Taste of Virginia 2018




Calling all foodies! The Innsbrook Foundation is bringing you one of the greatest culinary events in Richmond and supporting charity partner, K9s For Warriors.  Celebrating all things Virginia, Innsbrook Taste of Virginia, presented by Capital Ale House, will be showcasing delicious dishes from local restaurants, each competing for the honorary “Taste of Virginia” title.  The categories to take home an award this year are “Taste of Virginia”, “Best Presentation”, “Virginia’s Sweetest”, and “Le Chic Suite”.  Enjoy live music and entertainment throughout the day and take part in the finale fireworks show in that night!


Tickets go on sale on at 10 a.m.  on Monday, April 2nd with an ONLINE ONLY Early Bird Special of $6 per ticket.  This early bird special will run for 30 days, ending at 11:59 p.m.  on May 1st.  Ticket prices increase on May 2nd to $8 and then $10 at the gate, day of.  Kids, 10 and under, are free.


The delectable cuisine alone will be worth the price of admission.  Arrive at the Innsbrook Pavilion with an empty stomach and allow your taste buds to guide you through the finest dishes the Richmond metro area has to offer, featuring an array of diverse flavors from around the world.  You can also indulge in sweet and savory selections that will leave your mouth watering for more.


Innsbrook Taste of Virginia is about more than just incredible food.  The festival will also be featuring up to 20 different craft beer selections.  In addition, we will once again have refreshing and delicious Virginia wines on the beverage list.


As a family-friendly event, Taste of Virginia welcomes all ages to partake in the fun. In addition to Kid’s Zone activities, moon bounces and corn hole, live Virginia bands will be providing the soundtrack for the festival.  Hear diverse tunes from The Trongone Band, Soul Expressions, and Main Street Station all throughout the day.  Plan to connect with friends, family, and fellow foodies as you position yourself for a spectacular FIREWORKS FINALE!


Not only does Innsbrook’s Taste of Virginia provide delectable food for you and your family, this event is all about community.  It helps support the K9s For Warriors organization. K9s For Warriors is the nation’s largest provider of service dogs to military veterans suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post-9/11.  Help us show our veterans and military heroes how much we appreciate their service at a special ceremony to honor them that we’ve added to the event festivities. Visit their site here


Taste of Virginia is presented by Capital Ale House, “pouring more Virginia beer than any other company.” They are excited to present the event and believe TOVA highlights their efforts to promote all things Virginia.

A large “thank you” goes out to our many additional supporters: Capital Ale House, Markel, Highwoods Properties, , Richmond Marriot Short Pump, Brown’s Distributing, Silver Diner, Commonwealth Bookkeeping Service, Inc., and TowneBank.

iWOW Returns to Innsbrook on May 10!

Hey ladies, Innsbrook’s Women of Worth is ready for an upgrade in 2018.  We’re moving to May to honor Moms! Whether you are a Mom, have a Mom, know a Mom, or think someday you might be a Mom, it’s all for you ladies.  Young professionals, seasoned executives, home-based business owners, retired professionals, we know you are out there in need of some legit pampering and we are here for you.  Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 10th and stay tuned for the exciting details!

Join us as we help Rising Creek Family Connections, Inc.  in their vital work to help women and families transition from shelters to permanent housing.  Thank you to our sponsor, Hamilton Beach.

Stay tuned to Innsbrook.com as the evening’s lineup is announced!

Go Green this Spring with Innsbrook Saves the Earth Week

Innsbrook Saves The Earth Week Returns
April 25-26! 

Innsbrook Saves The Earth Week is the weeklong event that invites you to get involved and participate in Innsbrook events to help keep our environment healthy and safe, in honor of Earth Day.  Founded on a commitment to the environment and a preservation of green, open space since “day one” in 1982, Innsbrook continues its environmental activism with a weeklong celebration of Earth Day.

Need to do Some Spring Cleaning?

