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Local company to make signs for cycling's world championships

Richmond-based Bizport will produce the signage for next month’s UCI Road World Championships, an opportunity for the company to showcase its work to a global audience.

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HDL has financing deal to support its operations

The blood-testing company filed a motion late Sunday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Richmond seeking interim approval of a financing deal, under which it would have access to a revolving loan facility of up to $12 million.

Verizon landline service to Ashland should be fixed

Verizon landline service to customers living in and near Ashland should be restored, after they have been without service since last Wednesday.

L.L. Bean to hold job fairs for new Short Pump store

L.L. Bean will hold two job fairs at the end of August to hire 100 employees for the store the company plans to open in November at Short Pump Town Center.

U.S. stocks drop, led by another fall in the energy sector

Energy stocks slumped on Monday to pull down stocks as the price of oil dropped to its lowest in more than four months. Oil has fallen sharply since the end of June on evidence that a global supply glut is building at the same time that demand appears to be slowing.

11-year-old's business fosters hope after Geary family's loss

An 11-year-old’s effort to make sure her college-bound brother knew how much she loved him has turned into a business aimed at helping people connect the old-fashioned way: through handwritten notes.

Ernest Hemingway

When people talk, listen completely.

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Biz Buzz: VMFA opens shop at Short Pump Town Center

VMFA Shop opens today at Short Pump Town Center on the regional mall’s upper level near the Nordstrom anchor. The 2,300-square-foot store is in space formerly occupied by Cachet, a women’s clothing shop.

Labor Law: Age discrimination

Supervisors who make ageist comments can find that they cost the company lots of money if they later decide to fire an employee.

Working the web: Why organizations fail in digital marketing

By now, most established businesses have experienced some digital marketing successes and failures. Given all the hype around digital marketing, it comes as a surprise when most campaigns fail to live up to expectations.

What can my organization do to boost respect among colleagues?

Senior executives must lead by example, and training can also help. 

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Getting to know: Viren Kapadia of Gyrus Systems

Viren Kapadia, president and CEO of Gyrus Systems, a learning management system software vendor based in Henrico County. Best business decision: “One of the toughest and scariest decisions I made was to leave the comfort of a corporate job and pursue owning a software company. Five years later, it clearly was the best decision I made.”

Decision Maker: Andrew Routh

He's director of therapeutic resources at the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls.

Bryan C. Green

He's director of historic preservation for Richmond-based Commonwealth Architects

Decision Maker: Barbara Joynes

She's the new senior vice president and director of account management at West Cary Group.

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