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February 2015

Bond Buyer: McGuireWoods No. 1 Bond Counsel in Southeast for 2014

Thursday, February 26, 2015

  RICHMOND, Va.  – McGuireWoods was the No. 1 bond issuer legal counsel in the Southeastern United States last year with a total sales volume of …

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Registering Your Child for Kindergarten Becomes Easier This Monday When Online Access Goes Live

Thursday, February 26, 2015

      (ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Virginia) – Beginning Monday, March 2, families will be able to register their child online for kindergarten in any of the 16 elementary …

MEMBER: Albemarle County Public Schools

Ben Folds with yMusic, 3 More Events Announced At The Jefferson Theater

Thursday, February 26, 2015

WHAT: Groove Train – The Ultimate Disco Party WHERE: The Jefferson Theater WHEN: Saturday, April 4, 2015 – Doors 7:00 PM, Show 8:00 PM TICKET PRICE: $12 Advance / …

MEMBER: Red Light Management / Starr Hill Presents

MACAA Seeking Sponsors for 28th Annual Men Who Cook!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The 28th AnnualSaturday, April 25th, 2015 6:00PM – 11:00PM Fry’s Spring Beach Club The Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA) is hosting its 28th annual Men Who Cook …

MEMBER: Monticello Area Community Action Agency

Chamber: Virginia Tax Data – 2014 Retail Sales at Record Level ($2.5 Billion) in Albemarle & Charlottesville; Waynesboro Up; Augusta, Greene Even; Louisa Down

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

(Charlottesville, Virginia – February 25) Total retail sales hit a record level over 2014 – $2.5 billion – in Albemarle County & the City of …

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Upcoming Event to Support Building Goodness Foundation’s Work in Women’s Health

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    Charlottesville, VA – Wednesday, February 25, 2015 – Local nonprofit Building Goodness Foundation (BGF) and Charlottesville retailer Derrière de Soie will partner to host a …

MEMBER: Building Goodness Foundation

Virginia Festival of the Book Announces “Stories in Our Lives,” 2015 Saturday Night Headliner Event at The Paramount

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

        Tickets On Sale Now! WHO: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities WHAT: Virginia Festival of the Book Saturday Night Headliner: “Stories in Our Lives” WHEN: Saturday, March 21 at …

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Three Book Festival Events You Shouldn’t Miss – VFH

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

VFH’s Virginia Festival of the Book is Just Three Weeks Away! Whether you’re interested in poetry, sports, or just love a good story, here are three …

MEMBER: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

15% Discount until March 1st for Tom Tom Founders Summit: Code Inside!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    15% Discount on Early Bird Until March 1st Use code CHAMBERFOUNDER 150+ Bands & Artists Alongside some of the world’s most innovative entrepreneurs Get Tickets! Founders Summit Friday April 17 …

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Get Involved in Tom Tom

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

        Deadlines are coming soon! I. Volunteer Pour beer, check IDs, set up & break down events http://tomtomfest.com/get-involved/ II. Play for thousands of people at one of Tom Tom’s block parties + …

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Hospice of the Piedmont Celebrates 35 Years of Serving the Community with End-of-Life and Grief Support Services

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    Charlottesville, VA – February 23, 2015 – This year, Hospice of the Piedmont marks its 35th year of sharing the end-of-life journey with thousands of …

MEMBER: Hospice of the Piedmont

MichieHamlett Elects New Partner, Kyle McNew

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Charlottesville, Virginia (February 24, 2014) MichieHamlett Attorneys at Law is pleased to announce that Kyle McNew has become a partner in the firm. Mr. McNew …

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Roy Wheeler honors Jim Bonner & Byrd Abbott

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    (Charlottesville, VA) – (2/24/15) – (Roy Wheeler Realty Co) On Thursday February 19, 2015, Roy Wheeler Realty Company held their Annual Awards Reception in …

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Boar’s Head Scotch Dinner Thursday, March 5th

