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Innsbrook Mixed Use Phase One Slated to Begin

INNSBROOK MIXED USE PHASE ONE SLATED TO BEGIN

After years of planning and research, Innsbrook’s zoning designation as an Urban Mixed Use “UMU” development is coming to fruition.  Developers plan to break ground on phase 1 by the end of November at the corner of Innslake Drive and Dominion Boulevard in Innsbrook.

“We saw the potential value in Innsbrook right away”, said developer Richard Souter of WVS Companies.  WAM Associates LLC, led by Joe Marchetti Jr., along with Richmond-based WVS, filed their updated plans last month for the second phase of their Innslake Place apartment development at 4235 Innslake Place in Innsbrook.

The first phase calls for a five-story, 100-unit apartment complex on the corner of Innslake Drive and Dominion Boulevard.  The second phase of 123 units will extend above a surface parking lot next door to the Benchmark Mortgage Company building on the site.  The development will include a 255-space parking deck for office tenants and residents, and a courtyard and improved walkways with upscale landscaping.  “Innsbrook is already the heart of business in Henrico and one of the largest business parks in the state.  The future is urban so we are taking the lead with this project as we begin to actualize the vision of the Innsbrook Architectural Review Committee for the future growth and densification of Innsbrook”, Richard Souter, continued.  The first phase of Innslake Place is slated to be finished by the first quarter of 2020.

Innsbrook business park was the brain child of founders, Sidney Gunst and Paul Kreckman nearly 4 decades ago.  While history certainly has its place, it is also important to continue to keep pace with changes in trends.  With this in mind, Mr.  Gunst and Mr.  Kreckman, along with the Innsbrook Owners Association, decided to make plans for “Innsbrook Next”.  Innsbrook business park is managed by Highwoods Properties which owns the largest percentage of property in Innsbrook.  “Highwoods Properties is thrilled for the first new residential apartment community in Innsbrook Corporate Center to become reality in the near future.  We have thousands of office customers who enjoy the many amenities of Innsbrook and this project is a validation of the desirable ‘live, work, play’”, remarked Highwoods Properties’ Richmond Lead and Vice President, Jane DuFrane.

In addition to the 400 companies and 20,000 employees that call Innsbrook their home for business, thousands more come to Innsbrook each year for entertainment, community engagement, retail opportunities, and for the pristinely landscaped natural features of Innsbrook which include more than 5 miles of walking trails and 36 acres of man-made lakes.  To say that Innsbrook is unique is an understatement.  “With built-in retail in the Innsbrook Shoppes, which is walking distance from the apartment development, this was the perfect location for our project”, Souter commented.

“The Innsbrook Foundation team will continue to build on the 80-100 events that we host and oversee in Innsbrook each year.  Plans are already underway to add programming that reflects the needs and interests of our expanded community”, remarked Innsbrook Foundation Executive Director, Yvonne Mastromano.

Give Back this Fall in Innsbrook!

Give Back This Fall in Innsbrook

Check out all the outdoor charity events you can attend this season!

 

NamiWalks Virginia 2018

Date:9/22/18 @ 10:00 A.M.  – 2:00 P.M.

As NAMIWalks celebrates its 16th anniversary, we invite you to take part in NAMI’s largest and most successful mental health awareness and fundraising event in the country.

When you walk with NAMI, you join the movement to raise awareness of mental illness and raise funds for our mission to help individuals and families right here in our region.

Click Here to register and help us as we improve lives and our communities one step at a time.

 

 

 

Autism Speaks Walk 2018

Date:9/29/18

Start/ End Time: 8:30 Registration; 10 A.M – 12 P.M.  Walk

Autism Speaks Walk is the world’s largest autism fundraising event dedicated to improving the lives of people with autism.  Powered by the love of parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, relatives, and supporters, the funds raised help ensure people of all abilities have access to the tools needed to lead ‘their best lives’.

The commitment of individuals like you plays a critical role in raising the funding needed to fuel innovative research and lifelong supports and services.  Working together, there is no limit to what we can achieve.

Click Here to register in a walk near you!

 

 

American Heart Association Walk 2018

Date:10/6/18

Race Starts at 9:30 A.M

This mission of the American Heart Association is Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.  By 2020, they plan to impact and to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent.  The American Heart Association makes an extraordinary impact through our wide range of lifesaving activities.

Join walkers from across our community as they step out to have fun, get inspired & support a meaningful cause.

Click Here for more detailed information about how to register for the 2018 American Heart Association Walk!

 

 

 Light The Night Richmond 2018

Date:10/13/18

Start/ End Time :5:00 P.M.  – 8:30 P.M.

