NewsBites: Noteworthy tidbits for 4.18.18

chocolates by kelly storefront

Chocolates by Kelly at 414 W. Broad St. (Mike Platania)

Retail

Lidl will open its store at 4700 W. Broad St. on May 3. It will be Lidl’s sixth store to open in the Richmond area.

Chocolates by Kelly is relocating from 414 W. Broad St. to Short Pump Town Center. Owner Kelly Walker said she hopes to reopen in early May.

Awards

CoStar Group announced its Power Broker Award recipients, with 40 Richmond-area brokers getting recognized. Click here to see the list of local winners.

VCU engineering professor Supriyo Bandyopadhyay won a 2018 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education.

Raymond James & Associates’ Clifford Foster was awarded the company’s 2017 Branch Manager of the Year award.

The National Association for Catering and Events’ Richmond Chapter held its 2018 NACEY Awards in March at Main Street Station.

Healthcare/Insurance

VCU Health and Aetna signed a contract to expand Aetna’s Medicare program acceptance at VCU Health medical centers.

Geico opened a second Richmond office at 8010 Midlothian Turnpike.

World Pediatric Project received a $15,000 grant from John Van Der Hyde. (Northwestern Mutual)

Donations

World Pediatric Project has received a $15,000 grant from local resident and Northwestern Mutual managing partner John Van Der Hyde.

Startups

Zeel, a New York-based massage-on-demand startup, launched in Richmond this month.

Lighthouse Labs, a local startup accelerator, will begin accepting applications for its sixth class on May 1.

The Richmond Technology Council announced finalists for its 23rd Annual Technology Awards show that will be held May 9.

Acquisitions

Bold Rock Engineering Group was acquired by AKF Group, a New York-based firm with 10 offices globally.

Financial Services

Glen Allen-based Summit Financial Planning is rebranding to Summit Financial Partners.

Nonprofits

The Cameron Foundation welcomed Alice Squires Martin to its board of directors.

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