Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield becomes title sponsor of Innsbrook 5k event

FEB. 14 –Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will become the title sponsor of the Anthem Corporate Run, an annual 5k corporate run/walk in Innsbrook, the company and Sports Backers announced today. This year's event will be held June 8 in the Innsbrook Office Park. The event features hundreds of corporate teams and is designed as an opportunity for employers to promote the message of employee health and wellness in a team-building environment that also promotes networking.

“One of our goals is to help our clients understand the benefits of physical activity for their employees, and events like the Anthem Corporate Run are a great way to encourage healthy and active lifestyles for companies across the Richmond region and for Anthem associates,” said C. Burke King, Anthem president.

Business in brief

O’Reilly Auto Parts has opened a new location in Eastern Henrico at 2906 Williamsburg Rd. The store will be celebrating a grand opening that will run from September 14-27. On Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, Sept. 24, Store Manager Jake Jackson will present a $200 check to the Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad. O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. is one of the largest specialty retailers of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories in the United States, serving both the do-it-yourself and professional markets. Founded in 1957 by the O’Reilly family, the company operates over 4,500 stores in 42 states.

Kendra Scott to host grand opening party to benefit Ronald McDonald House of Richmond

Kendra Scott, a fashion accessories brand, will host a grand opening party Sept. 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at its new Short Pump Town Center location. Throughout the event, 20 percent of all proceeds will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House of Richmond. The event will feature live entertainment by acoustic artist Jocelyn Oldham. Sugar Soiree will twirl gourmet cotton candy for guests, and Kendra Scott will offer special raffles and prizes throughout the evening.

Domino’s to hire 50 employees locally

Twelve corporate-owned Domino’s locations throughout the Greater Richmond area – including six in Henrico – will hire 50 new employees through a hiring event at Domino’s in Midlothian on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The stores are looking to hire delivery drivers and assistant managers.

Those who are interested in attending the hiring event should bring a resume and references. Representatives from Domino’s will be on-site to conduct interviews. Those who are unable to attend the hiring event but would like to apply for a position may do so at

Business in brief

The newest matchbox American Kitchen + Spirit will open Sept. 15 in Short Pump, 11720 W. Broad St. This will be the eleventh location for matchbox, operated by Washington-based matchboxfoodgroup. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday (last seating at 10:30 p.m.), 11 a.m. Friday (last seating at 11:30 p.m.), 10 a.m. Saturday (last seating at 11:30 p.m.) and 10 a.m. Sunday (last seating at 10:30 p.m.). Brunch on Saturday and Sunday is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Happy Hour is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit

Office evacuated by unusual odor

SEPT. 8, 11:50 A.M. – Henrico Fire units evacuated an Eastern Henrico office Thursday morning after employees noticed an unusual odor and several began to feel sick.

Just before 8:30 a.m., Fire units responded to the office, located in the Byrd Office Center in the 5600 block of South Laburnum Avenue, to investigate the odor. One of the occupants of the business was not feeling well, and responding firefighters called for the Henrico Fire hazardous materials team.

Business in brief

New Hospital Safety Scores, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the United States health care system, were announced recently by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center, Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center and Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital were among 798 hospitals to receive an A, ranking them among the safest hospitals in the country. Developed under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A-F grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. For the first time, the Hospital Safety Score includes five measures of patient-reported experience with the hospital as well as two of the most common infections, C.diff and MRSA.

T.J.Maxx to open Short Pump location

T.J.Maxx will join Cabela's and Wegmans in the new West Broad Marketplace shopping center in Short Pump later this month.

The company's new 23,000-square-foot store will open at 8 a.m. Sept. 18, and the first 1,000 shoppers will receive reusable bags.

“We are pleased to provide a new store in Henrico, delivering value and an exciting selection of merchandise to serve the needs of customers,” said Richard Sherr, President of T.J.Maxx.

Local doctors partner to combat childhood obesity

Volunteers from Ortho On-Call, Advanced Orthopaedics, a division of OrthoVirginia, U-Turn Sports, and Henrico Police Athletic League met Aug. 25 to sort through and clean more than 1,000 pieces of sports equipment they recently collected through AdvanceItUp!. AIU is a community initiative designed to increase recreation options and
active living at home and outside the home for area kids who do not have access to usable sports equipment. From June 1-30, Advanced Orthopaedics and Ortho On-Call collected gently-used items to benefit deserving children in the region through the partnerships and programs of RVA U-Turn Sports and the Henrico Police Athletic League.

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