Newsbites: Noteworthy tidbits for 7.26.17

Blanchards Coffee launched its cold brew coffee cans. (Blanchards)

Blanchards Coffee launched its cold brew coffee cans. (Blanchards)

Retail

BoxLunch, a novelty gift shop, opened at Chesterfield Towne Center. The restaurant donates a portion of its sales to food banks, including Richmond-based FeedMore.

Walmart opened a new store at Eastgate Town Center at 5001 Nine Mile Road in Henrico.

Whitley’s Peanut Factory is set to open a store at 4101 Dominion Blvd. in Glen Allen this fall. The company sells Virginia peanuts, mixed nuts and candies.

Blanchard’s Coffee Roasting Co. debuted its cold brew cans of coffee. Cans are available at Blanchard’s Roast Lab at 1903 Westwood Ave., as well as various locations around town such as Saison Market, Stock Provisions and Proper Pie.

Local gift basket company Taylor Made For You is under new ownership. Tammy Johnston and Jill Klinchock bought the business earlier this month.

Sanctuary Rescue received $2,000 from a Safeco Insurance charity program. (Sanctuary Rescue)

Sanctuary Rescue received $2,000 from a Safeco Insurance charity program. (Sanctuary Rescue)

Nonprofits

Wells Fargo awarded $363,000 in grants to 29 area nonprofits, including $100,000 to United Way’s Richmond chapter.

The Cameron Foundation announced $1.4 million in grants to support the work of 25 organizations in the Petersburg, Colonial Heights and Hopewell areas.

Caritas launched Caritas Solutions, a moving company that allows customers to donate unneeded items.

Family Lifeline, a nonprofit which supports caregivers of low-income, at-risk children and adults, announced 24 new members to its Young Professionals council.

Sanctuary Rescue, a foster-based dog rescue, received $2,000 from Knight Magee Insurance Solutions, a participant of Safeco Insurance’s Change Agents Program.

CarMax shareholders recognized a 10-year-old entrepreneur at its annual meeting. (CarMax)

CarMax shareholders recognized a 10-year-old entrepreneur at its annual meeting. (CarMax)

Awards

Audre Dabney, a 10-year-old entrepreneur who founded Car Realtor, was recognized at CarMax’s annual shareholders meeting in June. Dabney is a shareholder in CarMax with ambitions to design cars.

School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC) won a documentary film Emmy Award for its “From the Wings: The LIVE ART Story.” It won the Emmy within the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Capital One was named one of the “50 Most Community-Minded Companies” in the country by Points of Light, a volunteerism advocacy nonprofit.

Kelli Meadows

Kelli Meadows

Kelli Meadows, a founding partner at accounting firm Meadows Urquhart Acree & Cook, received certification as a certified construction industry financial professional.

Education

Richmond Montessori School received Virginia Association of Independent Schools accreditation.

The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants held its 11th annual Leaders’ Institute for Virginia for accounting students at the University of Richmond. Over 40 accounting students from 15 Virginia colleges and universities were recognized.

VCU’s student radio station, WVCW, held its Leave Your Mark fundraising campaign in July.

Breweries

Strangeways Brewing is celebrating its fourth anniversary July 29 and 30 with a release party for its seasonal beer Wake Me Up Before You Gose, a Germanic sour. Strangeways opened a second taproom in Fredericksburg earlier this month.

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