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Local Business Briefs 2/11/16

Compiled by Susan Larson. Photo provided by the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors’ Regional Transportation Action Committee.

Chamber’s Regional Transportation Action Committee Meets with Kaine, Warner and Wittman
Members of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors’ Regional Transportation Action Committee (pictured) met with Senator Tim Kaine, Senator Mark Warner and Representative Rob Wittman on February 2, 2016. “We discussed the need for adequate federal transportation funding and various options to meet this need that we will support,” said Kasey Nabal
Government and Military Affairs manager at the chamber. “In addition we asked for funding support for the I-95 North Bound River Crossing.”

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer Announces Stafford County Land Sale
Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer announced the sale of approximately 132 acres situated along 400 Marlborough Point Road in Stafford County. David C. Frederick purchased the land from 400 Marlborough Point, LLC for $2.8 million as an investment, Paula English, Thalhimer communications director said. Mike Degen of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer handled the sale negotiations on behalf of the seller.

Chili’s Southpoint Property Sold
MAGGA Investments, LLC purchased the Chili’s restaurant at 10010 Southpoint Pkwy. for $2.35 million as an investment. It was purchased from Battlefield Industrial Park, LLC, owned by local real estate investor Rich McDaniel. Chili’s has a long-term lease on the property, and will continue to do business there.

Workforce NOW Workshop: Whose time is it Anyway?
In a world full of meetings, multi-tasking and competing priorities, your time may not seem like your own. There are tools and techniques that can help. Devin T. Fedor, director of Learning & Organizational Development at Mary Washington Healthcare will present “Whose time is it Anyway?” from 8 – 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25. Cost is $20 for chamber members and students, and $35 for the general public. The Workforce NOW presentation will be held at the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2300 Fall Hill Ave., Suite 240, in Fredericksburg. Register at: http://fredericksburgregionalchamber.chambermaster.com/Events/details/workforce-now-workshop-whose-time-is-it-anyway-3812#sthash.gq4WV3df.dpuf

The Washington House Challenge
The George Washington Foundation announced The Washington House Challenge. Donations of $5,000 or more received by March 1, 2016, will be matched dollar for dollar. The money will be used for Kenmore Plantation and Ferry Farm, including construction of the interpretive replica of the Washington house. For more information, visit kenmore.org/whc or call The George Washington Foundation at 540-373-3381.

UMW Libraries Receives Grant
University of Mary Washington Libraries, in partnership with the Center for Historic Preservation and UMW Facilities Services, has been awarded a $6,250 grant by the community Duff McDuff Green Jr. Fund. The grant will help fund the preservation and digitization of the university’s architectural blueprints and drawings — particularly those related to noted Virginia architect Charles M. Robinson, whose architectural designs grace campuses and other buildings throughout the commonwealth of Virginia.

Friends of Wilderness Battlefield Seeks Ellwood Manor Volunteers
Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) is seeking new volunteers to staff positions at Ellwood Manor for the 2016 Season. Ellwood Manor is the only Civil War-era structure remaining on the Wilderness Battlefield. Volunteers may choose to become a Historic House Guide, providing guided tours in the house, or a member of the Ground Force at Ellwood, maintaining the beautiful grounds surrounding the manor. The first training session will be held on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. Contact Bob Lookabill at [email protected] or 540-972-5668 with any questions regarding Historic House Guide training or to indicate that you plan to attend. Volunteers interested in joining the Ground Force, contact Mark Wakeman at [email protected] for information.

UMW to Attempt Guinness World Record
In honor of the retirement of President Richard V. Hurley in June 2016, the University of Mary Washington will attempt to break a Guinness world record. Hurley is known as “the high-fiving president.” The goal is to achieve the highest number of people performing simultaneous jumping high-fives. The event will take place at 4 p.m. April 13, 2016, in the William M. Anderson Center on the Fredericksburg campus. Doors open at 2 p.m. Registration, which is free but required, will begin on Monday, March 7. Due to building capacity, UMW will accept 3,000 registrants, and the first 2,500 participants to arrive at the event will be included in the official attempt. For more information, visit www.umw.edu/highfivehurley or contact the Office of Media and Public Relations at 540-654-1055.

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