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We put the Ford in A-FORD-ABLE

Voted “Best of the Tri-Cities”, A-Ford-Able Glass strives to provide the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas full-service mobile auto glass repair and replacement to their general and professional customers. We are a family business that maintains strong ties to the community including support of the Dixie Youth League Baseball, membership of the Dinwiddie Chamber of Commerce and family members that live in Prince George, Petersburg and Dinwiddie. With the addition of certified auto glass technician Jay Lang, our family offers over 40 years of automotive experience that ensures confidence in the work performed on your vehicle. A-Ford-Able Glass maintains certifications through AGRSS (Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards) and use only the highest quality glass and adhesives designed for your vehicle. We are approved by all the major insurance companies and networks, which allows us to direct bill your provider without any out-of-pocket expenses. We provide free mobile service to your home or office to ensure your glass needs are addressed as easy as possible and get you safely back on the road. A-Ford-Able Glass also warranties our installation against leaks for as long as you own the vehicle. In addition to our standard replacement services, we also perform glass replacements on vehicles such as buses, forklifts, tractor trailers and restoration work on classic cars and trucks. We offer military discounts and in some cases can provide assistance with coupons for insurance deductibles. Member: Independent Glass Association

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A-FORD-ABLE GLASS For The Best In Mobile Windshield Repairs & Replacements

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LifeStyle Builders & Developers gives back to the community LifeStyle Builders & Developers, Inc. is a locally owned home building company that has been in business since 1990. Employees live, work and play throughout the Richmond area. It is because of this integration in the surrounding community that the company decided to explore the idea of building a home to support a worthy cause. “When we were introduced to the Children’s Hospital, and the work they do, we were humbled, overwhelmed, and compelled. Humbled by the obvious dedication of the staff. Overwhelmed by the generosity of the donors. Compelled to join the cause,” says Kevin McNulty, president of LifeStyle Builders & Developers. “We are not health care professionals. We are home builders. Nevertheless, we have found a way to utilize what we do to benefit the cause. By Kevin McNulty donating the profits from our work, we can help with the enormous costs of is president of caring for the children that Children’s Hospital staff and volunteers have LifeStyle dedicated their lives to helping.” The team of professionals at LifeStyle Builders & Builders takes pride in each home that is built, as they are involved in every Developers. decision from floor plan design through final construction. “We are excited about designing and building the ‘Sallie May Dooley’ house in Patriot’s Landing for the 2010 Homearama.” LifeStyle Builders & Developers builds throughout the Richmond area but primarily in Chesterfield County. They operate a 2,600 square foot Design Studio that showcases hundreds of high performing products for the home. Here, homeowners work closely with a professional Design Studio Consultant to personalize their new home. LifeStyle Builders also has several furnished Model Homes that can be toured, such as their Whitney floor plan in Crimson Crest, which is located off Woodpecker Road. Kevin McNulty and family reside in southern Chesterfield County and are active members of Colonial Heights Baptist Church. For information on LifeStyle Builders & Developers, please visit their website at or call (804) 608-3237.

Golden LivingCenter-Petersburg - caring for the cardiac patient Caring for patients with cardiovascular disease requires clinical expertise and knowledge of diagnosis and treatment options. Nestled in the trees of the historic Walnut Hill neighborhood, minutes away from Richmond, Golden LivingCenterPetersburg features state-of-the-art cardiac care that aims to meet patient needs on all fronts. Formerly Walnut Hill Convalescent Center, Golden LivingCenter has been a part of the TriCity Area community since 1973 and is located at 287 South Boulevard. The LivingCenter provides quality health care for 120 residents, including those needing short-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. We believe that for seniors to live life to the fullest they must receive the right services at the right time. Our clinicians study the most recent findings and management techniques through ongoing in-service and continuing education services. Our comprehensive cardiac care program aims to reduce visits to your physician’s office, improve your overall health by controlling risk factors and give peace of mind to you and your family. “Freedom Through Functionality” utilizes Nautilus equipment located in the GLC-Petersburg therapy gym specially designed for seniors and aims to build a healthier body and help residents regain a more positive outlook. This therapy equipment has been modified and developed

