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Richmond-area businesses to compete for $10,000 prize

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UnitedHealthcare will award $10,000 to a Richmond-area small business with a promising idea for improving community health and wellness.

The health insurance company is partnering with two area business organizations, BizWorks and RVA Works, in selecting the winning project.

Businesses in Richmond with two to 100 employees are eligible to submit project ideas. Submissions using an online application are being accepted through Sept. 30, at Each .projects must benefit a local nonprofit organization.

Judges, including government officials and business leaders, will evaluate the submissions, selecting the top five. The selection criteria include potential community impact, creativity/uniqueness and feasibility.

The top five applicants — and representatives from nonprofits benefiting from their proposals —  will be invited a pitch and networking event in October.

A panel of government officials, business leaders and health-care experts will pick the UnitedHealthcare Community Care Award winner.

Contest Rules are available at


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