Mark Your Calendar: Barry Moore of the Better Business Bureau is February’s Innsbrook Table Talks Speaker

Innsbrook Table Talks is off to a fantastic start in 2018! Mark your calendar for February’s installment of the series featuring speaker, Barry Moore, President and CEO of the Central Virginia Better Business Bureau presenting his discussion titled “Why You Need The Better Business Bureau” on Thursday, February 15 at Richmond Marriott Short Pump.  Stay up to date on all of the latest business happenings and learn how to find verifies and unbiased information about business in our area and how to avoid being scammed by faulty or fake business practices.  Stay tuned to as more information becomes available!

NEW in 2018!

Innsbrook is proud to introduce the new and exciting Innsbrook Table Talks! This updated and refreshing take on the Executives’ Breakfast series offers modern speakers discussing today’s most relevant topics.  Enjoy keynote speakers, networking, and breakfast or lunch buffets each month throughout 2018.  Innsbrook Table Talks will have breakfast meetings from September through May and will switch to lunch gatherings from June through August.  All meetings will take place at Richmond Marriott Short Pump.

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.

Join us at the Inaugural Innsbrook Table Talks on January 19 with Dr. Michael Wriston

What better way to start 2018 than with a motivational discussion on discovering your life’s purpose?

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Dr.  Michael Wriston, as founder and President of The Competitive Edge, has been an independent consultant for over 20 years, with established expertise in leadership training & development, executive coaching, the development of talent in children and the development of high-performance teams and cultures.

Most recently, Dr.  Wriston created The Reinvention Factory and has become an established expert in helping individuals, teams and organizations learn the art of the difficult conversation, how to create a collaborative culture, foster innovation, engage and empower employees, and effectively nurture resiliency.  He has also created a new approach for helping people (young and old) who feel stuck in their lives or careers, to discover their gifts and their story in order to be able to move onto, or create, the lives or careers they were meant to live.

A former corporate (human resource) executive, (adjunct) professor at the University of Richmond and, at one time, a social worker and manager within state government, Dr.  Wriston received his doctorate in Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee; and is not only a fervent environmentalist – caring, as he puts it, for God’s Creation – but an active member of his church, a long-time soccer coach, fitness junkie and the proud father of four remarkable sons.

NEW in 2018!

Innsbrook is proud to introduce the new and exciting Innsbrook Table Talks! This updated and refreshing take on the Executives’ Breakfast series offers modern speakers discussing today’s most relevant topics.  Enjoy keynote speakers, networking, and breakfast or lunch buffets each month throughout 2018.  Innsbrook Table Talks will begin with a breakfast meeting on January 19, and will switch to lunch gatherings from June to August.  All meetings will take place at Richmond Marriott Short Pump.

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.



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Innsbrook’s Biggest Loser is Now in Full Swing!

January 9, 2018 – March 6, 2018

Presented by CYCLEBAR GreenGate, Innsbrook’s Biggest Loser is Richmond’s ONLY community weight loss competition! With over 100 participants and unique offers from all of our incredible sponsors, this year’s competition is sure to be unlike any other in IBL history.

Weekly Results

Check back for weekly updates on the competition!

Week 1 Results

 IBL Event Calendar

Click HERE for the full IBL weigh-in and event calendar!

Participants can choose to weigh-in each Tuesday at American Family Fitness from 7-9 a.m.  or 5-7 p.m., Shady Grove YMCA, from 11:30 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m.  or at the Innsbrook Foundation Office (4600 Cox Road, Suite 109), 11:30 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m.

New Year, New You!

People will be making lifestyle changes with friends and coworkers and earning points as they work towards their health goals! Innsbrook’s Biggest Loser is Innsbrook’s signature wellness event that builds camaraderie as teams of five work together through a friendly eight-week weight-loss competition to get healthy and stay healthy for life. Whether you are trying to lose five pounds or fifty pounds, this program is all about your success and meeting your personal goal!

This year, the competition is being taken to a new level with RVA’s top fitness organizations joining the Innsbrook Foundation to provide classes, fitness and nutritional tips, cool swag and so much more.  IBL 2018 is chockful of added value because of our generous sponsors.  Presenting Sponsor, CYCLEBAR GreenGate, boasts a New York style, edgy and contemporary studio to motivate you and keep you on track with personalized follow-up programs that take the guesswork out of your exercise regimen.  Our Wellness Partner, Publix, is bringing in their skilled pharmacists to get you started right with health assessments that will include blood pressure measurements and BMI.  With over 25 years of experience in the fitness business, American Family Fitness is our Supporting Sponsor this year.  In addition to the sponsorship, they will have fitness professionals ready to provide weigh-in support for the entire 8-week competition.  Plus, fitness gurus from Seal TEAM PT and Catalyst Fit have stepped up to provide cutting-edge wellness information, body metrics scans and unconventionally fun workout routines.  Prepare to be motivated, meet new people, and learn to improve your quality of life.

