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New apartment community with elevators to open in Hanover County

Finishing touches are being put on the Charleston Ridge Apartments, one of the first apartment communities to open in Hanover County’s Atlee area in nearly 20 years.

Local Business News

Will boom in loans at retailers, manufacturers turn to bust?

They sell diamond rings in malls and used cars at dealerships, make wrench sets for mechanics and giant combines for farmers.

Economist foresees slower hiring; says 'things are pretty solid' in Richmond region

The U.S. economy will continue to grow this year and early next year, but a slowdown in hiring is developing and a key question is whether business capital investment will pick up the slack, an economist said Tuesday at an economic summit in Richmond hosted by M&T Bank Corp.

Apartments, a restaurant and other tenants planned for Cary Street Station project in former GRTC bus depot

Plans are moving forward to redevelop the former bus depot at West Cary and South Robinson streets near the Fan District into the Cary Street Station residential and commercial project.

Google Express begins two-day delivery service in Richmond area

Move over Amazon.com, Google Express is coming to town.

TSA won't provide funding for bomb dogs at Richmond International Airport

Just a month ago, Jon E. Mathiasen, president and CEO of the Richmond International Airport, was confident the airport would receive $150,000 a year in federal funding to help pay for three teams of explosive-detection dogs and police officer handlers.

PHOTOS: Cary Street Station

The former bus depot at Cary and Robinson Streets is being developed into Cary Street Station which will feature residential and commercial space.

VCU Health launches community CPR event

It’s a commonly cited statistic: Every minute that goes by during a cardiac arrest without CPR decreases a patient’s chances of survival by 10 percent.

Full Metro Business Calendar for Sept. 26


Ask Doug & Polly: Need to motivate employees

QUESTION: I want employees who are as motivated as I am - people who don’t need to be managed because they are constantly pushing to be better. Will I be able to find these kinds of people and if not, how can I motivate the employees I have?

Business Principles 101: The Way to SCORE a superior business plan

There are entire books about how to write a business plan. However, I believe that the best source by far is SCORE, (Senior Corps Of Retired Executives) score.org.

Labor Law: What you post online could cost you a job

It used to be you had a personal life, and a work life, and the two would generally not collide unless you were convicted of a major crime and went to jail.

More Learning Center
Decision Maker: Paul H. Zimmerman with Richmond Tax-Aide Program

New position: district coordinator, Richmond Tax-Aide Program, part of the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance service, sponsored by the AARP Foundation and the Internal Revenue Service. I set goals, plan and coordinate for the nine Tax-Aide sites in the Richmond area and with other members of the district’s management team, and Virginia Tax-Aide program management.

Getting to know: Linda Wilkinson, CEO, Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics Inc.

Title: CEO, Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics Inc.

Decision Maker for Sept. 19: Brian Allen with Parham Doctors' Hospital

New position: chief operating officer, Parham Doctors’ Hospital

Getting to know: Jeff Marshall, Wells Fargo & Co.

Title: Central Virginia business banking manager for Wells Fargo & Co., as of Aug. 1

More You Need To Meet


It’s a good thing that at a startup, being stressed is often balanced by being excited. Otherwise the stress would kill you.

- Sachin Agarwal, founder, Posterous 


Should I compare my portfolio to the S&P 500?

This question is on the minds of many investors.  I would suggest that we broaden the question to how should I measure your portfolio.  There are three measurements to utilize.

Verdicts versus Settlements: What Does the Public Get to Know?

Did you know that the vast majority of civil cases settle and never go to trial? Many settled cases also are subject to confidentiality agreements - meaning that the names of the parties or the details of the case or the settlement - will not be shared with the public. On the other hand, if a case goes to trial (unless the case involves a juvenile or is put under seal), the public generally can know the case details - including the outcome if the case goes to verdict.

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