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Charlottesville firm erects test towers for wind farm

A Charlottesville company has put up two test towers for a proposed wind farm in Botetourt County.

Patriot Coal to sell assets to conservation group

Tom Clarke, CEO of Kissito Healthcare in Roanoke, turned heads last week when his Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund said it would acquire some of the last remaining assets of Patriot Coal Corp., subject to bankruptcy court approval.

Henrico’s IVNA promotes COO to chief executive

Susan “Sue” Speese has been promoted as CEO of the Instructive Visiting Nurse Association, the Henrico County-based organization that provides in-home skilled medical services to the uninsured in the Richmond region.

Newspaper seeks information on work-life balance

How is your work-life balance? Have you changed jobs in recent years to gain a better work-life balance, or perhaps for better pay, benefits or opportunities?

PHOTOS: Marburg saved from demolition

Troy Sponseller and William Lipps bought this home, the oldest in the Byrd Park/Maymont area, saving it from demolition in 2014.  It was built in 1889. 

Garrett Camp, founder, Uber

Stay self-funded as long as possible.

Kids and Money: How to help your college student manage money wisely

You’ve moved your college freshman into the dorm room, successfully bunked the beds, pinpointed the closest ATMs to the campus, and filled his bank account with cash.

Newspaper seeks information on work-life balance

How is your work-life balance? Have you changed jobs in recent years to gain a better work-life balance, or perhaps for better pay, benefits or opportunities?

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Working the web: Three digital marketing tactics with high failure rates

Last month, I shared my thoughts on why organizations fail with digital marketing. Continuing this theme, the following discusses the digital marketing tactics most prone to failure, and why it is they fail.

Business principles 101: There is a method to hiring people

The ability to pick talented employees is the most critical part in building a successful team that allows any business to smoothly produce its goods or services.

Ask Doug & Polly: Using cash or accrual accounting

There are ways to reward employees and mimic ownership without handing over shares.

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Getting to know: Jordan McKay Mullins from Woody Funeral Home

Title: Jordan McKay Mullins, manager of Woody Funeral Home’s Atlee chapel

Getting to know: Dan Steiner of Steiner Business Solutions

Title: President and CEO of Steiner Business Solutions, a provider of business consulting, bookkeeping, tax preparation and training services

Getting to know: Thomas A. Garner

Title: Thomas K. Garner, managing director and portfolio manager of Kanawha Capital Management LLC

Getting to know: Dr. David C. Reutinger

The Texas native is president of Virginia Physicians for Women.

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— Garrett Camp, founder, Uber

 

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Congressional Bill Could Impact How Employers Schedule and Manage Their Workforce

A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would require employers to consider their employees’ requests for changes to their work schedules and to provide more predictable and stable schedules for employees in certain occupations with evidence of unpredictable and unstable scheduling practices. The Schedules That Work Act, S.1772, also would require employers to make, keep, and preserve records of compliance with the Act and post a notice in the workplace explaining employees’ rights under the Act. An identical bill, H.R.3071, also was introduced in the House of Representatives.

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