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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.

Local Business News

Retail Roundup: 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.

Trade Names: WorldView Solutions creates mapping software

The mapping software created by consulting company WorldView Solutions Inc. is used in everything from mobile applications to automobile navigation systems.

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.

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


Insider Periscope for Feb. 8

Trades made by directors and officers are sometimes done according to an advance written trading plan.

Associations for Feb. 8

New members on the board of directors for the Virginia Chamber of Commerce are: chair, Tom Palmer with Wells Fargo in Richmond; first vice chair, Dennis Treacy with Smithfield Foods in Smithfield; Bill Aden with Draper Aden Associates Inc. in Blacksburg; John Dooley with Virginia Tech Foundation Inc. in Blacksburg; Paige Clay with Mercer in Richmond; Alan Witt with PBMares LLP in Newport News; Kym Wellons with WestRock Co. in Richmond; Teresa Beale with Franklin-Southampton Area Chamber of Commerce in Franklin; Vince Bush with Eagle Corp. in Charlottesville; Janice Crawford with AREVA Inc. in Lynchburg; Chris Kyle with Shentel in Edinburg; John Stacey with Tranlin Inc. in Charlottesville; Billy Beale with Union Bank & Trust in Richmond; Valerie Camillo with Washington Nationals Baseball Club in Washington; Karen Campbell with Verizon in Richmond; Tom Corbitt with McGraw Hill Financial in Manakin Sabot; Nick D’Andrea with UPS in Nashville; Clark Lewis with Troutman Sanders in Richmond; Dan O’Neill Jr. with SunTrust Bank — Greater Washington & Maryland Division in Washington; and Jeff Ricketts with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Richmond.

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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