specifically to bring the latest and greatest in strength building for Senior exercise programs by experts in geriatric rehabilitation and is used as part of our Cardiac Care program as well. In addition GLC-Petersburg now offers outpatient rehabilitation services for Urinary Incontinence, Vestibular Rehabilitation related to balance and overall strengthening for general weakness following an illness. In addition to admissions coming directly from an acute hospital stay, Golden LivingCenterPetersburg recognizes and meets the needs of patients who would require skilled nursing care and therapy who are within their “30 day Medicare window,” which means that they have been discharged from a hospital within the last 30 days and may not be totally ready and able to be at home. Our team of experts can assist you in a free evaluation to determine if you meet the Medicare guidelines for those admissions from home after a hospital discharge. For more information and to schedule a tour of Golden LivingCenter-Petersburg, please contact Director of Sales, Marketing & Admissions Janet Fisher Callis at 804-733-1190 or 804-892-5969 or via email at You may also visit us online and to see a virtual tour of our newly renovated living center at

Gene’s Transmissions & Gene’s Transmission: Auto Repair Shop Celebrating Expansion GENE’S AUTO REPAIR GR AN D O PEN IN G


with Family and Community

We service BMW • Mercedes Audi • Volkswagen



Strong commitment to the community has always been a priority to Charles Roberson Sr., owner and manager of Gene’s Transmission Shop at 812 S. Sycamore Street. Mixing that commitment with the desire to accommodate his customer’s needs lead to the transformation of a dilapidated building and the expansion of a family business that will continue to strive for leadership in the world of automotive repair. With the help of son, Charles Roberson, Jr. (previously of Caliber Equipment) and Mike Bishop (previously of Mike’s Electric), Mr. Roberson was able to turn the run-down building next door into a full-service automotive repair shop that will open this month. With the additional space, Gene’s will offer the latest in computer diagnostics and general automotive repair in addition to specialized transmission repair. Mr. Roberson feels experience, amount of products in-stock and the turn-around time for repair are key factors in what has kept his customers coming back since 1984.



Since 1969

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A new healthcare facility is open in Chester

Tyler’s Retreat at Iron Bridge, located at 12001 Iron Bridge Road, is the newest short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility in the community. The facility officially opened Dec. 28, 2009, and is operated by Saber Healthcare Group, a growing company based in Cleveland, Ohio. The 90-bed facility was constructed to provide more options for area residents in search of a healthcare facility. The vision of owners, Bill Weisberg and George Repchick, is to provide quality care to the people of our community. Saber Healthcare Group is on the cutting edge of healthcare, seeking out the latest innovations in medicine and specialized patient care. The Saber Healthcare Group has a network of over 30 facilities. Tyler’s Retreat at Iron Bridge is the third facility they have purchased Tyler’s Retreat at Iron Bridge is located in Virginia. A fourth facility is currently under construction in Stafford at 12001 Iron Bridge Road. County. Tyler’s Retreat’s staff is made up of experienced CNA, LPNs and Registered Nurses who have a resident-focused approach. Lucinda Knarr is the Administrator and Amy Ruddick is the Director of Admissions and Marketing. “We want our residents to know that we will accommodate each person’s individual needs and preferences,” Knarr said. “They can be independent and pick and choose their schedules, therapy sessions and make their own health care decisions.” The facility has wide, well-lit hallways, two nursing stations, a large rehabilitation gym and a courtyard in the center. The spacious private rooms have luxury amenities, private baths and are large enough for residents to bring in their own furniture if they desire. The fine-dining services allow residents to choose from a menu for their meals. They also have an in-house beauty shop, a parlor, a large recreation room and a smaller game room. The facility is suitable for residents who have recently had surgery or a hospital stay and may require therapy or skilled nursing services before returning home. It can also accommodate individuals with a pro-longed acute or chronic illness. Medical services are offered 24 hours a day and include physical, occupational and speech therapy, infusion therapies, cardiac recovery services, diabetic management, wound therapy and a wide array of skilled nursing services. The facility also offers outpatient therapy services to former residents and non-residents. Having skilled therapists on staff allows for continuity and quality of patient care to those residents returning home who need to continue their therapy. The various therapies offered through Tyler’s Retreat at Iron Bridge help residents improve and maintain their quality of life and prepare them for life after discharge. Tyler’s Retreat at Iron Bridge is excited to be part of the Chesterfield community. Over the upcoming year, as their resident population grows, they will hire approximately 100 new employees. Michelle Nester, Activity Director, is seeking area volunteers to become a part of the facility family as well. Those interested in employment, to volunteer or seeking placement for a loved one, are invited to stop in for a tour. For more information, or to schedule a tour, please call Amy Ruddick at 706-1023.


