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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.

Macy’s Short Pump kicks off ‘Believe’ campaign benefiting Make-A-Wish

On Nov. 8, Macy's will officially kick off its sixth annual “Believe” campaign at the Short Pump Town Center store.

Make-A-Wish volunteers and Wish Kids with life-threatening illnesses will be on hand for the launch event, which is designed to encourage members of the community to begin a letter writing campaign within their organizations, schools and churches. Wish Kids will help initiate the campaign by dropping their letters into the "Believe" mailbox and making speeches to thank Macy's for participating again this year.

Banquet honors businesses for support of disabled workers

Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services commemorated October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month by recognizing 21 local businesses for employing individuals with cognitive and emotional disabilities during a banquet Oct. 24.

The third Employer Awards banquet, held at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, honored the following businesses:

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Germany-based GRW High Precision Bearings, a producer of precision bearings, recently opened its new office at 530 Eastpark Court in Sandston to serve its East Coast operations and host all engineering services in the United States. The company said it chose the Richmond area for its central location on the East Coast. This new office location will enable the company to support growing client needs for high precision bearings. Alexander Strobl will serve as lead engineering design manager on the US team.

Dominion Packaging to bring 113 jobs to Henrico

Dominion Packaging, a Richmond-based company that produces packaging for tobacco, quick-service restaurant and consumer customers, announced today that it will move its headquarters to Henrico County and establish a manufacturing facility near the airport as well. The company will invest $45 million in total to make the move, which is expected to create 113 news jobs in Henrico, according to Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.

Dominion Packaging also considered a site in North Carolina.

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Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has ranked University of Richmond No. 26 on its 2013–14 list of 100 best value private liberal arts colleges. Kiplinger’s annual lists rank 100 private universities and 100 private liberal arts colleges. Richmond was selected for its academic quality and generous financial aid and scholarship programs. It remains among a small group of colleges and universities offering need-blind admission — it does not consider an applicant’s ability to pay in the admission decision — while also meeting 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for all accepted students.

Stratford University students dish out ‘KISS’es

Susan Martinson (pictured above, second from left), creator of Keep It Simple Syrup, posed with students from Stratford University’s School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Oct. 9 following a culinary competition in which the students created dishes using the syrup, also known as KISS.

A panel of five judges chose top-three winners in both sweet and savory categories that used the cocktail mixer and syrup as an ingredient. The first, second and third place winners in each category received gift cards.

Pink-out at St. Mary’s

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the fountain lighting at Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital will be pink during the month of October. In addition, pink design elements have been added to the outside of St. Mary’s and other local Bon Secours hospitals, and pink ribbons have been placed around the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center.

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The Children’s Museum of Richmond and Commonwealth Parenting announced their merger last month. CMoR changed its mission statement in 2009 to reflect its focus on parent engagement. A partner with CMoR for years, Commonwealth Parenting has been eager to expand its reach. Two members of Commonwealth Parenting's Board of Directors will move to the museum's Board of Trustees. In addition, a task force comprised of Commonwealth Parenting and CMoR volunteers will be formed to advise the merger process during the first year. The Community Foundation provided a $25,000 grant to assist with expenses related to the merger.

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