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Marilyn West Presents at Apps for Success

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Marilyn West Presents at Apps for Success

M. H. West & Co., Inc. ‘s Chair & CEO, Marilyn H.  West, presented at the “Apps for Success” program of the Career and Technical Institute for Richmond Public Schools on August 19, 2013.  Joined by Julian S. House and Joseph Armstrong, Mrs. West covered topics such as leadership, team building, effective communication, diversity sensitivity, visioning and goal-setting.  More than 120 participants attended the day-long session that included site visits to six Richmond businesses:  DuPont, Richmond Ambulance Authority, Virginia Historical Society, UNOS, DPU and the Richmond Convention Center. Led by Dr. Ernestine Scott, all attendees were connected by their goals of Excellence, Equity and Empowerment.

Partners Donate Entire Summer School Program to P.B. Young, Sr., Elementary School Children

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Partners Donate Entire Summer School Program to P.B. Young, Sr., Elementary School Children

There will be no summer brain drain for nearly 300 students at P.B. Young, Sr., Elementary School, thanks to an eight-week academic enrichment program paid for with a $150,000 donation by Joan and Macon Brock in partnership with United for Children, the United Way of South Hampton Roads, EVMS, the City of Norfolk, Trinity Presbyterian Church and many others, including local arts organizations and WHRO.

P.B. Young Principal Alana Balthazar said about 75 percent of her school’s children are attending the summer program five days a week through August 16. The program is free to the children and their families. Students receive hands-on literacy and math academic lessons each morning, Monday through Thursday. Many of the teachers are P.B. Young faculty members.

“The staff dreamed this program,” Dr. Balthazar said, “so they’re working their vision.”

In the afternoons, children participate in guided enrichment activities such as creative dance, tennis, flag football, arts and crafts, and an entrepreneur program for fourth- and fifth-graders provided by M.H. West & Co., Inc., a Richmond-based management and education consulting firm. On Fridays, students are invited to participate in “Friday Fun Days,” organized by volunteers from Trinity Presbyterian Church, with such organizations as the Virginia Symphony, the Chrysler Museum of Art, the Rhythm Project, Virginia Stage Company, WHRO, ODU and NSU leading the activities. (more…)

Brunch & Budget with Senator Mark Warner

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Brunch & Budget with Senator Mark Warner

M.H. West & Co., Senior Health and Business Officer, Michael J. Byrnes recently attended the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce event, “Brunch & Budget with Senator Mark Warner.”  The event included approximately 150 business leaders from across the Hampton Roads area to listen to Senator Warner provide his thoughts and plans for reducing the $14 trillion national debt.

Senator Warner discussed the nation’s budget and its many components stating that none of the budget components should be off limits to cuts or reforms.  He observed that reducing waste throughout government and providing reforms to programs and spending are a large aspect of reducing the national debt. Also, Senator Warner indicated that the cuts cannot be restricted to just the 14% of the budget that has continuously been the target of legislative budget cuts over the years.  Entitlement reforms, tax increases, and spending cuts all have to be part of the equation for progress to be achieved, he stated, further noting that the growing national debt was the single biggest threat to our country’s existence and future.

Also discussed by Senator Warner were the “gang of six” Senators, that he was co-founder of,  (3 Republicans and 3 Democrats) that were attempting to prepare recommendations on the budget as a bipartisan commission. (more…)

Laskin Road Gateway Project Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Laskin Road Gateway Project

M.H. West & Co., Senior Health and Business Officer, Michael J. Byrnes recently attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Laskin Road Gateway Project in the City of Virginia Beach.  In attendance were many local dignitaries, including some of the original developers, family landowners of Virginia Beach, members of the City Council, School Board members, and the Virginia Beach Mayor.  The ceremony was the culmination of Phase III of the development that will provide a pedestrian-friendly corridor on 31st Street between Pacific and Arctic Avenues at the oceanfront. (more…)

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