Newsbites: Noteworthy tidbits for 9.27.17

Capital One participated in the Partnership for the Future program by sponsoring students for a seven-week paid internship. (Capital One)

Nonprofits

SisterFund, a nonprofit which supports African American women of all ages and careers, awarded a $20,000 grant to Partnership for the Future, a Henrico nonprofit which helps students transition from high school to college to employment.

Partnership for the Future held its graduation ceremony at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts last month. Its class of 44 achieved a 100 percent college enrollment rate, and 18 students participated in a seven-week paid internship at Capital One across various departments.

CarMax and The CarMax Foundation is pledging $100,000 to the Red Cross to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston.

The University of Richmond is donating $25,000 to the Texas Association of College Admission Counseling, which will in turn be used to assist colleges and high schools affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The MEDARVA Foundation has donated $42,000 to Challenge Discovery Projects, a local nonprofit which supports at-risk youth and their emotional health and well-being.

lidl henrico

Lidl opened at 9101 Hermitage Road in Henrico. (Lidl)

Retail

Pet Valu opened its third area location at 5304 Wyndham Forest Drive in Glen Allen.

German grocer Lidl opened a store 9101 Hermitage Road in Henrico, just off Staples Mill Road.

Kroger is now offering delivery from its Short Pump location at 11895 W. Broad St., in addition to its stores in Carytown and Stonebridge.

Stony Point Fashion Park announced MediaNoche as winner of its Battle of the Pop-Up challenge. The artist collective and gift retailer won six months of free rent and will open in November at the mall.

Avail Vapor is continuing its venture in contract manufacturing, announcing it’s now producing select products for The Dreamery, a Boone, North Carolina-based e-liquid company.

Michael Thaler

Michael Thaler

Awards

Equity Concepts’ co-founder and managing partner Michael Thaler is one of three national finalists for Invest In Others’ Global Community Impact Awards.

Workshop Digital was named a finalist for SEO Agency of the Year and Best Local Search Marketing Initiative by Search Engine Land for its 2017 Landy Awards.

The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities announced the recipients for its 55th annual Richmond Humanitarian Awards. Those honored include Susan W. Adolf, Brian K. Blount, William A. Harrison, Jr., Gail L. Letts and E. Ayn Welleford, as well as local nonprofit ART 180.

Breweries

Kindred Spirit Brewing hosted the Wahoo Cup, a brewing competition between Richmond and Charlottesville breweries. A portion of sales went to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.

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