Taste of Virgina 2019

 

Saturday, July 6th

3:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Innsbrook Pavilion

TOVA

Calling all foodies! The Innsbrook Foundation is bringing you one of the greatest culinary events in Richmond and supporting a local charity partner.  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 grand finale fireworks show that night!

Volunteer here!

Tickets

Tickets go on sale on at 10 a.m.  on Monday, April 22nd with an ONLINE ONLY Early Bird Special of $6 per ticket.  This early bird special will run for 2 weeks, ending on May 6th at 11:59 pm.  Ticket prices increase on May 7th-July 6th to $8.  Tickets will be $10 at 10:00 am, day of, July 6th.  Kids, 10 and under, are free.

Food

Access to 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.

Participating restaurants:

Rare Olde Times

Jem’s Caribbean Cuisine

Four Brothers Bistro

Kona Ice

Carytown Burgers & Fries

Boka Tako Truck

Capitol Waffle Shop

Mezeh

Grapevine

Two Kings Concessions

Beverages

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.

Entertainment

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 Soul Expressions, and Main Street Station , and Three Sheets to the Wind all throughout the day.  Plan to connect with friends, family, and fellow foodies as you position yourself for a spectacular FIREWORKS FINALE!

Innsbrook Saves the Earth Week

Lake Clean Up and Recycling Days!

  • Soles 4 Souls will have a station on Wednesday as well! Donate all your old shoes, holes and stains welcome, to a great program that helps people around the world in need and help keep these textiles out of landfills! Find out more here

April Table Talks

Brandon Farbstein

Empowerment Speaker, Author & Gen Z Activist

At just 19, Brandon Farbstein has already made a name for himself worldwide as a sought-after motivational speaker and prominent Gen Z activist.
An RVA native, Brandon was diagnosed with a rare form of dwarfism at the age of 2, and he has turned his life’s journey full of adversity and challenges into strength and impact.  After a severe battle with cyberbullying in high school, Brandon decided to share his story- to both offer hope, and to enact change.  Brandon has since helped bring forth two new anti-bullying laws in Virginia and will be working with lawmakers in DC to implement new policy federally.
Last summer, he toured the country with March For Our Lives, empowering youth across the country to make their voices heard – and was just named in Instagram & Tigerbeat’s 19under19 as one of the 19 most influential teens.  Brandon is the author of the recently published book Ten Feet Tall.  Millions of people across the globe have been inspired by Brandon’s universal message of living life on your own terms; and his work continues to touch audiences from every walk of life.

Brandon Farbstein

Empowerment Speaker & Gen Z Activist

www.brandonfarbstein.com

www.instagram.com/farbstein

brandon@brandonfarbstein.com

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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 Mixed Use: Groundbreaking!

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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