T yler’s R etreat at Iron B ridge

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• physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapy • outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapy • private rooms, personalized to our residents with luxury amenities and fine dining services • post surgical recovery

• specialization in orthopedic rehabilitation, joint replacement recovery, post acute cardiac and stroke therapy • 24-hour nursing care; short term and respite care • skilled nursing services IV management, wound care

12001 Iron Bridge Road, Chester, VA 23831

(804) 706-1023

Uniform styles may change ... Although uniform styles have changed over the years, London Uniform is a family business celebrating its 55th Anniversary this year. London Center and Corset Shop Inc. was established by Francis and Phil London in 1952. The London’s have long since retired, but under new owners, Mike and Jean Greenberg, the family tradition has continued. The Greenbergs have phased out the corset department and updated the name, but their passion in providing the Tri-Cities with the largest selection of uniforms, scrubs and accessories remains today. They take pride in offering new styles and latest fashions in all uniforms and always offering “old fashioned” personal attention to everyone who walks through the door. 6

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CitruSolution process is Key to superior cleaning service James Key is owner and operator of CitruSolution carpet and upholstery cleaning. The business is located in Chester, Va., and services the southwest Richmond metro area. After working 20 years as a Process Engineer for Reynolds Metals Company and Infineon Semiconductor Company, I decided to go into business for myself. I evaluated the CitruSolution process and was very impressed with the results and decided to buy into the franchise, which is located in Atlanta. The CitruSolution process started back in 1986 and the current process was finalized in 2002. We provide the best and most reliable carpet, rug and upholstery cleaning service to residential and commercial customers. The CitrusSolution process does not use any soap and does not soak your carpet. The dry cleaning solvent is made from extracts of citrus peels with a twist of lemons and grapefruit. Smells great! The process is very effective against pet stains and can reverse yellowing and browning typically associated with wet, soapy and foaming methods. The three-step process involves pre-spray with our solvent cleaner that doesn’t contain any soap, so there will not be any sticky residue left in the carpet. The second step is to brush with a bonnet dirt napper to pick up the dirt to the surface and to work in the cleaning solution. The last step is to vacuum

CitruSolution carpet and upholstery cleaning is owned/ operated by James Key.

with an industrial vacuum designed for the health care industry with three filters. Then the carpet will dry in 1 to 2 hours and will reduce allergens. We have a flat rate pricing with no hidden fees. A 32 ounce bottle will be left with client, which we will refill. For all your carpet, rug and upholstery cleaning, please call James Key with CitruSolution (www. at 804-415-4161 for superior cleaning service.

E. Alvin Small Funeral Home growing, changing YOUR WISHES ARE OUR MAIN CONCERN Funeral Home • Crematory Pre Arrangements • Pet Services

Proud To Have Served The Community For Over 57 Years 1952 - 2010 2033 Boulevard Colonial Heights

3935 S. Crater Road Petersburg

(804) 526-3400

Alvin Small founded what is now E. Alvin Small Funeral Home and Crematory in 1952 on the Boulevard in Colonial Heights. Since the interstate had not yet been opened, the road out front then carried most of the East Coast traffic and, as was common at that time, the funeral home doubled as the local ambulance service. With help from Alvin’s dad, Edward, two brothers, Herbert and Ralph, and several close friends, they set the foundation for what the firm is today. In 1990 Alvin’s nephews, Bryan Small and Louis Smith, assumed management and ownership. Services continue at the same place on the Boulevard and also at another location on Crater Road in Petersburg. There is also a crematory to service cremation needs and special equipment for the cremation of pets. Families in the area still largely embrace a traditional approach with visitations and burials. Many often bring in photographs, mementos and artifacts illustrative of a person’s life. A video tribute of personal photos may also be shown and favorite music played rather than strictly hymns. Visitations are often a somewhat festive reunion of longtime family and friends. The public setting of the funeral home encourages friends and acquaintances that may be unwilling to visit a family at their home. The mere presence of a visiting friend conveys much to a family. You don’t need a lot to say. Funerals after all are a celebration of a life lived. Those who desire cremation are served by the funeral home’s own crematory, the first in the Tri-Cities. Cremation can be very simple or can be the culmination of a traditional visitation and funeral ceremony. Many people consider their pets to be a part of their families. The funeral home has Forever Friends Pet Cremation Service to aid those who have lost pets. Pet caskets are available and separate pet cremation equipment is used. Families continue to be the number one priority for over 57 years and counting.

