What is Metro Business Live?

Metro Business Live is a quarterly event series of engaging panel discussions focused on trending topics of importance to the Richmond business community. Leaders from Richmond’s finest businesses, organizations and institutions present and actively engage with event attendees on critical topics that affect Richmond business. Each of the events will explore topics aimed at preparing businesses both big and small for sustainability and long-term success. Guests will gain valuable insight from a panel of experts comprised of executive leaders, entrepreneurs, and/or business owners well-versed in the chosen topic. The panel discussion will be led by the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Business Editor, Gregory Gilligan. Catered breakfast is included at each event.

December 2019 Event

The future of Scott's Addition

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Scott’s Addition was a sleepy industrial section of Richmond full of warehouses a decade or more ago. The area now has become a hot spot for work, living and play, benefiting from hundreds of millions of dollars in private investments for new apartments, offices, breweries, cideries, restaurants and entertainment venues.

But what does the future hold for Scott’s Addition? The next Metro Business Live event will discuss the neighborhood’s future with a panel of experts.

When: Tuesday, Dec. 10 | 7:15 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Where: Richmond Times-Dispatch | 300 E. Franklin St.

7:15 a.m. Networking and breakfast
8:00 a.m. Program begins
9:00 a.m. Program ends
*all times are approximate*



Director of Richmond’s Department of Planning & Development Review since September 2011.

President and CEO of the Barber Martin Agency, which moved from Chesterfield County into the refurbished space in Scott’s Addition in 2017. She started at the agency in 1993, became president in 2003 and became sole owner in 2014.

Founder and principal at Neighborhood Restaurant Group, an Alexandria-based restaurant group that recently announced plans for The Belleville food hall — the first in Richmond. The Belleville is a 25,000-square-foot space at 1509 Belleville St. that will feature roughly 18 food vendors, The Veil Brewing Co.’s taproom and three bars — one of which will sit on the building’s rooftop.

Co-founder and CEO of Dominion Payroll, the Richmond-based payroll and human resource services company started in 2002. The company moved its offices from downtown Richmond into the new Symbol development at 3200 Rockbridge St. in 2017. Gallagher and his business partner also developed Tang & Biscuit Shuffleboard Social Club, a floor shuffleboard game center that open inside a renovated 18,000-square-foot warehouse at 3406 W. Moore St. last year.

Founder and CEO of Blue Bee Cider, which opened its first cidery in South Richmond in 2012 and relocated its production and tasting facility into the former city stables property at 3101 W. Clay St. in 2016. She worked in economic development for 12 years, leaving to attend cider school and to start the craft beverage company.

Parking & Directions

Parking Recommendations

Complimentary parking will be available in the Richmond Times-Dispatch deck. The entrance is on 3rd Street between Grace and Franklin streets.

Sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Lauren Gordon, Events Coordinator, at lgordon@timesdispatch.com or directly at 804-649-6138.

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