At Light The Night, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society aim to bring light to the darkness of cancer through research and cures.  Light The Night is a series of fundraising campaigns benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) funding of research to find blood cancer cures.  They bring hope instead of despair by working to ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients.  They bring communities together to celebrate those who are fighting the disease and to honor those we have lost.

Click Here to register and to learn more information about Light The Night!

We are taking steps to end cancer.  WE LIGHT THE NIGHT.

 

 

Central Virginia Kidney Walk 2018 

Date:10/20/18

Check In/ Start Time: 9:00 A.M.  / 10:00 A.M

The positive energy of thousands of people at the Kidney Walk is invigorating, inspiring and amazing.

According to The National Kidney Foundation that’s because the Kidney Walk is not just about kidney disease.  It’s about peopleIt’s about the patients, families, and people at risk.  It’s about individuals walking to help improve and extend people’s lives.  It’s about people from across the country raising vital funds and helping the National Kidney Foundation expand the public conversation from kidney disease to kidney health.

Click Here to register to walk!

The time is NOW and the person is YOU! Be a part of your community at The Central Virginia Kidney walk this 2018!

 

Walk To end Alzheimer’s 2018

Date:11/3/18

Start/ End Time of event: 6:00 A.M.  – 12:00 P.M.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide.  The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.  This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease!
When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel the mission of The Alzheimer’s Association, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community.  The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help participants reach their fundraising goal.

Click Here to register to walk!

Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease!

 

 

 

 

COLD WEATHER ALERT: Your Health, Your Home

When temperatures drop significantly below normal, staying warm and safe can be a challenge.  Learn how to prepare for winter storms, prevent cold-related health problems, and protect yourself during all stages of a winter storm.

Your Health

Serious health problems can result from prolonged exposure to the cold, such as hypothermia and frostbite.

HYPOTHERMIA FOCUS:
Hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature, is a dangerous condition that can occur when a person is exposed to extremely cold temperatures.  Stay safe this winter by learning more about hypothermia, including who is most at risk, signs and symptoms, and what to do if someone develops hypothermia.

 

What is Hypothermia?
Hypothermia is caused by prolonged exposures to very cold temperatures.  When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it’s produced.  Lengthy exposures will eventually use up your body’s stored energy, which leads to lower body temperature.
Body temperature that is too low affects the brain, making the victim unable to think clearly or move well.  This makes hypothermia especially dangerous, because a person may not know that it’s happening and won’t be able to do anything about it.
While hypothermia is most likely at very cold temperatures, it can occur even at cool temperatures (above 40°F) if a person becomes chilled from rain, sweat, or submersion in cold water.

 

Who’s Most at Risk?
Victims of hypothermia are often:
Older adults with inadequate food, clothing, or heating
Babies sleeping in cold bedrooms
People who remain outdoors for long periods—the homeless, hikers, hunters, etc.
People who drink alcohol or use illicit drugs.
Recognizing Hypothermia

Warnings signs of hypothermia:

Adults:
shivering, exhaustion
confusion, fumbling hands
memory loss, slurred speech drowsiness

Infants:
Bright red, cold skin.
Very low energy.
Don’t Wait- Take Action
If you notice any of these signs, take the person’s temperature.  If it is below 95° F, the situation is an emergency—get medical attention immediately.

 

If medical care is not available, begin warming the person, as follows:
Get the victim into a warm room or shelter.
If the victim has on any wet clothing, remove it.
Warm the center of the body first—chest, neck, head, and groin—using an electric blanket, if available.  You can also use skin-to-skin contact under loose, dry layers of blankets, clothing, towels, or sheets.
Warm beverages can help increase body temperature, but do not give alcoholic beverages.  Do not try to give beverages to an unconscious person.
After body temperature has increased, keep the person dry and wrapped in a warm blanket, including the head and neck.
Get medical attention as soon as possible.
A person with severe hypothermia may be unconscious and may not seem to have a pulse or to be breathing.  In this case, handle the victim gently, and get emergency assistance immediately.

CPR should ALWAYS be provided (even in the grimmest situations).  CPR should continue while the victim is being warmed until the victim responds or medical aid becomes available.  In some cases, hypothermia victims who appear to be dead can be successfully resuscitated.

 

Be Prepared

Taking a first aid and emergency resuscitation (CPR) course is a good way to prepare for cold-weather health problems.  Knowing what to do is an important part of protecting your health and the health of others.  The Henrico Fire Department offers CPR and first aid courses to county residents.  Contact: 804.501.4900, for more information.

Taking preventive action is your best defense against having to deal with extreme cold-weather conditions.  By preparing your home and car in advance for winter emergencies, and by observing safety precautions during times of extremely cold weather, you can reduce the risk of weather-related health problems.