Each year, the Innsbrook community comes together to show support for Mother Earth.  This year, we are offering a variety of ways that you can help Innsbrook Go Green this spring.  On Wednesday, April 25, we invite you to take to the lake for Innsbrook’s Annual Lake Cleanup at Lake Innsbrook from 11:00 a.m.  – 2:00 p.m.  Supply pick-up will be at 4600 Cox Rd.  at 11:00 a.m.  For our Clean Out the Clutter event, we’ve partnered with Proshred Security to offer you paper shredding and electronic recycling services on Thursday, April 26 from 11:00 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m.  at 4600 Cox Rd.

Spring into Safety


Spring into Safety

With the slow increase in temperatures, you might be planning your next vacation.  Statistically, this time of year is when people are travelling the most.  Besides going on vacation, people are generally traveling more in their daily lives, to school, work, or completing errands.  However, regardless of the reason you are traveling, or whether you are driving or flying to your destination, safety is a priority.  Being a safe traveler not only benefits you, but also benefits those around you.  Because of that reason, we have put together some information and a few safety tips to help you on your commute.



Safety on the roads has become more difficult to maintain due to higher numbers of travelers and because of a wide array of distractions that affect driver safety.  Safevahighways.org has reported 171 traffic fatalities since January 1st, 2018 by State Police of this year.  This is an increase from last year, which was 158 at this time.  They are encouraging drivers to “Take Five to Stay Alive”, a slogan used to encourage drivers to recognize and change their own unsafe habits on the road, helping to reduce the amount of traffic fatalities.  Knowing those unsafe habits will not only help you but those traveling with you.  Now that spring is here and the weather is only going to get warmer, according to AAA, on average, Americans drive more during the warmer seasons than they do in the colder ones.  Warmer seasons offer the best driving conditions, chiefly due to more daytime driving with longer days and temperatures will stay above freezing so conditions are safer even when wet.  However, regardless of season, there are still certain times that are worse than others when driving.  The NHTSA reports that most accidents occur during “rush hour,” the hours between 3 p.m.  and 6 p.m.  They also express that Saturdays are the most dangerous day of the week to drive, primarily because there are more cars and drunk drivers on the road than any other day.  According to AAA, 31% of fatal drunk driving accidents occur on the weekend, especially between the hours of midnight and 3 a.m.  Be mindful when traveling on holidays, July is approaching and according to the IIHS, The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 4th of July is ranked as the deadliest day to travel.

Although spring is technically here, we are still facing unpredictable weather, knowing how the weather affects you and your vehicle can help you navigate through the elements safely.  Taking weather conditions into consideration can help you become a safe driver.  Fog is prevalent in the spring and fall and rain, snow, and wind are still factors this year as “old man winter” continues to hang on.  Remember that these conditions can impair your vision, and can cause the roads to become slick.  These conditions can affect the performance of your vehicle, affecting traction, stability, and maneuverability.  According to U.S.  Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, there are an average of 5,748,000 vehicle crashes each year, and approximately 22%, or nearly 1,259,000, of those crashes are weather related.  The vast majority of weather related crashes happen on wet pavement and during rainfall.  According to driversed.com, heavy fog is the most dangerous due to the reduction of visibility.  Safety tips when driving in fog include lowering the beam on your headlights and reducing your speed.


Regardless of the weather conditions, remember it is never worth it to text and drive.  According to the Federal Communications Commission, approximately nine people are killed and more than 1,000 injured daily in the United States in incidents reported as involving a distracted driver, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) reports.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 3,477 people killed and an estimated additional 391,000 people injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2015 alone.  During daylight hours across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, the NHTSA reports.  Handheld cell phone use continues to be highest among 16-24 year old drivers, according to the National Occupant Protection Use Survey.  In 2012, 3,328 people were killed in distraction-related crashes.  About 421,000 people were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver.  In 2012, 11% of drivers under age 20 involved in fatal accidents were reported to be distracted at the time of the crash.


