Regional newspaper editors will be Featured Guests at “Tavern Talk” | People
Thomas A. Silvestri, Leader, Richmond Media Group, Media General Inc. and President and Publisher, Richmond Times-Dispatch and Mark Fausz, founder and editor of the Village News will be the featured guests at Tavern Talk on Monday, July 25, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at Howlett’s Tavern in Chester, VA.
In 2009, Tom Silvestri was named leader of the Richmond Media Group, which includes the Richmond Times-Dispatch, TimesDispatch.com, Richmond Suburban Newspapers and Richmond.com. In January 2005, Tom became president and publisher of The Times-Dispatch, Media General’s second largest newspaper. The Times-Dispatch is in the midst of transforming from a regional newspaper into a full-fledged multimedia source of high-quality news, advertising and commentary delivered where and when the customer wants it.
Mark Fausz has been involved in community building for 20 years beginning with youth sports, and Boy Scouts and then, after starting the local newspaper Village News 14-years-ago, became more involved with civic activities including helping to start the Chester Community Association (CCA), a group with about 70 members who work to maintain a sense of place for the community.
The Village News, based in Chester, which also serves the communities of Meadowbrook, Enon, Ettrick and the Courthouse area, is considered a hyper-local newspaper that focuses on important issues in the lives of all the citizens of southeastern Chesterfield. The Village News motto is “Your Community, Your Neighbors, Your News.”
Mark is also a member of the board of directors of Henricus Historical Park Foundation and Shepherds Center Foundation. He is a charter board member of the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation as well as a charter member Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce. Mark has also been recognized by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors and the office of Congressman Randy Forbes.
“Tavern Talk” offers patrons at Howlett’s Restaurant & Tavern in Chester an opportunity to meet and submit questions to influential local, state and national personalities. The monthly event is presented from 6:30-7:30 pm in the main dining area at Howlett’s, located at 3530 Festival Park Plaza, Chester, VA 23831. Dinner reservations are required; please call (804) 930-1034. A percentage of that day’s food sales will benefit the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia.
As the center for Chesterfield County history, the mission of the CHSV is to collect, preserve, interpret, and promote the county's past for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.
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