Career shift led single mom to managing new Henrico fitness studio


It is not typical for a single mother to leave a stable job in pursuit of a passion, but Mandi Karpowich, studio manager of the new Solidcore in Short Pump’s Greengate, did – and has been able to reconcile the two successfully. Solidcore, which opened at Greengate March 2, is a privately owned fitness studio company with 43 locations throughout […]

Business in brief

Tuckahoe Pines Retirement Community, a new resort-style, all-inclusive independent living community, will celebrate its groundbreaking May 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Timber Room at Wegmans, 12200 Wegmans Boulevard. Designed exclusively for adults 55 and over, the community offers the comforts and conveniences of modern living without the hassle of upkeep. There will be a short program […]

Shine Farms sprouts at former Victory Farms site in Varina

Shine Farms in Varina has launched its operation under the leadership of founders Nicole Broder and Jes Carr. The operation is based on the site of the former Victory Farm (7001 Osborne Turnpike), which was purchased late last year by Ian Newell, the owner of the Richmond restaurant Goatocado. Newell hopes to build a collaborative space there for local food, […]

Allen law firm seeks nominees for 10th annual ‘Hometown Heroes’

The personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen is seeking community nominations for its 10th annual Allen & Allen Hometown Heroes award. The award was first introduced to honor the firm’s 100th anniversary by recognizing the positive impact of local residents who are giving back to their community. In celebration of 10 years, Allen & Allen is […]

CASA welcomes 5 new volunteers

Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates welcomed five new CASA volunteers March 27 to advocate for children before the court due to allegations of abuse or neglect. The advocates – Kymico Crawford, Tisha Green, Maya Moore, Darlene Owens and Gerry Ward – were sworn in by Randall G. Johnson, Jr., Chief Judge of the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District […]