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Va. business hires Mike Tyson for Super Bowl ad

Michael and Son’s, an Alexandria-based plumbing contractor, brought in some heavy weight talent for its Super Bowl ad this year.

Local Business News

Baskervill seeks to become national powerhouse

Baskervill, one of the oldest continually operating firms in Richmond, is spreading its wings and reputation beyond central Virginia.

Kings Dominion starting work on Delirium thrill ride

Kings Dominion is bustling with activity this month. The northern Hanover County theme park’s iconic sign along Interstate 95 is getting a face-lift with an updated logo, LED lighting and a bigger full-color screen.

Kroger starting online ordering shopping service

Kroger Co. is bringing its ClickList online ordering system to the Richmond region.

Full Metro Business Calendar for Feb. 8


Company News for Feb. 8


Biz Buzz column is on hiatus

Biz Buzz columnist Randy Hallman has retired. The column is on hiatus and will return soon.

Convention Calendar for Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

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

Indicators and Coming Up for Feb. 8


Economic Impact: Labor force participation rate falls among younger groups

The percentage of people either working or actively seeking work has been falling since 2000.

Sales strategies: Proven method to increase sales close rate

Two of the top recommendations we make in our sales development engagements are not wasting time on unqualified buyers and seeking to achieve a 100 percent closing rate on all qualified buyers.

Business Principles 101: Prospects become buyers only when they have desire and dollars

During the years that I worked at Gulf States Yachts, the company always had the largest display of big yachts at the Houston Boat Show.

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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.

Getting to know: Heather Garrett with Parkwood Creative

Title: executive producer at Parkwood Creative, a video production company that now operates in Richmond’s Manchester neighborhood

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– Bill Gates

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