Commonwealth Commercial, a commercial real estate firm headquartered in Glen Allen, recently earned the Accredited Management Organization designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors. Currently there are only 535 management companies in the United States and Canada that have achieved the AMO designation. Firms that earn it must demonstrate the highest standards in professional service, financial stability and accountability, and have a certified property manager directing and supervising the real estate management team. In addition, AMO firms also must abide by the rigorous AMO Code of Professional Ethics that is strictly enforced by the institute. Commonwealth Commercial oversees management of 163 properties, totaling 13 million square feet across the Southeast.
Citizen Staff Reports 02/14/2014 Business
Saxon Shoes is one of the winners in Footwear Plus magazine's 15th annual Plus Awards in recognition of design and retail excellence for 2013. The Plus Awards are the footwear industry’s only awards as determined by the votes of thousands of industry members nationwide.
Winners reflect the breadth of the industry, spanning design categories like “Running,” “Women’s Comfort” and “Cowboy Boots” to online behemoths, specialty family shoe stores and trendy boutiques.
Citizen Staff Reports 02/13/2014 Business
UPDATE: Feb. 13, 8:14 A.M. – A major outdoor retailer today announced plans to open a giant store in Short Pump in 2016, creating an estimated 150 full- and part-time jobs.
Cabela’s Incorporated, which specializes in hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will build a 97,500-square-foot store at West Broad Marketplace near the intersection of West Broad Street and Cold Hill Lane, along Interstate 64 west of Short Pump Town Center, near Strange's Florist.
The store will be the second location for Cabela’s in Virginia, joining a store in Bristol.
Contributed photos 02/10/2014 Business
The St. Mary’s Hospital Family Center, which provides on-site child care services for employees, celebrated its first 25 years Jan. 25 with a party for current and former families, alumni and teachers.
“Children who we cared for as babies volunteer with us today,” said Samara Musselman, who began working at the St. Mary's Center in 1991 and today is the administrative director for all three of the Bon Secours family centers. “Bon Secours staff members who came to the center as children now leave their own children in our care. The bond we all share with the St. Mary’s Family Center is truly amazing.”
The board of directors of A Grace Place Adult Care Center recently named Karen Webb as the agency’s new chief executive officer, effective last month. For more than three decades, Webb has served in executive leadership roles for nonprofit organizations at the national, regional and local level. She succeeds Lynne Seward, who retired last month after 27 years as the agency’s CEO. A Grace Place, located in Henrico County, provides specialized day programs for adults with disabilities and age-related conditions, and support for their family caregivers.
Webb served as CEO for Trident Food Service Equipment Corporation for the past nine months.
Citizen Staff Reports 02/07/2014 Business
Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced today that his office has filed a lawsuit against GRM Management LLC, a Virginia limited liability company that operates the Richmond Magnuson Grand Hotel and Convention Center in Henrico County, for alleged violations of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act and Virginia's "bait and switch" statute.
The hotel is located at 6531 West Broad Street in the Near West End.
The board of directors of A Grace Place Adult Care Center has named Karen Webb as the agency’s new chief executive officer. For more than three decades, Webb has served in executive leadership roles for nonprofit organizations at the national, regional, and local level. She served as CEO for Trident Food Service Equipment Corporation for the past nine months. Before that, she served as president and CEO for Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia for 19 years and held leadership positions with the University of Richmond, Traveler’s Aide of Virginia, and the American Red Cross. She succeeds Lynne Seward, who retired last month after 27 years as the agency’s CEO.
Citizen Staff Reports 02/03/2014 Business
Smithfield and Martin's teamed to kick off the 10th annual “Hokies vs. ‘Hoos Food Fight” presented by Martin's by donating 40,000 pounds of protein to the FeedMore Central Virginia Food Bank last week.
A canned-food and funds competition between Virginia Tech and UVa, the Hokies vs. ‘Hoos Food Fight will collect donations at Richmond-area Martin's and local schools Feb. 3-16, as well as through the organization’s website (http://www.hokiesvshoos.com) through Feb. 18.
The University of Richmond’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies (SPCS) is launching a new graduate program in nonprofit studies. The program will include a master’s degree in nonprofit studies, which will provide specialized knowledge in fields including management, advocacy and public policy, social entrepreneurship, resource development, program design and assessment, and global organizations and philanthropy. The program will also include a graduate certificate designed for leaders of nonprofit organizations and boards. The first classes should begin in August, pending approval by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the university’s accrediting body.
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