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Amazon Smile

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?

Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Can I use my existing account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.

Can I change my charity?

Yes, you can change your charity any time. Your AmazonSmile purchases after the change count towards your newly selected charity. To change your charity, sign in to on your desktop or mobile phone browser and simply select “Change your Charity” in “Your Account.”

What charities can I choose from?

You can choose from almost one million eligible 501(c)(3) public charitable organizations.

What if my selected charity does not register to participate in the AmazonSmile program or becomes ineligible?

If your selected charity does not register to participate, becomes ineligible, or requests to be removed from the program, you will have a chance to select a different charity to receive the accrued donations that have not yet been disbursed to your charity. If you do not select a different charity, the accrued donations will be distributed to other organizations receiving donations.

If I represent a charitable organization, how can I learn more about registering my organization for AmazonSmile?

Go to to learn how to register your organization to receive donations.

How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, we may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Please see the relevant promotion for complete details.

Can I receive a tax deduction for amounts donated from my purchases on AmazonSmile?

Donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax deductible by you.

How can I learn more about AmazonSmile?

Please see complete AmazonSmile program details.

Mark Your Calendars for the RVA Career Expo!

The RVA Career Exp

It’s my pleasure to inform you of an upcoming job fair that may prove to be timely and valuable to anyone searching for a new job!

The RVA Career Expo will be held on Friday, October 13 at the Cultural Arts Center – Glen Allen. It is FREE and OPEN TO ALL JOB SEEKERS.

In total, we expect OVER 100 COMPANIES from varying fields to be present. A wide variety of jobs and internships are available, at all experience levels.

JOB SEEKERS SHOULD REGISTER EARLY at This provides the added benefit of having your resume stored in a searchable database from which employers are already screening –  and will continue to use after the event is over. You can also see which companies are attending and view/print their open jobs.

Hosted by the Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, proceeds benefit Richmond VT Alumni scholarship fund.




Reclaiming Faith, Hope, & Love at Work Conference


Thanking sponsors together

In the beginning… God worked.  Work was done by a holy and perfect being.  Do you think we’ll be lounging around on clouds in Heaven?  No – we’ll work together with jobs and projects that fit us perfectly.  Work was meant to be life-giving!


Bad News: Sin has changed everything.

  • Ever get the “Sunday evening blues”?
  • Ever worry that technology may take away your job?
  • Ever wonder how your work fits into God’s plan?
  • Well, you’re not alone!


Good News: This conference will inspire the churches of Richmond to experience God’s restorative plan to reclaim faith, hope, and love at work. The conference will include:

  • Sound Biblical teaching on faith, work, and economics
  • Practical advice for taking your faith to work on Monday morning
  • A glimpse into the future of work and economics (the Second Industrial Revolution!)
  • A call to ignite a 21st Century renaissance in the church


21st Century Learning:

  • World-class teaching
  • Face-to-face table discussions with Christians from 20+ area churches
  • Live electronic polling on the landscape of Richmond’s marketplace


Who: For Christians in the Metropolitan Richmond Marketplace
Conference on Faith, Work, & Economics
When: November 17-18, 2017
Where: Bon Air Baptist Church | 2531 Buford Road, Richmond, VA 23235
Why: Because Christ is Lord of all areas of life, we’re bringing churches together to equip them to be light in the area of life where we spend most our time, and where the good news of Jesus has the greatest potential – at work.
Cost: $30
Registration: Click here to register!


ken barnes

About the Speaker:  Rev. Dr. Kenneth Barnes has a background as an international executive, a pastor, and an academic.  His resume in any one of these categories is impressive.  We encourage you to view his credentials here, and see why he is one of the world’s top authorities on the intersection of faith, work, and economics.


Conference Schedule and Topics:

Friday (7:00pm-9:00pm)
Theology of Work: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

  • The God of work and the work of God – where you fit in.

Table Discussions

Saturday (8:30am-3:00pm) with Light Continental Breakfast, Coffee, & Lunch Provided
How to Share Your Faith without Losing Your Job

  • From Baby Boomers to Millennials – you can confidently (and properly) share your faith with your colleagues at work.

Table Discussions

Work and Economics: Back to the Future

  • The Industrial Revolution gave birth to the Communist Revolution because the Church was absent. That doesn’t have to happen again!

Table Discussions and Lunch (Chick-fil-A)

Love Works: A Renaissance for the 21st Century Church

  • Automated jobs are expected to put 40% of us out of work by the year 2030. How do we respond?  Though our future is uncertain, our God is not.


Ken will be preaching at Community West Church (meeting at The Steward School) at 10:00am | 11600 Gayton Road, Richmond, VA. 23238

Career Development Workshop | Fall 2017

Needle’s Eye is offering a highly-structured seven-week course to provide skills training and assistance for adults who are trying to find employment, transition back into the workforce, or become more marketable. We’ll help you take steps to improve your prospects! Topics include:

  • Discover your calling and purpose
  • Attitude adjustment
  • Identifying your strengths
  • Enhancing your resume
  • Networking skills
  • Interviewing strategies
  • Evaluating job offer compensation

When: Wednesdays, starting September 13, 2017, ending October 25, 2017
 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Needle’s Eye Ministries | 104 Berrington Court, Richmond VA 23221
Click here to register!

