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The Virginia Society of CPAs recently recognized the following members with its 2017 Life Member Award: Ronald C. Britt and Richard E. Dolan, of Glen Allen; and Mason L. Hart, of Henrico. The award recognizes those who have been members of the VSCPA for at least 40 continuous years. Including this year’s inductees, only 580 members have received the coveted Life Member Award in the VSCPA’s 108-year history. Recipients of the Life Member Award will have their annual VSCPA membership dues waived and will continue to receive all benefits extended to VSCPA members, including all services and publications. They are also honored with a special lapel pin and certificate of recognition.


Rachel Mzhickteno, Stephanie Greis and Victor Perea recently purchased the two Bikram Yoga studios in Richmond’s Southside and West End. The new owners plan to offer more convenient class times and add 60 minute express classes to the schedule beginning July 1. There are also renovation plans: the trio will introduce new sustainable naturally hygienic flooring in the yoga rooms, and the Stony Point location will be getting a cosmetic makeover with new paint and floors throughout. BYRVA is a locally owned independent business and it is not part of any franchise. For more information, visit


Henrico Federal Credit Union has earned the Enterprise Car Sales Bronze Award (Virginia Group) for used car sales volume in fiscal year 2016. Earning a Bronze Award, the credit union originated over $250,000 in loans specific to Enterprise Used Car Sales. Henrico FCU partners with Enterprise Used Car Sales to provide additional auto-buying benefits to members. To learn more about Henrico FCU and their loan products, visit


Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital was one of only two hospitals recognized by the Virginia Department of Health with a Four-Star Virginia Maternity Center Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation for their efforts in implementing policies and practices that support a breastfeeding-friendly environment for patients. The designation is based on the World Health Organization’s Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, which support initiation, exclusivity and continuation of breastfeeding.


Taylor Long Properties recently announced the following lease transaction in Henrico County: Style by Zahra – leased 3,200 SF at 7431 W. Broad St.


Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently announced the following lease transactions in Henrico County: Shaheen, Ruth, Martin & Fonville Real Estate – leased 2,835 SF in the Westham Office Building at 420 N. Ridge Rd.; Pass It On Consignment – leased 2,500 SF in Lakeside Town Center at 6920 Lakeside Ave.; Halal Market – leased 1,420 SF in Lexington Commons at 10156-10192 W. Broad St.; Bowman Consulting Group – renewed its lease of 7,328 SF at 3951 Westerre Pkwy.; Village Dance Studio – leased 4,800 SF in Ridge Shopping Center at 1500-1552 Parham Rd.; and Precision Doors & Hardware, Inc. – leased 1,960 SF at 9830 Mayland Dr.


Long & Foster Real Estate recently welcomed Patrick Sanford to its Tuckahoe office in Henrico. Sanford is participating in Long & Foster’s Success Path program, which offers training and resources for agents at any stage of their career. Sanford was named Rookie of the Year in 2013 for the Virginia Association of Realtors and has completed more than 1,500 property valuations for banks and mortgage companies. He is particularly passionate about the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Program, with which he has been an active volunteer since 2013. Sanford lives in Henrico County.


Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer has announced the sale of 3611 and 3613 Mayland Court in Henrico County. WineTrend Inc. purchased the 5,725-square-foot office condo from Moreland Realty, LLC for $590,000. Evan M. Magrill, SIOR of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer handled the sale negotiations on behalf of the seller.
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Henrico Public Library wins Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation grant

The Henrico County Public Library system recently won the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation's Library Grant Award, which provides funding, materials and programming from VBCF to help educate citizens about breast cancer.

The grant is given to select libraries in Virginia that apply and is intended to further the VBCF mission to educate the public about breast health and breast cancer. > Read more.

Pet Valu to open in Glen Allen Aug. 26

Pet supplies and accessories retailer Pet Valu will open at 5304 Wyndham Forest Drive in Glen Allen Saturday, Aug. 26.

The store will offer free samples, goody bags, refreshments, raffles and prizes and kid- and pet-friendly entertainment during its first day of business from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. > Read more.

State issues warning about purebred puppy scam

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is warning Virginia consumers about an active fraud involving purebred puppies.

Herring's Consumer Protection Section recently has received a number of reports of consumers entering into agreements to buy a pet with a company they found online, later to learn the website and the company are a scam – and that no such puppy ever existed. > Read more.

Kaine, McEachin to host Service Academy Day

Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) will co-host their Service Academy Day to educate high school students about the service academy nominations process, an honor awarded by members of Congress for students interested in attending a service academy after high school.

The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Matoaca High School, 17700 Longhouse Lane, Chesterfield 23838. It will provide an opportunity for high school students and parents to learn about the nation’s military academies, a career in military service and the nominations process. > Read more.

Red Cross, Sport Clips offer free haircuts to blood donors

The American Red Cross and Sport Clips are partnering to provide free haircuts to anyone who donates blood or platelets to the Red Cross during September.

Blood donors of all blood types, especially type O negative and O positive, are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply following a critical summer blood shortage. > Read more.

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