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Long & Foster’s Innsbrook, Short Pump offices participate in community service day event


Thousands of real estate agents and employees with Long & Foster Real Estate, including those at the Innsbrook and Short Pump offices in Glen Allen, Virginia, took part in the company’s 20th annual Community Service Day June 7.

The Innsbrook and Short Pump offices chose to volunteer with Housing Families First on June 7. The organization’s mission provides families experiencing homelessness with what they need to move to a stable housing situation.

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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.

Cabela’s to open Short Pump store April 6


Cabela’s this week announced plans to celebrate the official grand opening of its new Short Pump store on Wednesday, April 6, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a weekend-long celebration featuring giveaways, family activities and guest appearances.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony, hosted by Cabela's executives, will begin at 9:45 a.m. and conclude with the grand-opening ribbon being cut by an arrow shot from a bow by a local Cabela’s employee. Doors will open for business at 10 a.m.

3 Henrico hotels earn AAA acclaim


Three Henrico hotels earned recognition as recipients of "Four Diamond" designation by AAA Mid-Atlantic, the organization announced earlier this week. The Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center in Glen Allen; the Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa in Short Pump; and The Westin Richmond in the Near West End were among 22 properties statewide to earn the designation. The Inn at Little Washington in Washington, Va. was the only property to earn a Five Diamond designation.

Each of the three Henrico hotels was a repeat Four Diamond recipient. The Wyndham has earned the status every year since 2004, while The Westin earned its status for the first time in 2009 and the Hilton in 2010.

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Bon Secours Richmond Health System has launched Bon Secours 24/7, a telehealth app that gives the community access to the health system’s medical group providers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, no appointment necessary. Bon Secours is the first health system to enter the Richmond market with this service. Bon Secours 24/7, available for Apple and Android devices, will allow users to connect within minutes to a Bon Secours medical provider via a mobile device or tablet, or by logging in to a secure website from their desktop computer. Bon Secours Health System launched the service to its employees nationwide Jan. 7 and is now offering the service throughout Virginia. Bon Secours 24/7 visits are $49 and may be covered by health insurance. For more information, visit http://www.bonsecours247.org.

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Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer has been selected by Gibraltar Virginia S, LLC as the exclusive leasing and management representative for Parc Place, an 82,000 square foot shopping center located at 11736 West Broad Street, along a ring road surrounding Short Pump Town Center in Henrico County. Anchored by PetsMart, Dollar Tree, LensCrafters, SportClips and Tropical Smoothie Café, the center features a 4,800 square foot endcap restaurant space available for lease, as well as 893 to 19,241 square feet of availability. The center shares main entry along ring road to the 1.4 million square foot Short Pump Town Center. Pam Strieffler and Nicki Jassy of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer are the exclusive leasing representatives. Dana Schnurman, also with Thalhimer, is the portfolio manager for the center.

Henrico-based Altria announces job cuts coming

UPDATE: JAN. 29, 4:45 P.M. – Perhaps as many as half of the 490 jobs that will be cut by Henrico-based Altria will come from the company's local employee base, the Citizen has learned. The company announced earlier today that it would be cutting the jobs (all of them salaried positions) as part of an initiative designed to save $300 million annually.

Half of the 490 jobs will come from the company's sales force, a source told the Citizen. A number also are likely to come from middle management, as Altria seeks to become a leaner company.

Employees who lose their jobs will receive a minimum of six months of severance, with extra benefits being offered to those who are 50-54 years old and who have at least 5 years of service time with the company.

Wegmans to open in Short Pump Aug. 7


Wegmans Food Markets announced Thursday that its new store in Short Pump will open on Sunday, Aug. 7. The 120,000-square-foot store, located at West Broad Marketplace (west of Short Pump Town Center) will be the second Richmond-area store, joining a 115,000-square-foot location that will open at the Stonehenge Village Shopping Center in Midlothian May 22.

Hiring and training are ongoing for both stores. Applications are being accepted for a variety of part-time customer service and culinary positions across every department, and some full-time openings remain for chefs, line cooks and restaurant service jobs.

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