Newsbites: Noteworthy tidbits for 5.16.18

Nonprofits

Greater Richmond ARC announced plans to open a new location at 8030 Staples Mill Road.

Goodwill held its third annual Denim Drive donation contest. (Goodwill)

Donations

The Richmond Heart Ball was held last month at Main Street Station and raised $946,000 for the American Heart Association to fight heart disease and stroke.

Mercedes-Benz of Midlothian and Mercedes-Benz of Richmond donated $5,000 to JDRF as part of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Greater Richmond Mixed Doubles Championships tennis tournament last month.

Sylvan Learning of Midlothian donated over $1,000 worth of Yogibo sensory furniture for the special education program at Spring Run Elementary School.

Reynolds Community College received a $250,000 grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation to support need-based scholarships for residents of Richmond’s East End community.

Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia held its third annual Denim Drive donation contest, at which the community donated more than 8,700 pairs of denim items at Regency Mall.

Restaurants

Lowco Eatery, a food truck by Aaron Pietzyk, is preparing to launch in Richmond.

RRMM was awarded the Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Award for Outstanding Corporation. (RRMM)

Awards

Keiter announced that Doug Nickerson and Brett Sinsabaugh received the Certified Construction Auditor certification from the National Association of Construction Auditors.

Bon Secours Health System received the 2018 Gallup Great Workplace Award, which honors organizations dedicated to optimizing employee engagement and embracing it as a fundamental foundation of their business.

RRMM was awarded the Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Award for Outstanding Corporation. The award recognizes significant contributions of Virginia citizens to the welfare of the Commonwealth and its people.

Allegra Marketing Print Mail’s John Fergusson was acknowledged with an annual Sales Excellence Award by Alliance Franchise Brands network.

Southside Regional Medical Center’s Ashley Hayes received a DAISY Award, which recognizes nurses for acts of compassion, for her work treating a Stage 4 lung cancer patient.

Virginia Council of CEOs announced that David R. Barrett, president and CEO of Barrett Capital Management, has been awarded the Charles E. McCabe Leadership Award.

Breweries

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery began distribution to the Raleigh-Durham region of North Carolina through Mims Distribution Co.

Center of the Universe Brewing Co. and its sister brewery Origin Beer Lab each took home a medal at the 2018 World Beer Cup in Tennessee. COTU won for its Session Pale Ale and Origin won for its Irish-style red ale, “The Bald Irishman.”

Ironclad Coffee Roasters debuted new instant coffee packets. <em.(Ironclad)

Retail

Lustre by Adolf, a jewelry store by members of the Adolf Jewelers family, opened in the Ridge Shopping Center.

Ledbury began carrying denim from fellow local retailer Shockoe Atelier.

House of Floralie, a gift shop on Lafayette Street, launched its e-commerce website.

Ironclad Coffee Roasters debuted its new specialty-grade instant coffee packets.

Startups

Startup Virginia announced its inaugural series of educational programs, titled the Entrepreneur Certificate program, Builder Series and Backstage Pass, that are open to the public at its new facility at 1717 E. Cary St.

Lighthouse Labs, a local startup accelerator, began accepting applications for its latest class of startups.

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