Jesse Bayne McDougal and Daniel Chenoweth have been elected to the board of the Newport News Education Foundation, each for terms beginning in September and expiring in June 2024. McDougal is a Peninsula native and a REALTOR® with Abbitt Realty. A graduate of Poquoson High School, Christopher Newport University and Randolph-Macon College, she was formerly an elementary school educator in the Newport News Public Schools. Chenoweth is a tax partner with PBMares and serves as the firm’s regional market leader for the coastal region. He has twice been awarded Super CPA recognition by in the Small Business Consulting category by Virginia Business magazine. He recently served as chairman of the board of directors of the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.
August events scheduled by the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce include August 5: Webinar: Design Thinking to Improve Your Business, Matthew H. Steilberg, EVP/Director of Retail Banking, C & F Bank; August 10, Coffee Connection, Downtown Hampton Child Development Center; August 12, Pink Bag Lunch, with Julie Duregger, Smart Beginnings Virginia Peninsula; August 24: 2021 Peninsula Executive Leadership Forum with Steve Drew, Chief of Police, Newport News Police Department; and August 26, Business Connection After Hours, at Beth Moore & Associates, CPAs. For registration and additional information, go to www.virginiapeninsula
United Way of the Virginia Peninsula (UWVP) launched its Community Assistance Network (CAN), a network of community partners working together to keep Peninsula neighbors housed, healthy and thriving. This network includes diverse community organizations providing various services to Peninsula residents in need and is supported by United Way’s Advocacy and Referral Service. CAN was created as one point of entry serving the entire Peninsula. Steve Kast is president and CEO of UWVP.
As president of the Rotary Club of Warwick at City Center, Sharon Martin (second from right) is allocated $1,000 to donate to a local nonprofit of her choice. Martin selected the Four Oaks Day Services Center (FODSC), where a beauty salon will be built, giving women experiencing homelessness the gift of pride and renewal. Four Oaks helps people transition out of homelessness into employment, stable housing and independence. Shown with Martin during the presentation are (front row, left to right) Kenneth O’Neil, construction manager, YouthBuild; Quincy White, executive director, FODSC; and Amy Jones; (back row, left to right) Rayvenn Webb, case manager, Volunteers of America; Demario Daniels, program manager, Volunteers of America; Dan Carrera, program manager, YouthBuild; and Capt. Joel Perry, Top Guard Security.
The Rotary Club of Warwick at City Center welcomed Michael C. Tillotson as a new Rotarian. Tillotson, sponsored by Martin, is an attorney in Newport News and specializes in the area of DUI/DWI defense. Tillotson is shown with Martin (left) and Anne Wozniak, membership chair.
Rotary members recognized by Martin (left) and Carol Chamberlain, foundation chair (second from left) as Paul Harris Fellows, which acknowledges individuals who contribute $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation, include Davetta Rinehart, a PHF+6; Baljit Gill, a PHF+5 and Rusty Sprouse, a PHF+6.
Virginia Living Museum held a successful 2021 Living Otter Ball: A Community Conservation Challenge, with TowneBank as its presenting sponsor. The virtual campaign encouraged and inspired community members to become ambassadors for conservation, biodiversity and education. More than 200 charitable community members raised $181,964. Top fundraising teams were St. Matthew’s Catholic School and Team Abbitt. The top three fundraising individuals were Rebecca Francese, for most dollars raised, and Terri McCaughan and Jamie Firth, with the most donors. Sponsors included Ferguson Cares, Abbitt Realty Co., Rosie’s Gaming Emporium, Newport News Shipbuilding, W. M. Jordan Company, Inc., Riverside Health System, Harry and Judy Wason, Charles and Mari Ann Banks, Kaufman & Canoles, P.C., Bowditch Ford, Cell Phone Zone – Denbigh, Jeff’s Flowers of Course, Rotary Club of Warwick at City Center, Robert Brown & Associates, Inc., Heather Hughes Photography, Amory LeCuyer from Hampton House Auctions, The Vacation Channel and St. George Brewing Company.
Top June agents for CENTURY 21 Nachman Realty’s Peninsula office were Chaz Fiscella, top listing and selling agent; Jamie Coldsnow, top closing agent; Dee Karlsson, top producing agent; and Patrick Flannery, top referring agent.