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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.


Community

Agencies combine on new entry point to Chickahominy


Canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts soon will have a new access point to the Chickahominy River. VDOT, the James River Association and Henrico County Parks and Recreation are teaming up to establish a new site in Eastern Henrico.

The James River Association negotiated the deal with VDOT to procure official access to the area located just east of I-295 on North Airport Road in Sandston. The site includes a park-and-ride commuter lot bordering the Chickahominy River and has been an unofficial launch site used by paddlers for years. > Read more.

Equestrian clinic planned July 7-8 in Henrico

Henrico equestrians interested in deepening the bond between themselves and their horses have the opportunity to attend a two day clinic, held at Steppin’ High Stables on July 7-8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clinic, “Become Partners with your Horse,” will be taught by multiple world champion equestrienne Terry Preiser and will focus on how riders and horses can work together to achieve more. > Read more.

Henrico school bus driver honored

The Henrico-based Hephaestus Society recently awarded its first annual community heroes award (the Hephaestus Award) to Hicham Elgharouch (pictured, center) for what it termed his "selfless acts of caring" in his duties as a Henrico County Public Schools bus driver. Henrico County Director of Pupil Transportation Josh Davis, joined Hephaestus Society President Travis Gardner, in presenting the award and an accompanying $1,500 check to Elgharouch last month.

Elgharouch was selected for his clear and demonstrated patience and for his infectious positive attitude, according to the society. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Grab the kids and check out these fun family-friendly events taking place this weekend! Speed over to the Henrico Theatre for the film “Turbo” or watch “Dumbo” under the stars at Clarke-Palmore House Museum. Little ones can meet Thomas the Tank Engine at CMOR-Central or play at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


Don’t party too hard on the Fourth because a whole weekend of fun events await! Enjoy a classy date night without the kids at James River Cellars Winery’s second annual Smoke and Vine Festival. Another date night option is at the Richmond Funny Bone, where comedian April Macie will perform all weekend. The kids have their own options this weekend as well. Choose from storytime at Tuckahoe and Twin Hickory libraries or family-oriented karaoke at Aunt Sarah’s Pancake House – I hear they have hits from Disney’s “Frozen.” For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

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