Click here to see our 2018 Innsbrook Biggest Loser Rule Book!

Prizes Galore!

PLUS our awesome sponsors are providing prizes this year that are out of this world! Prize packs include free fitness courses, fitness memberships, fitness swag, fit kits and cash grand prizes! Enter yourself or join a team for a chance to better yourself while having fun and winning prizes along the way!


Benefitting: Shady Grove YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

Richmond Telecom Presents December 21 Executives’ Breakfast with Karen Jackson, Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth



Richmond Telecom LLC presents the December 21 Executives’ Breakfast with Karen Jackson, Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth.  Come hear this riveting discussion about the latest cybersecurity and technological advances for the state of Virginia.  Prior to her appointment, she served as the Commonwealth’s Deputy Secretary of Technology and Vice President of Broadband Programs for the Center for Innovative Technology.

Ms.  Jackson serves as a senior advisor to the Governor on technology matters including innovation, data analytics, telecommunications, cybersecurity, and unmanned systems.  She is also responsible for overseeing the Commonwealth’s IT infrastructure.

As Secretary, she is responsible for policy and legislative initiatives as well as developing programs to facilitate innovation, entrepreneurship, technology development, and adoption.

Ms.  Jackson has been actively engaged in the federal policy initiatives including the development of the National Broadband Plan.  She received a 2009 IP3 award from Public Knowledge for her work in information policy, and was named to Government Technology’s 2010 list of the top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers.  In 2015, she was named to The Governing Institute Women in Government Leadership Program Class, and in 2016 was named as one of State Scoops’ GoldenGov State Executives of the Year.  In 2017, Ms.  Jackson was named as one of State Scoop’s Top Women in Technology and received an excellence in Government award from the Southwestern Virginia Technology Council.

Ms.  Jackson serves on a number of Boards including the Center for Innovative Technology, the Virginia Research Investment Committee, and the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP).  She also served as Governor McAuliffe’s representative to the FCC’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee and co-chaired the Commonwealth’s Cyber Security Commission.

She holds a bachelor’s of science in business management from Christopher Newport University and a master’s of business administration from The College of William and Mary.


Thank you to Richmond Telecom LLC for sponsoring this month’s breakfast. 


NEW IN 2018

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The Executives’ Breakfast takes on an exciting new format in 2018! Be on the lookout for Innsbrook Table Talks, a refreshing and updated take on the classic Innsbrook Executives’ Breakfast.  This new series will feature breakfast meetings from September through May and lunch meetings from June through August.  Stay tuned to as our exciting list of 2018 speakers becomes available.

Alzheimer’s Awareness: December 14 Wellness Forum with Tina Thomas

As this year’s Wellness Forum series comes to a close in December, you won’t want to miss our remaining selection of incredible speakers.  On December 14, from Noon- 1:00 p.m., the Wellness Forum will hold a lunch and learn seminar at 4501 Highwoods Pkwy.  This month’s Wellness Forum will feature a discussion on maintaining mental wellness and strengthening the brain lead by Tina Thomas, Director of Programs and Services for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter.  Come learn about how Alzheimer’s affects the brain while learning how to strengthen your brain in the process.

As our 2017 Wellness Forum series comes to a close in December, we would like to extend a warm thank you to all of our speakers, coordinators, sponsors and attendees for such an incredible 2017 season!


Jump-start Your Holiday Shopping at The 2017 InnsBazaar This Friday!


Innsbrook’s annual holiday craft show features over 25 different vendors and crafters from all over Richmond and the surrounding area.  Kick off your holiday shopping on your lunch break, right here in Innsbrook!


Meander through our diverse selection of crafts.  Enjoy our several jewelry makers, clothing apparel companies and the many other unique items made and sold by our local merchants.  Find the perfect gifts for everyone on your Christmas list and enjoy delicious food available on site. Be ahead of the game and start your holiday shopping before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season begins.

Friday, December 1st; 10:00AM- 2:00PM

4521 Highwoods Pkwy., Glen Allen, VA 23060

This year’s InnsBazaar will benefit Henrico Christmas Mother.Henrico Christmas Mother Logo Black

Since 1942, Henrico Christmas Mother has provided food, new clothes, toys, books and other gift items to Henrico families with children, seniors age 65+ and disabled adults during the holiday season.  Our volunteer Council Members work year-round to ensure each program recipient enjoys a shopping experience characterized by choice and dignity. 

