Many years ago, I became the new dean of a business school. I was enthusiastic and saw possibilities everywhere. At a faculty meeting early in my tenure and in many one-on-one conversations, I challenged teachers and staff to dream big.

The University of Mary Washington Center for Economic Development will host a seminar on federal contracting 101 from 9–11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, at UMW’s Small Business Development Center, 1125 Jefferson Davis Highway in Fredericksburg.

The University of Mary Washington Center for Economic Development will host a seminar on the first steps to starting a business from 9–11:30 a.m. March 18 at UMW’s Small Business Development Center, 1125 Jefferson Davis Highway in Fredericksburg.

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One look at this property and you know there must be an interesting story here. The house looks like a cute red barn with white trim, but it was never a barn—it was always a house that was built to look like a barn.

A crowd of local residents and members of the Caroline County Board of Supervisors turned out this past weekend for the grand opening of a new Dollar General store on U.S. 301 just south of State Route 30.

Volvo Group is advertising engineering jobs in the Salem area, describing the positions as “part of an exciting startup opportunity with the objective to start small and grow fast,” according to job descriptions posted to the company’s website.

Hilldrup, in partnership with The Community Foundation, is launching the “Hilldrup Move-Up Fund” to give financial aid to people facing potentially devastating circumstances or who need assistance securing housing.

Two supermarket chains with Fredericksburg-area locations among the top dozen companies in the 22nd annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine.

Marstel-Day, an international environmental consulting firm based in Fredericksburg, and its client the National Park Foundation have been recognized by the Environmental Business Journal with a Natural Resource Management award for their work in developing an impact investing framework and …

What if student loan payments were treated like Social Security taxes - automatically withheld from a person's paycheck? Fewer people would fall behind and risk having their wages garnished or credit score plummet. But some may struggle to cover living expenses if their education debt takes …

The Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia is warning consumers to be on the lookout for scammers offering supposed sales and discounts on name-brand products.

Debby Girvan, president of Flair Communication in Fredericksburg, was awarded a 2018 Clarion by The Association for Women in Communications.The competition drew entries from 20 states and two countries. Girvan's design and development of a new website for Castiglia’s Italian Restaurant in Fr…

DURING a recent grocery store visit, I witnessed an exchange between a customer and several employees. The customer was looking for a particular product that she had purchased at the store many times in the past. But in recent months, every time she asked for the product, she was told someth…

Part of the genius of investing is recognizing a great business that others miss. Warren Buffett has the knack. He invested in newspapers such as The Washington Post and the Buffalo News in the 1970s, when he saw the potential for local monopolies that can raise advertising prices. Buffett s…

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