Newsbites: Noteworthy tidbits for Nov. 18, 2014


David W. Clarke, Thomas A. Lisk and Anthony F. Troy, partners with Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC, were included in Virginia Business magazine’s 2014 list of Virginia Legal Elite.

The Office of the Attorney General Mark Herring appointed Fayad Law, P.C. to serve a two-year term as Special Counsel to the Commonwealth of Virginia for immigration cases.

Vicki Beatty

Vicki Beatty receives an award from Greater Richmond ARC.


Vicki Beatty, head of Virginia Parent Advocates, was awarded the Greater Richmond ARC’s Ladybug Award for demonstrating meritorious service to young children with disabilities in greater Richmond.

The Rotary Club of Chester presented a $10,000 check to the Chester Family YMCA to support scholarships and youth outreach initiatives in the Chester community.

The Hull Foundation contributed $20,000 to UnBoundRVA, an organization that provides high-potential individuals from low-income communities with the tools they need to start a business.

The Richmond Symphony was selected by the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA as one of 12 organizations nationally to participate in the Music Alive: New Partnerships initiative.

James River Grounds Management contributed $25,000 to the PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation’s (AEF) scholarship fund and was named a PLANET AEF ambassador.

Guests at the

Guests at Tricycle Gardens’ Golden Trowel awards.

On Nov. 7 Tricycle Gardens hosted its sixth annual harvest celebration and awarded the 2014 Golden Trowel Awards, which are bestowed upon community members and organizations that are focused on community needs, outreach and education, opportunities for healthy food access, and design of beautiful spaces.

Trade Groups

The American Marketing Association Professional Chapters Council, the Professional Chapters Division and the Chapter Excellence Award Judging Committee awarded the American Marketing Association Richmond Chapter with a 2013-14 Membership, Programming and Communications Excellence Award.

The Greater Richmond Chamber awarded two local businesses with its 2014 IMPACT Awards. Free Agents Marketing won in the small business category, and Baskervill took the large business category. The chamber also presented two businesses with Young Professional Workplace Awards, including Dominion Payroll Services for the small business category, and Elephant Auto Insurance as the large business. C3 Nexus was awarded the Innovation Award.

Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Richmond has started a Bus Ticket Drive for Flagler of St. Joseph’s Villa to help homeless families in need of transportation services.


The Joint Commission, a leading accreditor of healthcare organizations, recognized HCA Virginia’s Chippenham, Johnston-Willis, Henrico Doctors’, Parham Doctors’ and Retreat Doctors’ hospitals, along with the John Randolph Medical Center, as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2013.

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