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Notable Gifts: LemonAid refreshing for children’s hospital

Thousands of cups of lemonade produced more than $100,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University during the annual Anthem Lemon-Aid fundraiser.

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Newspaper seeks information on work-life balance

Times-Dispatch wants your work-life balance stories

Consumer Reports: Time to update your laptop

Back-to-school season means lots of people are looking for new laptops. And not just kids.

Biz Bites: Pleasants' flagship store; cookie competition

Late-night cookie-seekers in Richmond has one less option to satisfy their sweet tooth. Campus Cookies closed after less than a year in business, and Red Eye Cookie Co. is taking that space. Since opening last year, Red Eye Cookie has added to its menu, launched an app to make ordering easier and expanded its delivery area.

The Nation's Housing: FHA opening window to more borrowers

If you’ve got a low FICO credit score but believe you can handle monthly mortgage payments instead of rent, here’s some potentially good news: The government is now willing to give you a better shot at obtaining a low-down-payment home loan from the Federal Housing Administration.

Newspaper seeks information on work-life balance

How is your work-life balance? Have you changed jobs in recent years to gain a better work-life balance, or perhaps for better pay, benefits or opportunities?

Foreclosure rates decline in Richmond area in June

Foreclosure rates in the Richmond area decreased in June from the same month a year ago, according to data released Thursday by CoreLogic, a property information provider based in Irvine, Calif.

Henrico’s IVNA promotes COO to chief executive

Susan “Sue” Speese has been promoted as CEO of the Instructive Visiting Nurse Association, the Henrico County-based organization that provides in-home skilled medical services to the uninsured in the Richmond region.

Patriot Coal to sell assets to conservation group

Tom Clarke, CEO of Kissito Healthcare in Roanoke, turned heads last week when his Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund said it would acquire some of the last remaining assets of Patriot Coal Corp., subject to bankruptcy court approval.

Working the web: Three digital marketing tactics with high failure rates

Last month, I shared my thoughts on why organizations fail with digital marketing. Continuing this theme, the following discusses the digital marketing tactics most prone to failure, and why it is they fail.

Business principles 101: There is a method to hiring people

The ability to pick talented employees is the most critical part in building a successful team that allows any business to smoothly produce its goods or services.

Ask Doug & Polly: Using cash or accrual accounting

There are ways to reward employees and mimic ownership without handing over shares.

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Getting to know: Jordan McKay Mullins from Woody Funeral Home

Title: Jordan McKay Mullins, manager of Woody Funeral Home’s Atlee chapel

Getting to know: Dan Steiner of Steiner Business Solutions

Title: President and CEO of Steiner Business Solutions, a provider of business consulting, bookkeeping, tax preparation and training services

Getting to know: Thomas A. Garner

Title: Thomas K. Garner, managing director and portfolio manager of Kanawha Capital Management LLC

Getting to know: Dr. David C. Reutinger

The Texas native is president of Virginia Physicians for Women.

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— Garrett Camp, founder, Uber



Congressional Bill Could Impact How Employers Schedule and Manage Their Workforce

A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would require employers to consider their employees’ requests for changes to their work schedules and to provide more predictable and stable schedules for employees in certain occupations with evidence of unpredictable and unstable scheduling practices. The Schedules That Work Act, S.1772, also would require employers to make, keep, and preserve records of compliance with the Act and post a notice in the workplace explaining employees’ rights under the Act. An identical bill, H.R.3071, also was introduced in the House of Representatives.

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