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Boar’s Head Scotch Dinner Thursday, March 5th Old Mill Room 6:00 p.m. Reception 6:30 p.m. Dinner Charlottesville, Virginia, February 19, 2015: Pairing Scotch with food? Single malt Scotch is usually …

MEMBER: Boar's Head Inn, A Country Resort at the University of Virginia

“ArtFest in the West” is Friday, February 27, Celebrating Student Artists, Promoting Arts Programs in Local Schools

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

(ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Virginia) – The third annual ArtFest in the West, celebrating visual and performing student artists among the six schools in Albemarle County Public …

MEMBER: Albemarle County Public Schools

Albemarle County Celebrates Sheridan’s Raid on Scottsville

Monday, February 23, 2015

Friday-Sunday, March 6-8, 2015 The weather was cold and rainy, and the James River was high when Union troops under General Phillip Sheridan came to Scottsville …

MEMBER: Albemarle County

Albemarle County Announces Hiring of Economic Development Director

Friday, February 20, 2015

Albemarle County has named Faith McClintic as its new Economic Development Director effective April 1, 2015. McClintic will be the first director of the County’s …

MEMBER: Albemarle County

Ann H. Walker Named Director of Sales and Marketing at Boar’s Head

Friday, February 20, 2015

Boar’s Head Welcomes New Director of Hospitality Sales and Marketing Charlottesville, VA February 16, 2015: Boar’s Head has hired Ann H. Walker as Director of Sales …

MEMBER: Boar's Head Inn, A Country Resort at the University of Virginia

$5 Reserved Tickets Available for UVA Women’s Basketball vs. Louisville March 1

Friday, February 20, 2015

March 1 Women’s Basketball vs. Louisville at 1 p.m. Visit http://wahoowa.net/wbbmarch1 to purchase $5 reserved tickets to the game Enjoy youth activities on the concourse during pre-game : -Poster coloring -Face …

MEMBER: University of Virginia

Albemarle County Spelling Bee Rescheduled for February 25

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

      The Albemarle County Spelling Bee, originally scheduled for this evening, February 18, has been postponed due to inclement weather. The Spelling Bee now will take …

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Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® Join the Virginia Association of REALTORS® in Richmond to Meet Legislators

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

    Richmond, VA — More than 500 Virginia Association of REALTORS® (VAR) members, including 30 plus members from the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® (CAAR), participated …

MEMBER: CAAR

Easy Star All-Stars Return to The Jefferson, 5 New Shows Announced at The Southern

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

WHAT: Easy Star All-Stars with The Skints & Dub Architect WHERE: The Jefferson Theater WHEN: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 – Doors 8:00 PM, Show 9:00 PM TICKET PRICE: $18 …

MEMBER: Red Light Management / Starr Hill Presents

Two Charlottesville Hotel Properties Among the 2015 Forbes Travel Guide Star Award Winners

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

          Keswick Hall and Golf Club & The Clifton Inn make the short list of honored Virginia properties.CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (February 11, 2015) – The Charlottesville Albemarle …

MEMBER: Charlottesville Albemarle CVB

Corporate Decision Makers Rate McGuireWoods Partners Among Elite for Client Service Excellence

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Jonathan Blank, Geoffrey Cockrell and John Wilburn Named BTI ‘All-Stars’ McGuireWoods partners Jonathan T. Blank, Geoffrey C. Cockrell and John D. Wilburn are among an elite group of lawyers recognized for client …

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Albemarle County Local Government Announces 2015 Annual Report to the Community

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Celebrating Progress During a Year of Opportunity and ChallengeAlbemarle County local government is pleased to present you with our 2015 Annual Report to the Community, …

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Building Bridges Announces Merger with Virginia Neurocare Foundation

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

We are delighted to announce that in January 2015, Building Bridges Charlottesville merged their services with Virginia Neurocare Foundation to form The BridgeLine. This merger integrates …

