The largest ever private-sector donation to the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia lifts its campaign to renovate and move to the historic Leigh Street Armory above the $3 million mark. M. H. West & Co., Inc. supports this kind of effort to fund a great Richmond project.
The $500,000 pledge from Dominion Resources is notable not only because of its size but also because it can be used to leverage other grants, said Stacy L. Burrs, chairman of the museum.
“Very often the contributions we receive are challenge grants,” Burrs said. “A gift of this size not only leverages the challenge grants, but it also leverages support down the road from other major corporations. Everyone knows that Dominion is a leader in the community. They’ve vetted the project and see it as worthy of this kind of contribution. It means we’ve done something right. We’ve made a good start.” (more…)
Below is a quick interview of M. H. West & Co., Inc.’s CEO & Chair, Marilyn West by VSU Today. The interview appears in VSU Today’s Summer Issue which can be viewed here.
An Interview with an Industry Stakeholder
Marilyn West is the CEO of M. H. West & Co., Inc.
Accolade: Humanitarian Award of 2012 from the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities for bridge-building connecting communities
Q: Why do you work with students in the School of Business?
A: My brother has a graduate degree from VSU and I got to know Eddie Moore who was from Philadelphia and then I got to know Keith Miller and his work for Go Red for Women. He and VSU were really the first school in the area to support Go Red for Women. Also, because of Mirta for what she has done as a minority at a minority institution. As a business person, I have been very impressed with what has been done. I have been around VSU and have been hearing about VSU for a long time so I guess it was natural for me to get involved and to support the Reginald F. Lewis School of Business.
Q: Identify your favorite quote.
A: “I don’t look to jump over 7 foot bars; I look around for 1 foot bars that I can step over.” – Warren Buffett
Seniors now have a bigger and more spacious place to meet, exercise, gather resource and information, The Senior Center of Greater Richmond has a new location at 2101 Maywill Street, the former U-Turn building.
M. H. West & Co., Inc. was proud to be a sponsor of the facility’s open house which was held on May 15th. Marilyn West, the CEO & Chair of M. H. West & Co., Inc. and the Chair of the Board for the Senior Center, was thrilled to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony pictured above.
Executive Director Lynda Sharp Anderson says it’s a safe spot where Seniors 60 and older can use as a gathering place, but most of all The Senior Center seeks to impact the community by creating opportunities for healthy aging through social engagement, physical well-being, civic involvement, creativity and lifelong learning.
The center is open Monday to Friday to 4pm, you can get more information by logging onto to www.seniorcenterofgreaterrichmond.org or call 804-353-3171.
The 4th Annual Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont brings back a sense of serenity, soul and smooth sounds to the City of Richmond. Located at Maymont, the Richmond Jazz Festival features over 20 local, national and international bands and artists on two stages. Festival attendees enjoy smooth jazz, while taking advantage of products and services sold by vendors, scheduled wine tastings and chef demonstrations featuring international cuisine. This year, the festival will span over 3 days! Festival performances will begin on Friday, August 9th with local jazz acts at the Hippodrome Theater. On August 10th and 11th, festival attendees will enjoy exclusive access to the beautiful landscape and gardens of Maymont where over 20 artists will perform! Self-guided tours are encouraged! The musical selections will be predominately jazz, but will also include R&B, neo-soul and other genres that add diversity and flavor to the festival.
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M. H. West & Co., Inc. is pleased to provide you with its Transporter Collection (Large PDF File). There are many articles that include technical assistance to assist bus drivers and other school transportation personnel. This is information that the National Transportation Center for School Children has published over a number of years. We hope that you find it useful. Please contact us for further assistance.
M. H. West & Co., Inc. holds certifications as an 8(a) firm, womanowned & disadvantaged business enterprise as well as memberships in numerous trade & professional associations.