Business notes: Oct. 7

Busch Gardens and five other employers were recognized for their efforts to hire more individuals with disabilities by the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services on Wednesday.

Other winners included AAFES Dan Daniel Distribution Center in Newport News, Brevard Achievement Center at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Hampton VA Medical Center, Newport News Shipbuilding and PORTCO Inc. in Portsmouth.

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month in Virginia.

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance announced Henderson, Inc. as recipient of their first annual Health Promoter Award on Wednesday.

“Henderson, Inc. is a regular sponsor for many worthy causes and events. But more importantly, they educate, encourage, and promote their company’s mission and vision for a healthy lifestyle with their employees and their families,” said Pamela McGregor, executive director at The Arc of Williamsburg, which nominated Henderson Inc. for the award.

As part of its expansion, Solvere Senior Living has assumed management of the Verena at the Reserve on 121 Reserve Way and the Cadence at the Glen, an independent living community in Glen Allen.

“Virginia is a very important part of our expansion and we look forward to providing Cadence at Glen Allen and Verena at the Reserve with the best in management and service,” said Kristin Ward,” president and CEO of Solvere, in a news release. “The state is a wonderful and growing destination for senior living, with exceptional historic, cultural and geographic attractions.”

Solvere, based in Princeton, New Jersey, also manages Berkeley Oaks memory care community in Williamsburg. Solvere currently manages communities in eight states, including Florida, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia and Indiana.

Williamsburg Realty announced Sibilla Dengs as the Top Producer for the month of September on Oct. 4.

The Virginia Environmental Endowment announced its 22 Partners in Excellence honorees on Oct. 5.

Six local foundations were recognized including the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the James River Association, Elizabeth River Project, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, the Wetlands Watch and the College of William and Mary’s Law School’s Virginia Coastal Policy Center.

Each foundation received a $1,000 donation.


Jefferson can be reached by phone at 757-790-9313.

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