We kindly ask that the Innsbrook Community bring donations to contribute to this incredibly generous cause that helps so many right here in our community.  The Henrico Christmas Mother is accepting donations of:

– Dollhouses and basketball hoops
– Hats and gloves for teenage boys and girls
– New board books for toddlers
– Nonperishable food items-peanut butter, cereal, cookies and crackers
– New blankets (full or queen size) or other gifts for seniors, or adults with disabilities


Special thank you to this year’s InnsBazaar sponsors!

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‘Tis The Season of Giving

You can give back this holiday season through these events at Innsbrook! 

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The CCA (Commonwealth Christian Academy) Christmas Tree Lot opened on Friday, November 27th.  It is located at the Innsbrook Shoppes, at the intersection of Cox and Broad.  Please come by and select a special tree for you and your family to decorate for Christmas.  Trees average from $55.00 to $85.00 and all proceeds benefit the Commonwealth Christian Academy (CCA) which benefits those in need within our community.

Hours of Operation:

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Monday thru Thursday
4:00 PM – 9:00 PM Friday
11:00 AM – 9:00 PM Saturday
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sunday

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Give Blood, Get A Sub

The need for blood affects us all.  You never know when you or a loved one will need blood.  In the spirit of giving, donate blood at Virginia Blood Services at the Innsbrook Shoppes! If you do, you’ll receive a $10 one-time voucher toward any purchase at Firehouse Subs in the Innsbrook Shoppes as a thank you.

Giving blood supports our first responders who put their lives at risk every day to help keep our communities safe.  The need for blood also hits close to home as Brett Osterhout, co-owner of Firehouse Subs in the Innsbrook Shoppes is battling leukemia and needs blood from donors like you to help him in his battle.  Support our first responders and our neighbor right here in Innsbrook and donate blood today.

Call (804) 342-4020 or visit to schedule a donor appointment.

For more information about this cause click here!

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Best Pumpkin Palooza EVER… See you next year!

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It was nonstop Palooza with the community rolling in right up until the last minute of the festivities! Nearly 4,000 attendees showed up to the Saturday, October 28 Pumpkin Palooza on a spooktacularly boo-tiful day! The pumpkin launcher was a real crowd-pleaser with pumpkins soaring over 300 feet across Lake Rooty.  There were hundreds of costumes- all of them winners! From cabbage patch kids to baby lions, minions, and princesses, this year’s costumes were truly over the top! PLUS over two dozen pets showed up in costume in a truly amazing show of creativity including a carriage filled with “baby” yorkies in costume! The Godwin High School Jazz Band was amazing and was victorious in the Battle of the Bands Contest with The Steward School Jazz Band in close second in a riveting competition that truly came down to the last note! That’s not all! The music from Emma and Eli Band and Five Second Rule truly brought down the house!

This Year’s Lineup Was Better Than Ever!

With over 700 pumpkins supplied by Publix Super Markets, this year’s Pumpkin Palooza was more pumpkin fun than ever before! From relaxing moments by the water with a fall brew, to the Battle of the Bands contest, costume contests, amazing artisan market, Punkin Dunkin, Pumpkin bowling and pumpkin decorating, this year’s Palooza was packed with family fun and was truly a spectacular sight to see! Whether you’re 9 or 90, a toddler or an executive, you won’t be able to resist the excitement at the annual Pumpkin Palooza! There is always something for everyone, including everyone’s favorite apple-launcher with the chance to “get set, aim, and hurl” your apples across Lake Rooty into a target for fun prizes! The community pumpkin launcher was a hit with people lining up to soar pumpkins over 300 feet through the air!

This year’s event benefitted the Cameron K.  Gallagher Foundation which is a beacon of hope for those who are affected by teenage depression and anxiety.  The CKG Foundation empowers teens and their families to proactively take care of their mental health and seek help when they need it. This foundation provides support, awareness, education and help for those battling teenage depression.  Click HERE for more information!

Thank you to all of our volunteers, sponsors, vendors, band participants, Pumpkin Dunkin participants and the entire Innsbrook community!

We would like to thank our 60 volunteers who showed up and worked alongside the Innsbrook Foundation team to pull off this great event! We would also like to thank all of our sponsors who made this event so special for so many.  A special thank you goes out to Jay Paige for truly giving this event his all and helping to bring it all together.  A special thank you also goes out to CBS 6 and NBC 12 for supporting the event.  We simply cannot thank everyone enough who helped coordinate this event behind-the-scenes and to those who did their all to make sure the 2017 Pumpkin Palooza was truly better than ever before!