Travelling with children can be fun, and yet sometimes stressful.  The most important way to keep your kids safe, according to consumerreport.org is buckling them up.  Although this is an easy thing to do, the consumer report suggests that a lot of people still neglect to do this.  Studies shows seat belts are responsible for saving 329,715 lives in the last 50 years.  Also, keep in mind that children 12 years and under should always ride in the backseat in a child seat or with a seat belt that is recommended by the National Safety Council in accordance with the child’s age, height and weight.  According to the National Safety Council, car crashes are the leading cause of death for children.  In 2015, 1,346 children under age 15 were killed in motor vehicle crashes.  That’s more than three children every day.  Properly securing children in safety seats goes a long way in keeping them safer.  NSC believes child restraint systems should go beyond state requirements, because too often state laws are no match for the laws of physics.

Something that may not be on your radar is the securing any items that are lying around in the car is also important.  The idea behind this is that if you were to have a crash those items could turn into projectiles, causing more injuries.  One final point of critical importance: NEVER leave your child alone in the car.  Unfortunately due to this, each year children die from heatstroke in vehicles.



When it comes to flying the first issue that comes to mind for some, is having to deal with Airport Security.  TSA is such a pain, right? Though this is an underappreciated and, perhaps, ever disdained job, the folks in these positions are simply doing their a job that is critical to your safety during your flight.  Unfortunately, the rules tend to vary a little from airport to airport due to testing and the implementation of new safety procedures, but here are some tips from the TSA website, TSA.gov, that will help you get through security at Richmond International a bit faster.

First, give yourself time to deal with last minute challenges that could cause you problem in making your flight.  1) Leave home with plenty of time to get to the airport early.  This will not only help with getting through security, but also with any unforeseen issues with traffic or with the airline.  2) Observe the “3-1-1 Rule”: liquids, gels, and, aerosols, typically your toiletries, are to be no larger than 3.4 oz, and fit in 1 quart size bag and you are limited to 1 per person.  These items along with any food and electronics larger than your cell phone, i.e.  laptops, tablets, kindles, gaming systems, etc., must come out of your bags.  If you are traveling with food, packing it in clear bags may aid with the screening process.  3) You are required to take your shoes off, unless directed otherwise by a TSA officer (or you are 75 years or older or 12 years or younger).  4) A great way to save time is to apply for TSA Pre-check.  If approved, this will reduce the time needed for the screening process, and you can keep your shoes on, and toiletries in your bag.  These tips are the most common issues dealt with by passengers.  More information is available at www.tsa.gov.

Maintaining the safe transport of your belongings should also be on your “flying safe checklist”.  If you like to print your boarding pass at home, and prefer to be dropped off at the airport to save time and money from finding parking, Smarter Travel.com may be a good source for tips to keep your personal belongings safe, from home to your final destination.  Suggestions you may find helpful include: 1) put all your belongings into one place, 2) place documentation, such as identification, boarding passes, cash and credit cards in a little plastic bag and keep that bag in a convenient pocket in your carry-on, so these critically important items are easy to find and more difficult to lose.  3)Last, but not least, pack light, if you don’t absolutely need it, don’t bring it.  In the case of air travel, less is actually more.

In conclusion, whether traveling by road or air, safety is paramount.  It is important to understand that although there is inherent risk in travelling, planning ahead can reduce that risk substantially.  Your focus on safe practices while traveling will not only keep you safe, but also maintain a higher level safety for those around you.  Keep in mind that procedures concerning flight travel may vary from airport to airport.


Whether travelling by plane or automobile, maintaining safe practices will increase your chances of making it through the river and over the woods to grandmother’s house safely and happily!

Don’t Miss: April’s Innsbrook Table Talks with Vincent A. Wood, III, CFA

April’s installment of Innsbrook Table Talks is sure to be one of our most informative yet.  With Chartered Financial Analyst®, Vincent A.  Wood, III leading the discussion titled “Economic Impact on Stock Market Volatility”, there’s something for everyone at this invigorating Innsbrook Table Talks on April 19!