MEMBER: Building Bridges Charlottesville

Learn what is needed to get a bank loan! Learn about micro lending!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Register now! Don’t Miss Out! What is needed for a bank loan? What is a Micro-loan? Seminar is scheduled for Thursday, February 26 from 3:00 PM – …

MEMBER: SCORE

Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2015 Continues Work with Nonprofits and Gathers at MichieTavern

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

After two and a half months  of working with their respective nonprofit partner for the team projects, the Leadership Charlottesville Class of 2015 gathered together …

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Chamber Business Academy Four Part Social Media Series Holds First Class

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

  The Chamber Business Academy held its first class for the Winter/Spring semester on Tuesday, February 10. Part 1 of the 4-part series Building Your Business …

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Travinia to Host SARA Fundraiser February 23rd

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

On Feburary 23rd, Travinia Italian Kitchen will be donating 10% of all food purchases to the Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA). Join Travinia for lunch or …

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Tickets on Sale Now for Virginia Festival of the Book Leadership Breakfast with Beth Macy

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

MEMBER: Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Its Performances Have Earned Billions of Dollars; Now “Beauty and the Beast” Will Star at Western Albemarle High School

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

      (ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Virginia) – One of the most highly celebrated musical productions in recent theater history, Beauty and the Beast, will be the signature performance …

MEMBER: Albemarle County Public Schools

Tom Tom Founders Festival Invites Artists, Musicians, and Founders to Participate

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Festival’s competitions offer thousands of dollars in prizes, investment, and grants CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (January 30, 2015) – Deadlines are approaching for opportunities to participate in Tom Tom’s …

MEMBER: Tom Tom Founders Festival

VHSL Announces Group 6A Girls 2014 All-State Volleyball Team

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

First Colonial’s Catie Espinoza selected Player of the Year; First Colonial’s Edie Magula  named Coach of the Year CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — The Virginia High School League …

MEMBER: Virginia High School League

PVCC Introduces New Programs of Study

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

        Charlottesville, Va. – Piedmont Virginia Community College is introducing new Retail Management and Central Services Technician programs of study that can be completed in less …

MEMBER: Piedmont Virginia Community College

Tom Tom Founders Festival: Virginia’s Biggest Party Is All About Startups

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tom Tom Founders Festival: A Week of Concerts, Art, and Ideas in Charlottesville, April 13-19 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (February 10, 2015) – Tom Tom Founders Festival celebrates …

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Part Rock Concert, Part Science Experiment: ArcAttack – Live On Stage! On Sale Now!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

      WHO: The Paramount Theater WHAT:  ArcAttack WHEN: February 22, 2015 at 2PM WHERE: The Paramount Theater, Charlottesville, VA Tickets On Sale Now! $15.50 Youth, $19.50 Adult Online:  http://www.theparamount.net/2014/paramount-presents-arcattack/ Phone: 434-979-1333 In Person: Paramount Box Office, …

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Indaco Risk Advisors Announces Partnership with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-Virginia Chapter

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

    Indaco Risk Advisors, a risk management firm experienced in serving the Charlottesville area since 1989, is proud to announce our partnership with the Cystic Fibrosis …

MEMBER: Indaco Risk Advisors Inc

Neighborhood Open House: Route 29/250 Interchange “Best Buy Ramp” Project

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

On Thursday, February 12, Albemarle County Supervisor Diantha McKeel and Charlottesville officials will host a Neighborhood Open House on the Route 29/250 Interchange project (also …

MEMBER: Albemarle County

The 2015 CBIC Awards Honoring Area Innovators & Entrepreneurs Features Seven All-New Awards

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Award Nominations Open through Feb. 28! CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, Tuesday, February 10, 2015 – The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) is pleased to announce that nominations are …

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Chamber to Present 2015 Hovey Dabney Award for Corporate Citizenship to Virginia National Bank at Chamber Annual Membership Meeting & Business Luncheon – February 26th at Holiday Inn – Emmet Street

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

(Charlottesville, Virginia – February 9) The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce today announced that it will present its 2015 Hovey S. Dabney Award for Corporate …

