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Consumer Reports: How to have a low-impact (but still lush) landscape

Is the grass greener on the other side of the fence? That might not be such a bad thing now that the best yard on the block probably isn’t the one pumped full of chemicals and water.

Local Business News

Biz Bites: Lumber Liquidators loss; custom shirts; Walmart at VCU

Lumber firm loss

Wawa celebrates its 51st anniversary by giving $58,980 to Special Olympics

Wawa Inc. distributed $58,980 to Special Olympics Virginia as part of the company’s 51st anniversary celebration.

Boston firm buys Richmond apartments once owned by imprisoned developer

The $37.35 million sale to The Davis Cos. went through Thursday smoothly and without incident, bringing the long legal process to a close.

Ukrop’s Food Service Timeline

Ukrop’s Food Service Timeline

Ukrop's bakery items to be sold in Kroger

On Tuesday, 22 bakery products — some Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods standards and some new creations — will go on sale for the first time in 29 Kroger stores in the Richmond, Virginia Beach and Charlottesville areas.

A way to keep money in the family

Could there be a way to help senior homeowners with their cash flow needs without saddling them — and ultimately their families — with high costs?


Richmond-area firm:The Brink’s Co.

Union Bank to close seven branches, including two in Richmond area

All of the branches that are closing are within two miles of another Union branch. 

Working the web: What keywords should I target?

Start by optimizing for the words that already show up on your site, then figure out what you need to add. 

How do we see beyond the resume during recruitment efforts?

Most candidates have figured out that the resume is a "door opener" with a single objective of securing an in-person interview.

Ask Doug & Polly: How can I solve my cash-flow crunch?

Control your inventory and stretch your payables. But map out the money before deciding to grow sales. 

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Getting to know: Alex Cordero of Lasso Data Partners

Lasso is a consulting firm specializing in data analysis for small to medium-sized businesses.

Robert E. Martin III

He's managing partner of the Richmond practice of certified public accounting firm Cherry Bekaert.

Q&A with Beth Weisbrod, executive director of the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation

 Twenty-four miles of trail through Varina in eastern Henrico County and in western Charles City County are currently under construction, and work in East Richmond will finally bring construction to a close this fall.

Timothy J. Heaphy

He chairs the white collar investigative practice at Hunton & Williams. 

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How many legs does a dog have if you call the trail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.

- Abraham Lincoln 


What is active investing, and why is it important?

Because the world is a complicated place.

Chapter 13 bankruptcy law protects rights and assets

Consumer bankruptcy protects the legal rights of people who have financial problems. There are two options – Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Chapter 7 is often best for people with few or no assets to protect. It quickly gives them a fresh financial start.

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