Innsbrook Table Talks is the perfect outlet to network and spread the buzz about your company.  Get your business a front row seat and promote your product or service by sponsoring an event.  There will also be door prizes you can win at each month’s meeting! Your business may offer a door prize to help promote your products as well.  Innsbrook Table Talks is hosted on the third Thursday of every month from 7:15 a.m.  – 9:00 a.m., at Richmond Marriott Short Pump.

Meet our Speaker: Vincent A.  Wood, III, CFA
Managing Partner, Towne Wealth Management
Chartered Financial Analyst

Vince is a Managing Partner at Towne Wealth Management where he serves the comprehensive wealth management needs of high net worth families including owners of privately held companies and families with multi-generational wealth.  Vince offers clients over 30 years of financial services experience with an extensive background in portfolio management for individual and trust investment management needs.  As a Chartered Financial Analyst®, Vince is dedicated to providing a disciplined investment approach focused on capital preservation, risk management and prudent growth.  Vince was previously a Senior Vice President and Investment Strategist with SunTrust Bank’s Private Wealth Management Division where he spent 15 years.

Through a highly experienced team-based approach, the advisors at Towne Wealth Management deliver comprehensive wealth management services which are tailored to a client’s specific goals and needs, including tax-efficient financial planning; investment management; retirement planning; risk management; and trust/estate planning.

Vince holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Virginia Military Institute and a Master of Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.  Vince holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.  Vince is a board member of the CFA Society Virginia and a recruiting volunteer for his alma mater Virginia Military Institute.



Innsbrook Safety Alliance

Don’t Miss the April 12 Safety Alliance at Innsbrook!

– Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018
– Time: 8:00 a.m.  – 9:00 a.m.
– Location: 4600 Cox Rd., Salon A, Glen Allen, VA 23060

The Safety Alliance Meeting usually takes place on the second Thursday of every month from 8:00 a.m.  – 9:00 a.m.  However, once each quarter, it will be held as a lunch meeting from 11:30 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m.  All meetings are FREE.  See details, information and special dates below.

Why Do We Meet?
-Information sharing
-Henrico County Community News
-Innsbrook Community News
-Safety and security awareness

Who Is Invited To Attend
-Property managers
-Office managers
-Human resource managers
-Business owners
-Neighborhood association members
-Property owners or designers

Topics For Discussion
-Safety and security in Innsbrook and Henrico County
-Fire Department services
-Emergency preparedness plans
-Henrico County administration
-Allied universal security—trends/tips
-Current events impacting safety/security/roads

Morning meetings (8 a.m.  – 9 a.m.)
-Second Thursday of each month
-Location: 4600 Cox Road Salon A
-Breakfast treats to be served

Lunch meetings (11:30 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m.)
-Location: 4600 Cox Road Salon A

Communications And Marketing Venues
-Innsbrook.com and iTimes
-Security meet and greets
-Property management organizations
-Human resource organizations
-Small business organizations
-Henrico County News
-Homeowners associations

Compounding Pharmacy with Christopher Currin, R. Ph. at the April 10 Wellness Forum

With so many options out there, it can be difficult to navigate the world of medicine and pharmaceuticals.  Thankfully, April’s Wellness Forum speaker is Christopher Currin, R.  Ph.  This registered pharmacist and Fellow of the American College of Apothecaries will teach you how to navigate the complex world of health and pharmaceuticals in order to find the health solutions that work best for you in his April 10 discussion titled “Compounding Pharmacy.”

The Wellness Committee presents forums exploring health topics like stress, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, depression and more because education and awareness go a long way toward living a healthy lifestyle.  Wellness forums are free to attend and open to the public.

Meet Our Speaker: Christopher Currin, R.  Ph.
Managing Partner/Director of Pharmacy

Chris Currin is the Director of Pharmacy and co-founder of Rx3 Pharmacy, a specialty compounding pharmacy located in Richmond, Virginia.

