Newsbites: Noteworthy tidbits for March 17, 2015


The Hospital Hospitality House introduced its first Young Professionals Council in February, a group of individuals aimed at increasing visibility through fundraising and awareness events.

David M. Huffine, vice president for advancement for St. Joseph’s Villa, was named the 2015 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Huffine has helped raise an estimated $750 million over his career.

RiverFront Investment Group donated $25,000 to the Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School earlier this month, an independent middle school for students of limited resources.

Hamilton Glass paints a mural for the Richmond Strikers.

Hamilton Glass paints a mural with kids from the Richmond Strikers Soccer Club. 

Junior Achievement of Central Virginia was awarded a $10,000 JA Finance Park Business Healthcare sponsorship from Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.

Local artist Hamilton Glass worked with 15 Richmond Strikers Soccer Club players in painting Henrico County’s first outdoor mural at Striker Park earlier this month. Bon Secours Sports Medicine and the soccer club worked in partnership to commission and fund the mural.

Bank of America volunteers and project:HOMES allowed a 92-year-old woman to remain in her home by installing a wheelchair ramp, making energy-saving improvements and helping with critical home repairs. Bank of America also presented project:HOMES with the Neighborhood Builder Award, which provides $200,000 in funding.

Amy Gerhart Fabreau, CMO for the Children’s Home Society of Virginia, was awarded the 2015 American Marketing Association Chapter Volunteer of the Year.


Edin Cuskovic of Actuarial Consulting Group has earned his chartered financial analyst designation after completing a three-year program.

Jolely Eason

Joley Eason


Joley L. Eason, an associate with ThompsonMcMullan’s Elder Law Practice, was named Young Lawyer of the Year by the Richmond Bar Association.

Joan C. McKenna, a shareholder with LeClairRyan’s Labor and Employment team, was selected to participate in LEAD Virginia’s 2015 class.

Local Business

Rick Holtz, president of H.J. Holtz & Son Inc., served on an expert panel of painting and decorating leaders at the Painting and Decorating Expo in Charleston, South Carolina.


Bon Secours Richmond Health System partnered with the United Methodist Family Services to begin a new collaborative model to help children and teens who struggle with mental illness.

Parham Doctors’ Hospital partnered with Advanced Surgical Partners of Virginia to receive Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program accreditation.

Henrico Doctors’ Hospital received the Healthgrades 2015 America’s 50 Best Hospitals award for the 9th year in a row, putting the hospital in the top 1 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its consistent clinical performance.

John Randolph Medical Center was recognized with the Beautification Award by the Hopewell/Prince George Chamber for its efforts in interior design, landscaping, building additions and painting.

Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc. recently released the free myHDL app for physicians, which allows providers to view and manage lab results and patient cases from a smartphone or tablet.

Emily Walker

Emily Walker


Emily Walker, government affairs director with the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, earned the Certified Association Executive credential last month.

Michael Joyce, president of JoycePayne Partners, was ranked in the top 11 financial advisors in Virginia by Barron’s.

Real Estate

CBRE Group Inc. was ranked among Fortune magazine’s most admired companies for the third consecutive year.

Higher Education

The Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate has increased its endowed scholarship fund for students in the VCU School of Business’ Kornblau Real Estate Program, bringing the endowment to $100,000.

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