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Employers Invited to Participate in PVCC’s 31st Annual Job Fair

Monday, February 9, 2015

Charlottesville, Va. – There is still time for local employers to participate in Piedmont Virginia Community College’s 31st Annual Job Fair scheduled for Wednesday, March …

MEMBER: Piedmont Virginia Community College

Second Straight Year CHS Is Represented on the Program

Friday, February 6, 2015

For a second consecutive year, a Charlottesville High School alum will perform on the GRAMMY Awards, which airs Sunday night.  Violist Caroline Buckman ’92 will …

MEMBER: Charlottesville City Schools

Black History Program for Preschoolers YMCA Intergenerational Learning Center at Jefferson School

Friday, February 6, 2015

  CHARLOTTESVILLE – The PIEDMONT FAMILY YMCA is collaborating with Alex-Zan (Charles Alexander), a native of Charlottesville, who is an early trail-blazer, one of a dozen …

MEMBER: Piedmont Family YMCA

Is Your Business Prepared for Disaster?

Thursday, February 5, 2015

        Microbursts, earthquakes, Derechos, fires, and more. Disasters can happen at any time. Is your business prepared for it? On Tuesday, February 17th the Charlottesville Chamber …

MEMBER: Albemarle County

NEW IRS SCAM DETECTED!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Please share this information: There is a new scam being emailed to taxpayers. The email says it is from the IRS and requests taxpayer to input …

Better World Betty Declares 2015 the Year of Recycling!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Charlottesville, Virginia – Better World Betty, a local environmental organization, and EcoVillage Charlottesville are hosting a Recycling Bingo Night from 6-7:30pm on Wednesday, February 4th as …

Valentine’s Day Shopping to Benefit Building Goodness Foundation

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Charlottesville, VA – Tuesday, February 3, 2015 – Local nonprofit Building Goodness Foundation (BGF) and local retailer Great Outdoor Provision Co. will partner to host …

MEMBER: Building Goodness Foundation

Albemarle County Office of Management and Budget Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

        Albemarle County Office of Management and Budget has been awarded The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation …

MEMBER: Albemarle County

Nicholas Wood to speak at Ash Lawn-Highland Feb. 11 for African American History Month

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

  Wood to lecture on Monroe and Crises of Slavery CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—Scholar Nicholas Wood will speak at Ash Lawn-Highland, the home of President James Monroe, Wednesday, Feb. …

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Timberlake Lighting Vendor Trade Fair

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Timberlake Lighting invites you to attend our upcoming Vendor Trade Fair Thursday, February 12th 2:00 to 5:00 pm Timberlake Lighting Showroom Representatives from various lighting manufacturers will be on hand …

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PVCC Gains Sonography Accreditation

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

        Charlottesville, Va. – Piedmont Virginia Community College’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program has earned a five-year initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health …

MEMBER: Piedmont Virginia Community College

The Decemberists – June 1 – The nTelos Wireless Pavilion

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Decemberists June 1 The nTelos Wireless Pavilion ♦ Charlottesville, VA ON SALE THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6 AT 10:00AM CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (FEB 3, 2015/7AM) With a new album, What …

MEMBER: Red Light Management / Starr Hill Presents

Jonathan Davis Begins Tenure as Martha Jefferson Hospital President

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

      Martha Jefferson Hospital is pleased to welcome Jonathan Davis to the Martha Jefferson family. Davis started in his new role as president on January 27th …

MEMBER: Martha Jefferson Hospital

Join Us for the 2015 Spring National Theatre Live in HD Line-Up at The Paramount: Two New Titles Just Announced! Behind the Beautiful Forevers & A View From the Bridge

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

        Tickets On Sale Now! WHO: London’s National Theatre Live in HD and The Paramount Theater WHAT and WHEN:Treasure Island – February 8 at 2PM Of Mice and Men – …

MEMBER: The Paramount Theater

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