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HHHunt has promoted Steve Brant to vice president of finance and accounting with responsibility for HHHunt’s Communities Division and golf courses. He has been with HHHunt for seven years. Brant holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Virginia Tech and an MBA from Averett University. HHHunt has also promoted Ann Kelly to assistant vice president of finance and accounting with responsibility for HHHunt’s homebuilding operations. She rejoined HHHunt more than a year ago after working previously from 2001-2008. She holds a degree in international economics and history from Virginia Tech.

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Paradise Pen Company, located at the Stony Point Fashion Park, will host a fundraiser for Henrico-based Virginia Home for Boys and Girls from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 13-14. The merchants at Stony Point have contributed a wide variety of items to be auctioned and all proceeds will benefit VHBG. Paradise Pen will also donate ten percent of the store’s weekend sales to the organization.

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Agents with Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently handled the following lease negotiations: Baker Distribution – renewed its lease of 18,000 square feet in Fair Ground Distribution Center at 4331 Carolina Ave.; The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia – renewed its lease of 7,547 square feet in Parham Professional Park at 2821 N. Parham Rd.; Security Specialists, Inc. – renewed its lease of 4,940 square feet in Deep Run Centre II at 3955-3979 Deep Rock Rd.; and Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc. – leased 2,096 square feet at 4235 Innslake Dr.

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Leadership Metro Richmond (LMR) has announced the officers for its 2013-14 board with three new community leaders to join this year. The board will comprise of: Chair – Stephanie Gaillard White, vice president of Talent Management & Diversity of MeadWestvaco; Chair-elect – Amy Nisenson, executive director of Mary Morton Parsons Foundation; Secretary – Rob Jones, president of Alliance Group; Treasurer – Hattie Hamlin, senior vice president of Institution and Government Banking, SunTrust Bank; Immediate past chair – Scott Blackwell, chief culture officer of Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc.; Director – Christopher Peace, Delegate, Virginia General Assembly; Director – Candice Streett, executive director of Local Initiative Support Corporation; and director – Jonathan Zur, president and CEO of Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities.

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Keith Haas has joined Snagajob, succeeding Dave Bosher as the company’s next chief financial officer. He has over 20 years of experience leading rapidly-growing private and public technology companies, having most recently served as the vice president of finance for GeoEye. Haas received his bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia, his MBA in finance and strategy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a certified public accountant.

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Tom Tighe has joined Snagajob as senior vice president of sales. Previously, Tighe served as vice president of sales for mindSHIFT, a leading managed services provider that provides a suite of outsourced and cloud-based IT services to small- to medium-sized businesses. Prior to mindSHIFT, he held sales roles with Legato, Stryker and Fedex. Tighe received his bachelor’s degree in political science and government from Virginia Tech.
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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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