Innsbrook’s 10th Annual St. Paddy’s Palooza!

Are you looking for the best family-friendly Irish festival in town for St.  Patrick’s Day? Innsbrook’s 10th Annual St.  Paddy’s Palooza is the lucky place to be.  Come out to the Innsbrook Pavilion Saturday, March 16th, from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, free of charge, and partake in all of the irresistible Irish fun.

As soon as you enter, your senses will be filled with the smell of delicious food, sounds of festive live music, laughter and fun, and the joyful site of a green celebration! Please consider all of the fun attractions while you’re at the festival which will also support local businesses.

Grab yourself a tasty box of Sweet Lew’s Kettle Corn and head over to the KidsZone where pony rides, face painting, a bouncy house and petting zoo await.  Browse through countless local craft vendors and find some unique gifts and goodies.  Enjoy authentic bagpipers as they resound traditional Irish hymns, followed by live bands that are sure to have you movin’ and singing along.  Be sure to grab a hotdog from Joey’s or a crab cake from Gregory’s Grill.  If you’d like, pair them with one of the local craft beers or wine from our great selection of beverages.  Wander through the venue and enter the Hot Air Balloon Cave that will leave you in 77,000 square feet of awe!

In addition to all of the fun festivities, Innsbrook’s St.  Paddy’s Palooza benefits the St.  Baldrick’s Foundation.  The St.  Baldrick’s Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with the aim of raising funds to help find cures for the cancers that affect children.  The palooza will showcase many brave souls shaving their heads and “going bald” for a good cause.

Fundraising for St.  Baldrick’s will go on throughout the day.  You can support this cause by personally donating to the buckets that will be floating around the venue.  Every dollar helps in the arduous task offinding cures and lets the children affected know they have your much-needed support.  Have fun, make memories, give back, and enjoy Innsbrook’s 10th Annual St.  Paddy’s Palooza.  We can’t wait to see you there!

 

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iWOW – Innsbrook’s Women of Worth

Join us for this G.N.O.  as we party the night away, Mardi Gras style!

We are honoring and celebrating women with a night to kick back, relax and enjoy some tunes, shopping, good food, chocolate, delicious wine, and the camaraderie of hanging with your girlfriends.

We have put together a panel of women, each of whom left their homeland to come to the United States.  They are all U.S.  citizens who have amazingly inspiring stories of their struggles, life experiences and triumphs.

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Our EMPOWERMENT PANEL:

Antoinette Essa – CBS 6 Anchor and local community celebrity with her story of 2 homelands she loves

Michelli Morgan – When choices are made for you and you still manage to turn them into an amazing destination story

Jackee Gonzalez – Making a public life out of a private story of empowerment through service

Alina Franks – Her path from her homeland to the United States will have you on the edge of your seat.

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Join us a we help Rising Creek Family Connection in their vital work to help women and families transition from shelters to permanent housing.

Bring an item to donate to Rising Creek Family Connection and be entered into our amazing raffle opportunities.  Here is a list of easy, inexpensive items that they are in need of:

Set of Silverware (4 place settings)

Cooking utensils – spoons, spatulas, etc.

Kitchen utensils – manual can opener, chef’s knife, cutting board,

etc.

Bake-ware – cookie sheet, cake pans, casserole dishes, etc.

Dish towels, pot holders, etc.

Set of towels (bath, hand, wash), neutral colors

They are very appreciative for any new housewares and linens

February Table Talks

“Where We Are and What’s Ahead for the U.S.  and Virginia Economy

Sonya Ravindranath Waddell joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Research Department in January 2008.  She currently has responsibility for the Regional and Community Development research areas within the department, including setting strategic direction for various data products, surveys, and other regional and local analysis.  In addition, she directs the incorporation of regional information into FOMC policy preparation for the Richmond Fed.  Her work involves analyzing economic trends, writing for a variety of publications, and presenting on regional and national economic conditions.  Prior to joining the Richmond Fed, she worked as an economist in the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget and at ICF International in Washington, D.C.  She received a B.A.  from Williams College in 2001 and an M.S.  in Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006.

Our focus is on you as we bring you a new chance each month to connect with top professionals, hear from local leaders, and gain a fresh perspective on what your next best step might be to take your career or business to the next level.  Plus, enjoy a hot breakfast with a fresh cup of coffee to help you jump start your day!

Wake up to news and information that is relevant to your community … by joining ours.

Thank you to our February sponsor, Reliv Fit3!

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Innsbrook Table Talks is the perfect outlet to network and spread the buzz about your company.

Innsbrook Table Talks is the perfect outlet to network and spread the buzz about your company.  We meet monthly on the third Thursday with you in mind.  We engage the community, provide opportunities for you to tell your story, and invite the leaders of our community to share information about subjects that are important to you. Wake up to news and information relevant to your community by joining ours – Innsbrook Table Talks.

