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Neil Burton, the founder of Strangeways Brewing in Henrico, will serve on the 2017-18 Leadership Council of The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild (VCBG). Burton will share the chairmanship of the Marketing & Tourism Committee with Kevin Erskine of Coelacanth Brewing. Other local brewers in leadership positions include Eric McKay of Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (VCBG chair), Hunter Smith of Champion Brewing Company (co-chair of the Government Affairs Committee) and Kate Lee of Hardywood (co-chair of the Quality Committee).

Business in brief

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently reported the following lease transactions in Henrico County: Publix Supermarkets, Inc. – leased 49,000 SF at Nuckols Place at 5400 Wyndham Forest Dr.; Future Tech Enterprises – leased 7,424 SF in Interport Business Center at 5320 S. Laburnum Ave.; Fastenal Company – renewed its lease of 6,821 SF at 5653 S. Laburnum Ave.; RS&H Commercial Realty Inc. – renewed its lease of 3,672 SF at 4235 Innslake Dr.; Level 3 Communications, LLC – expanded into an additional 3,128 SF for a total of 5,522 SF in Wistar Center at 8145-8147 Staples Mill Rd.; and Hawks Renovations LLC – leased 2,349 SF in Wistar Center at 8101-8157 Staples Mill Rd.

Business in brief

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently reported the following lease transactions in Henrico County: Colfax Corporation – renewed its lease of 2,849 SF in One Colonial Place at 10571 Telegraph Rd.; Samurai Sushi – leased 1,860 SF at 9468 W. Broad St.; Yves Delorme Inc. – leased 1,300 SF in River Road Shopping Center at 6201-6243 River Rd.; European Wax Center – leased 2,043 SF in The Shops at Willow Lawn at 1601 Willow Lawn Dr.; TMS NeuroHealth Centers Richmond – leased 2,037 SF in East Shore I at 100 Eastshore Dr.; Mariner Finance – leased 1,875 SF in Westpark Shopping Center at 9645 W. Broad St.; Dominion Health Education Center – leased 1,600 SF in Laburnum Square Shopping Center at 4816 S. Laburnum Ave.; and Integrated Health Services – leased 1,056 SF in the Tower Building at 3212 Cutshaw Ave.

Wood named 2016 Henrico Community Leader of the Year

Seeking to help professionals looking for new jobs or careers and those caught off-guard by unexpected layoffs, Charlie Wood founded a networking and personal and professional development group called Career Prospectors in 2002. The organization hosts free weekly meetings in Henrico County that feature networking opportunities, guest speakers, mock interviews and group discussions, among other components. The group became particularly important after the 2008 recession and it continues today.

For his efforts, Wood has been named the 2016 Henrico Community Leader of the Year by the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce's Henrico Business Council. He will be honored at a breakfast banquet May 4, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., at the Westwood Club, 6200 West Club Lane.

Sharing the love

Regency Square has joined more than 45 Virginia localities participating in Virginia Tourism Corporation's LOVEwork initiative by a displaying a unique LOVE letter exhibit. Regency Square's giant love letters were created during its 40th anniversary celebration in October, with the help of Art on Wheels and many members of the community. The actual piece was created by riding tricycles equipped with paint dispensers across plywood boards pre-cut in the shape of the letters L-O-V-E.

Business in brief

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer’s Capital Markets Group has represented Cohen Equities in the sale of The Shoppes at Twin Oaks, located at 3601-3641 Cox Road in Henrico County. KG1 Twin Oaks, LLC, an entity controlled by the Kotarides family of Virginia Beach, purchased the 39,117 square foot retail center for $7,600,000 as an investment. The property was 94% leased at the time of the sale and includes tenants such as Bank of America’s home loans office, West End Crossfit, Plaza Del Rey and Tahoe’s Restaurant. The sale was completed by Eric Robison and Catharine Spangler of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer.

Henrico EDA announces additions, promotion

The Henrico Economic Development Authority is expanding.

The EDA announced that it has hired Twyla Powell as its first business attraction manager. She will work in coordination with Business Services Manager Lindsay Hurt to attract new domestic and international business to Henrico. In her former role as business development manager for the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, Powell was responsible for driving capital investment and new jobs to the Commonwealth.

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Henrico-based Virginia Care Partners (VCP) has entered into an agreement with Transcend to provide population health management services through value-based care to 10,000 Richmond-area Medicare Advantage patients. Transcend will work with more than 90 VCP primary care physicians, consulting with them in their offices to help track, analyze, and act on data about their Medicare Advantage patients’ health. Transcend’s support includes services that will help VCP physicians better identify and address opportunities to improve care and health outcomes. VCP was formed in 2012 by physicians who shared a commitment to improving their patients’ health outcomes by applying best treatment practices across all care settings – in physician offices, hospitals and outpatient care settings. VCP works collaboratively to negotiate value-based care contracts that provide incentives for improved patient outcomes, adherence to care standards, increased preventive care and chronic disease management, and reduced cost.

Surprise ceremony held for first local class of McDonald’s EUA

Fifteen crew members and managers from local McDonald's restaurants got a surprise Feb. 15 when they were invited to participate in a formal graduation ceremony, complete with caps and gowns, at the Henrico office of local franchisee Sue Durlak.

All 15 graduates had enrolled in September in a 22-week program known as English Under the Arches (EUA), part of a free educational assistance program for McDonald's employees known as Archways to Opportunity. The program combines online and in-person classes in English as a second language, and allows participants the chance to advance into other programs that assist them in pursuing their GED as well as higher education.

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