*Partial scholarships are available. For more details, contact


For questions or comments about the Career Transition Group or Career Development Workshop, please contact:

Kathryn Dixon
Ministry Administrative Assistant

Equity Concepts is Hiring a Full-Time Strategic Assistant!

Equity Concepts

Job Description

Christian Based Financial Services Firm seeking a talented, motivated, career minded and results driven individual to be responsible and accountable for administratively supporting the Securities Department and maintaining strong relationships with their clients and fund companies

Education/ Experience

  • Recommended BA or AA in Business Administration or Finance w/ minimum of 2 years customer service experience required
  • Open to potentially becoming Securities Licensed

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Securities paperwork prep for advisor teams
  • Complete client new account paperwork
  • Complete client paperwork updates and/or changes (ACH’s, beneficiaries, withdrawals, etc.)
  • Address and resolve client service issues in a timely manner
  • Resolve fund company issues in a timely manner
  • Maintain weekly client contact/touches related to service and account openings
  • Account tracking from inception to funding for clients and advisors
  • Paperwork review and mail out to clients
  • Paperwork review for accuracy and completeness before submission
  • Securities paperwork review and processing for office
  • Client account service requests (address changes, beneficiary changes, deposits, withdrawals, etc.)
  • Securities file set up
  • Withdrawal/deposit sheet maintenance
  • Update and maintain manual entries inside of CIRStatements monthly/quarterly
  • Reception relief
  • Other tasks as needed


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proficiency in web research
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee multi step tasks over extended periods of time
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new tasks quickly
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong mathematical ability
  • Strong demonstrated ability to gather and analyze information skillfully


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to multi-task
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Intermediate computer skills

If you are interested in applying, please email Equity Concepts at:


The Cabell Childress Group is Hiring a Listing Specialist!

The cabell Childress Group


The Cabell Childress Group is seeking a motivated candidate for the position of Listing Specialist. Normal business hours are 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday. Evening & weekend hours will arise depending on volume of business during certain times of the year.

Specific tasks of the Listing Specialist will be (but not limited to):

  • Enter Listings in MLS
  • Coordination of photographers & stagers
  • Pulling comparable sales of listings
  • Analyze pricing
  • Ensure that signage is visible & in place
  • Lockbox management
  • Contract negotiations
  • Provide feedback to sellers from showings
  • Management of internet marketing


Position offers excellent pay with bonus package. Bring your ideas and creativity and let’s put them to work.

Qualification Requirements: Previous Real Estate Experience, Real Estate License Preferred, Exceptional Time Management, Ability to work under pressure, Microsoft Office Suite, Organization, Exceptional People and Phone skills.

Rate of Pay Will Depend On Experience

Job Type: Full-time

Required education: High school or equivalent

Required experience: Real Estate: 3 year

Required license or certification: Real Estate License

If you are interested in applying, please send your resume and cover letter to the Cabell Childress Group.

SCAD is Hiring an Assistant Director of Admission!


Join a dynamic admission team as assistant director of admission and share with others what SCAD has to offer.

In this off-site role you will identify and recruit the highest-quality students in your assigned area of the United States. Areas include West Great Lakes (Kansas City, St. Louis, or Indianapolis), Virginia Piedmont area, and Texas.

Reporting to the regional director of recruitment, you will build relationships and create networking opportunities with teachers, counselors, students, parents and alumni through presentations and individual correspondence that promote the unique learning environment at SCAD.

You will travel extensively, visiting school-specific events, information sessions and other recruitment events. You will also be responsible for following up with prospective students, discussing their interests and answering questions about the admission process and the vast opportunities available at SCAD.

The ideal applicant is an energetic and engaging speaker who can effectively represent SCAD in one-on-one appointments, group presentations, college fairs and conferences while keeping meticulous recruitment records. You must have an excellent understanding of your assigned education market, strong organizational skills, exceptional presentation and communication skills and the ability to work independently.

– Bachelor’s degree
– Ability to travel extensively


If you wish to apply for this position, this link will take you directly to the application page. You can also send your cover letter & resume to:



Fire Solutions Hiring Full-Time Administrative Assistant

fire solutions

FIRE SOLUTIONS is looking for dependable, hardworking, honest individual to join our team as a full-time Administrative Assistant.

This position exists to support daily administrative tasks like:

  • Answer incoming calls utilizing telephone skills that promote quality business atmosphere and transfer caller to appropriate Fire Solutions employee.
  • Welcome on-site visitors and announce visitor by intercom system to appropriate personnel.
  • Data entry and accurately scan documents, maintain the support department file, perform clerical duties.

Come by our office at:

205 Haley Road
Ashland, VA 23005

Monday thru Friday office hours are 7:30am to 4pm or call Edward at 804-752-2366 ext. 311 to make an appointment.

Fire Solutions offers full benefits such as: Health/Dental/Vision Insurance, P.T.O., Profit sharing, 401K etc.

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