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Co-working space Gather expanding to Scott's Addition

Another project is hitting Scott's Addition.

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Getting to know: Jim Fitzgerald with Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management

Title: Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management advisor and Fitzgerald Financial Group founder and principal

M&T Bank names new president for cental and southern Virginia

M&T Bank Corp. has named a new president for its central and southern Virginia market.

Trump turns Kluge mansion into a B&B

The Trump name has been attached to skyscrapers, hotels and even a winery in Albemarle County. Now, it’s on a bed-and-breakfast in the area as well.

Virginia business briefs for May 30

Sycamore Partners to buy 330 Dollar Tree stores

Thomas Amberry

It's craftsmanship over showmanship.

Long & Foster Real Estate opening office in Staunton

Long & Foster Real Estate, one of the largest independent residential real estate companies in the U.S., is opening an office in Staunton.

State leaders pitch Virginia investment and trade to foreign dignitaries

Some ambassadors wanted to talk about poultry exports, while others were interested in getting access to natural gas. 

Making a smooth financial transition from college to adult life

I remember the moment I made the financial transition from college student to independent adult.

Working the web: Understanding a customer's journey

To figure out how customers reach a buying decision you must understand their properties, purpose and path.

Is marketing an expense or an investment?

Marketing doesn't depreciate over time, the way equipment does. A marketing budget is spent in the hope of generating a future return. 

Ask Doug & Polly: Can I fire a customer?

In certain cases, yes, but be sure to consider all the implications. 

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Nancy K. Eberhardt

She's CEO of Pathwise Partners, an executive coaching and strategic planning firm.

Getting to know: Mary Tucker of Wild Heaven Farm

She's a goat nanny, soap maker and professional cuddler. 

Decision Maker: Becky Clay Christensen

She's director of Community Health Services for the Bon Secours Richmond Health System.

Getting to know: Nate Marcus with PartyRVA

He's the founder of a successful party business.

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It's craftsmanship over showmanship.

- Dr. Thomas Amberry, a 71-year-old who made 2,750 consecutive free throws.

Appeals Court establishes new, more-lenient standard for hostile work environment claims

A former waitress’s hostile work environment and retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act against the employer should go to a jury, the Richmond-based federal appellate court has ruled earlier this month in the case of Boyer-Liberto v. Fontainebleau Corp., No. 13-1473 (4th Cir. May 7, 2015) (en banc). The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia, in a vote of 12 to 3 overruled previous rulings and held that a single comment or incident can be severe enough to trigger a hostile work environment lawsuit under federal law. This ruling signals a material shift in the way courts analyze employment discrimination claims and will likely make it more difficult for employers to defend against these types of lawsuits.

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