Newsbites: Noteworthy tidbits for 11.21.18

Retail

Outpost Richmond, a market and bike shop at 4813 Forest Hill Ave., announced it will be removing disposable shopping bags and will instead providing reusable bags made from recycled water bottles.

Conn’s HomePlus opened its second area store at 7260-A Midlothian Turnpike in Chesterfield.

Publix announced it has executed a lease on a new store location at the site of the former Martin’s in the Charter Colony Shopping Center in Midlothian.

Sears’ location at Virginia Center Commons will close in Feb. 2019.

Drew Holtzman has launched his own  consulting firm called Holtzman Solutions, LLC.

Startups

Local cryptocurrency startup Coin Savage launched its first data product, a trade alert subscription feature.

Drew Holtzman has launched Holtzman Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm that provides business development solutions for the architecture, engineering and construction industries.

Lyft has been selected at Sports Backers’ on-demand transportation service for its events through July 2019, providing rides at discounted rates to Sports Backers events.

Awards

Virginia Contractors Group Self-Insurance Association announced Emerald Construction Company as the winner of its Hill Award for Achievement in Safety.

Local accounting firm PIASCIK won an award from Inside Public Accounting’s Best of the Best program, placing as the third-fastest growing public accounting firms under $5 million.

Marc Austin Highfill (center).

Marc Austin Highfill of Marc Austin Properties was awarded #1 in EXIT Realty sales volume for North America in 2018.

Outside Magazine named local companies Workshop Digital and The Frontier Project on the 2018 list of Best Places To Work.

Keiter’s Kay Gotshall was awarded the 2018 Women Who Count Public Practice Professional award from the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance.

Healthcare

Virginia Care Partners’ Gerard Filicko received the 2018 Legislative Liaison award at the Medical Group Management Association national conference in Boston last month.

Education

From left; Vann Graves, Pat Hull, Emily Brown. (Courtesy of Brandcenter)

Reynolds Community College announced its 25,000-square-foot expansion in the East End will be named “The Kitchens at Reynolds”.

VCU Brandcenter and the VCU School of Business kicked off the Hull Foundation Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship’s first recipient is Emily Brown, a student at the Brandcenter.

The John Tyler Community College Foundation received a $1.33 million grant from Altria Group to expand expand the college’s industrial electricity and mechanical maintenance programs.

Virginia Commonwealth University College of Engineering announced it will launch post-baccalaureate graduate certificate programs in cybersecurity and data science this spring.

Stone Brewing Co.’s newest year-round beer. (Courtesy of Stone Brewing Co.)

Breweries

Stone Brewing Co. announced it will be adding a new lager to its year-round beers, dubbed Stone Tropic of Thunder Lager.

Banking

The Trust Company of Virginia has rebranded to TCV Trust & Wealth Management.

Law

Hirschler Fleischer has branded to Hirschler and launched a new website.

Donations

The Maggie Walker Community Land Trust received a $1 million gift from the Community Foundation.

The American Heart Association raised nearly $600,000 at its 25th annual Richmond Heart Walk last month in Innsbrook.

MEDARVA Foundation presented a $100,000 grant to MCV Foundation to create an annual speaker series in ambulatory orthopaedic surgery.

Hitting Cancer Below the Belt received a $25,000 grant from The Prevent Cancer Foundation.

Solvaria donated $22,635 to CodeVA.

Restaurants

Carytown Burgers & Fries reopened in its new location at 3449 W. Cary St., the former home of Nacho Mama’s.

Kregger’s At Hand opened at 2614 W. Cary St.

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