Chris was exposed to pharmacy at an early age.  His father and uncle, both pharmacists, owned local pharmacies in the Richmond, Virginia area. He spent his summers during high school working at his father’s pharmacy.  After graduating from Hampden Sydney College, Chris decided to follow his father’s footsteps graduating from the Medical College of Virginia (VCU) College of Pharmacy in 1995.  Soon after, Chris partnered with his father to open a specialty compounding pharmacy, realizing his dream of providing customized patient care.  Rx3 Pharmacy opened its doors on October 1, 1995 and has become a recognized leader in providing custom compounding.

Chris serves as director of the residency program at Rx3 Pharmacy.  He lectures to both patient-based support groups as well as physicians groups on topics such as Pain Management and Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.  His post-graduate education has included certifications in Pain Management, Hospice Care, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, and Sterile Compounding.

In addition to being an Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, College of Pharmacy, Chris is associated with several professional affiliations including American College of Apothecaries, Professional Compounding Centers of America, Virginia Pharmacy Association, and the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists.

Chris resides in Manakin Sabot with his wife Shannon and their daughter Lauren.  When not working, Chris enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.

Spring is Walk/Run Season in Innsbrook!

Get involved with the many great charitable causes in Innsbrook this April!

Movin’ & Shakin’ 5K
April 7

Packet Pick-Up/ Set-Up
When: 4:30-7:30 p.m.  Friday, April 6, 2018
Location: VCU Health Neuroscience, Orthopaedic Wellness Center, 11958 W.  Broad St., Henrico, VA 23233

Race Day
When: Saturday, April 7
Start Time: 9 a.m.  (Arrive by 8:30 a.m.)
Start Address: Innsbrook Pavilion, 4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen, VA 23060

This event provides a wonderful opportunity both for the community and those with a movement disorder, along with their friends and families, to gather and share hope, resources and the joy of movement.  All funds raised through the event directly supports the VCU Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Center.  Run, jog or walk in the race, or join us in spirit as a virtual Mover & Shaker.  Coffee and food vendors will be on-site to energize and nourish you pre- and post-race!

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Muscular Dystrophy Association Muscle Walk
April 21


When: Saturday, April 21
Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
Start Address: Innsbrook Pavilion, 4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen, VA 23060

At MDA, families are our stars and heroes.  Muscle Walk gives us the opportunity to unite around a cause that binds us together and celebrate all the stars in our lives — you, supporters, caregivers, friends and family — who make this journey possible. Sign up for Muscle Walk as an individual or with a team, or create your own team.  Ask others to join you and support you with a donation — they’ll be grateful for a fun, easy way to fight back in your honor that really makes a difference. This year, we need you to join us at MDA Muscle Walk so we can continue to enhance our support and care, offer the highest-quality programs and accelerate research efforts to bring more treatments to families faster.

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take steps

Take Steps

Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis
April 22


Check-In and Festival Start: 3:00 p.m.
Walk Start: 4:00 p.m.
Address: Innsbrook Northshore Commons, 4951 Lake Brook Drive

We hope you’ll join us at this year’s Take Steps walk. We are expecting almost 50 teams from the local Richmond IBD community to come together to celebrate the steps taken towards finding cures.  Fundraising through the Take Steps campaign gives supporters a way to get involved together!

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East Coast Triathlon Festival

May 5 – 6
Address: Innsbrook Business Park
Innsbrook is proud to host the East Coast Triathlon Festival for the 6th year and want to invite you to participate, volunteer, and/or spectate. The East Coast Triathlon Festival is an event by the Live Red Foundation which uses fitness to bring life to individuals, families, and communities. The event includes nine triathlon races in one day for the entire family: Kids, adults, elites, and beginners. Youth and adult beginner-friendly races are open to everyone.  Also, make sure to check out the U23 Elite National Championships which will feature the top professional triathletes from around the world as well as the Junior Elite Races which feature the top junior elites in the country. Learn more and sign up to participate or volunteer at HERE.

Innsbrook Brings Family-Friendly back to the Irish Festival of RVA!

Sign up to volunteer for the event HERE!

Make a fundraising team or donate HERE!

Don’t Forget to Wear Green!

