Business in brief
Through its A+ School Rewards program, MARTIN’S Food Markets recently donated $131,307 to schools in the greater Richmond community. The program allows schools to earn cash for educational needs. After customers designate the school of their choice, A+ School Rewards points accrue with each purchase made using a BonusCard. The top school this year is Mills E. Godwin High School who earned $9,251. Longdale Elementary School also earned $3,111. For a complete listing of participating schools and the A+ School Rewards they have earned, visit http://www.martinsfoods.com/aplus .
Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit recently earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its Prematurity Program, making it one of only four hospitals in the nation – and the only in Central Virginia - to receive the honor. The NICU underwent a rigorous on-site survey in April focusing on neonatal intensive care. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated the hospital for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including leadership, quality of care and medication management. Henrico Doctors’ Hospital offers 20 Level III beds and 21 Level II beds for neonatal patients and was the first hospital to offer the March of Dimes NICU Family Support Program®.
John Jay Schwartz, managing director of Have Site Will Travel, Ltd., recently represented the following tenants in their lease negotiations: Richmond Telecom, LLC – leased 669 square feet at The Forest Plaza II Building from FC Richmond II, LLC.; Retirement & Estate Investment Services – leased 1,389 square feet at the Libbie Square Office Park at 1807 Libbie Ave. from TCRE, LLC.; and Guild Launch – expanded into 2,677 square feet at 7204 Glen Forest Dr. from The Chevy Chase Land Company.
The Salvation Army of Central Virginia recently partnered with Daylight Donuts, 10260 W. Broad St., to announce “Donuts of Hope,” the first campaign of its kind in central Virginia. “Donuts of Hope” is designed to honor The Salvation Army’s rich history of service, raise funds for Salvation Army programs and services, and celebrate the significance of the donut. Throughout May, citizens will have an opportunity to purchase a dozen donuts or make a financial contribution at http://www.DonutsOfHope.org The c.ampaign culminates on June 1, National Donut Day, with a celebration of the donut at a Richmond Flying Squirrels game.
KSA Interiors, located in Innsbrook, recently named Lynne Williams, CID, IIDA, LEED AP as director of business development. Williams will be responsible for developing relationships and expanding client opportunities across the Hampton Roads region and throughout Virginia. Prior to joining KSA, Williams was business development manager at Tactical Office Solutions. She has an MBA from Strayer University and attended Syracuse University as an undergraduate, earning a BFA in Interior Design.
Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital recently was recognized for excellence in cancer care by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. It is one of three hospitals in Virginia, and the only hospital in central Virginia, to receive the honor. Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center won the award in 2010. Established in 2004, the CoC Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) recognizes cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. Bon Secours Cancer Institute at St. Mary’s – among a total of 489 programs surveyed in 2011 – was evaluated in six areas: cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical management, research, community outreach, and quality improvement.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will host a candlelight vigil of remembrance and hope Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the University of Richmond, outside the Cannon Chapel. The public is invited to attend and join MADD to honor victims of impaired driving crashes, while helping to remind the community to be safe during the holidays. > Read more.
Among participants at the Seventh Annual Coordinators2Inc Golf Tournament and awards luncheon Oct. 3 were (from left) Rebecca Ricardo, C2 Inc executive director; Kevin Derr, member of the winning foursome; Sharon Richardson, C2 Inc founder; and Frank Ridgway and Jon King, members of the winning foursome.
Held at The Crossings Golf Club, the tournament will benefit placement of children from Virginia's foster care system into permanent families through Coordinators2. > Read more.
Event will help kick of Marine Corps' 'Toys for Tots' campaign
All 140 A.C. Moore locations will serve as drop-off centers this year for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, and all toys collected will stay in the local communities served by the stores in which they are donated.
On Saturday, Nov. 15, the Willow Lawn location will kick off the month-long program by hosting a "Make & Take" craft event for kids. Children ages six and older will be able to make a craft and take it home with them. Representatives from the Marines will be in-store to teach customers about the Toys for Tots program. A.C. Moore team members will be on site to help with the crafts. > Read more.
The Dominion GardenFest of Lights Grand Illumination takes place tonight at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden! This year’s theme is “A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden,” which celebrates the Garden’s history. You can also celebrate Thanksgiving again – tomorrow at Henricus Historical Park. More great events – Lavender Fields Herb Farm and Wilton House Museum will both host their holiday open house events this weekend. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6,’ lovable robot Baymax delight
It may be time for Olaf to step down as our nation’s reigning cartoon character. Big Hero 6, the latest animated feature from Disney, contains a challenger to the throne: Baymax (Scott Adsit), another lovably chubby white wonder, who will bring joy to children’s hearts and invade every home in America inside a six-foot pile of Disney merchandise.
Big Hero 6 (based ever so slightly on a Marvel comic of the same name) is the story of Baymax – and also his closest companion Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter). And then also their four friends, all of whom join together to form the titular superhero team.
At first, though, it’s only Hiro, a young boy and an engineering prodigy, who’d rather spend his time in underground robot fight clubs than do something productive with his gifts. > Read more.
Bella’s feels – and tastes – like Italy should
Short Pump is known for its share of chain restaurants and strip malls, but diners looking for something more distinct can certainly find it without heading downtown or to nearby Charlottesville.
In fact, local husband-and-wife restaurateurs Valeria Bisenti and Doug Muir brought a taste of Charlottesville (and Italy) to Short Pump when they took a chance and opened Bella’s second location in the same shopping strip as Wal-Mart and Peter Chang China Cafe. (Bella’s original location is on Main Street in downtown Charlottesville.)
For a local Italian restaurant, Bella’s is as “Mom and Pop” as its gets. Valeria is Mom, and Doug is Pop. Since its opening about six months ago, diners have been eating rich comfort foods and drinking Italian wines. > Read more.
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CalendarCelebrate the holidays in Colonial Virginia at the Wilton House Museum’s Holiday Open House from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments, crafts, games, and performances by Barefoot Puppet… Full text