Pictured: E. Alvin Small’s nephews, Louis Smith, left, and Bryan Small, right, now lead E. Alvin Small Funeral Home and Crematory into its second 50 years of professional and courteous service. The Progress-Index, Petersburg, VA Sunday, June 20, 2010




Purple cow showing remarkable growth

Have you ever seen the purple cow of Colonial Heights? I know many of you have, but you may not have realized it was a purple cow! In fact, you may not have even realized that you were actually inside the purple cow! Remember Greenleaf Dairy that was located in Colonial Heights? Well, the purple cow now stands on that same land. “Where?” you ask. Let me tell you the story. Greenleaf Dairy as many of you know was a farm full of brown, black and white cows. You drank milk delivered from Greenleaf in the “good old days,” never knowing that one day there would be a purple cow on that land. While there may not be anything extraordinary about a dairy farm full of brown and black cows, I think we would all agree that a purple cow is truly remarkable! Tell me, if you saw a purple cow, what would you do? Would you tell everyone you knew? Would you take them to see the purple cow so they could see it for themselves? Well, for those of you that I mentioned earlier who I know have seen this purple cow, I can tell that is exactly what you did!


some of us do not even realize that it is purple. Are you still wondering? Are you still thinking, I have never seen a purple cow in Colonial Heights? I will tell you now that the name of this purple cow is Dunlop House. Dunlop House is a unique assisted living community in so many ways, from its staff to its customized services and wonderful activity program. In June 2009, the Dunlop House celebrated the grand opening of its new wing, dedicated to Alzheimer’s and dementia care. The new addition was a three-year, roughly $6.5 million project. The new addition includes eight two-bedroom Long passed are the days of the dairy farm, but a apartments and 32 dementia care apartments. little over eight years ago, a purple cow was born With it’s new addition dedicated to Alzheimer’s on that very land. Throughout the eight years it and dementia care, the Dunlop House is truly has grown into a very remarkable cow, not just for remarkable! I would be honored to show you just how remarkable. Then you too can tell all your the purple and silver colors it displays, but more friends, you’ve seen and even been inside the purple for what it provides. The purple cow was the first of its kind born in Colonial Heights and to this day cow. Come visit the purple cow of Colonial Heights at is still the only purple cow. But, this cow knows 235 Dunlop Farms Blvd. — Purple cow metaphor that in order to stay extraordinary, it must grow again. Over the past few months, many of us have inspired by Seth Godin, author of “Purple Cow Transform Your Business By Being Remarkable.” watched this remarkable purple cow grow and

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The Crossings at Ironbridge is Chesterfield’s premier choice for Assisted Living with spacious floor plans and exceptional outdoor spaces.

• Private Studio Suites and One Bedroom Apartments • Superb Staff-to-Resident Ratio • Great Food in a Luxurious Dining Room

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Transportation Available • Specialized Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Pavilion Planned Activities and Outings • Weekly Visits by Medical Director and Attending Physician • No Large Up-front Entrance Fee On-Site Rehabilitation Services New State-of-the-Art Emergency Call System

To learn more, call 804-748-7000 or visit

The Crossings at Ironbridge – Chesterfield’s Best for Assisted Living and Memory Care

The Crossings at Ironbridge is a state-of-the-art community for seniors looking for the best in assisted living and memory care. Spacious suites and apartments feature big, bright windows, ample storage, and large, private bathrooms. Daily housekeeping, weekly laundry services, and meals in our luxurious dining room are included in an affordable monthly rent. A variety of activities and events, health and wellness programs, and transportation are also included. Very few communities offer outdoor spaces that can compete with what you’ll find at The Crossings at Ironbridge. A large but intimate courtyard with umbrella tables provides a perfect place for family visits. Easy-to-access paths in our gazebo garden wind through lush plants, shading trees, and blooming flowers.

The Crossings at Ironbridge offers top medical services for its residents with rehabilitation services available on site, as well as weekly on-site office hours for both our attending physician and Medical Director. We are also dedicated to providing great living for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other memoryrelated impairments. Our secure, specialized memory care pavilion offers spacious private suites, supervised access to all amenities, and a passionate, well-trained staff. In addition to our excellent staff-to-resident ratio, our new wireless call bell system provides peace of mind and security.

Call Leigh Herring at (804) 748-7000 to schedule a tour and a complimentary lunch or log on to for more information.


