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Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

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This Week's Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: BrainBox Solutions makes headway in pursuit of improved brain injury diagnostics

A startup company based in the Virginia Bio+Tech Research Park is making progress in its mission to provide better tools for diagnosing mil…


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Innovation advice

Leading-Edge Law: SunTrust-BB&T merger creates Truist, which is causing a trademark fight with Truliant credit union

A trademark fight just broke out involving the merger of BB&T Corp. and SunTrust Banks Inc., two banks with heavy footprints in central…

Ask SCORE: How to price your product or service - and still make a profit

QUESTION: I am in a quandary about how to price my products. Can you please provide pricing options for products and services?

Ask Doug & Polly: Carefully weigh the costs and benefits on giving company credit cards to employees

QUESTION:  I'm thinking about getting company credit cards for my employees who routinely spend money on reimbursable items. Do you think t…

Small Talk: Back-and-forth trade moves leave businesses uncertain, wary

NEW YORK — Jeff Schwager is wondering whether it truly makes sense to sell his company’s cheese outside the U.S.

Events
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1 Million Cups by RVA Works

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1 Million Cups by RVA Works

RVA Works presents 1 Million Cups Richmond.  We connect, inspire, and educate business founders!

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1 Million Cups by RVA Works

RVA Works presents 1 Million Cups Richmond.  We connect, inspire, and educate business founders!

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1 Million Cups by RVA Works

RVA Works presents 1 Million Cups Richmond.  We connect, inspire, and educate business founders!

Enterprising people

Getting to know: Kelly Cartwright with J.C. Penney

Title: general manager of the J.C. Penney store at the Shops at White Oak Village. She recently was awarded the company’s Founder’s Award g… Read more

Innovation in progress

Patent Focus: recent local patents awarded

• Kara Partners Inc. received a patent for technologies for enhancing computer security.

• Capital One Services LLC received a patent for systems and methods for providing customers with matching rewards.

• Afton Chemical Corp. received a patent for lubricant compositions for reducing timing chain stretch.

• Kaleo Inc. received a patent for a medicament delivery device for administration of opioid antagonists including formulations for naloxone. Read more

Previously in the spotlight

Startup Spotlight: EventZingo founders bring experience in diverse fields to events-planning startup

The co-founders of Richmond-based Event Zingo are “not your normal startup founders,” as Mark Jones, one partner in the venture, puts it.

Startup Spotlight: Orbital Medicine is developing tools to treat medical conditions astronauts could suffer in space

Space flight has been a lifelong passion for Dr. C. Marsh Cuttino. As a child growing up in Richmond, he had ambitions of becoming an astro…

Startup Spotlight: Teens pitch business dreams at the Metropolitan Business League's 'Shark Tank' event

Neala Brown, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School, created her own line of cosmetics.