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King of the Rotarians

They sounded the bell to convene Tuesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Richmond. To say the gathering was nothing new for Robert C. “Bob” King Sr. is a bit of an understatement.

Local Business News

Norfolk Southern to close Roanoke office tower, relocate 500 jobs

Norfolk Southern Corp. dropped a bombshell Tuesday on 500 of its Roanoke employees, announcing that their jobs are moving to Norfolk or Atlanta and they must relocate to stay employed.

State jobless rate falls to lowest level since Oct. 2008

Virginia’s unemployment rate declined in December to its lowest level since October 2008, while non-farm employment in the state surpassed its previous peak before the economic recession.

Value of Regency Square falls with purchase offer on table

The appraised value of Regency Square has fallen for the fifth time, according to an analysis released Tuesday, as two local firms attempt to purchase the financially strapped mall in Henrico County.

Your Funds: Would your fund win its Super Bowl prop bets?

Super Bowls have a history of being boring games but interesting propositions.

Performance Food Group picks leader for top unit

Performance Food Group Inc. announced Tuesday that it has named Dave Flitman president and CEO of Performance Foodservice, the company’s largest division.

Correction

The Rebkee Co., a commercial real estate company, has converted the historic Interbake Foods building into 178 apartments called the Cookie Factory Lofts. The number of apartments was incorrect in a story Thursday on Page D1.

Port of Virginia reports profit for first half of year

The Port of Virginia said it has been operating at a profit for the past six months.

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Labor Law: Wage wars

States and cities are increasingly mandating a minimum wage that is higher than the national requirement. 

Leading-Edge Law: Is there First Amendment protection for offensive trademarks?

Can you trademark a business name -- or other title -- that some people find offensive? The Redskins and others could find out this year?

Sales strategies: Selling yourself to sell your company

If you're not making the right impression on a client, it doesn't matter how good your product or sales strategies are. 

More Learning Center
Scott Turner

He's the new senior relationship manager at Oyster Consulting.

Sabrina Walters

She's the Owner of Umami Gourmet Coffee & Exotic Tea Shop on Lakeside Avenue

Melissa Mae Miller

She's executive director of the Hanover Association of Businesses and Chamber of Commerce.

Alan Cannaday

He's the mortgage sales manager at the Virginia Credit Union.

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There is little success where there is little laughter.

– Andrew Carnegie

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