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Taylor Long Properties recently reported the following transactions: Newlook Eyebrows – leased 2,100 square feet at Laburnum Park at 4346 S. Laburnum Ave.; Wee Sure Care – leased 3,000 square feet at Hungarybrook Shopping Center at 1200-1300 Concord Ave., Suite 10; Country Style Donuts – leased 2,218 square feet at Gold’s Gym Plaza at West Tower, 8902 W. Broad St., Suite B; Speedylink – leased 1,489 square feet at Hungarybrook Shopping Center at 1200-1300 Concord Ave., Suite 12; and Quilting Adventures – leased 3,600 square feet at Hub Shopping Center at 6943 Lakeside Ave.

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Grace Chapman, horticulture director at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, has been named to the Visiting Committee at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. As part of a six-year term, Chapman joins a select group of international experts across multiple disciplines who convene every 18-months to formally review key aspects of the world-renown Longwood Gardens, providing guidance and recommendations. Chapman is a graduate of the Longwood Graduate Program with a master of science in public horticulture.

Kruszewski wins national award

Citizen Managing Editor Patty Kruszewski is a winner in the 2013 National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) Communications Contest.

Kruszewski took third place nationally in the special series category for her series about Ghosts of Henrico. The series ran in November and December 2012 and documented the alleged spirit visits and hauntings that have become legend at such Henrico County sites as the Pocahontas Parkway, Henricus Historical Park, Meadow Farm Museum, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Whichello and the Shops of Lakeside.

Villa implements rapid re-housing

There is really no way to make homelessness any less scary, especially for children, but St. Joseph’s Villa is working to make getting out of it less jarring for families.

The Richmond nonprofit’s Flagler Housing and Homeless Services system will complete its change July 1 to a system of rapid re-housing of homeless families in their own apartments or houses, as opposed to housing them at St. Joseph’s Villa.

GRASP awards scholarships to Henrico students

GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc. (GRASP), a non-profit education organization headquartered in Glen Allen, recently awarded 176 Last Dollar scholarships totaling $122,500 to Virginia high school students graduating in 2013.

GRASP is dedicated to helping primarily low income and disabled students overcome financial and social barriers to attending college or vocational education after high school.

Senior Center opens new Henrico headquarters

The Senior Center of Greater Richmond celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house May 15 at the new headquarters at 2101 Maywill Street. Among the officials helping to cut the ribbon were, from left, Dick Glover, Brookland District representative to the Henrico Board of Supervisors; Sam Patterson, 7th District Richmond City Council liaison; Francine Barr, vice president, Bon Secours Health System Richmond; Marilyn H. West, chairman of the board; and Lynda Sharp Anderson, executive director.

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HCA Virginia’s vice president of Women’s and Children’s Services, Toni Rice, will serve as the chair of the 2013 Virginia March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards Program and Gala. The Nurse of the Year Awards is a statewide program that recognizes exceptional nurses, creates awareness of professional excellence, and promotes the future of the nursing profession. The awards will be presented at a gala on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Omni Hotel in Richmond.

Capital One to hold job fair

Capital One will host a job fair June 4 for prospective part-time work-at-home customer service agents. The job fair will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Building 1 Cafeteria at the Knolls Campus, 4881 Cox Road in Innsbrook. Recruiters will be on site to help candidates apply and to provide on-site interviews.

The company is seeking to recruit approximately 60 new associates in the immediate future to fill open part-time work-at-home customer service agent roles, and 150 new associates over the course of 2013.

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Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer has announced that Essex Bank, the banking subsidiary of Community Bankers Trust Corporation, has leased 27,487 square feet of office and storage space in Deep Run III, 9954 Mayland Dr. This 348,174 square foot class A, six-story building was previously the headquarters for Circuit City. Essex Bank will relocate from its current headquarters in Innsbrook. It will occupy 25,375 square feet on the entry level floor (2nd) and a 2,112 square foot portion of the lower floor (1st) as conditioned loan document storage. The new headquarters will house approximately 90 employees with space for growth to accommodate 120 employees in the future. Additionally, the bank will feature a 24-hour walk up ATM adjacent to the building’s main entrance.

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