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October 19 Executives’ Breakfast: “P.O.W.E.R.ful Women of RVA”


executivesbreakfastSave the date for the October 19 Executives’ Breakfast featuring the “P.O.W.E.R.ful Women of RVA”: Panel discussion with some of RVA’s powerful women entrepreneurs.  You’ll hear their insight and wisdom on being a woman in the business world today.  The panel will answer questions about overcoming their struggles, their suggestions for up-and-coming female entrepreneurs, and what it’s like to be a female entrepreneur in RVA today.  Register today to hear their tips and best lessons learned in growing your own business or career.


Read below for insight on all three women on the panel.

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Deanna Hathaway

Founding partner Deanna Hathaway has been practicing law for over a decade, focusing on consumer bankruptcy, wills, and basic trusts.  She has also represented lenders and trustees in consumer and commercial bankruptcy matters and now concerns herself with improving the financial health of others.
“I chose to focus on helping others find a pathway to financial stability because of my own personal experience.  Helping my parents plan for their futures showed me the challenges facing so many.”
A native of Alexandria, Virginia, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Richmond, and received her law degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary.  While at William & Mary, she did extensive research for the Commonwealth Attorneys Services Council and members of the Law faculty.  She also received a fellowship to pursue research work on employment law.  This academic work has served her well in her law practice, and especially so at Hathaway Adair. Deanna is licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia, is admitted to practice before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, and the Supreme Court of Virginia.  She is the past chair of the Executive Committee of the Bankruptcy Section of the Richmond Bar Association, is a member of the Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.  She is currently serving a three year-term on the Richmond Bar Association’s Finance Committee.  Deanna is often asked to speak on the topics of bankruptcy and consumer law to community organizations and groups like the Legal Information Network for Cancer and the Governor’s Housing Conference.
Deanna is also serving as the President for the NAWBO Richmond and Southeast Virginia chapter A resident of Richmond’s historic Fan District, she stays active in local professional and community groups, and is a proud mother of two.

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Tawanda Johnson

RKL Resources provides recruitment services, customized HR consulting and HR training to some of the world’s most admired brands.  “Clients count on us to help them move from chaos to clarity and to stabilize rapid change in a way that leads to lasting progress.  We adhere to the highest standards of ethical and professional behavior while providing you with innovative and cost-effective human resources solutions based on market trends and industry best practices.  Our flexible approach is designed to meet your specific needs – and to exceed your greatest expectations.”
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The dream and business plan for BedCrafters by Michelle’s retail showroom concept started while working for Custom Comfort by Winn mattress manufacturing plant in 1992.  In the planning stages while working in manufacturing, I learned how to build a mattress and understand how to combine the raw material for individual needs, comfort, and quality.  Prior to opening the 1st location, I began working with orthopedic surgeons, neurologist, chiropractors and sleep centers to understand our body’s need and requirements for a great restful night’s sleep.  BedCrafter’s team understands the need to educate the customer and community on the importance of a good night’s sleep and the value of a high quality mattress.  Our Team mission is the make a difference one night at time.  The BedCrafters team includes my daughter Jessica, son Trevor, and longtime family friends Les Young, Bud Myers, Tyler Shook and Tony Shebelskie.
BedCrafters by Michelle provides a quality, locally handcrafted mattress backed by
excellent customer service.  This promise means extraordinary product, real relationships and accountability to our customer.  We are very proud of our accomplishments and cherish the meaningful relationships we build each day with our community both personally and


Meet Innsbrook’s Own Chopped Champion, Chef Ype Von Hengst


Compliments to the chef!

October 13 from 6:00- 8:00 p.m.

Now is your chance to to see a cooking demonstration from Chef Ype Von Hengst of the Silver Diner, WINNER of Food Network’s Chopped! Chef Ype will be presenting a demonstration on cooking comfort food with a healthy twist.  This demonstration is available for FREE to the public and will be held on October 13 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  at 10890 West Broad Street, Glen Allen, VA 23060.

Executive Chef Ype Von Hengst is a Co-Founder, alongside President and CEO Bob Giaimo, of the Silver Diner.  Ype also serves as the Vice President of Culinary Operations, Member of the Board of Directors, Director of Purchasing and Director of Quality Control at the Silver Diner.  In addition to his managerial roles, Ype is primarily responsible for the development of all menu selections.  After co-founding Silver Diner, Inc.  with Giaimo in 1989, Ype has developed hundreds of seasonal specials and new menu items to ensure Silver Diner’s selections continually reflect the trends and changes in consumer tastes and preferences.

Visit the Silver Diner’s website