Newsbites: Noteworthy tidbits for 8.21.19

Virginia Green Lawn Care has opened their fifth location in Midlothian. (Courtesy Virginia Green)


The Wild Heart opened at 105 S. Addison St. in the Fan.

CarMax has launched home delivery of its cars in Virginia, including at its Richmond locations.

Portland, Oregon-based hair salon chain Bishops is preparing to open a location at 826 W. Broad St. near VCU.

Virginia Green Lawn Care opened a fifth area location at 12738 Oak Lake Court in Midlothian.

Publix announced that its location at 7035 Three Chopt Road will open on Aug. 28.

Peloton will open its Short Pump Town Center showroom on Aug. 22.

Higher education

VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences received a $2 million donation from Patricia Kirkpatrick. The gift will establish a student scholarship and support faculty professional development.

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approved a Ph.D program in pharmaceutical engineering at VCU. The doctoral program will be the first in the nation and a collaboration between VCU’s School of Pharmacy and College of Engineering.

Mergers and acquisitions

Local engineering firm Koontz Bryant Johnson Williams has merged with Ohio-based CBC Engineers, which will take on the KBJW name.

Local accounting firm Harris, Hardy & Johnstone, P.C. acquired RealTime Accounting, another local firm.

Care Advantage, Inc. acquired Allegiance Home Care, a Northern Virginia-based provider.

Local laboratory services firm Salveo Diagnostics has acquired ImmunArray and Nudge.

Breweries and booze

Work For Your Beer provides a a directory of workout activities taking place at breweries and cideries. (Courtesy Work For Your Beer)

Hardywood will soon open membership for its Family Tree beer club. (Courtesy Hardywood Park Craft Brewery)

Work For Your Beer, a Charlotte-based online directory of workout events held at breweries and cideries, has launched in Richmond.

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery will open membership for its Family Tree beer club on Sept. 9.


Community Idea Stations rebranded to Virginia’s home for Public Media, or VPM, effective Aug. 5.

Power Over Parkinson’s and the VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders department created an exercise program for people with Parkinson’s, with POP donating $2 million to begin the program.

Westminster Canterbury Richmond has hired JLL to oversee its campus expansion at 1600 Westbrook Ave., which may include a new fitness and aquatic center, more independent living units and a parking deck.

The Community Foundation announced it’s awarded $3 million in Community Impact Grants to 83 different organizations.

Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia announced it is seeking donations of airline miles.


The Downtown Ashland Association received a 2019 Commemoration Finale Grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation for its 16th-annual Ashland Train Day festival.

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer has been named title sponsor of the Richmond Tennis Association’s Club Challenge tournament. The now-named Thalhimer Challenge will take place Sept. 20 at the Westwood Club.

Bon Secours received its second Magnet redesignation. (Courtesy Bon Secours)

Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center received its second Magnet redesignation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Colliers International’s Robin Chamberlin received the ICSC’s Certified Retail Real Estate Professional certification.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden received its fourth consecutive 4-star rating from nonprofit database Charity Navigator.

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