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Draper Aden Associates announced today that it received the Gold Shovel Standard certification for excavation, which is a safety certification and rating system for companies that perform, subcontract, or oversee excavation work. DAA is currently the only consulting engineering firm in Virginia granted this best-in-class certification. Gold Shovel Standard is a nonprofit organization that fills an industry gap by providing third-party confirmation of baseline Safety Management Systems for the protection of buried assets, and fair and transparent metrics for damage prevention. According to the organization, companies that achieve this certification have policies and procedures related to excavation safety which, when followed, make a certified company unlikely to cause damage to buried infrastructure. More specifically, the company’s policies and procedures have been audited to meet the specific requirements of the Gold Shovel Standard program.


Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently announced the following lease transactions in Henrico County: Odd Balls Antiques & More – leased 15,968 SF in Merchants Walk Shopping Center at 7504-7598 W. Broad St.; Insurance Service Brands – leased 2,685 SF in The ChildFund Building at 2821 Emerywood Pkwy.; Subway – renewed its lease of 1,600 SF in Staples Mill Shopping Center at 4026 Glenside Dr.; BWI Distribution, Inc. – leased 73,558 SF in Interport Business Center, Building A, at 4800-4840 Eubank Rd.; Legacy Navigator, Inc. – subleased 5,418 SF at 8201 Hermitage Rd.; and MobilexUSA – leased 1,052 SF at 2116 Dabney Rd.


Henrico-based Colortree Group, Inc. LLC has announced the promotion of William Mack III to vice president of human resources. In his new role, Mack oversees all aspects of human resources and provides counsel on strategic staffing plans, classification and compensation matters, benefits, training and development, workplace compliance, and safety and employee relations. Mack, who has more than 15 years of leadership experience in human resources, joined Colortree Group as human resources manager in June 2015. He earned his B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University where he received VCU’s Service & Leadership Award and his J.D. degree from Howard University School of Law. Before joining Colortree Group, Mack was regional human resources manager, supply chain at Delhaize America. Colortree Group, Inc. is a full-service manufacturer of envelope products and print services for the direct mail industry.


WEICHERT, REALTORS - Baron & Snipes, Co., located in Glen Allen, recently joined hundreds of Weichert-affiliated owners, brokers, managers and agents from across the country for three days of networking, dynamic content and inspiring speakers at the 2017 Weichert Summit in Henderson, Nevada. Held Mar. 5-8 at the M Resort, the "Play to Win" themed summit featured a powerful lineup of speakers who provided insights and best practices to help the nearly 600 attendees grow their business and provide clients with the best tools and services real estate can offer.


Richmond OB-GYN, an obstetrics and gynecology provider of Bon Secours Richmond Health System, recently opened a new office at Bon Secours Heart and Vascular Institute in Henrico County. The building, which serves as an extension of Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital, is located in Reynolds Crossing at Forest and Glenside Avenues. Alice Hirata, M.D., has joined the Bon Secours Medical Group and is now part of the physician team at Richmond OB-GYN, where she will help to establish a midwifery practice at St. Mary’s Hospital. Dr. Hirata, who was with Virginia Women's Center for 25 years, will focus on low-risk pregnancy, low-intervention birth and midwifery care. Sarah Peterson, M.D., also joins the physician team at the new Henrico County office. Dr. Peterson joined Richmond OB-GYN last year and practiced at Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center. She has a particular interest in pediatric and adolescent gynecology and is an advocate for low-intervention childbirth. Richmond OB-GYN will continue to operate its location at St. Francis Medical Center. For details or to schedule an appointment, visit
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Thoracic surgeon is first to perform 100 robot-assisted lobectomies in Central Virginia

Graham M. Bundy, a thoracic surgeon with HCA Virginia Physicians’ Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates, is the first such surgeon in Central Virginia to perform 100 minimally-invasive Da Vinci robot-assisted lobectomies (a surgical procedure to remove a lobe of the lung). The procedure is used to treat multiple types of conditions but is most often used to treat lung cancer. > Read more.

UMFS has urgent need for foster parents

UMFS officials say they have a desperate need for more foster families in the Richmond region and Central Virginia, especially those who would receive teenagers currently in the foster care system.

In recent years throughout the state, the number of children entering the foster care system has grown. > Read more.

VSP issues warning about automated traffic ticket email scam

Virginia State Police officials are warning Virginians about an email scam that tells people they are receiving an “automated traffic ticket” from the agency. State Police do not use or issue digital or automated traffic tickets or summonses, however. Anyone receiving such an email should delete it and not click on any links provided in the email, police said. > Read more.

READ Center offers free classes, training to low-literate people

One in six adults in Metro Richmond has literacy issues, and the READ Center in Henrico County is working to address the issue.

Next week – Sept. 24-30 – is Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, a time during which the READ Center is shining a light on its efforts to help some of the 35,000 adults in the region for whom reading, writing and basic math remain an elusive target. > Read more.

Play Day RVA planned for Sept. 21

The Richmond region will celebrate Play Day RVA Thursday, Sept. 21, with activities throughout the area to celebrate the opportunities that exist to play in the community. Dozens of employers, local governments, schools and community organizations will participate by hosting events that integrate playful activities into daily life and spread awareness of the value of active living. > Read more.

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