AUGUST 7, 2017
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Chamber Business Roundtable
The August Chamber Roundtable was held in Spotsylvania at the Comfort Suites in Massaponax. Guest speaker, Dr. Janet Gullickson told chamber members that GCC encourages partnership with challenging community issues such as transportation. Also, GCC is planning a new, state of the art nursing and health sciences facility at Locust Grove as part of an effort to help the region prepare for future growth and increasing demand for quality health care. Germanna's nursing program is one of the most highly regarded in Virginia.
Dr. Gullickson stands with the event sponsors Paul Scott of Scott Insurance and Dorrie Chason of Taskforce Staffing.
Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg Announces the PET-CT Unit
Pictured left to right: Aatif Rahman, Director, Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg, LLC.; Dr. Roni Talukdar, Board Certified Radiologist, Fellowship-trained in Women’s imaging; Medical Director of Women’s Imaging; Christopher Snyder, Practice Administrator, Virginia Medical Imaging; Dr. Neil Green, Board Certified Radiologist, Physician Director of Nuclear Medicine and Cardiac Imaging; Ed Swager, CEO, Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg and Virginia Medical Imaging; Tim Duffy, City Councilman; Stacy Horne, Chamber Board Member; and Judith Swapp-O’Neill, MIF Facility Supervisor, CT and PET-CT.
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Promoting Disability Employment Around the Globe

The U.S. sets a powerful example for the world by the way we promote and protect the rights of our citizens with disabilities to contribute to our economy. Unfortunately, many nations still lag behind

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Officials ready to celebrate US Route 1 expansion

After nearly two decades of wrangling, work is almost done on the widening of Richmond Highway from four lanes to six near Fort Belvoir.

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UMW named a top college by Princeton Review

(FL-S) Princeton Review has featured the University of Mary Washington in its 2018 issue of “The Best 382 Colleges.” The book, now in its 26th edition, profiles about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges, as well as two colleges outside the U.S.

Surveying 137,000 students, the book assigns scores rating schools in eight categories including admissions selectivity, academics and quality of life. Schools that met the criteria were not ranked in order.

In this year’s profile of UMW, The Princeton Review said the school “offers a sense of community and tons of school spirit,” along with small class sizes, one-on-one time with professors and a plethora of undergraduate research opportunities. READ MORE

July commercial lease activity from Coldwell Banker

Fredericksburg, P.C. has leased 4,600sf of office space at 4532 Plank Rd, Bldg. C in Spotsylvania  from 4532 Plank Rd, LLC.  Ben Keddie & Heather Hagerman with Coldwell Banker Commercial Elite represented the landlord in this transaction.

Chesapeake Subs, LLC has leased 1,500sf of retail space at 5635 Plank Rd in Spotsylvania from Net Lease Development, LLC.  Donny Self & Cameron Coleman with Coldwell Banker Commercial Elite represented the landlord. Jonathan Gardner with Coldwell Banker Commercial Elite represented the tenant.

Supercuts, Inc. has leased 1,500sf of retail space at 5635 Plank Road in Spotsylvania County from Net Lease Development, LLC. Donny Self & Cameron Coleman with Coldwell Banker Commercial Elite represented the landlord.

Ratio Innovation Management, LLC has leased 1,448sf of office space at 701 Kenmore Avenue, Suite 240 in the City of Fredericksburg, from The Lester Group, Inc.  Ben Keddie & Cameron Coleman with Coldwell Banker Commercial Elite represented the landlord in this transaction.


Vakos receives Governor Spotswood Award

Spotsylvania County developer William J. Vakos Jr., is the 2017 recipient of the county's annual Governor Spotswood Award. County Administrator Mark Taylor presented it July 1 at the annual Spotsylvania Stars and Stripes Spectacular in the...

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MANARC plans second location

(FL-S) The nonprofit thrift store in downtown Fredericksburg at 107 William St., which uses proceeds to support military-related causes, is eyeing Culpeper, Stafford County and Richmond for a second store.

Deborah Franks, CEO, said the store has seen growth each year and will need another location to handle its supply of donated goods.

She said she also hopes to open another store by summer 2018 to increase the amount to donate to the Semper Fi Fund, Homes for Troops, the local VFW and to help veterans through the local McGuire Clinic.

The store also holds events that support military causes. It will hold a Poker Run Aug. 26 at 107 William St. and a golf tournament sponsored by Corps Solutions Oct. 6.

Rappahannock United Way announces $1.5M invested in the community

Cynthia White is retired but still works part-time in order to make ends meet.

The retired Fredericksburg resident doesn’t drive and relies on the FREE Tax Preparation & Financial Coaching program funded by Rappahannock United Way.

“I retired in 2015 and get Social Security, which is not very much,” said White, who has been able to get her taxes prepared for free through this program for the past five years. “This service is important. I always thank Rappahannock United Way for being here for us – for those who can’t afford to have their taxes done.”  READ MORE

Benefit on Thursday for Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity
Coldwell Banker Commercial Elite  is hosting a “Raise a Glass and Raise the Roof” event to benefit the Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity at  Vivify ‘s rooftop bar on Aug. 10 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Local “celebrity” bartenders will serve drinks and accept tips and donations in support of the cause.
Educational group aims to help young mothers with substance abuse

Project LINK will host “Nurturing Program for Families in substance abuse treatment and recovery,” beginning Aug. 10 and ending with a graduation on Dec. 7. The group  meets Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ronald W. Branscome Building, 600 Jackson St. in Fredericksburg. Lunch will be provided. Complimentary FRED bus tokens are available for women who need help with transportation.

Professional Solutions Delivered receives Small Employer of the Year Award
Professional Solutions Delivered, a Fredericksburg-based company, has received the Disabled American Veterans Small Employer of the Year Award during the 96th DAV National Convention in New Orleans.
AUGUST 9:   Mary Washington Medical Group-Pediatrics, noon, 2632 Salem Church Rd.
AUGUST 16: 2 Hearts 1 Dress, 4 p.m., 614 Caroline St., 22401.
AUGUST 18: Illusion Wraps new location, 4 p.m., 3719 Lafayette Blvd., 22408
AUGUST 23: Digital Doc, 4 p.m. 4701 Plank Rd., Suite 104, 22407.
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