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For 65 years, king of the Rotarians has been present and accounted for

 Robert C. “Bob” King Sr. has been to Rotary meetings -- mostly in Richmond bust also in Europe and across the U.S. -- for 3,380 consecutive weeks.

Local Business News

Norfolk Southern to close Roanoke office tower, relocate 500 jobs

The decision will eliminate nearly 30 percent of the company’s 1,700-person workforce in the Roanoke region.

State jobless rate falls to lowest level since Oct. 2008

Total employment in Virginia passed the pre-recession peak reached in April 2008. 

Biz Buzz: Cornering the market

Shahid Ali is bringing a new restaurant franchise to the Richmond area.

Daily business news calendar for Jan. 28

LOCAL EVENTS

Correction

The Rebkee Co., a commercial real estate company, has converted the historic Interbake Foods building into 178 apartments called the Cookie Factory Lofts. The number of apartments was incorrect in a story Thursday on Page D1.

Performance Food Group picks leader for top unit

For the past two years, Flitman has been at Univar, a worldwide distributor of chemistry and related products and services. PFG announced in September that it is exploring an IPO.

RIC passenger traffic increases 4.9 percent in 2014

The Richmond airport's third-best year in its history came as other airports in Virginia saw drops in passenger numbers.

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Ask Doug & Polly: How do I fire an employee who has a unique skill set?

A problem employee needs to go, but he's the only one at the company who can do his job. How should the business avoid being held hostage?

Labor Law: Wage wars

States and cities are increasingly mandating a minimum wage that is higher than the national requirement. 

Leading-Edge Law: Is there First Amendment protection for offensive trademarks?

Can you trademark a business name -- or other title -- that some people find offensive? The Redskins and others could find out this year?

More Learning Center
Scott Turner

He's the new senior relationship manager at Oyster Consulting.

Sabrina Walters

She's the Owner of Umami Gourmet Coffee & Exotic Tea Shop on Lakeside Avenue

Melissa Mae Miller

She's executive director of the Hanover Association of Businesses and Chamber of Commerce.

Alan Cannaday

He's the mortgage sales manager at the Virginia Credit Union.

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POWER THOUGHT

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

– Arthur Ashe

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