With last week being the end of the month, I think the theme at Madison+Main was out with the old and in with the new. We said goodbye to some old friends and hello to some new ones.
Before I get started on Monday’s report, several of you commented that you missed my sports reports. We are mid-way through basketball season and I’m happy to report the Sharks are 4-1, and lead the intercontinental division of the Chesterfield Basketball League.
Monday (1/27) – On Monday morning, I stormed Capitol Hill for the MS Society and dropped in on several members of the General Assembly, including Delegates Roslyn Tyler, Rick Morris, Ron Villanueva and Majority Leader Kirk Cox. It was my second attempt at lobbying. It was interesting and I hoped it helped the MS Society, but hanging around politicians all day is not my idea of fun.
In the afternoon, we dropped by CowanGates offices in Midlothian and had a great meeting with their leadership team. I enjoy this type of work more than lobbying.
Tuesday (1/28) – With snow, school closings, the Polar Vortex and sleeping through an alarm clock, I missed four Tuesdays in a row at Midlothian Rotary, so it was nice to see the gang this week and hear interim Midlothian School Board Representative Dr. Jim Schroeder. Dr. Schroeder talked about Chesterfield County Public Schools and why citizens and businesses should invest in them.
Also on Tuesday I was happy to learn that my friend Debi Girvin, President of Locklynn Companies, has decided to run for the Midlothian District School Board seat. I cannot think of a more qualified or dedicated person than Debi, and I am THRILLED to support her. Here’s an article from the Chesterfield Observer showing how Debi is already “shaking” up the school board race.
Wednesday (1/29) – On Wednesday we got hit with our second “Blizzard of ’14″ and we decided to keep our Downtown office closed, but thanks to technology everyone was able to work from the comfy confines of their own homes. Special thanks to Sammy and Lindsey for “sliding” in to work in the afternoon.
On Wednesday night, Hattie and I saw our VCU Rams take on the Fordham Rams in a mid-season A10 match up. VCU won, of course. I’m already making travel plans for March 12th – 16th for the A10 Conference Tournament in Brooklyn, NY (Shoot me back an email if you’re going too!).
Thursday (1/30) – Earlier in the week, we said goodbye to a longtime client, but on Thursday we said hello to a new one, Village Bank. “Out with the old and in with the new.” We’re very excited about working with Village Bank, for several reasons. We’ve been customers of Village for a while and have been totally impressed with their customer service, attention to detail and full slate of business products. It looks like the Madison+Main-iacs are really going to like working with the “Village People.” News hit the wires on Thursday, check it out!
Friday (1/31) – Friday morning Cindy Hodges, our relationship manager at Village Bank stopped by with a basket full of Panera goodies and hooked us up with remote deposit.
Sarah Murphy and I had a working lunch at Dinamo, a new cafe on West Cary Street, close to VCU. It was amaze-balls and I highly recommend it. Check them out at www.dinamorichmond.com.
In the afternoon, Amanda and Dave from Cream Studios stopped by to meet the team and show us their portfolio. It’s impressive. Check it out here.
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