Video Killed The Radio Star



This edition of the Weekly Report is about video, so we made a video of me reading you the Weekly Report — in case you didn’t want to read it.








Monday, September 16 – Who’s Your Driver?



Yes, that is Richmond Raceway President Dennis “One-Take” Bickmeier driving that golf cart at the track. The promotional video we made a few weeks ago for Who’s Your Driver? got final approval on Monday and we rolled it out in advance of this week’s big race weekend. The Go Bowling 250 is tonight and the Federated Auto Parts 400 is Saturday. Have fun at the races, buckle up and ask yourself, “Who’s Your Driver?”







Tuesday, September 17 – A Dozen Years Of Kindness

COO Molly “Maternity Eternity” Whitfield is out on baby-leave, but that didn’t stop us from celebrating her 12th anniversary with Madison+Main. She got a big bouquet of flowers, virtual hugs, and lots of reminiscing about ‘the good ‘ol days.’ To show her how much we really love her, I dug up this video of her singing karaoke at Penny Lane Pub, circa 2009.




Wednesday, September 18 – Blue Gene Bash



The Madison+Main-iacs joined forces with our client Hitting Cancer Below The Belt (HCB2) and helped raised nearly $5,000 Wednesday night to fight colon cancer. Special thanks to Steam Bell Beer Works, What’s On Tap Band and auctioneer extraordinaire Ernie “Fast-Talkin” Rogers, of Blacktie Benefit Auctions. I picked up a very cool behind-the-scenes tour of WRIC TV-8 and a Burger Bach dinner and wine pairing for six. You want to join me?


Thursday, September 19 – International Talk Like A Pirate Day



Thursday was International Talk Like A Pirate day, something we’ve celebrated for 13 straight years at M+M, but we were so busy Thursday, we forgot and “nary a yar” was spoken. #Arrrrrggggghhhhh





Friday, September 20 – Having A Ball




Weekly Report readers know that we have a ball at Madison+Main and this Friday is no exception. The team decided to participate in Venture Richmond’s Park(ing) Day and we created a temporary micro-park or Park(let) in two parking spaces in front of our International HQ at 101 E. Cary St. Dubbed the “Ball Park” it features a ball pit, putting green, monkey ball, cornhole and lots of other ball games. The winner’s idea gets turned into a permanent park in RVA. Check out Instagram for today’s pics. Big thanks to George Durocher at J. M. Fry Printing Inks and Stevi Brockwell at Garden Sanctuaries Landscaping & Design, LLC for allowing us to upcycle their old shipping pallets for our fencing. #BoldBallsWin





A Few of Our Favorite Events


Richmond Family Magazine Education Expo

Science Museum of Virginia | Richmond, VA


September 22, 2019 | 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Meet representatives from schools and community colleges, tutoring services, financial aid resources, and much more. Attend break-out sessions and learn more about topics such as computer science in schools, saving for higher education, and single-gender education. Explore the Science Museum for free and also enter to win a 2-night stay at Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center, including tickets to ICE! Plus hear Huntington Learning Center franchise owner Larry Frank’s discussion on “A Parent’s Survival Guide” and how today’s busy parents can be empowered to help their struggling child improve homework performance.







Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow


A. Smith Bowman Distillery | Fredericksburg, VA


September 28, 2019 | 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.


The tastiest roadshow in Virginia is coming to A. Smith Bowman Distillery! Present by the Virginia Distillers Association and A. Smith Bowman Distillery, the Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow provides a wonderful opportunity for spirit lovers to meet Virginia distillers firsthand and sample artisan spirits as well as craft cocktails from multiple Virginia distilleries under one roof. Guests can save by purchasing advanced tickets.







Magnificient Midlothian Food Festival


Westchester Commons | Midlothian, VA


October 12, 2019 | 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.


Eat, Drink and Be Magnificent! It’s the 31st Annual Magnificent Midlothian Food Festival – Presented by Wegmans. Live Entertainment with performances by South of James and The Party Fins! Live music all day! Enjoy small plates from area restaurants, wine, beer (including Craft Beer), mixed drinks, complimentary soft drinks, and more. Proceeds benefit local charities. Get your tickets today!




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“In my mind and in my car, we can’t rewind, we’ve gone too far. Pictures came and broke your heart. Plus the blame on VCR.”

— The Buggles, Video Killed The Radio Star (1979)