Newsbites: Noteworthy tidbits for 6.20.18

Courtesy of Kroger



Tyrone Nelson

VCU has been awarded $21.5 million from the National Institutes of Health to promote and expand research and improve access for Virginians to treatments for diseases including cardiac disease, pulmonary disease and addiction.

Elevation, won a Gold at the Telly Awards for its Duke’s Mayonnaise “Centennial Celebration” commercial.

HHHunt was named one of the top residential builders in the country on Professional Builder magazine’s Housing Giants list.

Varina District Supervisor Tyrone E. Nelson has been appointed chair of the Virginia Compensation Board by Gov. Ralph Northam.


Social52 has temporarily closed for remodeling at 2619 W. Main St., and is aiming for a late July reopening.


Virginia Commonwealth University has raised $613.5 million toward its $750 million goal in the Make It Real Campaign.

Courtesy Comcast


Amazon and Whole Foods Market launched delivery of natural and organic products from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now in Richmond.

Red Poppy Pickin’, a local home decor and furniture boutique, signed a lease to open a third store in West Broad Marketplace.

Comcast opened a new Xfinity store at 12241 W. Broad St. Suite A in GreenGate.

Mango Salon also opened its fourth location in GreenGate at 201 Maltby Boulevard, Suite B.


James River Cellars Winery unveiled its new renovated facility and expanded taproom at 11008 Washington Highway in Glen Allen.


MEDARVA Healthcare completed Phase II of its West Creek Surgery Center in West Creek Medical Park.

Courtesy Mango

VCU’s School of Nursing received a $2.6 million award from the Health Resources and Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Health to advance nursing’s influence in the primary care setting.

Southside Regional Medical Center Professional Schools changed its name to Southside College of Health Sciences.



Kroger donated a $120,000 refrigerated box truck to FeedMore to deliver more food to underserved communities throughout Central Virginia.

Capital One made a $30,000 grant to the Virginia Local Initiatives Support Corporation’s 6BIZ program.

CBRE|Richmond raised $70,000 for the UDT-SEAL Association at its second annual Outdoor Challenge held at Conservation Park of Virginia.

RVA League for Safer Streets, a nonprofit basketball league for young adults living in high crime neighborhoods, has received $50,000 in funding from the Walmart Foundation and Virginia Local Initiatives Support Corp.

HHHunt Homes donated $13,000 worth of furniture to the local Richmond Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

No Kid Hungry Virginia awarded a $5,000 grant to Central Virginia Food Bank to support summer meals sites.

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