Building a Brand
New GM embodies the vision of ‘Moving Lives Forward’ By Marly Fuller What does the office of a successful leader look like? Take a peek into Shawn Hays, and you will see it’s empty. Just a spotless desk and a small round table with some chairs for impromptu meetings. ... Read more
Lively atmosphere at new veterinary office
By Marly Fuller Have you ever been to a Flying Squirrel’s baseball game and wondered where Parker the Rally Pig lives? He shares a home with another pot-bellied pig, 10 rescue dogs and a veterinarian named Dr. Deirdre Mason. She is the creator and owner of Chester’s newest veterinary... Read more
Carvana plans to invest $25 million to establish vehicle inspection and reconditioning center  Governor Ralph Northam announced that Carvana Co., a leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, plans to invest $25 million to establish a new vehicle inspection and reconditioning facility in Chesterfield County. Virginia successfully... Read more
Deux Amis, She Chester  celebrate new locations
The Chester Business Association held a ribbon cutting and social at the new locations of Deux Amis Med Spa and She Chester Boutique. Pictured above are Tammy Mormando (Deux Amis) cutting the ribbon with Paul Schindel (She Chester) with members of the Chester Business Association, friends and customers. Duex... Read more
Former county building repurposed for bank
Chesapeake Bank recently held a ground-breaking at their new Chesterfield location, 10000 Courtview Road. The building formerly was used by the state Department of Motor Vehicles and the county Risk Management Department. Pictured from left are Tommy Adams, Elizabeth Ditsler, Cheryl Norton and Kimberly Neal. (Courtesy photo) Read more
Candidates discuss Carvana development
Last week, Republican Jim Ingle and Democrat Murtaza Khan spoke and answered questions about the proposed Carvana auto inspection and storage facility planned for Woods Edge Road. The project is slated to be considered by the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors on Sept. 25. Both candidates, who are vying to... Read more
Job seekers and those who would like to explore future career options are invited to stop by John Tyler Community College for two part-time Job and Internship Fairs. At these events, area employers will be on hand to discuss current part-time job and internship opportunities available in Central Virginia.... Read more
Popular eatery to reopen in October
Chester’s Chick-fil-A closed in late August to allow for the creation of two drive-through lanes and a minor building addition. The business, located at 2900 W. Hundred Road, is slated to reopen in October. (Caleb M. Soptelean photo) Read more
Out of Africa: Chester woman incorporates Senegalese products into business
Omilade Davis-Smith has a heart for Africa. The Chester resident and Richmond native incorporates products from French-speaking Senegal into her business, Essentially Omi. Each year, Davis-Smith makes anywhere from one to three trips to Toubab Dialaw, a West African town located on the Atlantic Ocean. She brings black soap... Read more
Candlewood Suites coming near I-295
It looks as if a Candlewood Suites hotel is coming to eastern Chesterfield County. A site plan for a 90-room, five-story hotel was approved by the county Planning Department on April 25. The plan calls for a 54,545-square-foot building at 572 E. Hundred Road, next to a Wawa convenience... Read more