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Commonwealth Architects, a Richmond architecture and design firm, received an Award of Merit from the Virginia Downtown Development Association for its work on the Bow-Tie Cinema’s Movieland at Boulevard Square. A 17-acre cinema complex, the facility was renovated from the site of a locomotive manufacturing warehouse. (News release)

First Capital Bancorp Inc. of Glen Allen and Eastern Virginia Bankshares Inc. of Tappahannock called off their previously announced merger. A longer-than expected regulatory process was cited for the decision. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Genworth Financial Inc., a Richmond-based insurance services company, will underwrite long-term-care insurance for the Virginia Retirement System. The VRS administers benefits and services for more than 600,000 members, retirees and beneficiaries. (News release)

Creditors of LandAmerica Financial Group Inc. approved a plan for the Henrico County-based holding company to dissolve and pay off creditors. The company filed for bankruptcy in 2008. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Liberty University will receive a $300,000 grant from Simio, a Pittsburgh technology company, for its engineering school, which will open a new campus site in Campbell County this fall. (News & Advance)

Lynchburg College and Centra Health received a $200,000 grant from the Virginia Tobacco Commission for a health simulation lab. Centra and the college will co-manage and fund the Center for Simulation and Virtual Learning, which will allow 85 students to get hands-on training with computer-operated mannequins. (News & Advance)

The Martin Agency, a Richmond-based advertising agency, has been chosen by Pizza Hut Inc. to handle its advertising. Pizza Hut spent about $275 million on media last year, according to Adweek, an industry publication. Other Martin Agency clients include GEICO and Wal-Mart. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Maruchan Virginia Inc., a Chesterfield-based producer of ramen soup and noodles, will invest $18 million in a new manufacturing line. The project will create 50 jobs and bring to nine the number of product lines at the facility. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Massey Energy Co., a Richmond coal company, bought coal reserves from Appalachian Fuels LLC and its affiliates. Located in Barbour County, W.Va., the reserves consist of 15 million tons of coal, along with permits to establish the infrastructure needed to begin production. (PRNewswire)

Titan Group, a Richmond-based human resources consulting firm, was selected as a recipient of the Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Award. The award recognizes outstanding women- and minority-owned businesses in the mid-Atlantic area. (News release)

Virginia, Maryland and Delaware agreed to a partnership for leveraging resources and information to bring offshore wind energy to the three states, supporting green jobs and energy initiatives. (News release)


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