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Friday, September 09, 2011

Free Event Scheduled: Doing Business with Government

Chesterfield Economic Development invites you to join us for a “Business Resource Roundtable - Doing Business with Government”

Monday, September 19, 2011
2:00 – 5:00 pm
Meadowdale Library
4301 Meadowdale Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia 23234-5467

Topics include government procurement at the federal, state and local level and government resources available that support entrepreneurship and business growth.

Scheduled Speakers: Joanne Tompkins, Crater Procurement Assistance Center, Dave Fuller, Virginia Department of Business Assistance, Mike Bacile, Chesterfield County Purchasing, and Karen Aylward, Chesterfield Economic Development.

This is a free event but space is limited so reservations are required.

Please register by calling Karen Aylward at 804-318-8550 or email to

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Midlothian, Virginia Named a Perfect Suburb by CNBC has posted a list of 10 "perfect suburbs" and Midlothian, Virginia is number six on the list.

To create the list, CNBC consulted Location, Inc., the data and analysis company and creator of the consumer reference site NeighborhoodScout.

The analysts used their bank of databases to find the suburbs with the best mix of affordable housing, good schools, educated neighbors, low crime, employment, and reasonable commutes.
Andrew Schiller of NeighborhoodScout explains why these good suburbs are hard to find: “Americans have been leaving the central cities for the suburbs for years in search of more elbow room, better schools, less crime, more affordable home prices, and other amenities. But as many suburbs matured, crime followed, schools declined, and housing prices crept up. So people moved further out. The result was ... that to find those good schools and family-friendly environments, a family would have to trade off with a very long commute that itself can be costly in both real dollars and time lost. And those close-in suburbs that maintained low crime and great schools with nice homes? They became so expensive that most Americans were priced out. Hardly a perfect suburb if one cannot afford to buy a home there.”

9/11 Commemorative Concert at Henricus Relocated to Clover Hill High School

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Due to the recent inclement weather, the 9/11 commemorative concert by the Richmond Symphony originally scheduled at Henricus Historical Park is relocating to Clover Hill High School, Sunday, Sept. 11, at 5 p.m.

Clover Hill High School is located at 13301 Kelly Green Lane, Midlothian. For more information, visit


Amy Sheets
Chesterfield County Department of Public Affairs
(804) 318-8314