Henrico County VA

Catalyst Business Workshop to be held Oct. 9

Henrico Economic Development Authority’s second annual Catalyst Business Workshop will be held Friday, Oct. 9, at Reynolds Community College’s Parham Road campus in the Workforce Development Center. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The half-day workshop connects 100 local business leaders and executives with experienced CEOs and business experts and is designed to give small to mid-size businesses an opportunity to learn, network and discuss issues that “keep them up at night."

The morning will include CEO roundtables, CEO panel discussions, and organized networking sessions. The event closes by 12:15 with “Ignite,” a 25-minute "Ted Talk" in which five CEO's will speak for just five minutes each.

Chickahominy YMCA receives $2,500 donation from The Shops at White Oak Village

The Shops at White Oak Village recently made a $2,500 donation to the Chickahominy Family YMCA to help support children at the Y’s Highland Springs Elementary afterschool site for the upcoming winter break. The fully subsidized program provides children in need with access to afterschool programs that foster their academic, physical and social development.

“White Oak Village strives to positively impact the lives of local residents who visit the shopping center every day," said Stephanie Bugno, a spokesperson for White Oak Village.

Business in brief

The national Council on Accreditation (COA) has presented St. Joseph's Villa with the 2013 Innovative Practices Award, honoring the performance and quality improvement of its Flagler Housing & Homeless Services. Its case study submission about Flagler's multi-year transition to rapid re-housing and resulting outcomes was one of two selected winners in the nation. Flagler expects to serve more than 300 households (approximately 800 individuals) in the Richmond and Tri-Cities areas this year.

Christmas wish-kids

Macy's Richmond officially kicked off its sixth annual “Believe” campaign benefiting Make-a-Wish with a launch event at the Short Pump Town Center store Nov. 8. Attended by Make-A-Wish volunteers and Wish Kids with life-threatening illnesses, the event included visits from the Richmond Raiders and Lady Raiders and the opportunity for children to write letters to Santa and drop them into the red Santa Mail letterboxes.

Hospital receives handmade items

The Richmond Stake Relief Society, a women’s group from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, made and delivered hundreds of toys, baby hats, blankets and gift bags to St. Mary’s Hospital’s Pediatrics program in November. The group chose St. Mary's because many of its members either had their babies at St. Mary’s or had a child hospitalized there. In all, the donations totaled 860 items, including hand-cut and painted wooden toys, knitted and crocheted baby caps, flannel receiving blankets, quilts and drawstring bags.

Business in brief

Henrico resident Angelia Shay, an agent with New York Life’s Richmond General Office, has been named president of Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS). WIFS is the preeminent professional organization for women in the financial services industry. As president, she oversees the mission of this organization of 1,000 members and 24 local chapters. Shay joined New York Life in 1994 and in 2007 was named the Agent of the Year by New York Life’s Richmond General Office – the first woman in the Richmond General Office of New York Life to receive this sales achievement award.

Henrico Fire receives $8k donation

BB&T Insurance Services and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company recently awarded an $8,000 grant to the Henrico Division of Fire to fund fire prevention materials and nozzles to help improve community and firefighter safety. The grant will fund the purchase of two new oscillating nozzles, which allow firefighters to apply a large supply of water where needed, without the need to continually operate the nozzles. The division also will use the funds to purchase printed fire prevention materials to be distributed at events throughout the community.

Safe Harbor event raises more than $15,000

Safe Harbor’s annual cocktail party and festival of trees Nov. 8 raised more than $15,000 to support the agency’s work assisting those who have suffered sexual and domestic violence and promoting healthy relationships and healthy sexuality. More than 100 guests attended the Nov. 8 event at the Deep Run Recreation Center.

The event featured holiday-themed trees and wreaths available for purchase through silent auction as well as many other silent and live auction items.

Blood, food donations sought

Virginia Blood Services is inviting its donors to “triple” the impact of their blood donations from Nov. 27-Dec. 8 by bringing along a non-perishable food item to donate to FeedMore. In addition to transporting the food items, Virginia Blood Services also will donate $1 to FeedMore for each participating donor during the drive.

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