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Faith-based Lundie Insurance represents clients with compassion

BUSINESS WITH A HIGHER PURPOSE With TV ads, internet opportunities, phone and mail solicitation, one might think there’s no need for a personal insurance agent in these modern day and times. How wrong that idea can be! Our business truly has a higher purpose. Sure, you can purchase any type of insurance product you’re searching for right here under this roof, but it’s the level of caring for and about our clients that makes the difference. We’ve all experienced it, making a purchase at a store, the person waiting on you won’t even make eye contact, won’t stop their cell phone call, or the conversation they are having with another fellow “non-service” person. We’ve experienced that first hand and how annoyed we were when it happened. Unfortunately, that does happen in some businesses no matter how hard the business owner works. We’ve experienced it here, but never again! Our heartbeat is to care about your personal and varied business insurance needs ... as the company grows, even in tough financial times, our dependency is faith-based and we know all will work out as it is intended to be. Our job is to represent our clients, our companies and our established reputation in the finest manner. Compassion and care for those in hard times reflects the hard work our team does in

searching for the best coverage at the best price for every individual client. We feel your pain as you negotiate your budget and your paycheck, and we realize the importance of good insurance coverage should the unavoidable accident happen and leave you in financial danger. Our personal commitment is shown in every telephone transaction, every contact with personal or commercial lines clients. We are people desiring to help people, to be available at your time of need. Our goal is to offer the BEST personal service you can possibly expect or get anywhere in the Tri-City area. As a team, we aim high and intend to hit the mark. CORNERSTONE OF BUSINESS Cornerstone Business Builders — This Christian organization, founded by Michael Moore, brings businessmen and women together to support each other, both spiritually and with referring business to each other . Mr. Lundie says this encouragement and edification of fellow business leaders reminds us as a team to approach work as if we were doing it for the Lord, not for him. Frank meets weekly with other business leaders at Cornerstone Business Builders. “Team Lundie” says it’s changed their company, their people, the atmosphere in their business, their mission as a team.

STRATEGIC ALLIANCES Four years ago, Frank Lundie met Jeff Graves, who’s the General Agent of Mass Mutual here in Central Virginia. Jeff is partners with Tommy Earle, who operates Financial Group of Virginia, a group benefits broker. Frankie, Jeff, and Tommy formed Capital Financial Property & Casualty, LLC together in 2006. That new entity is now a thriving and profitable business on its own, and growing along at healthy pace. Their representatives now work with Capital’s clients providing top-tier choices of insurance companies and products for any type of personal, business and corporate insurance solutions. Now, Lundie is rolling out the full compliment of services of Financial Group of Virginia’s benefits offerings to Lundie clients. Look for them soon! It’s been quite a pleasure enjoying the completion of a long renovation and preservation of this building we love: it is full of character and characters!

NEW FACES It’s with great pleasure we’ve added Lois Adams as Account Manager in the Personal Lines Dept. Lois comes with five years experience. Her expertise is a warm, down home approach that makes clients feel welcome, as well as an excellent work ethic that gets the job done — she’s definitely a client advocate! Teresa Dolan’s forte is personal lines, with 17 years in the insurance business, first as an underwriter. She surely understands the agent’s need to meet requirements, but also loves the last 12 years she has spent as an agent — she loves to satisfy the customer. Her sweet persona adds to her knowledge and makes her a great addition to our family. Chris Lynch is a financial professional holding licenses in life, health, investments, and personal/commercial property & casualty lines. Chris assists clients with access to complimentary overall financial planning, including retirement accumulation and asset management, various personally owned protection components, college savings, and tax reduction strategies. EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS Chris lives in Glen Allen, Va. with his wife, With a dedicated staff and the status of an independent agency, the Lundie team has access Sarah. to many markets which offer the ability to manLOCATIONS age and service all your insurance needs. WhethWe’ve been a fixture on the corner of Bouleer the need is for individual health, automobile, or homeowners insurance, worker’s compensa- vard and Westover, Colonial Heights, Va., for tion or general liability, or a 401-(K) for growing going on 15 years now. The red brick sign still says “Welcome” — and we mean it. Our Carson business, Lundie guarantees to deliver a great branch under the leadership of Steve Brockwell product presented by a professional, experibustles with business in the country with Lindenced agency. say Frazier, ASCR managing that office. No one

