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Newsbites: Noteworthy tidbits for 10.18.16

J. Elias O'Neal October 18, 2016 0

Dr. Robin L. Foster, Assoc. Professor of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Robin L. Foster, Assoc. Professor of Emergency Medicine.


The Medical Society of Virginia Foundation recently recognized VCU Health physicians Robin L. Foster and Gene Peterson with its Salute to Service Awards at its Oct. 15 ceremony.

Richmond-based Nudge, a health tracking app, has begun offering a white label version of its services.

Tomeka Scott of Brandermill Woods was named the 2016 Virginia Health Care Association –Virginia Center Assisted Living Director of Nursing of the Year. The award recognizes an individual who demonstrates clinical expertise and leadership in providing quality long-term care in the state.

“Working Mother” magazine recognized Bon Secours Virginia as one of the 2016 “Working Mother 100 Best Companies” for creating progressive programs for its workforce, in the areas of advancement of women, flexibility, child care and paid parental leave.


VCU’s da Vinci Center has been accepted as an official partner of the European Innovation Academy – an international organization that advances worldwide innovation through the formation of international interdisciplinary student teams alongside corporate partners and venture capitalists.

Paul Nolde, NRV director of business development, is one of 48 University of Virginia alumni appointed to a commission by the university’s Board of Visitors to plan the school’s 200th anniversary next year.

The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently awarded VCU a nearly $6 million research grant to promote healthy communities and reduce violence rates in Richmond.

Real Estate

The Richmond Division of Eastwood Homes constructed a ramp to improve the mobility of Petersburg Army veteran Rowena Carter. The newly constructed stable ramp stretches from Rowena’s entry door to the sidewalk in front of her home.


The Richmond Heart Walk, a local organization that supports the American Heart Association, raised $1,060,000 at its Oct. 8 walking event along West Creek Parkway outside Richmond.

McGuireWoods counsel Cristin Traylor has been reelected to serve as president of Nurture – a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Richmond’s childbearing families through fitness, education, social support and community engagement.

Samuel Anderson and Shane Crews co-founded Richmond-based Enso Media Firm.

Samuel Anderson and Shane Crews co-founded Richmond-based Enso Media Firm.

Area companies

Richmond native and Groundswell CEO Michelle Moore won a 2016 U.S. Green Building Council Leadership Award.

Brandermill Country Club celebrated its 40th anniversary with a sold out golf event and evening banquet for 200 of its members and guests earlier this month.  Mike Hatch, current owner and general manager hosted the event for members for new and long-term members during the event.

C. Jay Robbins IV, an attorney with Glen Allen-based C. Jay Robbins P.C., has been named a certified member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Membership to the forum is limited to attorneys who have won million and multimillion verdicts, awards and settlements.

Milton's Local won PitchSlam at the Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore.

Milton’s Local won PitchSlam at the Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore.

Milton’s Local, a Richmond-based meat provider that emphasizes sustainable agriculture, won PitchSlam at the Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore last month. Milton’s Local also won the NEXTY award at the trade show for the best new meat or seafood category for its bacon sausage.

Samuel Anderson, and fellow business partner Shane Crews, has co-founded Richmond-based Enso Media Firm – a social media, videography, photography and web services firm.


Julie Triplett, a Disability Rights Advocate with Richmond-based disAbility Law Center of Virginia, has been reappointed to the State Rehabilitation Council by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Lisa Carter Moerner, director of corporate public policy for Richmond-based Dominion Resources Services Inc. has been reappointed to the Virginia Museum of Natural History Board of Trustees by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Arthur V. Evans, a Richmond-based entomologist, has been reappointed to the board by the governor.

Marques D. Jones, a Henrico resident and manager of project management for Capital One, was appointed to the Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Joseph H. Stepp, a Glen Allen certified public accountant and certified government financial manager, and financial director of the Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority has been appointed to the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program Board of Directors by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Clifford A. Roffis, an optometrist with Henrico-based Dr. Clifford Roffis & Associates and owner of Richmond-based Brook Run Vision Center, has been appointed to the state’s Board of Optometry by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Brian Redmond, a managing partner with Richmond-based Paragon Asset Group LLC, has been reappointed to the Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

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