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Reynolds CC to host sculptor Paul DiPasquale

Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.

Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.

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The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present acclaimed folk duo The Milk Carton Kids, with special guest Vance Gilbert, at 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. Tickets are $14 to $28. For details, visit Full text

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