has to drive way into the city to have their insurMANAGEMENT ance needs met. The Carson group serves right Frank Lundie is the “big picture” guy, the in their own backyards. visionary. Every visionary knows they’d better Jimmy Connelly is a new addition to their have “detail people” to help execute their long- wonderful staff. term strategies. Anne Smith started with Lundie right out of college as a receptionist and is now going on her 10th year with Lundie. She’s learned the business from the bottom up and inside-out. She’s one of those people that other people always look to for perspective, to figure out what their own perspective should be. Anne has risen like cream to the top in the Agency Manager position. She brings new focus, attention to detail, purpose and energy as she motivates each employee to be their best for the Lundie team. Frank is so grateful for her unique skill set and enthusiasm for the future of the agency. She will be greatly missed during her six-week maternity leave — Pictured clockwise: Amanda Elko, Shannon Tereschenko, Anne Smith, congratulations Anne and Chris Lynch, Lois Adams, Teresa Dolan, Sandy McGrath and Frank Russ on the birth of your new Lundie, center. Not pictured: Jim Ginetz, Commercial Accounts; Carson Office: Steve Brockwell, Lindsay Frazier, Jimmy Connelly. son, Wyatt!


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United Smiles announces the opening of their newest location in Colonial Heights United Smiles is a family dentistry providing a complete range of services including orthodontics, cosmetic and oral surgeries. Dr. Varkey & Associates have been practicing in the Richmond area for many years and is now bringing United Smiles to the Tri-City community. At United Smiles our philosophy is to provide the best quality dentistry to our patients in the most comfortable and convenient manner. Our friendly staff is well trained to assist you and answer any of your questions, whether it’s regarding the dental treatment or insurance questions. We are committed to taking part in our great community. We have sponsored and will always look to sponsor and encourage the community events that make Virginia a fabulous state to live in! In an effort to bring convenience to our patients, we offer the following: - Safe and sanitary environments. (We follow stringent infection control protocols to keep you and your family safe.) - Acceptance of most insurances, including Smiles for Children - Saturday appointments - New Patient and Emergency appointments - Discount plans for uninsured patients - Payment plans through CareCredit Patient Payment Plans Our promise to you is that we will do everything in our hands to bring you the best quality dentistry that we can provide, in a comfortable, affordable and efficient manner. To schedule your visit, call 504-0012 or visit us on the web at

Community banking with BSV best investment you can make

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Call us today for a Mortgage Loan Make your dream of home ownership come true! Jeff Webb 757-562-6722 434-594-8359

Beth Mingloski 866-520-0224 804-520-0299

From a single bank that opened its doors in 1905 until today, The Bank of Southside Virginia has grown to be one of this area’s largest community banks. With more than 100 years of service to our friends and neighbors, we’ve earned a reputation for integrity and strength. We take very seriously the trust our customers place in us. Through all the upswings and downswings in the financial industry, The Bank of Southside Virginia stands safe and sound. We believe BSV embodies the true spirit of community banking — a warm and friendly atmosphere where we know your name and care about you, your family, your business and your concerns. Our customers are our highest priority. From basic checking, savings, CDs and loans to Internet banking and bill payment and cell phone banking, BSV has it all. Visit our website at www. to see all our locations and read more about the many products and services that BSV offers to make banking with a community bank the best investment you can make. Ratings (formerly Weiss Research, Inc.) gives BSV its “A” or “Excellent” rating. TheStreet. com Ratings is the nation’s leading independent provider of ratings and analyses of financial service companies, mutual funds and stocks. In their words, “This rating recognizes [The] Bank of Southside Virginia as an outstanding bank offering excellent financial stability for its customers, vendors and employees . . . fewer than three percent of the nation’s banks and thrifts meet Ratings’ criteria for exceptional financial

strength, making this distinction truly one to be proud ... Ratings’ proprietary model uses more rigorous standards than other rating agencies, placing greater emphasis on a company’s future financial solvency and its ability to withstand severe economic adversity. For this reason, a company receiving our highest financial safety rating truly demonstrates itself to be among the industry’s elite.” In today’s high-tech world, BSV also stays on top of the latest banking services and technologies. Our staff can give you up-to-the-minute answers to your questions and handle most requests in-house with no delay. We know that our customers lead busy lives and can’t always visit a branch. So we provide many avenues for reaching us, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When it’s your money, you need a way to manage it, and BSV makes sure you can do that. Beth Mingloski and Jeff Webb are Mortgage Specialists who service BSV’s 15 branch network. Between the two, they have 51 years of mortgage and loan experience. While providing excellent customer service and satisfaction, Beth and Jeff can deliver the best Mortgage Loan options for all types of borrowers. Backed by a mortgage team headquartered in Colonial Heights, they not only handle business in the state of Virginia but can process, underwrite and close business in most states in the United States. When your dreams include a new home, call Beth at 866-520-0224 or 804-520-0299; or give Jeff a call at 757-562-6722 or 434-594-8359. They’ll work with you to make your dreams of a new home come true.

