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Company News for Aug. 19

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EXPANSION

Abundance Organizing, a Richmond-based professional home organizing company, has opened its fourth location — in Portsmouth, to serve Hampton Roads. Lisa Dailey will lead the office.

The company, founded in Richmond in 2010 by Sara Bereika, Mindy Godding and Cathy LeHew, is a privately held, woman-owned company providing organizing and relocation services, training and public speaking. The company has since opened locations in Kansas City, Kan., and Charlottesville.

CONTRACTS

Have Site Will Travel Ltd, a commercial real estate brokerage, has retained Doug Burford of Burford Advertising, Richard MacDonald of New Media Systems and Sande Snead of SS Communications to update the company’s website, logo, branding and marketing/advertising identity. The campaign will kick off in the fourth quarter, according to brokerage managing director John Jay Schwartz.

SALES

Matrix Capital Markets Group Inc. provided merger and acquisition advisory services to:

Hurst Harvey Oil Inc. in its sale to GPM Investments Inc., the Henrico County-based parent company and operator of the Fas Mart and Shore Stop convenience stores. Kilmarnock-based Hurst Harvey is a petroleum marketing and convenience store company that operated the Get & Zip stores in the Northern Neck and Upper Peninsula.

Bagwell Oil Co. Inc. to Pep-Up Inc. Onancock-based Bagwell and its affiliated companies owned home heating and commercial fuels businesses.

AWARDS

Henrico County-based based iSandbox, a full-service direct marketing firm, received a Silver MAXI for extraordinary achievement and innovation in the nonprofit special appeal direct mail campaign category from the Direct Marketing Association of Washington. The award was for iSandbox’s work for ChildFund International, the global child development and protection agency based in Henrico.

Wireside Communications, a Richmond-based public relations agency focused on high tech and telecommunications, has been named Small Agency of the Year by Bulldog Reporter in the organization’s 2013 Stars of PR Awards for Outstanding Achievement by Communications Agencies and Professionals. The national award is presented to the agency that demonstrates superior account retention, employee retention and relations, new business growth, and achievements in the practice of public relations/corporate communications during the previous year.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center announced the re-designation of Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital as a magnet-recognized organization, one of the most prestigious and coveted recognitions in the country that a hospital can achieve. St. Mary’s is one of 15 hospitals across Virginia and one of three in the Richmond area to receive Magnet Recognition, which is for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes.

Among the data points, the commission cited that St. Mary’s focus on patient outcomes, dedication to its mission, staff development and organizational leadership, as well as the hospital’s many awards and top hospital honors.

GENERAL NEWS

Valderas & Fishel PC, an accounting firm based in Henrico County, has created a nine-member client advisory board to receive feedback from experienced business professionals who offer perspective regarding organizational strengths, challenges, referrals, management issues and potential growth opportunities. The accounting firm has held three independently moderated client advisory board meetings. The fourth meeting is scheduled for September.

Richmond-based MeadWestvaco Corp. introduced its Shellpak Renew with Optilock technology. This smaller, more discreet medication adherence package is designed to meet patient and pharmacist needs by enabling greater patient portability and improving pharmacy efficiency. The package features an advanced locking mechanism for the highest level of child resistance in a significantly reduced package size. The new packaging will be used at Walmart pharmacies beginning this summer with medications from Mylan.

Company News, published each Monday, reports on local company formations, business relocations and expansions, awards and significant contracts. Send information to: Trudy Knight, Metro Business company news, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 300 E. Franklin St., Richmond, VA 23219; fax: (804) 649-6776; or email the item to metrobiz@timesdispatch.com.

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