Tidbits – February 2024

Old Point National Bank has been selected as one of the “Best Banks to Work For 2023” by American Banker. Robert F. Shuford, Jr., is chairman, president and chief executive officer.

Liz Moore & Associates has been selected for membership in Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World,® a global real estate community comprised of 550 real estate companies awarded membership based on standards for service and performance. Liz Moore is president of the firm.

Sandra Hood

Top selling associate for October at Coldwell Banker Traditions’ Peninsula office was Sandra Hood.

Alan K. Archer, acting city manager, has been elevated to the position of Newport News city manager by Newport News City Council following a nationwide search. Serving as acting city manager since August, Archer joined the city in 2006 as an assistant city manager. He previously served as Hopewell’s director of human resources, assistant city manager and city manager and as Petersburg’s Main Street project manager, recreation department interim director and assistant to the city manager.

Langley for Families Foundation announced the grantees of its third giving cycle in 2023, a total of $232,700 donated to 25 nonprofit organizations across the Greater Hampton Roads area. Grant recipients include An Achievable Dream; Bacon Street Youth and Family Services; Center for Sexual Assault Survivors; Children’s Assistive Technology Service; Communities in Schools of Hampton Roads; Dreams of Hope Foundation; Families of Autistic Children of Tidewater, Inc.; G I R L S Club; Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic; Grove Christian Outreach Center; Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads; Menchville House Ministries; Mercy Medical Angels; NATASHA House; New Vision Youth Services; Peake Child Development Center; Peninsula Agency on Aging; Project Connection Foundation; Ronald McDonald House Charities of Norfolk, VA; Samaritan House; The Mariners’ Museum; THRIVE Peninsula; VersAbility Resources Virginia Beach Economic Development; and Williamsburg Area Meals-on-Wheels.

Luther Elmore
Jamie Coldsnow
Judy Sawyer

Top December agents for CENTURY 21 Nachman Realty’s Peninsula office were Luther Elmore, top listing agent; Jamie Coldsnow, top selling and top producing agent; and Judy Sawyer, top closing agent.

Rotarians from the Rotary Clubs of Newport News, Oyster Point, Virginia Peninsula, Warwick at City Center and Yorktown continued their multi-club district grant “Connections that THRIVE” by volunteering at The Market at THRIVE on four separate Take Over Nights in November, December and January. Rotarians assembled room dividers, assisted clients as they shopped for food, inventoried incoming food donations, restocked shelves and purchased additional food from the grocery store for the holiday season. In addition, a food drive was held by several clubs and more than 700 pounds of food was collected for THRIVE. Since September, Rotarians have volunteered more than 260 hours to this project, conveying the principal motto of Rotary “Service Above Self.” For information about how to become a Rotarian, visit Rotary.org. For more information about THRIVE, visit thrivepeninsula.org.

Virginia Peninsula Community College President Dr. Towuanna Porter Brannon  (right) facilitated a discussion between U.S. Representative Bobby Scott (left) and State Delegate Rob Wittman (middle) at a seminar entitled “United for Impact: Bridging Higher Education, Communities and Businesses.”