Newsbites: Noteworthy tidbits for 7.19.16


The Virginia chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation held its Brewer’s Ball June 16. Twenty area business professionals were honored for collectively raising more than $68,000 for the foundation.

Members of the Ujima Legacy Fund recently awarded two new grants of $20,000 each to Excel to Richmond Cycling Corps and Excel to Excellence.

YWCA Richmond announced the appointment of new members to its board of directors. Stacy Hawkins Adams, Andrea L. Broughton, Sue Davies, Rudene M. Haynes, Jill Kennedy and Dorinda Smith will each serve a three-year term through 2019.


Richmond’s Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital was awarded Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center status from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The recognition identifies hospitals that meet standards for treating the most complex stroke cases.

Area companies

CarMax Summer basketball league

The CarMax Foundation partners with the city of Richmond’s Department of Park and Recreation to run the CarMax Summer Basketball League at the Pine Camp Community Center.

The CarMax Foundation is partnering with Richmond’s Department of Parks and Recreation to run the CarMax Summer Basketball League. The league serves over 500 Richmond youth each summer through free, competitive basketball games at Pine Camp Community Center.

B2B Solutions recently rebranded as Solvaria. The rebrand comes three years after the Richmond-based boutique information technology company changed ownership.

Synergy Technical, a Microsoft partner, recently moved into new office space at 2201 W. Broad St. to accommodate business growth.

Lauren Boyatzi Photography and Pottery Barn Kids are partnering to host charity lifestyle portrait events on Aug. 10, 17, 24 and 31 to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The events will be held at Pottery Barn Kids in Short Pump Town Center.

Recording artist and reality TV star K. Michelle made an appearance at the Virginia ABC store at 3100 W. Broad St. on July 15 to sign bottles of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey.

Real Estate

The Kornblau Real Estate Program at the VCU School of Business announced new members in its Real Estate Circle of Excellence: Mike Burke, BB&T; Brent Farmer, Baskervill; John S. Finn, United Real Estate-Richmond; Greta J. Harris, Better Housing Coalition; David “Dave” A. Howard, TowneBank; Jeffrey “Jeff” Kornblau, Eagle Construction of Va.; Eric Robison, Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer; Nathan Shor, SL Nusbaum Realty Co.; and Jodie Strum, Atlantic Real Estate Capital.

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E. Claiborne Robins.


E. Claiborne Robins was installed to the Robins School of Business Alumni Hall of Fame during the University of Richmond’s Reunion Weekend June 3. The award was accepted by E. Claiborne Robins Jr. on his father’s behalf.

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