JUNE 12, 2017
SNAP SHOTS
Ribbon Cutting held for Abberly Apartments at Southpoint
Abberly Southpoint is a new and vibrant community that offers a fresh & modern-style apartment living in the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania area. With a perfect blend of thoughtfully designed floor plans, outstanding features, and a desirable location, residents are sure to experience life through a new point of view. Abberly is located at 10500 Abberly Village Drive. Pictured above, left to right: Adam Fried, Chamber Board Director; Buck Hunt, CEO; Lance Goss, Regional Property Manager; Jon Mills, Community Manager; Julie Spencer, Director of Operations; and Chris Yakabouski, Spotsylvania Supervisor. Back row left: James A. Crowder, CFO;Janet Riddlebarger, Senior VP; Robert Chappelle, Senior Project Manager; and Dan Schmitt, President and COO.
NEWSMAKERS
Doctor Yum plans summer cooking camps - Fredericksburg Today

"Our summer cooking camps are designed to help give kids a great foundation in meal preparation and in eating healthy," says Dr. Nimali Fernando, a Fredericksburg, Virginia-based pediatrician who founded The Doctor Yum Project. "The kids have a...

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(FL-S) Five Fredericksburg-area breweries took home accolades from the 2017 Virginia Craft Beer Cup awards, held by the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild on Monday. This year 356 beers in 24 categories were entered in the competition. The Virginia Craft Beer Cup “recognizes brilliant independent craft beer and the creativity of the brewers that make it all happen,” said Brett Vassey, President and CEO of the guild.
Adventure Brewing took home second place in the Czech lager category for its Classic lager.

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Statewide primary elections to be held Tuesday

Fredericksburg-area voters will go to the polls on Tuesday to cast ballots in primary elections for governor, lieutenant governor, some House of Delegates seats and a Stafford County supervisor race. It will be sunny and hot on Election Day,...

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Crumbling downtown Fredericksburg warehouse on brink of...

Abandoned due to the shifting winds of commerce, nearly demolished, then saved by locals who propped it up with good hopes and steel beams only to see it sit in limbo for a decade, the 120-year-old Janney-Marshall Coffee Co. warehouse is poised...

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RPI Group, Inc. named one of Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces 2017
 RPI Group Inc. (RPI) has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2017, the publication’s second annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector. T he list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies who have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits. Out of thousands of applicants, Inc. singled out just over 200 winning companies. RPI is a privately-held, service-disabled, veteran-owned small business headquartered in Fredericksburg with offices in Dahlgren, Maryland, South Carolina, Alabama, California and Colorado.

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer reports the following recent lease transactions in the Fredericksburg area for the month of May:

--Wal-Mart Stores East, LP renewed its lease of 46,530 sq.ft. of industrial space in McK Business Park at 3010 Mine Rd., Spotsylvania County, VA. Virgil Nelson, CCIM and Wilson H. Greenlaw, Jr., CCIM handled the lease negotiations.

--Sirius XM renewed its lease of 20,662 sq.ft. of industrial space in Fredericksburg Center C Building at 11812 Main St., Spotsylvania County, VA. Virgil Nelson, CCIM handled the lease negotiations.

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Professional Solutions Delivered president receives Disabled American Veteran award  
The Disabled American Veterans selected Professional Solutions Delivered president and CEO Ken Stroud as 2017 Outstanding Small Employer of the Year.
Stroud established PfoSoDel in 2009. Before entereing defense contracting, he served as an officer in the Marine Corps., specializing in logistics. the corporate office is 150 Riverside Pkwy, Suite 311, Fredericksburg. Additionally there is an office in Ruther Glen, and Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Germanna holds grand opening for its Fredericksburg...

Virtual sparks flew as Gary Seal demonstrated the proper welding technique using a portable simulator at Germanna Community College's new Fredericksburg Center for Advanced Technology. Students can use it to practice over and over without the...

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City Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw and City Manager Tim Baroody interview with Fredericksburg.Today explaining the Fredericksburg Council's Vision for the city.  
Video by Chris Muldrow, Fredericksburg Today 

Mary Washington Healthcare
  MWH ranks first in reducing readmissions for hip and knee replacement

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association reports that Mary Washington Hospital achieved the lowest readmission rate of 71 hospitals ranked in Virginia for Medicare patients who received total hip and total knee replacement surgeries. The  recently released readmission data was for December 2013 to November 2016.  This ranking is important because hospital readmission after an illness or surgical procedure increases the cost of health care and may be the result of issues with initial delivery of care.
  
Professional clothing boutique helps local women in need

When Danielle Haynesworth walked into La Boutique on Thursday morning, she was greeted with all of the accoutrements of trendy women's clothiers: jewelry displayed in boxes, a wide assortment of brands and sizes divided on the racks and tables,...

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UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS
JUNE 13: CNEW Summer Luau, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Massad Family YMCA, 212 Butler Rd, Falmouth

JUNE 13: Ribbon Cutting for Experimac, 4 p.m.,  1865-106 Carl D. Silver Parkway Fredericksburg.

J UNE 19: NG Monday Motivation, 12 p.m., Chamber Office, guest speaker, Chris Muldrow.

JUNE 19: Ribbon Cutting for ServiceMaster Commercial Cleaning for Good, 4 p.m., 4701 Market St., Fredericksburg (Goodwill Industries).

JUNE 22: Business After Hours, 5:30 p.m., Sponsored by Businets, Fredericksburg Fairgrounds.

JUNE 23: Ribbon Cutting for Malawi's Pizza, 4 p.m., 1 Towne Centre Blvd., Suite 2400, Fbg.

JUNE 28: Maps. Snacks. Facts., 3 p.m., new member orientation, Chamber office, 2300 Fall Hill Ave.

JUNE 29: Ribbon Cutting for Crazy 4 Gaming Video Theater, 4 p.m., Hurkamp Park, Prince Edward Street, Fredericksburg.

JUNE 30: Ribbon Cutting for Riverside Foundation for the Performing Arts!, 2 p.m., 95 Riverside Parkway (Riverside Center), Fredericksburg 22406
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