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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.
The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.
Beautiful fall weather is back this weekend! Don’t leave your favorite pooch at home – take the whole family to Canine Companions’ DogFest Walk ‘n Roll at West Broad Village or FETCH a Cure’s annual Mutt Strutt at Deep Run Park. Pets are also welcome at this weekend’s Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games. Halloween events taking place Sunday include the University of Richmond’s 18th annual Trick or Treat Street and Goblins and Gourds at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
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CalendarLewis Ginter Botanical Garden will host OctoberFest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exclusive keg pinning will feature beer enhanced with hops grown at Lewis Ginter. Other beers from Center of the Universe available for purchase include Oktoberfest, Slingshot Kölsch, and Maple Brown Ale. There will also be games and contests, live music, German food and more. Family-friendly. OctoberFest is included with Garden admission. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org. Full text