Newsbites: Noteworthy tidbits for 1.18.17


OneDigital Health and Benefits, which has an office on Mayland Drive in Henrico County, acquired Maryland-based C.T. Hellmuth and Associates. The move makes the Virginia, D.C., and Maryland region OneDigital’s largest, with more than 110 employees and 3,500 clients.

Jill Stefanovich, co-owner of Bbgb. (Jill Stefanovich)

Jill Stefanovich, co-owner of Bbgb. (Jill Stefanovich)


The SunTrust Foundation awarded $594,000 in grants to Richmond organizations in 2016, including to the YMCA of Greater Richmond, Housing Virginia Campaign Inc. and the Richmond Symphony, among others.

Sportable Adaptive Sports and Recreation was recognized by U.S. Paralympics. Sportable offers support for athletes with disabilities, and U.S. Paralympics recognized it as a Silver level club within the Paralympic Sport Club Excellence Program.

The Greater Richmond ARC held a book drive with Carytown-based children’s book store Bbgb. With nearly 500 books received, including 100 from Bbgb, the ARC was able to distribute the books to children with disabilities and their families during the holidays.

Barbara D. Boyan., Dean of VCU’s School of Engineering, will be inducted as a fellow at the National Academy of Inventors. Dr. Boyan’s work focuses on treating musculoskeletal defects, and she has authored more than 460 peer-reviewed papers, reviews and book chapters.

Richmond CultureWorks announced its 2017 Grant Program. CultureWorks is taking applications from nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, and artists practicing in the Richmond area, for funding.

The Virginia Historical Society will preserve nearly 130 years of data from the Virginia Bar Association. The VBA also joined as a corporate member for the Historical Society.


Registration for Score Richmond’s startup competition, SCOREcard 2017, is closing Jan. 31. Score Richmond offers mentoring to young local businesses, and the SCOREcard competition offers cash prizes for winners. Startups less than a year old are eligible to enter.

One of the Hardywood Family Tree packages. (Courtesy Hardywood)

One of the Hardywood Family Tree packages. (Courtesy Hardywood)


After a sneak peek in December, Cirrus Vodka’s tasting room in Scott’s Addition is open for regular hours, Thursday through Sunday. Founder Paul McCann said it aims to feature events on its outdoor patio as the weather warms up.

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery launched its beer club, The Hardywood Family Tree. With membership comes four seasonal gift packages, access to exclusive beer and events, discounts at the brewery, and more. For 2017, only 100 memberships are available and registration is open.

The Richmond Beer Trail was created after Richmond Region Tourism worked with 23 of the area’s breweries. With breweries throughout the city, Richmonders and visitors can track the trail and collect stamps at each brewery to be redeemed for prizes.

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