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Tri-Cities Home Care Company Raises the Bar on Service

The population of American seniors is expected to double in size within the next 20 years, according to a special study entitled 65+ in the United States: 2005, commissioned by the National Institute on Aging. As our aging population continues to grow, so does the demand for elder care. When our loved ones can no longer live by themselves at home, we have to make a big decision … who is going to take care of them? We also have to ask ourselves how much can we afford? What are their needs? And how would they feel about going to an assisted living facility? More often than not, your loved one is going to want to stay right in their own home because there is nothing like the comfort and security of home when you’re ill, confused or recovering from an illness. Research shows that even for those living with chronic illness and disability, living at

home is often the best option for physical and mental wellbeing. Additionally, it’s often significantly less expensive than assisted living options. It provides them with the dignity and independence they desire. And it can also help prevent or postpone hospital or nursing home care. To better fill the home care needs of the Tri-Cities and Southside Virginia, three wellrespected and highly sought after home care companies have joined forces under the name of Personal Care Preferred Group (PCPG). This combined network of home care companies, including Personal Touch Home Care Services, Southern Touch Healthcare Services and Moore Home Care Services, raises the standards of at-home care, because it can provide a wider variety of services and better employee benefits than many other home care companies. The upgraded employee benefits attract the most qualified and profes-

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sional staff in the region, resulting in a higher level of care. PCPG’s Registered Nurses, Nursing Assistants and Personal Care Aides provide a wide variety of health related services in the home, assistance with activities of daily living and companionship. Whether it’s long-term or short-term at-home support that’s needed for seniors, the disabled, new parents, individuals recovering from illnesses, injury or surgery, or anyone who lacks the time or energy to get everything done in a day, PCPG has a personal care aide that can assist. Depending on the type and length of assistance required, services can be funded by long-term insurance, worker’s compensation, Medicaid support, private-pay or other methods. For more information on how PCPG can help someone you know, call 1-800-598-9854 or visit

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Hales Insurance Agency continues tradition of superior service Hales Insurance Agency is believed to be the second oldest business that was started in Colonial Heights, beginning in business in 1954, two years after the E. Alvin Small Funeral Home. However, it’s safe to assume that during that time, it was one of a very few that was started and co-owned by a woman. Her husband, Joseph C. Hales Sr., had been in the insurance business for a few years before contracting polio in 1952. Joe — who served his country in World War II — came home and drove a truck for PepsiCola for a few years before starting his journey in the insurance business. While Joe was unable to work, Mary needed to provide for their

young family. So with the help of Travelers Insurance – who gave an agency contract to a woman with little insurance background – Mary started the business while Joe continued his recovery. Mary began the business out of the family’s home on Richmond Avenue; first in a converted covered porch, and later a new addition. Her husband joined the operation and the business outgrew these cramped spaces. So the family and the business moved to a new home at the same location — 664 Boulevard. Joe had lost the use of his legs but not his spirit or resolve and the two of them together built a successful business that has been maintained for three generations and over half a century.

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Joe and Mary built a business that was based on superior service for a fair price and that tradition continues today. Joe started with his roots in life and health insurance and then moved the business into a fullfledged independent agency offering personal insurance and business insurance, along with the life and health protection. He was always the focal point of the agency and his family, both from his visible presence in his braces or wheelchair to his booming voice and easy laugh. If you came into the office his desk was front and center and he would likely be the first person to greet you. Joe never let his disability slow him down or affect the way that he lived his life. He always had a car outfitted with hand controls for the gas and brake and later added a car-top wheelchair lift. He drove all over the country and had a valid permit until he reached age 90. Business improved steadily after Joe Hales Jr. joined the family business in 1964, so they moved the agency across the street to Pickwick Square Shopping Center in 1971. The business continued to add family members as another son, Harry, and a daughter, Ivey, joined the growing business. Eventually outgrowing this shopping center space, the business made its final move in 1977; taking over the large front yard of the family residence on the Boulevard. There have been two more additions, but this is still where the office resides today. Many other family members have worked in this true “family business,” Joe Jr.’s wife Betty Lou, Joe

