Newsbites: Noteworthy tidbits for 9.18.19

The new Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager from Stone Brewing. (Submitted)

Breweries and booze

Buskey Cider will begin distributing its cider to Northern Virginia in mid-October.

Belle Isle Moonshine will launch a line of canned cocktails in October.

One of Belle Isle’s canned cocktails. (Courtesy Belle Isle)

Stone Brewing has made its new Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager available at its Richmond taproom in Fulton.

Virago Spirits is releasing the first products from its experimental series: a standard gin and gin made with oolong tea and coffee liqueur.

Residential real estate

Magnolia Green has opened its new tennis center at 7051 Awesome Drive in Moseley.


Capital One’s 1717 Innovation Center is launching Grow @1717, a nonprofit accelerator. Its first class includes Armstrong Leadership Program, Atlantic Outreach Group, Oakwood Arts, The Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton and The READ Center.

Trilogy Mentors has closed on a $835,000 funding round, led by MacLaurin Group and Michael Silverman.

Outdoor Access has raised $2.4 million of a $2.8 million capital raise.


Brick & Mortar, a women’s clothing and accessories retailer at 3011 W. Cary St., has added a coffee and espresso bar to its store in Carytown.

Cardio dance and barre studio Maiden Motion has opened at 1320 W. Cary St.

Pedal Pods, a guitar pedal hardware startup, has begun taking preorders on its new product.

Virginia Beach-based home cleaning service Home Clean Heroes is expanding to Richmond and Williamsburg.


Reed Smith’s Dennis H. Treacy has been elected to be a fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers.


Dr. Saumil Shah and Dr. Guru P. Mohanty have opened Virginia Arrhythmia Consultants, a practice specializing in the management of heart rhythm disorders.

Rethinking Resiliency LLC has opened its office within The Healing Hub at 916 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.

Clarity Hearing has opened local offices on Westerre Parkway in Richmond and at 2663 Osborne Road in Chester.


The Apple Cart’s co-founder Barb Upchurch purchased sole ownership rights to the business from Stephanie Ganz.


A team of students from Jamestown High School placed first overall at the 2019 National Conservation Foundation Envirothon held at North Carolina State University in August.

Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity has named Ann Coble the Employee of the Year for 2019.

TMI Consulting, Inc. and Virginia Community Capital have been named Best For The World by the Certified B-Corporation.

CPA firm PIASCIK has been recognized as a Top 10 Best of the Best firm by INSIDE Public Accounting.

Dietitians On Demand’s Nonie Gandhi was named the Health Care Sector All Star by the American Staffing Association.

VPM is holding a “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” Sweater Drive. (Submitted)


NPO Launchpad, a new incubator for local nonprofits, announced its first class will be Beyond Boundaries, Shood and VET Fund.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden received a $100,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, to be used to teach volunteers how to help reduce stormwater runoff pollution and create water-friendly landscapes.

VPM, formerly Community Idea Stations, is holding a “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” Sweater Drive during September to benefit the Peter Paul Development Center in the East End and the Richmond office of refugee resettlement nonprofit International Rescue Committee.

Broad Appetit donated $19,000 to Feed More. (Courtesy Broad Appetit)

Podium Foundation is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a gala fundraiser dubbed the RVA Celebrity Dish on Oct. 3 at the Hippodrome Theatre.

Amazon Business donated over $75,000 in STEAM supplies and classroom renovation materials to Walnut Hill Elementary School in Petersburg.

More than 500 Richmond Fed employee volunteers provided hands-on support to 17 nonprofit groups during a “Summer of Service” program designed to help fill volunteer engagement gaps experienced in the summer by organizations in the Richmond, Charlotte and Baltimore areas, including local organizations Feed More, Boaz and Ruth, Housing Families First, Shalom Farms and Junior Achievement.

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer donated to the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls. (Thalhimer)

Broad Appetit donated $19,000 to Feed More.

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer donated to the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls through its Thalhimer Gives program. The brokerage donated $2,432 in funding along with household supplies and employees’ time at VHBG events.

United Way of Greater Richmond announced $8.7 million in funding to be distributed to 55 different agencies in the region.

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