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Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently reported the following lease transactions in Henrico County: Cavalier Cargo Group, Inc. – renewed its lease of 17,477 SF in Woodlands Center at 520 Eastpark Ct.; RVA Antiques, LLC – renewed its lease of 9,475 SF at 6100 Lakeside Ave.; CSI Packaging, Inc. – leased 6,940 SF in Interport Business Center, Building C, at 5300-5390 S. Laburnum Ave.; Wilkerson Francis Investments, LLC – leased 3,093 SF in Staples Mill Business Center at 8209-8231 Hermitage Rd.; and RVA Wellness Café – leased 1,120 SF in Merchants Walk Shopping Center at 7504-7598 W. Broad St.

Essex Bank to open new Short Pump branch


Essex Bank is planning a new branch in Short Pump.

The bank, which has two locations in the county (on Brook Road near Virginia Center Commons and on Mayland Drive in the West End) will open its third in the West Broad Marketplace during the second quarter of 2017, it announced this week. It will be located in the West Broad Marketplace shopping center (west of Short Pump Town Center), which is being constructed and will be anchored by Wegman's (opening Aug. 7) and Cabela's.

Bon Secours earns ‘Circle of Life’ award


Bon Secours Palliative Medicine was one of three programs in the nation to earn the American Hospital Association's 2016 Circle of Life Award: Celebrating Innovation in Palliative and End-of-Life Care.

The Circle of Life Award, now in its 17th year, celebrates programs across the nation that have made great strides in palliative and end-of-life care.

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. Bon Secours Palliative Medicine supports patients when their symptoms are overwhelming, when they are facing difficult decisions and when they are dealing with chronic medical conditions.

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Hair Cuttery will be donating back-to-school haircuts to children who need it most this summer. From Aug. 1-15, for every child up to age 18 who purchases a haircut at one of Hair Cuttery’s nearly 900 salons, the chain will donate one free haircut certificate to a disadvantaged child in the community.

Allen named COO of Parham Doctors’ Hospital


HCA Virginia has announced that Brian Allen will serve as chief operating officer for Parham Doctors’ Hospital, effective immediately.

Allen previously served as the associate administrator for cardiovascular services at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital’s Forest Campus from 2013-2015. He also spent more than a decade working in military and medical operations management, serving in various healthcare leadership roles in which he led the day-to-day administrative and clinical operations of various facilities in diverse settings across the country, as well as in Honduras and Turkey.

Henrico students selected as ‘Student Leaders’

Two high school students from Henrico County recently were selected as Bank of America Student Leaders, a program that offers teens an opportunity to build leadership skills through paid summer internships at local YMCA chapters.

Sarra Hanna, a recent graduate of JR Tucker High School, is interning at the Patrick Henry YMCA. Jennifer Lin, a rising senior at Douglas S. Freeman High School, is interning at the Shady Grove YMCA.

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Melody Magic Music Studio, a children’s music and movement studio on Lauderdale Drive in Short Pump, has been named among the best Kindermusik programs worldwide – out of more than 5,000 programs of their kind internationally – for the second consecutive year. The honor, awarded to owner Katherine Knight, was earned after an independent review of the facility’s programming, parent reviews, and other related feedback. The certification is re-evaluated every year and educators are required to participate in ongoing training and education. Melody Magic Music Studio’s Kindermusik-based classes are research-based music and movement curricula for children up to six years of age. Enrollment for fall classes opened July 15 for returning students and will open Aug. 1 for everyone. There will be a week of demo classes starting Aug. 22.

Reynolds Community College named a ‘2016 Great College to Work For’


J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College is a great college to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a trade publication for colleges and universities.

The results, released this week in The Chronicle’s ninth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of 281 colleges and universities. Only 93 of the institutions that applied for the program achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Reynolds included among the large universities and colleges with 10,000 or more students.

Publix to purchase 7 of 8 Henrico Martin’s stores

JULY 13 – Florida-based Publix will acquire 10 of 19 Martin’s stores in the Metro Richmond area – including all but one of the Henrico stores – the company announced tonight.

The parent company of Martin’s and Giant, Ahold USA Inc., is selling the stores to satisfy Federal Trade Commission requirements related to its pending merger with Food Lion parent company Delhaize Group.

The Henrico stores to be purchased by Publix, pending FTC approval, are located at:

• 7035 Three Chopt Road, in The Village shopping center;

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