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July 28, 2021

Biz Buzz: New wealth management firm in town

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Local financial advisors Steven Crouch, Jennifer Hardcastle and Jan Kamphuis have joined the new Warrenton office of B. Riley Wealth Management.
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Linda Godfrey, RN, receives her DAISY pin from Fauquier Health Director of Acute Care Services Jessica Randall.
B. Riley Wealth opens

Los Angeles-based B. Riley Wealth Management Inc. has opened a Warrenton office with three veteran financial advisors.

Steven E. Crouch, Jennifer L. Hardcastle and Jan W. Kamphuis have joined the firm as financial advisors, along with Amanda Burton, a senior registered client service associate. They previously worked with BB&T Securities/Truist Investment Services and managed client assets of more than $335 million.

A Virginia Tech graduate with more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Crouch joins B. Riley as a senior vice president. His community involvement includes the Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center and the Fauquier Community Coalition board.

Another Virginia Tech graduate with more than 20 years of experience, Ms. Jennifer Hardcastle also joins the firm as a vice president.

Mr. Kamphuis, who studied business/marketing at Buckinghamshire New University (High Wycombe College) in England, also has two decades of experience.

“Our team remains focused on providing the very best financial solutions and investment strategies available to meet our clients’ goals,” Mr. Crouch said. “We look forward to introducing our clients to the wide array of unique and highly customized financial solutions that the B. Riley platform offers.”

Company CEO Chuck Hastings said: “We are pleased to welcome this highly talented advisor group as we continue to enhance the services we offer to our valued clients. Our newest branch serves to enhance our long-standing presence and client relationships in the surrounding Virginia community.”

In addition to the Warrenton office at 550 Broadview Ave., B. Riley has one in Arlington.


Godfrey earns DAISY award

Fauquier Health has selected Registered Nurse Linda Godfrey as its second DAISY Team award recipient of 2021.

A strong nomination that came in for Linda consisted of the special care and attention she provided to her patient during their stay. The patient, an 86-year old

A retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, 86, nominated Ms. Godfrey because of her care during his medical procedure.

“One of the attending surgical nurses, Linda Godfrey, made my stay so much better than it might have been because of her superior responsiveness and demonstrated caring service,” he wrote. “It takes some doing to be able to make the person who is in bed feel better simply because of your presence and actions. Nurse Godfrey demonstrated this ability in spades!”

Family members established the not-for-profit DAISY Foundation, based in Glen Ellen, Calif., in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon autoimmune disease. The care Mr. Barnes and his family received from nurses inspired their effort.

Healthcare providers around the world have adopted the DAISY Award to honor nurses for extraordinary care and compassion. The DAISY Team Award recognizes nurse-led teams of two or more who come together to solve a specific situation by going above and beyond.

Patients, families and colleagues may make nominations. At Fauquier Health, a committee of nurses selects the recipients.


Old Town festival moves to fall

The 42nd Old Town Warrenton Spring Festival will change seasons this year.

The Fauquier Chamber of Commerce will host the festival — one of its biggest fundraisers — from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, on Main Street.

The Old Town Warrenton Spring Into Fall Festival offered 10-by-10-foot vendor spaces at $175 apiece for businesses, crafters and nonprofits and $250 apiece for food providers.

With free admission, the festival typically attracts 20,000 to 25,000 people.

In 2019, the chamber generated more than $33,700 in revenue with the festival. Because of the pandemic, the organization cancelled the festival last year.

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