Monday, February 15th – Winter reared its ugly head on Monday and we closed our offices, but never fear the Madison+Main-iacs were hard at work at home, in their pajamas. Thanks to our awesome MacBook Airs and IT super guru John Linthicum, we can work remotely with virtual server access, even when we can’t make it into the office. We’ve worked with John for many years and are finally happy to give him a “shout out” here in the Weekly Report. By the way, we love his quirky website www.linthi.com.
Tuesday, February 16th – Sue and the kids got to sleep in late on Tuesday as Chesterfield County Schools opened two hours late, but at the venerable Midlothian Rotary Club it was “business as usual.” Breakfast was served promptly at 7:30, but only 31 members bothered to show up. Those that did brave the sleet and ice heard a great presentation from the new managers of Wegman’s, which is opening two new grocery stores (one in Midlothian, one in Short Pump) in the next two months. Wegman’s has been voted “Best Place to Work” for 17 years in a row, and the Midlothian location will have a full-service restaurant inside the store called “The Pub.” When I moved back to Richmond 14 years ago, you couldn’t buy alcohol at Ukrop’s. When Martin’s bought Ukrop’s they started selling beer and wine. And now in 2016, we finally get a Wegman’s. Thanks to Wegman’s not only can you buy alcohol at the store, you can drink it there too. #Progress.
Thursday, February 18th – On Thursday morning I was all smiles even though I had an early meeting at the Commonwealth Club. I enjoy my networking group called The Insiders, but I will enjoy it more next week when I turn over the reins of club secretary to my fellow VCU Ram fan and owner of Custom Kitchens of Virginia, David Hendrick.
Friday, February 19th – Friday has been a blur, from early morning pow-wows in Colonial Heights to mid-afternoon meetings in Mechanicsville, I have covered the four corners of greater RVA. Tonight, I will see my beloved VCU Rams beat down the UR Spiders in front of a boisterous crowd at “The Stu.”