Citizen Staff Reports 05/05/2015 Business
The personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is seeking nominations for its annual Allen & Allen Hometown Heroes award, which was formed in 2010 to honor the firm’s centennial anniversary and recognizes the positive impact of local individuals who give back to their community on a daily basis.
Nominations will be accepted through May 24. To nominate someone, visit http://www.allenandallen.com/hometown-heroes/ to complete a short nomination form.
“Doing things for others, no matter the size of the gesture, connects each of us back to a basic human value,” said Trent Kerns, president of Allen & Allen.
First Tennessee Bank has moved to its new 6,000 square foot Virginia headquarters at Reynolds Crossing and opened for business on April 27. Located just off West Broad Street in Henrico County, the new building is adjacent to the Westin Hotel. A First Tennessee Bank ATM machine is located on Forest Avenue. The bank has about 170 bank locations in and around Tennessee, and expanded in additional markets, including Richmond seven years ago. The bank offers a full suite of banking services with a focus on wealth management, commercial banking, private banking and commercial real estate. First Tennessee Bank also added a new banker, Lisa Streat, on April 20 as senior vice president of Private Wealth Services. A Virginia banker with more than 20 years of experience, she has served on the board of CultureWorks for almost four years.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/27/2015 Business
Construction of the Cabela's location in Short Pump is underway.
The outdoor retailer began construction earlier this month on its location at West Broad Marketplace, where it will be the first anchor to open (in March 2016). Wegman's will follow that June.
West Broad Marketplace is currently preleasing small shop, anchor and pad sites for first or second quarter 2016 openings.
Grandpa Eddie’s Alabama Ribs and BBQ, a West End restaurant that closed in 2011, is trying to make a comeback through a Go Fund Me account. Known for his Virginia State Championship smoked wings and peanut butter pie, owner Carey Friedman is hoping to raise enough start-up capital to re-open the company’s “Hog Wagon,” a fully-operational and mobile food truck. Donations can be made at http://gofundme.com/qgveqs Gran.dpa Eddie’s opened in 2005 in Goochland County but moved to their location on Three Chopt Road in September 2007.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/21/2015 Business
The Henrico Citizen earned three awards for news content in the 2014 Virginia Press Association News Contest. Awards were presented during the VPA's annual conference Saturday in Roanoke.
The Citizen earned two second-place awards and one third-place award in its division, which includes all non-daily newspapers in the state with circulations of 10,000 per issue or more.
The Citizen placed second in the front page design category for a collection of three front pages (May 1, Oct. 2 and Sept. 4) and second in the "best website" category.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/20/2015 Business
McGeorge Toyota and DRIVE SMART Virginia have partnered to offer a $15,000 scholarship in an effort to increase awareness of the dangers of driving while distracted and save lives.
Statistics show that 80 percent of traffic crashes in Virginia are caused by distracted driving,
The Saving Lives, Supporting Futures Scholarship program was developed earlier this year after members of McGeorge Toyota and DRIVE SMART Virginia began discussing ways to increase awareness of a problem that causes more than 3,000 deaths and 400,000 injuries annually, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Henrico Business Council of the Greater Richmond Chamber recently named Three Chopt District Supervisor Dave Kaechele as its 2015 Henrico Community Leader of the Year. The annual award honors a Henrico citizen who has made a positive difference in the community and demonstrates support, dedication and enthusiasm for the betterment and growth of the county.
Kaechele has served Henrico County and the Richmond region in elected office for almost 36 years. He will retire from his position at the end of the year. Even before holding elected office, Kaechele was active in the community. While working as an engineer for Reynolds Metals Company, he was involved with the Boy Scouts, Jaycees, Parent Teacher Association, Booster's Club and his church, where he is still a member, deacon and elder.
On April 20, Sheltering Arms will welcome patients to its newest outpatient rehabilitation center. Located in the Reynolds Crossing complex in Henrico, this will be Sheltering Arms’ largest outpatient facility, primarily serving the rehabilitation needs of patients with orthopedic conditions which may include sports injuries, arthritis, joint injuries, and back pain. The center will also provide services for women’s health issues, such as urinary incontinence.
Programs at the 18,500 square-foot facility will include physical therapy, rehabilitation physician services, medical psychology and a specialized industrial rehabilitation program focused on helping injured workers return to the job safely and effectively.
The Little Clinic has earned The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for the third consecutive time by demonstrating continuous compliance with its nationally-recognized standards. A wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co., The Little Clinic initially earned accreditation in 2009, followed by reaccreditation in 2012 and 2015. The company is the third largest retail clinic operator with 155 locations in select Kroger, King Soopers, Fry’s and JayC stores in nine states. The Little Clinic locations are staffed by licensed nurse practitioners and physician assistants, specialists in family practice. They are authorized to diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common illnesses such as strep throat, respiratory, sinus and ear infections and the flu, as well as for minor skin conditions and injuries. The clinics also provide services such as physicals, back-to-school and sports exams, screenings and a number of vaccinations. Appointments are not necessary and the company is in network with most major insurers and many regional insurers.
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