Sr.’s brother William Hales, Ivey’s son and daughter, Scott and Kimberly, and Joe Jr.’s son Jody. The agency is also blessed to have two long-term employees, Trudy Davis and Linda Wade, and looks forward to welcoming back Cathy Williams, who will begin work at the agency for her third time later this month when her husband is reassigned back to Fort Lee. Mary took advantage of a welldeserved retirement after working for 30 years, but she and Joe Sr. continued to live in the residence attached to the office. She was a frequent and welcome visitor in the office, which functions as much as a front door to the house and an entry to a commercial operation; welcoming visitors, family, and long-time customers. Mary passed away on May 7, 2008 at the age of 88, falling just short of her and Joe Sr’s. 70th wedding anniversary in November. She is remembered fondly by family and friends not just as business pioneer, but also as a loving mother to three, grandmother to seven and great-grandmother to 10, and a true friend to many that she met over a long and fruitful life. Joe passed away a year later on April 3, 2009 at the age of 90. Joe Hales Sr. was truly the cornerstone and the “commanding presence” of Hales Insurance. He made a lasting impression on all of his customers, employees and family members and his memory lives on everyday at 664 Boulevard. Both Joe and Mary Hales are the foundation of Hales Insurance Agency. Their commitment to the customers continues on today at Hales Insurance Agency.

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Colonial Heights Health Care and Rehabilitation Center The place where every customer is treated like a valued family member

Health Care and Rehabilitation Center For 30 years, Colonial Heights Health Care and Rehabilitation Center has been specializing in Geratric Rehabilitation to partner with our community in meeting the needs of our seniors.

Colonial Heights Health Care and Rehabilitation Center has been providing quality nursing and rehabilitation care for 30 years. • P T,O T & S T offered 7 days perw eek Our philosophy is to provide all of our customers with exceptional care, service • S tate of th e art gym n asium open in g July 2010 and support; enriching their lives in a respectful and dignified manner. Our cus• F ulltim e in -h ouse th erapy staff w ith over100 tomers are our residents, their families, referral sources and our co-workers and com bin ed years of experien ce their families. Colonial Heights Health Care and Rehabilitation Center is commit• P erson alfollow up by a n urse upon return h om e ted to treating every customer as a valued family member. We accept the role of leaders in the senior care industry, constantly focusing our efforts to enhance the • P et th erapy visits to in clude visits from B ailey delivery of care through broad continuum of services and a personalized ourG olden R etriever approach. 831 Ellerslie Avenue, Colonial Heights, VA 23834 The center began in 1979 with 136 beds and added another 60 rooms in 1988. The (804) 526-6851 center is opening a state-of-the art rehabilitation gymnasium in July 2010. Our center’s focus on quality resident care, strong management principles and dedication to treating residents and their families with exceptional care, service “Celebrating Over 30 Years of Quality Care” and support has resulted in developing its reputation as one of the finest, wellregarded health care centers in Virginia. Colonial Heights Health Care and Rehabilitation Center provides: - Medical and Physical Rehabilitation - Long-Term Care - Respite Care Although care and services are the most important aspects to consider when choosing a senior care center, Colonial Heights Health Care and Rehabilitation Center offers a full continuum of skilled nursing and rehabilitation services in a warm, home-like setting. While you or your loved one can’t be at home, you can feel at home at Colonial Heights Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. Every detail has been considered in the design in the interiors of our center to provide physical, emotional and spiritual comfort of our residents. We offer the comfort and convenience of: - Full service beauty saloon - Spacious and Elegant Dining - Warm, comfortable accommodations - Enclosed outdoor courtyard - Several Community Areas for family visits Along with meaningful activities and programs we offer: - Social Services Care Planning - Volunteer programs - Special outings - Around-the-clock skilled nursing care - Religious services - Family events - Cafe dining Pictured from left to right are Colonial Heights Health Care and Rehabilitation Colonial Heights Health Care and Rehabilitation Center continues to add proCenter employees: Susan Bedwell, Rehab director; Lynn Moon; Anne Henderson; Mary Creech; and Dianne Guastella. grams to improve the quality of service to residents and their families. 16

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