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Rivanna Helps Support Monkey Tail Ranch

by Denise McGuigan January 10, 2019

Rivanna Helps Support Monkey Tail Ranch
Our new Refer Rivanna program has really taken off, with our loyal customers referring our eco-friendly awards to others. When someone refers a new customer who makes a purchase, we donate a portion of the sale to a local nonprofit organization. Our current nonprofit partners are Richmond SPCAFeedMore, and the IRC. We've now added Monkey Tail Ranch.

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Rivanna honored as "Best for the World"

by Rivanna Designs June 12, 2018

Rivanna honored as "Best for the World"
For the 4th year in a row, Rivanna Natural Designs has been recognized as a leader in positive business impact by the nonprofit B Lab

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Rivanna Supports Soles4Souls

by Denise McGuigan May 30, 2018

Rivanna Supports Soles4Souls
A clean, comfortable pair of shoes.  We take them for granted. Many (probably most) of us have too many shoes.  But what about those who have no shoes?  Women in the developing world who walk barefoot to retrieve water? Men and children who have lost their shoes in natural disasters or armed conflicts?

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Rivanna Volunteers at FeedMore’s Community Kitchen

by Denise McGuigan March 05, 2018

Rivanna Volunteers at FeedMore’s Community Kitchen
The Rivanna Natural Designs' team volunteered at FeedMore, a nonprofit organization benefitting hunger-relief in RVA.

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New Glass Awards, New Possibilities

by Crystal Mario March 07, 2016

New Glass Awards, New Possibilities

 Our new Artisan Glass collection is the result of our year-long collaboration with renowned Blue Ridge artist Neil Duman.  Working with Neil has been a joy and a privilege. He's a natural teacher who loves his work, so we're soaking up as much knowledge as we can.

 

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Making Trophies from Scratch...and Scraps

by Crystal Mario March 04, 2016

Making Trophies from Scratch...and Scraps

Despite our best efforts to minimize wood waste through prudent design and sound manufacturing processes, we still end up with small scraps of wood that need to be diverted from the waste stream. 

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"We're all people. We all want to thrive."

by Rivanna Designs February 24, 2016

"We're all people. We all want to thrive."

It's been 12 years since Rivanna's Kristina Constantine and Anelya Mrktumova arrived in America with their parents. Today they speak to CBS19 about their experiences as refugees and their hopes for the future. (watch video)

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Real Companies are Owned by Real People - Part 2

by Crystal Mario January 01, 2016

Real Companies are Owned by Real People - Part 2

We are delighted to announce that Gretchen Wirth (left) has been granted a group of non-voting shares in Rivanna, making her a partial owner of the company. This share grant is our company's first step toward greater employee ownership. 

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Real Companies are owned by Real People - Part 1

by Crystal Mario November 24, 2015

Real Companies are owned by Real People - Part 1

As a Certified B Corporation and a Virginia Benefit Corporation, we are committed to transparency and accountability in business. To that end, we publish and maintain a statement of beneficial ownership on our company's Governance page, and we encourage all businesses to do the same. 

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Why We Honor World Refugee Day

by Crystal Mario June 15, 2015

June 20th is World Refugee Day, a time to honor the courage and resilience of people around the world who have been forcibly displaced by conflict or persecution. This day has special significance for us at Rivanna.

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Rivanna Takes Home Our Own Award at the Better Business Challenge

by Rivanna Designs June 20, 2014

Rivanna Takes Home Our Own Award at the Better Business Challenge

The only thing better than making awards is winning them after we've made them! This week we we won one of our own awards.

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IRC Charlottesville celebrates "15 Years Leading Refugees from Harm to Home"

by Rivanna Designs June 23, 2013

IRC Charlottesville celebrates "15 Years Leading Refugees from Harm to Home"
This week, the International Rescue Committee celebrated its 15th year of refugee resettlement in Charlottesville, VA.

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