Nags Head Self Storage Assists Dare County Toys for Tots
Ashley Misselwitz, Facility Manager and Chris David, Storage Specialist, of Nags Head Self Storage gifted a storage unit to the Dare County Toys for Tots during the Christmas 2019 season. DCT4T had been asking local property managers for months to use an empty commercial space but kept getting denied despite abundant availability during the off-season. Lee Goldman, the Assistant Coordinator for DCT4T remembered the outstanding service he received while a tenant at NHSS and reached out to Ashley, who wholeheartedly agreed to let them use an empty space. Ashley is seen here pictured with employees of DCT4T as they presented a “token of extreme gratitude” to the business and employees. We are so proud that Ashley and Chris represent our core community values!
The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) proudly presents The Art of the ViBe 2, an exhibition celebrating eight visual artists who contribute to the rich, vibrant culture of Virginia Beach’s thriving ViBe Creative District.
Admission is free.
Pavilion II Lobby, 600 22nd St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
December 12, 2019 - April 4, 2020.
Mon. - Fri. 9am-6pm & Sat. from 10am-4pm.
The Runnymede Corporation hosts two galleries within the ViBe Creative District, the innovative art and cultural hub in Hampton Roads. The self-curated Gallery at Pavilion I and The MOCA Satellite Gallery at Pavilion II are featured in our beautiful, Class-A office buildings at the Oceanfront. At just six blocks from the Oceanfront and located within the ViBe Creative District, the Gallery at Pavilion I offers 5 floors of space available for public viewing from 9-5:30pm M-F. Four artists are selected each year to be featured in our self-curated gallery. We are currently seeking applicants for 2020 and beyond. If interested in showing with us, please email our application along with any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. To download our application, please click here.
Our Director of Property Management, Shawn Buddenhagen, participated in the LIFT Fitness White House 2 House run. A group of 10 runners started in Virginia Beach and took turns running 200 miles all the way to the White House in Washington, DC, totaling 31 hours. The run benefits the homeless in the Hampton Roads area. Runnymede was proud to sponsor Shawn for the event and over $17,000 was raised!
Another race in the books for team Runnymede! As a part of our employee health initiative, Runnymede sponsored our employees to take part in Anthem's Wicked 10K race. It was a beautiful day to run at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and our team enjoyed dressing up and taking part in such a fun event. Keep a look-out for next years group costume!
On National Philanthropy Day in 2017, our owners Andrew and Morris Fine were awarded Outstanding Philanthropists by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. This award recognizes the dedication and contribution to our local community here in Hampton Roads. Andrew and Morris have served many roles which have made a profound impact on our community.
Alongside his work here at Runnymede, Nate Fine serves on the CHKD Future Generations Board which is a group of young leaders in the community to advocate and support CHKD. In order to raise money for pediatric cancer, Nate hosts an adult version of Anthem's LemonAid fundraiser. The adult LemonAid party was held at Smartmouth Brewery (also one of our tenants) and the event raised over $6,000. Thank you, Nate, for all you do for our community!
Have you ever seen the big canoe sculpture on the Lesner Bridge? Andrew Fine played a huge role in placing this beautiful piece of art on the bridge. Serving as president of the Public Art Foundation, him and the help of Virginia Beach citizens made this project become reality. At the dedication ceremony on July 28th, Andrew and his wife Barbara were awarded the 2018 Champion for the Arts award. This award recognizes the dedication to the furtherance of the arts in Virginia Beach. This award is well-deserved for Barbara and Andrew as they have been apart of numerous projects such as the ViBe Creative District, Tidewater Performing Arts Society, Virginia MOCA, and much more.
Ashley, our Self Storage Manager for the Outer Banks region, was named 2018 Volunteer of the Year by the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce. She was recognized for her help and assistance at many events throughout the year, bringing new member prospects, and attending and supporting various Outer Banks community events.
Stephie Jones is a fine artist living and working in Virginia Beach, Va. A graduate of James Madison University, she launched her career as an artist after a near-death experience caused her to make a few life changes and pursue her passion. She paints bright, lively and colorful work in multiple mediums including oil, acrylic and watercolor. Stephie was selected as 2019’s Neptune Festival Poster artist and will be showing her work at Pavilion I from October 4-December 31, 2019. Join us on Friday, Oct. 4 from 5:30-7 p.m. for her opening reception at 600 22nd Street in Virginia Beach.
Our Pavilion II building hosts art exhibits curated and hosted by Virginia MOCA. The current exhibit, titled In Service, displays works of art by the brave veterans in our community, featuring artists Kevin H. Adams, Maggie Bush, Rich Gray, Robert “Gus” Gusentine, Michael Macdonald, Nez and Eleanor Powell. Please feel free to stop by and take a look at 600 22nd St, Virginia Beach! The exhibition will be up until November 23rd.
A great time was had by all at the 2019 Shamrock 8k! The weather turned out to be perfect and we all got a chance to get out and be active. We have taken an initiative to focus on employee health and wellness this year, and its been a great success. We are looking forward to participating in the Wicked 10k at the end of October!
In 2011, Andrew Fine and Laura Wood Habr, co-owner of Croc’s 19th Street Bistro, began executing their vision for the ViBe Creative District. The ViBe is an area near the Virginia Beach Oceanfront dedicated to supporting and promoting local artists and businesses. As philanthropists and owners of businesses in the area, Andrew and Laura had a passion to revitalize this once run-down area into a center to cultivate creativity and community. You can now walk the streets and see murals, pavement art, museums, and visit local eateries and boutiques.