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Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently announced that Rebecca Steel has joined the Residential Property Services Group as portfolio manager in its Richmond office. Steel is a native of Roanoke and has lived in the Richmond area for 12 years. Her portfolio will consist of multi-family properties in Richmond and Norfolk. She has more than 20 years of property management experience. Before joining Thalhimer, Steel was with Plus Management, overseeing a portfolio of commercial buildings as well as art studios and workspaces along with conventional and tax credit communities. Prior to that, she worked in managerial roles with United Dominion Realty Trust, Landmark Property Services and served as vice president of operations for Summit Realty Group. Her experience encompasses HUD based, LIHTC as well as conventional communities to include new construction, historical rehab projects along with the re-positioning of distressed communities to compete within the current market. Steel has a bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing from UC Irvine as well as a degree in early childhood development.

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HHHunt has promoted Steve Brant to vice president of finance and accounting with responsibility for HHHunt’s Communities Division and golf courses. He has been with HHHunt for seven years. Brant holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Virginia Tech and an MBA from Averett University. HHHunt has also promoted Ann Kelly to assistant vice president of finance and accounting with responsibility for HHHunt’s homebuilding operations. She rejoined HHHunt more than a year ago after working previously from 2001-2008. She holds a degree in international economics and history from Virginia Tech.

ARC hosts ‘Ladybug’ fundraiser at RIR


For the nearly 400 attendees at the Greater Richmond ARC's annual Ladybug Wine Tasting and Silent Auction on May 18, the silent auction that included a Gibson guitar donated by The Martin Agency, as well as a guitar and ukuleles from Hohner, Inc., was music to their ears.

Held at the Torque Club at the Richmond Raceway Complex, guests bid on more than 200 silent auction items while sampling sliced tenderloin from Arcadia restaurant and marinated lamb lollipops from Fleming's Steakhouse, as well as foods from other local restaurants and a large selection of West Coast wines.

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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.

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