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Dominion Va. Power using rate riders to pay for new plants

Since 2007, the bill for a typical residential consumer using 1,000 kilowatt hours per month has increased more than 20 percent, with more than half that increase coming from the generation-rate riders, which have been allowed since 2009.

Local Business News

Biz Buzz: Three Dog Bakery closing at Stony Point Fashion Park

Nearly a decade after she opened her shop at Stony Point Fashion Park, Myra Holden is ready to close Three Dog Bakery.

Support staff provider RMC Events enjoys continued growth

Dan Schmitt is founder and owner of RMC Events — the company that provides security, ushers, ticket takers and sellers, parking and crowd-control services for thousands of festivals, concerts and sporting events mostly in the Richmond and Charlottesville areas.

Richmond Fed Jeff Lacker to give first speech in several months

Jeffrey M. Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, is scheduled to give his first speech in three months Friday, less than two weeks before the Fed’s policy-setting committee holds a meeting at which it will decide whether to raise interest rates.

Convention Calendar for Monday, Aug. 31, 2015

Upcoming conventions, conferences, meetings, events and trade shows:

Print edition Metro Business calendar for Aug. 31


Indicators and Coming Up for Aug. 31


Honors for Monday, Aug. 31, 2015

John O. Beckner has been given the 2015 Bowl of Hygeia Award for outstanding community service from the Virginia Pharmacists Association. He is the senior director of strategic initiatives with the National Community Pharmacists Association.

Insider Periscope for Aug. 31

Trades made by directors and officers are sometimes done according to an advance written trading plan.

Leading-Edge Law: Twitter joke thieves brought to justice, and everyday tweeters should be careful

A string of recent court rulings have suggested that free speech claims are likely to prevail over trademark claims.

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.

More Learning Center
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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Stay self-funded as long as possible.

— 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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