Content source: National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)

Stay tuned for more information about your health.  Next up: Frostbite: risks and how to treat.

In The Spirit Of Charitable Giving We Say Thank You!

“The power of your giving is amplified in Innsbrook because of the many great venues we have for successful event presentations.  So far through November 2017, over $1.5 million has been raised for local charities.  Throughout 2016, over 70 events took place in Innsbrook and 2.2 million dollars were raised for local charities”

The spirit of giving back has been an integral part of Innsbrook’s culture from the beginning.  We send out a big thank you to all of the Innsbrook Foundation’s extended partners, volunteers, event staff, board members, and all of those who have been involved as our 2017 sponsors.  It is through their generous support that the foundation is capable of launching so many worthwhile events that contribute to community causes.  Because of our sponsors, we are able to give back and contribute to causes greater than ourselves.

The Innsbrook Foundation is a non-profit organization that is excited to present the many charities that benefitted from Innsbrook’s spirit of giving.


Benefitting Charities:

• YMCA
• St.  Baldrick’s Foundation
• Young Life – Richmond West End
• United Nation of Organ Sharing
• Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
• VCU’s Parkinson and Movement Disorder Center
• National Multiple Sclerosis Society
• Virginia Tech Richmond Alumni Scholarship Fund
• Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
• Autism Society
• March of Dimes
• American Cancer Society
• Jack and Abby Neonatal Foundation
• FeedMore
• Henrico Christmas Mother
• St.  Joseph’s Villa
• Special Olympics Virginia
• American Diabetes Foundation
• Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond
• National Alliance on Mental Illness
• Kidney Foundation
• Alzheimer’s Association
• Toys for Tots

 

Thank You To All Who Helped Make Virginia’s Best Food, Beer & Wine Festival: 2017 Taste Of Virginia (TOVA) A Success!

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For the second year in a row, Capital Ale House helped to bring the Taste of Virginia festival (TOVA) to Innsbrook.  Also for the second year in a row, TOVA was a one of a kind event with good food, delicious wine, craft beer, margaritas, great music, and a grand fireworks finale!

All those in attendance on July 1 were winners but several of the restaurants were given special recognition.  Taking the premier prize, “Taste of Virginia”, was Nacho Mama’s with the best tacos and margaritas around.  Taking home “Le Chic Suite” was Richmond Marriott, and winning both “Best Presentation” and “Virginia’s Sweetest” was River City Chocolates with their addicting cheesecake.  The final award, “People’s Choice Award” was hard fought for and in the end Richmond Marriott took the gold.  Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for voting for the People’s Choice Award!

Think someone else should have won? Show your support for them by visiting their restaurants when you’re out and about.  In case you’re craving the delicious food from the festival, here is a list of the wonderful restaurants that helped to support this event: Continental Divide, Elephant Thai, Gelati Celesti, Gregory’s Grill, Grapevine, The Halligan Bar and Grill, Kona Ice, Nacho Mama’s, River City Chocolates, Richmond Marriott Short Pump, Strawberry Street Café, Two Kings Concessions, Tarrant’s West, and Whole Foods Market.

For those who were unable to make Taste of Virginia, or left before the end, here’s what you missed.  Heated corn hole competitions in front of the Capital Ale House booth, a high flying bounce house for the kids, wonderful music from Whiskey Rebellion, Soul Expressions turning the field into a dance floor, and Silver Bullets leading the count down to the best fireworks in town.  Thank you to all those who graced this event with your presence and persevered through the sweltering heat.

A hearty thank you to our volunteers.  More than 200 people from our community came out and helped us put on this event, including folks from the Rotary Club of Innsbrook and other areas, Key Club of Deep Run High School, Innsbrook After Hours volunteers, Christmas Mother, Innsbrook Foundation and our charity partner, National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS).  They came out and gave their time, talent and sweat equity to make sure attendees received a generous helping of extraordinary customer service.  We are grateful for our volunteers who continually create great experiences for the people who attend the many events that are presented by the Innsbrook Foundation throughout the year.

We would be remiss if we did not thank every amazing sponsor that made this event possible.  Thank you to Capital Ale House, Whole Foods Market, Highwoods Properties, RTS Labs, LLC, Richmond Marriott Short Pump, Chesapeake Bank, Colliers International, Silver Diner Innsbrook, Markel Corporation, Brown’s Distributing, Commonwealth Bookkeeping Services, TowneBank, Le Bleu, Michael & Son Restoration, MLH Asset Management, Bacon Insurance, Brightview, Green Top, Summit Media, Style Weekly and NBC 12.

We were so fortunate and honored to make a donation to our TOVA charity partner, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS).  In total, $14,022 was raised on behalf of NMSS.

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Thanks to all the sponsors:

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