Posted: January 19, 2013
The Top of Virginia Regional Chamber will host a Power Networking Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Sansui Japanese Steak House at Gateway Plaza in Winchester.
Chamber members can register at regionalchamber.biz or call 540-662-4118. They should bring business cards for networking and door prizes.
The Top of Virginia Regional Chamber’s annual awards celebration is almost here.
It will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Best Western Lee-Jackson, with informal networking over cocktails and dinner, as well as a silent auction.
The chamber’s board of directors will also be installed.
The highlight of the program will be the presentation of the awards for Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and Citizen of the Year.
The cost is $75 per person and $750 per table of 10, beginning Monday.
Kare For Kidz, a nonprofit foundation established by attorney Marilyn Ann Solomon, helps children from low-income local families to participate in the Christmas and Easter holidays.
The foundation has helped hundreds of children by providing toys, clothing and food, and for Christmas 2012 was able to assist 22 children.
Donations of money, new toys or clothes for children up to 18 can be made to the Kare For Kidz Foundation at 130 E. Cork St. in Winchester.
For more information, call Solomon at 540-678-0569.
Francis L. Lloyd Jr., a Winchester native and a 1974 graduate of Handley High School, was recently admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court.
Lloyd completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Richmond and law school at the University of Virginia.
He lives in Knoxville, Tenn., with his wife and two children. His parents Mr. and Mrs. Francis L. Lloyd Sr. reside in Winchester.
The 2012 Southern States holiday food drive succeeded in collecting nearly 21⁄2 tons of canned, boxed and other staple food items for food banks and charitable organizations in 36 cities and towns in the company’s South and Mid-Atlantic regions.
The drive was held Nov. 12 through Dec. 16, with collections delivered to community organizations and groups for distribution to the needy.
“We are very grateful to our customers for their generosity and to our retail employees for the efforts they put in to designing the collection boxes and holiday displays,” said Steve Patterson, Southern States’ vice president for marketing and communications.
Southern States is a Richmond-based farm supply and service cooperative, founded in 1923. It provides a wide range of items for the farm and home.
Jimmy B is Century 21 Braddock Realty‘s top producer for December.
Dawn Reidy is the firm’ s top sales agent for the month and Leo Smith is the top lister.
Bruce Sigurdson of Winchester Environmental Consultants Inc.has been appointed for a second term to the American Society for Testing & Materials subcommittee on air quality.
WECI provides industrial hygiene services as part of its Indoor Air Quality program that identifies mold and other air contaminants which have the potential to pose health problems.
Other services the company offers include environmental site assessments, hazardous material surveys, asbestos inspections, asbestos project monitoring and Occupational Safety and Health Administration worker-safety training.
WECI is a family-owned business with more than 21 years of experience providing environmental services to commercial and residential clients in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Contact Sigurdson at weci.biz or 540-877-9420.
Jim Barb Realty Inc. has named George Johnson as its top lister, Margaret Barb as top salesperson and Wayne Wilson as top producer for December.
Prudential PenFed Realty has announced its December honors list: top producer — Willie Shoemaker; top sales — Tammy Rogers; top lister — Lee Mellon.
Briefcase submissions may be emailed to Janice Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 540-667-1649, or sent to 2 N. Kent St., Winchester, Va. 22601. The deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday. Head-shot photos may be sent by email, but group photos cannot be published.