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King Agency creative director selected to judge the Addys

When they hand out the Addys next month in Kansas City, Mo., one Richmond ad agency employee will have some inside knowledge.

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Kiplinger's: Getting affordable healthcare off-the-grid

An alternative to traditional health insurance that can make sense for early retirees is the subscription model, where you pay a monthly fee to a family physician, similar to a gym membership.

Hourigan Construction takes on the toughest projects

The more complex the task, the more Mark J. Hourigan and his general contracting company embrace it.

Heating oil prices dropping, too

In Virginia, the average price for residential heating oil was $2.88 a gallon last Monday down 80 cents — or 22 percent — from a year ago.

Honors for Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Michael Puglia, athletic trainer for Bon Secours Sports Medicine and the head athletic trainer for Powhatan High School, has been named Secondary School Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association. In addition, Puglia has accepted a gubernatorial appointment to the Advisory Board on Athletic Training for a four-year term that began in July 2014.

Indicators and Coming Up for Jan. 26


Decision Maker for Monday, Jan. 26, 2015: Scott Turner

New position: senior relationship manager at Oyster Consulting, a Henrico County-based company that provides expertise on a global basis to financial service firms, including broker-dealers, wealth managers and hedge funds. Our mission is to help firms start, grow and protect their business in a world of ever-increasing complexity and regulatory oversight.

Patent Focus for Jan. 26: recent local patents awarded

The following shows recent patents awarded to people or companies in central Virginia. Listed are the name of patent, the patent number, name of the local inventor and his or her locality, the patent assignee, and a brief description of the patent from an abstract. The information comes from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Sales strategies: Selling yourself to sell your company

If you're not making the right impression on a client, it doesn't matter how good your product or sales strategies are. 

Getting the most out of LinkedIn

A new year is a great time to make sure your LinkedIn profile is up to date and serving you well.  

Ask Doug & Polly: Am I ready to hire my first employee?

A two-year-old business thinks that it is just about ready to bring someone on board. 

More Learning Center
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.

Matt Harper

He's director of the compensation practice at The Fahrenheit Group.

Terry M. Barrett

She's senior tax manager for state and local taxes at Keiter.

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Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


A conversation with your Morgan Stanley financial advisors

Who will be the winners and losers from cheap oil prices? 

Garnishments negatively affect employers & workers.

About 7 percent of the U.S. workforce will have wages garnished in 2015

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