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Rivanna Report

Random ramblings and occasional rants about awards, recognition, climate, community, and business as a force for good.

Best Practices: Drop Shipping

Best Practices: Drop Shipping

For award ceremonies large and small, drop shipping is a great way to save money, save time, and protect our planet.

Rivanna Volunteers at FeedMore’s Community Kitchen

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

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.

 

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. 

Making Trophies from Scratch...and Scraps
"We're all people. We all want to thrive."

"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)

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. 

Real Companies are Owned by Real People - Part 2
Real Companies are owned by Real People - Part 1

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. 

Rivanna Wins 2015 FSC Leadership Award

At GreenBuild in Washington DC today, Rivanna won a 2015 FSC Leadership Award, highlighting the company's critical role in addressing climate change.  It was especially nice to bring home one of our own awards. 

Rivanna Wins 2015 FSC Leadership Award
Rivanna Takes Home Our Own Award at the Better Business Challenge

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.

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

We Are All In on Climate.

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Best for the World.

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Our 2021 Catalog looks a lot like home.

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Rivanna supports Climate Justice with Awards for All.

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