Newsbites: Noteworthy tidbits for 12.20.17


H&M and Hacked Hair Salon both opened in Stony Point Fashion Park.

Publix purchased the former Martin’s location at 4660 Monticello Ave. in Williamsburg, which will be converted into the first Publix in southeastern Virginia.

Hand & Stone Massage Facial and Spa opened in Glen Allen at 1080 Virginia Center Parkway, Suite 111.


The Fahrenheit Group, CarLotz and AvePoint won ChamberRVA’s 2017 Impact Awards. The Fahrenheit Group and CarLotz tied in the small business category and AvePoint won in the large business category.

HHHunt Homes received two Silver Awards from the National Association of Home Buidler’s National Sales and Marketing Council. HHHunt won awards for Best Design Center and Online Sales Counselor of the Year.

The American Heart Association recognized Bon Secours, the University of Richmond, the City of Richmond and Collegiate School at its 2017 Richmond Workplace Wellness Symposium.


Havana ‘59 opened a second location in the West End at 8902 W. Broad St.

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza opened in Innsbrook at 4101 Dominion Blvd.

UR alum Manyang Reath Kher, center, gave a speech on social entrepreneurship and food innovation. (The Steward School)


The VCU Brandcenter opened its first pop-up shop to benefit the school’s annual fund. The online shop features art, products and other items from more than 40 Brandcenter alums, faculty and staff.

All proceeds will go to the fund, which supports student scholarships, capital improvements, new equipment and other initiatives.

Manyang Reath Kher, a University of Richmond alum and former “Lost Boy of Sudan”, gave a speech at The Steward School on social entrepreneurship and food innovation. Manyang has founded both the Human Helping Sudan Project and 734 Coffee.

Residential Real Estate

The Maggie Walker Community Land Trust welcomed its first homeowner in North Church Hill.


Co+Lab was recognized by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City as one of the fastest-growing inner city businesses in the United States. ICIC’s list publishes annually in Fortune magazine.

Market research firm Feedback hosted Dent:Blend Richmond, an offshoot of the annual Dent conference held in Sun Valley, Idaho. Held at Feedback’s Shockoe Bottom office Oct. 27, the event highlighted innovations in leadership and creativity.


Dominion Youth Services was awarded a Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for a number of its programs.

Bon Secours’ St. Francis Medical Center and St. Mary’s Hospital have been selected as a Top General Hospital for 2017 by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization.

Steves & Sons delivered holiday wreaths with Habitat For Humanity. (Richmond Habitat for Humanity)


Richmond Ballet received at $300,000 challenge grant from The Cabell Foundation. The money will go towards the renovation of Richmond Ballet’s building at 407 E. Canal St.

Steves & Sons delivered holiday wreaths to a dozen Richmond area Habitat For Humanity home recipients.

Kroger Mid-Atlantic worked with FeedMore to cover the cost of a Thanksgiving meal for nearly 900 seniors throughout the Richmond region.

The Joyner Foundation donated $3,000 to Greenfield Elementary School in North Chesterfield. The money will support a new Sensory Room which will help students with learning difficulties.

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