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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.

Henrico Restaurant Week raises $2k for VHBG


The April edition of Henrico Restaurant Week raised $2,050 for the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls' 2016 Youth Triathlon, which will be held Aug. 20.

Henrico Restaurant Week, hosted by the Henrico Citizen in partnership with title sponsor Visit Henrico, featured 10 Henrico restaurants. Each made a donation from every special Restaurant Week lunch and dinner sold during the week.

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The following Hampton by Hilton hotels in Henrico have received a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award: Hampton Inn Richmond-West, located in Innsbrook at 10800 W. Broad St.; and Hampton Inn Richmond-Airport, located at 421 International Center Drive in Sandston. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on the online TripAdvisor site over the past year. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

Henrico resident inducted into DLA Aviation Hall of Fame


Defense Logistics Agency Aviation inducted its 34th Hall of Fame recipient, Glen Allen resident Mary Studevant, during its 2016 awards ceremony June 16 at the Frank B. Lotts Conference Center in Richmond.

Studevant held numerous civilian supervisory and non-supervisory positions within the group for more than 30 years. She began in 1966 as a secretary and continued for more than 17 years in the acquisition field.

“Studevant’s transformative leadership style led to improvements throughout DSCR and DLA Headquarters recognizing DLA Aviation as the Center of Excellence for Executive Level Conferences,” said Air Force Brig. Gen. Allan Day.

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As part of GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets’ annual Support Our Troops in-store campaign, customers and associates made their largest donation to date – $623,905 – to The United Service Organizations Inc. (USO), a nonprofit organization that provides programs and services to soldiers and their families. The campaign took place May 8-21. In addition, through the annual Women in Leadership Conference sponsored by GIANT/MARTIN’S, associates presented USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey (Liberty USO) with a donation of 46 tons of food, cleaning and health care items to assist military families in local communities. Since Support Our Troops began in 2005, GIANT/MARTIN’S customers and associates have donated more than $4 million to the USO.

Through SEARCH, disabled students find answers


“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali

With that quote, Project SEARCH Director Jennifer McDonough thanked the five graduates of this year's program during a ceremony June 10 at Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital in Henrico, telling them that their hard work and dedication had paid off.

Project SEARCH – a program that began in 2009 and has snowballed into a nationwide organization with programs in more than 400 communities – provides yearlong opportunities for high school students with autism and other disabilities to train and work within hospitals.

50-year Beth Sholom employee honored


Mary Delores Lee recently celebrated 50 years of service at Beth Sholom Lifecare Community, where she is known fondly as "Miss Mary." She joined the dietary department at Beth Sholom Home for the Jewish Aged five decades ago, when it was still located at Libbie and Fitzhugh avenues in Richmond. She continued with the organization after it relocated to Henrico's Far West End in the late 1980s and now continues to work there two days a week.

“I just love the residents, and I tell the younger staff to always be kind and fair to the residents," she said.

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Henrico-based Lansing Building Products has again been named to the ProSales100 listing of the top 100 building products distributors in the country. Lansing Building Products, headquartered in the region since 1955, is an independent wholesale-distributor operating 78 branches across the nation specializing in exterior building products and employs more than 700 associates. The company earned the No. 16 spot on this year’s ranking.

Henrico students honored with Wegmans scholarship


Three Henrico students are among the graduating seniors who received a $500 scholarship as part of Wegmans’ Employee Scholarship Program.

In total eight local students were given the scholarship, which is awarded to student-employees who exemplify the family-owned company’s values: Caring, respect, high standards, empowerment and making a difference. The three Henrico students are: Michelle Swanson – Deep Run High School, Stephen Tivenan – Mills E. Godwin High School and Olivia Williams – Glen Allen High School.

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