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Carytown's Need Supply Co. opens store in Japan

Apparel retailer Need Supply Co. has gone international.

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Richmond-based Impact Makers makes fastest-growing list

Impact Makers Inc., a Richmond-based management and technology consulting company that donates its profits to charity, is the eighth-fastest-growing inner-city company in the U.S., according to a list released this week.

TowneBank adds three to its insurance portfolio

Portsmouth-based TowneBank announced Friday that Invincia Insurance Solutions, Total Insurance Planning and B.H. Baird Insurance will affiliate with Towne Insurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of TowneBank.

Prosecutors present calls, memo in Blankenship trial

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship lamented a push by his board to cap his salary at $12 million, called the group “so unappreciative,” and said at least a quarter of his wealth was tied up in his company’s stock, according to phone calls he secretly recorded in his office.

Survey says banks in state employed 70,842 in 2014

Virginia banks employed 70,842 people in 2014, according to a recently conducted survey by the Virginia Bankers Association.

Wall Street: Stocks end best week of year with small gain

NEW YORK — The stock market closed out its best week this year with a modest gain on Friday, helped by airlines and industrial companies. Investors now turn their focus to corporate earnings, which will start to pick up next week.

Aaron Patzer, founder, Mint

Recessions are great because they unlock the best people.

Firm plans luxury apartments, retail for GRTC ‘bus barn’ site

Plans for a historic bus and trolley depot include 280 luxury apartments and a new block of retail space fronting West Cary Street, the project’s developers said at a public meeting Thursday.

Seeking solutions to bulging student loan debt

Four years ago, Occupy Wall Street highlighted wage inequality in America. Then came the Fight for $15 movement and the nationwide push for a higher minimum wage.

Working the web: Top B2B digital marketing strategies

The digital landscape is continuously evolving. To remain relevant, businesses and marketers need to constantly pay attention. 

Business principles 101: If your cash flow forecast finds a financial problem, you have found a business problem

From time to time in my entrepreneurship and small business management classes, I have been asked if there is some way to foresee business problems far enough ahead of time so that actions can be devised to avoid the problem.

Ask Doug & Polly: What would happen to small businesses if the minimum wage increases

QUESTION: I am hearing a lot of discussion about raising the minimum wage. What would be the results of such a change, particularly on small business?

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Getting to know: John David McCormack Jr. with Waukeshaw Development

Title: John David McCormack Jr., president of Waukeshaw Development Inc., a Petersburg-based development company focused on adaptive reuse and historic tax credit projects

Getting to know: Danny MacNelly

Title: Danny MacNelly, partner with ArchitectureFirm, a Richmond-based architecture and design firm

Decision Maker for Oct. 5: Michael Henley

New position: client solutions manager, Hourigan Construction, a construction management firm in Virginia.

Getting to know: Alice Jones with Kroger

Title: Alice Jones, manager of the Kroger Marketplace at 10800 Iron Bridge Road in Chester; the store is scheduled to open Oct. 21.

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