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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.

Local Business News

Trade Names: Widespread Solutions takes on different painting jobs

Jay Nichols turns to J. Daniel Payne of Widespread Solutions whenever he needs painting for his home or business.

Economic Impact: What's Virginia's exposure if federal sequestration happens again?

Employment growth in Virginia accelerated to 1.3 percent for the 12 months that ended in June. That’s up from the 0.7 percent year-over-year growth in January.

Two Aldis to open in Richmond

The stores — at 8951 Staples Mill Road in the Staples Mill Square shopping center and 7003 Mechanicsville Turnpike in the Hanover Village shopping center — will have brief grand-opening ceremonies before doors open at 9 a.m. The first 100 shoppers at each store will receive gift certificates.

Chia Bars maker seeing rapid growth

Energy bar-maker Health Warrior has sprouted up nationwide thanks to a tiny seed called chia. The Richmond-based company launched its only product, the Chia Bar, nationally through Whole Foods about three years ago when Health Warrior had two employees.

Moving the office requires more than turning off the lights

When mulling a big office move, managers confront a flurry of considerations, including costs, convenience and visibility.

PHOTOS: Chia Bars business growing

Richmond-based maker of Chia Bar growing rapidly.

Indicators and Coming Up for Aug. 3


Convention Calendar for Monday, Aug. 3, 2015

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

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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Mix a little foolishness with your prudence. It's good to be silly at the right moment.

-- Horace


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