Newsbites: Noteworthy tidbits for 9.20.16

Richard Bland College of William & Mary and M&T Bank created the M&T Scholars at Richard Bland College endowment.

Richard Bland College of William & Mary and M&T Bank created the M&T Scholars at Richard Bland College endowment.

Area companies

Richmond-based children’s wear manufacturer Rockin’ Baby recently donated over 27,000 items of clothing to children in need in Uganda and Sierra Leone.

Richmond International Raceway and Richard Petty Motorsports partnered with Smithfield Foods and Kroger to donate more than 25,000 pounds of protein to FeedMore’s Central Virginia Food Bank.

Melanie A. Friend

Melanie A. Friend

Melanie A. Friend, a principal and family law attorney at Richmond-based CowanGates, was named a member of Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s inaugural class of “Up & Coming Lawyers.” The award recognizes Virginia lawyers who are making their mark within their first 10 years of practice.

The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia is hosting a new exhibition about Romare Bearden. The exhibition features some rarely seen pieces from the renowned artist known for his collages that depict American culture and African-American life.

The Greater Richmond ARC, The University of Richmond, The YMCA of Greater Richmond, and Bon Secours Health Systems were all recognized for their inclusive hiring and training practices during the 2016 Pioneer Awards.

Area Bank of America employee volunteers worked with local nonprofits Communities In Schools of Richmond (CIS) and YMCA Bright Beginnings to stuff 300 backpacks with school supplies, and provided more than 4,000 additional supplies to local schools.

Create Digital hosted teachers from the Meadowbrook Academy for Digital Entrepreneurship for a series job shadowing sessions.

AuthX hosted teachers from the Meadowbrook Academy for Digital Entrepreneurship for a series of job shadowing sessions.

AuthX hosted teachers from the Meadowbrook Academy for Digital Entrepreneurship for a series of job shadowing sessions. The goal was to provide enhanced classroom instruction for student learning by connecting curriculum to current practices in the digital space.

The law firm of Midlothian-based Owen & Owens had four lawyers – Joe Owen, Mary Burkey Owens, Sam Kaufman and Julie Cillo – selected by their peers to be included in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Talley’s Meat & Three at 7021 Three Chopt Road was featured in the July/August issue of “Cooking with Paula Deen” Magazine.

Government

Chesterfield County’s Geospace Open Data Portal received Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium award for most innovative use of open data. Goochland County received an Innovative Technology Symposium award for best county website.

Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed the following metro Richmonders to the Public Guardian and Conservator Advisory Board: Robert C. T. Reed of Henrico, and Latroyal Smith Roxburgh of Richmond.

Healthcare

The Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corporation appointed five new members to its Board of Directors: Deborah L. Crawford, vice president for research at George Mason University; Michael J. Friedlander, vice president for health sciences at Virginia Tech; Jeffrey M. Gallagher, CEO of Virginia Bio; Howard P. Kern, president and CEO of Sentara Healthcare; and Tom Roberts, general partner with Harbert Growth Partners.

Virginia Beach-based Sanyal Bio has been selected as a 2016 Top University Startup by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer.

Real Estate

HHHunt has been named as one of Dave Thomas Foundation’s top 100 adoption-friendly workplaces in the United States.

CBRE’s Mid-South Offices expanded its Building Services division with the promotions of Jessica Butterworth to regional director of building services, and John Thomas to regional engineering operations manager.

ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation launched its Kourageous Kids exhibit this month.

ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation launched its Kourageous Kids exhibit this month.

Education

Richard Bland College of William & Mary and M&T Bank created the M&T Scholars at Richard Bland College endowment, which will be given students with a 3.0 GPA and have financial need.

The University of Richmond has been named one of Business Insider’s “50 Best Colleges in America.” The university is highlighted for The Richmond Guarantee program, which provides funding for internship and research opportunities to all undergrads.

Nonprofits

ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation launched its Kourageous Kids exhibit this month to raise awareness about childhood cancer and the children battling the disease here in our community. The photos are shot by Commonwealth Photography and will be permanently displayed at VCU Medical after Sept. 30.

Service Partners, the largest distributor of residential insulation products and related accessories in the U.S., presented a $75,000 check to Hanover Habitat for Humanity.

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