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YWCA has announced the new members of its all-women governing board of directors and its young professionals board, the Young Women’s Leadership Alliance (YWLA). These appointments are effective July 1, 2017, with YWCA board members serving terms of three years and YWLA members serving two year terms.

New members of YWCA Board of Directors:
Tiffany Jana, TMI Consulting, Inc.
Nancy Oglesby, Justice3D; T.C. Williams School of Law
Judy Pahren, Capital One

New members of Young Women’s Leadership Alliance:
Sharon Alexander, Children's Mental Health Resource Center at VCU Health
Catherine Estevez, Communities in Schools of Virginia
Sarah Feiler, Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney, Richmond Victim/Witness Services
Noopur Garg, Community Advocate
Rachelle Hunley, Chesterfield County Youth Planning and Development
Rachel Johnson, Capital One
Katie McCall, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Mary Grace Miller, Virginia Office of the Attorney General
NaQuetta Mitchell, The Tri Cities Chapter of The Continental Society
Brit Mohler, Hunton & Williams LLP
Megan Overton, Snagajob
Martha Schickle, Richmond Regional Planning District Commission
Allison Smith, Community Advocate
Natasha Stevens, Community Advocate

The YWLA is comprised of all women between the ages of 25- and 35-years old. The aim of this program is to connect a diverse group of professional women to create positive community impact, and to provide regular leadership and development training for YWLA members.


Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently announced the following lease transactions in Henrico County: Uquality Automotive Parts Corp. – leased 67,102 SF at 4207-4209 Eubank Rd.; Kid to Kid – leased 6,828 SF in Parc Place at 11736 W. Broad St.; Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. – renewed its lease of 5,456 SF in Interstate Center at 2108 W. Laburnum Ave.; Hand & Stone – leased 3,000 SF in Virginia Center Station at 1080 Virginia Center Pkwy.; and At the Spot, LLC – leased 1,200 SF in Dunn Shopping Center at 3712 Mechanicsville Tnpk.


Henrico-based GRASP (GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.) recently earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, for the third consecutive year. Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a four-star rating – only a quarter of charities receive the distinction. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology. GRASP’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on
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Rolls-Royce supplier lands in Henrico

A United Kingdom-based supplier for Rolls-Royce has established an office and manufacturing center at the Byrd Industrial Park in Eastern Henrico, the Greater Richmond Partnership announced July 18.

Erodex Ltd., a graphite products maker, recently signed a five-year agreement with Rolls-Royce to supply goods to the automotive company's Crosspointe campus in Prince George, Va. Erodex invested $2 million and hired four to quickly ramp up production for its client. > Read more.

New Walmart opens in Eastern Henrico

JULY 19, 7 A.M. – Eastern Henrico's first Walmart Supercenter opens to the public today at 5001 Nine Mile Road. The store, which occupies about 190,000 square feet and employs about 300 people, is located at the site of the former Fairfield Commons Mall, which is now known as Eastgate Town Center. > Read more.

Unattended oily rags cause fire in commercial building near Richmond Raceway

Unattended oily rags that spontaneously combusted caused an early morning two-alarm fire Tuesday in a commercial building in the 3800 block of Carolina Avenue, across from Richmond Raceway.

Henrico firefighters were called at about 5:10 to respond to reports of smoke coming from the building. Once they arrived five minutes later, they found thick smoke pushing from the rood on two sides of a warehouse whose tenant specializes in woodworking and hardwood floors. > Read more.

Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week: July 17-23, 2017

Crime Stoppers needs your help to solve a Hit & Run in the City of Richmond.

The crime occurred in the Carver neighborhood at the intersection of West Broad and Goshen Streets, around 6:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 7. Officers were told the victim was on his motorcycle and traveling westbound on West Broad Street. > Read more.

Henrico County property transactions, July 3-9

A sample of property transactions during this period appear below:

5304 Coxson Rd. – $126,500, 1,819 SF (built in 1953), from Madeline M. Weaver to Kyle and Aja O. Powers.

2451 Yarnell Rd. – $140,700, 1,196 SF (built in 1972), from Albert C. and Mary E. Nolan to Albert C. Nolan Jr.

909 Bowitch Ct. – $194,500, 1,824 SF (built in 2001), from Agnes H. Jones to Mark A. Dawkins. > Read more.

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will host its annual CarMax Free Fourth of July celebration from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All visitors will receive free admission throughout the day, which includes the exhibits Butterflies LIVE! and Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas. Activities in the Children’s Garden from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. include live music by the Happy Lucky Combo and a parade around the Children’s Garden at 2 p.m. Guests are invited to wear red, white and blue and decorate wagons and strollers. For details, visit Full text

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