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Loan on James Center complex is in default

The loan on the James Center office complex in downtown Richmond is in default, according to Trepp LLC, a New York-based data and research provider for the banking industry and commercial real estate market.

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Compare.com starts national ad campaign

If you believe its new television advertisements, Henrico County-based Compare.com has built a high-tech bunker miles beneath the Earth’s surface filled with supercomputers that analyze auto insurance rates.

Governor's Cup gold medals go to 38 Virginia wines

The stage is set. Thirty-eight wines have received gold medals in the Virginia Wineries Association 2016 Governor’s Cup Competition.

Double the chaos: Amped-up funds flourish amid turmoil

That second scoop or slice makes everything so much better. So why not double the fun investing, too?

Financial strength rating cut for Mutual Assurance

Richmond-based Mutual Assurance Society of Virginia had its financial strength rating downgraded by A.M. Best Co., a credit-rating firm for insurance companies.

Virginia Beach-based firm plans to add 100 new jobs

DOMA Technologies LLC, a Virginia Beach-based company that specializes in cloud-based data and document solutions, plans to add 100 new jobs as part of its partnership with Health Net Federal Services, Mayor William D. Sessoms Jr. said Thursday.

Those Valentine's Day flowers might just be from Kenya

This Valentine’s Day, there’s a good chance your flowers came from Kenya.

Reuters: Kroger looking to acquire Fresh Market

Reuters reported on Thursday that The Kroger Co. is in the second round of an auction process to buy Greensboro, North Carolina-based Fresh Market Inc.

Rapp Session market and oyster saloon should open next week

Rapp Session - the new oyster saloon, market, coffee bar and cocktail lounge from the Rappahannock restaurant folks should open next week at 318 E. Grace St.

Working the Web: How income levels affects central Virginians’ behavior online

The right marketing plan requires knowing your audience deeply.

Business Principles 101: Don’t waste your time on almost buyers

Every salesperson has the problem of trying to discern potential prospects, who appear to have the desire and the dollars to buy the product or service that you are selling, from the total number of interested prospects.

Ask Doug & Polly: Cultivating a culture at your business

QUESTION: I own a small business. I want to build a positive culture. I think it is critical for long-term success, but I’m not sure how to do it. In fact, I’m not even really sure how to define culture. Can you help?

More Learning Center
Getting to Know: Randy Raggio with the University of Richmond

Title: associate dean and director of the University of Richmond’s Richard S. Reynolds Graduate School of Business; executive director of executive education and associate professor of marketing

Decision Maker for Feb. 8: Ashley Hall with Capital Region Collaborative

New position: manager, Capital Region Collaborative

Getting to know: Khaled Khashroom with 7-Eleven

Title: franchise sales representative for convenience store chain 7-Eleven

Decision Maker for Feb. 1: Brian Losch with Worth Higgins and Associates Inc.

New position: vice president of sales, Worth Higgins and Associates Inc.

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"Teams should be able to act with the same unity of purpose and focus as a well motivated individual."

– Bill Gates


The Hidden Head Injury – A Concussion from Whiplash

Fortunately in recent years, more focus has been placed on the dangers of head injuries – including injured soldiers returning from military duty; the National Football League coming under scrutiny; and bike helmet campaigns. Whether a mild concussion or more severe traumatic brain injury, one myth associated with head injuries is that the head must make impact with a physical object. However, that is not always the case.

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