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August 26th Is National Dog Day

August 26th Is National Dog Day

Many of us here at M. H. West & Co., Inc. are happy dog owners. So we would like to share some ways you can help our four-legged friends on National Dog Day.


1. Adopt a dog from your local shelter or pure breed rescue organization. Volunteer at your local shelter and offer to walk a dog or play with a dog, clean cages or anything else they need help with.

2. Have a safety check of your home to make sure it’s safe for your dog and others.

3. Donate blankets, food and toys to animal welfare organizations.

4. Organize a peaceful demonstration in front of your community pet store that sells puppies.

5. Write your Congressman and ask that he/she support the ban of Puppy Mills and Gas Chambers in your state.

6. Order an adorable dog shaped flower arrangement from 1-800-Flowers.com and enjoy a 10% discount by using code GOODLIVING when placing your order!

7. Have a National Dog Day party and invite all your friends and their dogs!

8. Spend the day taking photos of your dog and then enter our photo contest!

9. Buy an official National Dog Day Tee here and sport it proudly!

10. Assist an ill or elderly neighbor by walking their dog.

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Dr. Keiffer Mitchell Sr. Passes Away at 73

M. H. West & Co., Inc. is saddened by the passing of Dr. Keiffer Mitchell Sr.  He was the cousin of a WEST associate and an inspiration to us all.


Dr. Keiffer Mitchell Sr., a prominent Baltimore physician and a member of a nationally recognized family of civil rights activists, died Tuesday after a brief illness, his family said. He was 73.

Dr. Mitchell, the son of pioneering NAACP leader Clarence Mitchell Jr. and activist Juanita Jackson Mitchell, was the first black student to enroll at Gwynns Falls Junior High School after the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision that ended segregation.

He went to Lincoln University and Nashville’s Meharry Medical College, and later opened a gastroenterology office near his childhood home on Druid Hill Avenue in Upton. There, he treated a wide array of patients, regardless of age or financial status. The waiting room, the Rev. Al Hathaway of Union Baptist Church recalled Tuesday, was like “a snapshot of Baltimore City.”

Lawyer William H. “Billy” Murphy said Dr. Mitchell could have relocated and made more money, but kept his practice in West Baltimore serving poor patients. “He stayed so he could be a role model for kids who had none,” Mr. Murphy said.

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Goodbye Fairfield Commons Mall

Goodbye Fairfield Commons Mall

M. H. West & Co., Inc. associate Jillian Winans was on hand as the demolition began on Fairfield Commons Mall

Arizona-based Bromont Investment Group closed on the struggling eastern Henrico property at 4869 Nine Mile Road in July for $6.318 million.

Work is underway to raze the nearly 50-year-old structure as Bromont prepares to construct the 310,000-square-foot Eastgate Town Center. The Walmart-anchored project should open by the fall of 2016, according to Joshua Rector, Bromont’s director of development.

The deal closed after a lengthy process; Bromont has had Fairfield Commons under contract for about three years.

“It was definitely a complicated deal, but we’re very excited that we’re finally underway after the trials and tribulations,” Rector said. “We’re ready to get the work done and be part of the community there.”

This will be Bromont’s first venture into the Richmond market. Rob Black of CBRE represented the developer in the deal. Rector said Black originally approached Bromont with the redevelopment idea.

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Marilyn West Facilitates Mentoring Program

Marilyn West Facilitates Mentoring ProgramM. H. West & Co., Inc.’s Chair and CEO, Marilyn H. West recently recognized graduates of a leadership mentoring program at a formal ceremony. Marilyn designed and facilitated developmental sessions for the program over a six month period. During that time she enhanced the program by bringing in several community leaders who spoke with the mentees.

Marilyn is proud of the accomplishments of the mentees and wishes them all the best in their future endeavors.

Making Your Mark: Kids Today, CEOs Tomorrow

Great coverage of our Young Entrepreneur Program from Channel 13NewsNow in Hampton Roads. Learn about the program from the perspective students, teachers and faculty in the video below.

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“Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.” – Nelson Mandela

The Young Entrepreneur Program Boost student academic performance and life skills with M.H. WEST & Co., Inc.'s award–winning Young Entrepreneur Program. Your students will learn about business concepts and sharpen their skills in: Reading, Math, Critical Thinking, Decision–Making, Goal Setting, Teamwork and Time Management. The Young Entrepreneur Program can be adapted for elementary, middle and high school students. Click here to learn more.

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