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 at Richmond Marriott Short Pump.

$2.84 Million Raised in Innsbrook in 2018!

A record 2.84 million dollars was raised in Innsbrook in 2018 in honor of many charitable causes serving the needs of thousands in our community. Nearly 100 events benefited local charities thanks to sponsors, business owners, participants, enthusiastic organizers and the spirit of giving that resonates in Innsbrook and, indeed, throughout RVA.

Innsbrook is the overwhelming choice for business and community events.  Since its inception, the Innsbrook Foundation has hosted events that include a strong philanthropic focus.  This focus is evident in every single event that takes place in the 650-acre park.  The aphorism “rising tides lifts all ships” [John F.  Kennedy] was reflected in the growth in events and business in one of the largest business parks in central Virginia.  Those rising tides inspired participants, employees, organizers, and visitors to connect to the amazing causes that are championed in Innsbrook every day. 400 companies-strong with 20,000 employees and thousands of visitors leads to touching the lives of others by working and winning together. That is Innsbrook.

The Innsbrook Foundation worked with over 30 charitable organizations in 2018, ranging from names such as Special Olympics and the Alzheimer’s Association to K9s for Warriors and the Henrico Christmas Mother in hopes that we can extend our reach to help those in need.  One of the most important ingredients in this recipe is the community.  Many came out to support and enjoy events such as Innsbrook’s Paloozas, Table Talks breakfast meetings, countless 5K races hosted by charities themselves, and everything in between in order to support these causes.  In addition to fundraising, “fun-raising” was also a mission this year to spread joy to everyone involved in and affected by these positive endeavors.

Volunteers are the backbone to these types of operations.  We would be remiss not to mention the thousands of volunteers that filled essential positions during the past year.  It takes many determined and caring people to execute the array of events that take place.  If you are looking for the spirit of giving, look no further than Innsbrook and the superior organizations we bring into our community.

Innsbrook is a privately-owned office park.  The Innsbrook Foundation would like to thank property managers and owners for their support in hosting these events on pristinely maintained grounds, with ample parking, and close to interstate highways.  None of these events would be possible without the efforts of the owners and businesses.

 

Charities that Innsbrook touched in 2018:

Alzheimer’s Association

American Heart Association

Autism Society

Autism Speaks

Beacon Tree

Boys to Men

Cameron K.  Gallagher Foundation

CASA Chesterfield

ChildFund International

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth

Henrico Christmas Mother

K9s for Warriors

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Massey Cancer Center

Muscular Dystrophy Association

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Kidney Foundation

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Richmond Animal League

Rising Creek Family Connection

Shady Grove YMCA

Special Olympics Virginia Chapter

Baldrick’s Foundation

Joseph’s Villa

Jude Children’s Research Hospital

VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center

Virginia Veterans Services Foundation

Visual Arts Center of Richmond

Young Life

Innsbrook’s Biggest Loser

IBL Rules 2019

CASH JACKPOT if you or your team wins the competition! 

MANY free classes, health tips, deals, prizes, all made possible by our community partners!

 

Please read your Week 5 Email for updates on Forum point make-ups!

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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.

October Innsbrook Table Talks

Innsbrook Table Talks is the perfect outlet to network and spread the buzz about your company.

Innsbrook Table Talks is the perfect outlet to network and spread the buzz about your company.  We meet monthly on the third Thursday with you in mind.  We engage the community, provide opportunities for you to tell your story, and invite the leaders of our community to share information about subjects that are important to you. Wake up to news and information relevant to your community by joining ours – Innsbrook Table Talks.

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 at Richmond Marriott Short Pump.

Meet our October speaker, Congressman Dave Brat

Dave believes that the United States was founded on three pillars which together made this nation the greatest on the face of the earth: the Judeo-Christian tradition, the rule of law and the free market system.  He is honored and humbled to fight for these values and serve the people of Central Virginia’s 7th Congressional District which stretches from Culpepper in the north to Nottoway County in the south.

Congressman Brat has a B.A.  in Business Administration from Hope College, an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D.  in Economics from the American University in DC.

Early in his career, he worked in the private sector for the accounting firm Arthur Andersen in Detroit and Chicago and then at the World Bank assisting developing world economies.  Over twenty years ago he accepted a job at Randolph Macon College teaching economics and his family made Virginia home.  He later became chairman of the economics and business department and also chaired the ethics minor program at the college.

He served two Virginia governors on their Economic Advisory Boards, as an Advisor to State Senator Walter Stosch, and also served as President of the Virginia Association of Economists.

The Brat family resides in Henrico County.  He and his wife, Laura, have two children, Jonathan and Sophia who attend public schools in Virginia.

Congressman Brat is a member of the House Budget Committee, Education and the Workforce Committee, and the Small Business Committee.  He is the Chairman of the Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access.

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