Tidbits – April 2020

J. Mark West has joined James River Architects as a new partner. Born and raised locally, West graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and has practiced architecture in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Tennessee. He was the project architect on the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certified building in Virginia and has been responsible for additional LEED certified projects over the years.

TPMG Imaging and Breast Centers in Newport News, Williamsburg and Hampton will offer screening mammogram appointments on three Saturdays throughout 2020 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 6, October 1, and December 5. TPMG Imaging and Breast Centers are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and offer 2D and 3D mammography imaging to achieve the best quality images for each patient. For an appointment, call 757-873-1936 in Newport News, 757-707-3510, 757-504-1170 in Hampton or through a primary care provider’s office.

Thaddeus B. Holloman, Sr., senior vice president with Old Point National Bank, has been appointed by Governor Ralph Northam for a four-year term on the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Holloman has more than 30 years experience in banking with emphasis in commercial lending and relationship management. He is a board member of the Riverside Health System, the Newport News Education Foundation, the Newport News Employees Retirement Fund Committee on Investments and the Virginia Peninsula Chapter of 100 Black Men of America. Holloman is a recipient of the Humanitarian Award from the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities.

Newport News Tourism has created a new incentive for Toast the Coast participants who complete a trail before May 1, 2020. All stamped/completed pocket guides brought into the Newport News, Hampton or Smithfield visitor centers before April 30 will be eligible to win a basket of merchandise supplied by establishments participating in the Toast the Coast beer, wine and shine trail. The winner will be drawn and contacted May 1.

The Rotary Club at Warwick at City Center held its 75th Anniversary Gala at the Kiln Creek Resort Ballroom in February, recognizing current and past club members and their friends and family, current and past district governors and a commendation from the City of Newport News that was presented by Newport News Vice Mayor Tina Vick. Past club president Davetta Rinehart was presented with the Honorary Paul Harris Fellow designation, the highest award given by Rotary International to a club member. The Club presented a $5,000 check to Rebecca Kleinhample, executive director of the Virginia Living Museum (VLM) and club member. The Warwick Rotary Club was instrumental in the founding of VLM.

James C. Kyriakedes, M.D., has joined Riverside Health System as the newest hand surgeon with Riverside Orthopedic, Sports Medicine & Psychiatry Specialists in Newport News and Riverside Orthopedic Specialists in Williamsburg. Kyriakedes treats patients with hand, wrist and elbow problems. Originally from Ohio, Kyriakedes earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati and completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, followed by fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Frank S. James has been named director of public works for the City of Newport News by City Manager Cindy Rohlf. James will oversee a budget of $96 million and staff of more than 350 employees providing services to citizens of Newport News in the areas of administration, solid waste management, stormwater, street maintenance and wastewater. James brings more than 35 years of public works experience to the position. He has worked for the Newport News Public Works since 1984, serving as acting director of public works since January 2019, and as stormwater operations superintendent among other positions.

Luther Elmore
Melanie Whitehead
Teresa Ashberry

Top February agents for CENTURY 21 Nachman Realty’s Peninsula office were Luther Elmore, top listing and top producing agent; Melanie Whitehead, top selling agent; and Theresa Ashberry, top closing agent.

Sentara Healthcare has awarded a grant to The Denbigh House, the Newport News based Clubhouse-model program of Community Brain Injury Services, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. The grant will address transportation challenges and provide a connection to care for survivors of brain injury on the Peninsula, eliminating the barrier to services created by a lack of transportation. Additionally, the Peninsula case management program will use funding to help clients independently attend medical, mental health and rehabilitation appointments to The Denbigh House. The Denbigh House was the first community-based service for survivors of brain injury in Hampton Roads. For more information on The Denbigh House and referrals to the program, contact Jessica Dupuy at 757-833-7845 or jessica@communitybraininjury.org.

Virginia Living Museum’s 16th annual Bacchus Wine & Food Festival, took place in February with 660 guests in attendance. The event raised $88,447 in support of science education and conservation. Virginia Green is a partnership program among the Virginia Department of Environmental Equality, Virginia Tourism Corporation and Virginia Restaurant, Lodging and Travel Association. The program promotes practical pollution prevention techniques in all sectors of Virginia’s tourism industry. During the event, Virginia Living Museum (VLM) recycled more than 600 pounds of glass wine bottles in the course of the evening. Glass is 100 percent recyclable and can be recycled endlessly to make new glass without loss in quality. Among the guests joining Rebecca Kleinhample, VLM executive director (second from left) were presenting sponsor Old Point National Bank representatives (left to right) Don Buckless, Laura Wright, Delegate Martha Mugler, Sharon Martin, Rob Cowling, McKim Williams, Sherri McQuillan, Heather Livingston and Georgia Williams.

Hugh J. Barlow, partner at Brown, Edwards & Company, L.L.P.; Rhonda Bell, office of science education, Jefferson Lab; Robert Criner, president of Criner Remodeling; Tanya Howard, senior manager, external workforce development program, Newport News Shipbuilding; Sabrina Jones, director of strategic/corporate partnerships at Mariners’ Museum; Barry Nachman, president of Century 21 Nachman Realty; Lee Vreeland, Ed D., president and CEO of An Achievable Dream, Inc; Macon Whitson, senior project coordinator, Newport News Economic Development Authority; and Dr. Kellie Mason, principal at Warwick High School, have been elected to the board of the Newport News Education Foundation (NNEF). The expansion of the board brings together a stronger team to support offering Newport News Public School (NNPS) students the best education possible. NNEF is a diverse group of citizens who support the efforts of NNPS to prepare students for their future. Members bring to the foundation their expertise in business, education and industry, as well as skills in community and military leadership.

April events scheduled by the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce include Women’s Leadership Forum, April 9; Business Connection After Hours, April 23; and Inaugural First Citizen Gala, April 25. For registration and information, go to www.virginiapeninsulachamber.com/events/calendar.


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