For the 9th year, the Innsbrook Foundation is putting on one of the biggest family-friendly paloozas in Richmond and this year we’re sure to have the luck of the Irish on our side on St.  Patrick’s day, March 17 from 11 a.m.  – 5 p.m.!

This year’s St.  Paddy’s Palooza will again benefit St.  Baldrick’s Foundation to raise money to fight childhood cancer.  For the first time ever, Henrico Police, Fire and EMS have come together as the Henrico Public Safety Team to make a fundraising team in conjunction with the Innsbrook Foundation to raise money for those in need right here in our community.  To help them reach their fundraising goal and to learn more about the team, click HERE

This year’s St.  Paddy’s Palooza will be unlike any other before! St.  Paddy’s Palooza is a day of fun for the whole family, with fun and games for the kids and the kid-at-heart in the Markel KidsZone plus a mix of the finest Irish music and Top 40 hits.  We added craft brews for the adults and delicious fair food for everyone!

We’re turning up the volume on FUN with live music by celebrated local bands, plus Kid Zone favorites like pony rides, a climbing wall, bouncy houses, petting zoo, and a hot air balloon! Local artisan craft and food vendors are bringing their best plus great fair food from local restaurants and it wouldn’t be an Irish festival without some Irish brews for the adults! Wear your green to be seen and come out to show your support for a great cause!

A Lineup So Good, You’ll Pinch Yourself

This year’s lineup is looking better than ever before! With music from 5 Second Rule, Yesterday & Tomorrow, and School of Rock, you and the family will be dancing like nobody is watching.  PLUS we’ve got all things Irish with authentic bagpipe music and Irish dancers! There’s something for everyone at this year’s St.  Paddy’s Palooza.  We’ve even got Richmond’s own Johnathan The Juggler… and a hot air balloon like you’ve NEVER SEEN! Imagine 77,000 square feet of fun in the form of a huge BALLOON CAVE! Walk into the colorful abyss and enjoy this spacious playground for all ages.  We’re throwing in some beach balls so you can take the coolest selfies ever! PLUS, rumor has it Nutzy and other Richmond mascots will be in attendance! That and so much more is what is in store for you at this year’s St.  Paddy’s Palooza.


You’re in LUCK! This year’s lineup is golden!

– Irish Bagpipe Music

– Celtic Dancers

– Hot Air Baloon Cave- 77,000 square feet of fun!

– An appearance from Richmond favorite, Nutzy the Squirrel!

– Johnathan The Juggler

– All-star performances from 5 Second Rule, Yesterday And Tomorrow, and School of Rock!

– Festive Brews for Mom and Dad

– Markel KidsZone for the kids

– Petting zoo

– Climbing wall

– Bounce houses galore!

– Local artisan market and craft food vendors

– Don’t forget to wear green!

Rock The Bald!

This holiday event benefits St.  Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to funding research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.  In a heartwarming demonstration of support, these volunteers raise money and show their commitment as they step up and have their heads shaved right on the main stage! Participants are invited to sign-up, fundraise, and bring their friends for the head shavings in support of St.  Baldrick’s Foundation. We are dedicating this year’s event to the precious memory of Beckett Wyatt, a local little boy who we honored last year and passed away a few days after St.  Paddy’s Palooza in 2017.  Please help us support the critical research and medical care that children like Beckett need as they face the significant challenges associated with cancer.

Innsbrook’s St.Paddy’s Palooza provides tons of activities to be enjoyed.  In addition to the various kinds of entertainment, live music of many different genres can be heard throughout the day.  Bagpipes and Irish dancers, too! Spend the day with your friends, family and community experiencing a day of spirit, inspiration, and excitement!

With free admission, you will want to enjoy all of the activities and make a donation to St.  Baldrick’s Foundation.  We will have an ATM so you and your kids can enjoy all of our vendors and their wonderful food, crafts and activities.  We’ll bring the fun – You bring your family and friends and meet at St.  Paddy’s Palooza at the Innsbrook Pavilion, March 17th, 11 a.m.  – 5 p.m.

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