Newsbites: Noteworthy tidbits for 2.28.18

Comfort will start donating its profits to FeedMore.

Restaurants

Comfort will start donating all of its net profits to FeedMore, a local hunger-relief nonprofit. The change is effective Thursday, March 1.

Construction

Acrow Bridge, a New York-based bridge building company, opened a Richmond office in the SunTrust Center at 919 E. Main St.

On Jan. 23, Dominion Energy employees signed a 35-foot, 3,000-pound steel beam that will be part of the 20-story 600 Canal Place building, expected to be completed in early 2019.

Luck Stone opened a 55-acre distribution yard in the South Hampton Roads region.

Startups

Five companies have joined VA Bio+Tech Park: Green Biologics, Tympanogen Inc., Imageonix, Bright Path LLC and Immersive Data Analytics.

Uzurv is working with DemandTrans Solutions Inc. to develop a transportation service for the special needs and healthcare communities.

Healthcare

The Foot & Ankle Center in Bon Air announced a merger with regional podiatry group Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic.

Education

Hampden-Sydney College launched a $50 million campaign aimed at boosting the college’s endowment.

Reynolds Community College received a $100,000 grant from Capital One aimed at bringing more workforce opportunities, especially in culinary arts and hospitality, to Richmond’s East End.

Deepak and Janani Nataraj launched Cache District.

Retail

Mechanicsville couple Deepak and Janani Nataraj launched Cache District, an online bedding company selling sheets made with organic cotton.

Method Organized rebranded to Inspired Closets. The shop is located at 2424 Granite Ridge Road, Suite D in Rockville.

Love’s Travel Stops opened a location at 7200 County Drive in Prince George County.

Nonprofits/Donations

Richmond SCORE is accepting applications for its 2018 SCOREcard Pitch Competition for local startups.

The Hull Foundation invested $10,000 in UnBoundRVA to start a technology entrepreneurship program.

Studio Two Three opened an events space with its Studio Two Flea event.

Studio Two Three opened an events space with its Studio Two Flea event in late January.

Greater Richmond ARC received a $200,000 grant from Bank of America to support a new employment program for individuals with disabilities.

The 2017 Dominion Energy Charity Classic golf event raised over $400,000 to be donated to local charities.

Steves & Sons Inc. is donating 8,800 doors to Habitat for Humanity ReStores throughout the state.

Virginia Council on Economic Education received gifts to train K-12 teachers in economics and personal finance. BB&T Scott & Stringfellow contributed $17,000, Claude Moore Charitable Foundation contributed $23,000 and Virginia Lottery is a $10,000 sponsor.

Real Estate

NAI Richmond moved its office to 3901 Westerre Parkway, Suite 240 in Innsbrook.

Breweries

Center of the Universe Brewing Co. released a new year-round brew, Chameleon IPA.

Stone Brewing filed a lawsuit against MillerCoors, alleging MillerCoors’ branding of its Keystone beer as “Stone” is a trademark infringement, among other allegations.

Awards

Draper Aden Associates’ Jeff Lighthiser received a lifetime achievement award from Richmond Joint Engineers’ Council.

Dominion Payroll’s David Gallagher was an honoree at the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International’s Influential Leaders Challenge.

HomeMasons Inc. received recognition in design and customer service on Houzz, an online interior design and architecture site.

Real Property Management’s Richmond Metro office received the company’s President’s Circle Gold Award for 2017.

George Mason Mortgage’s Will Ballentine was recognized as the company’s manager of the year for 2017.

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