A free business boot camp for veterans will be held at from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 27 in the Gates Hudson Building at the University of Mary Washington’s Stafford campus, 125 University Blvd.
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.
Kevin Tate sat at the bar at Roma's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria in Bowling Green one evening last summer. He was feeling discouraged.
Flooring retail giant Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. has agreed to pay a total penalty of $33 million for making fraudulent misstatements to investors regarding the sale of laminate flooring made in China that had unsafe formaldehyde levels.
The Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors and the Continuum of Care will hold identical information sessions about their Stable Homes Partnership at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 19 at FAAR’s headquarters, 2050 Gordon W. Shelton Blvd., Fredericksburg.
VIRGINIA’S 2019 General Assembly session is now behind us. In a year that the assembly made headlines for reasons none of us wish to reflect on, the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce remained focused on the needs of our business community, as we were in constant contact with our po…
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.
With most of the snow shovels put away for now, local residents with green thumbs are beginning to focus their attention on raking, pruning, trimming and planting.
In exchange for giving Amazon about $23 million in incentives, activists wanted Virginia's Arlington County to require the retail giant to pay union-level construction wages, donate to affordable housing funds or agree to end its partnership with federal immigration authorities.
The National Institutes of Health awarded $23 million to a Virginia partnership that includes the state’s top rival universities to jointly advance the pace of bringing medical discoveries out of the lab and into physician practices.
For 25-plus years, the three local owners of Hope Springs Marina in Stafford County had an operating plan that worked well for them.
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.
Old Rappahannock Brewing Company will invest more than $1.2 million and create 11 new jobs in the opening of a new production facility and tasting room in the Town of Warsaw in Richmond County.
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.
Northern Virginia's status as an East Coast tech hub got a major lift last week when Yext, a New York-based tech company that acts as an all-purpose information pipeline for businesses that advertise online, announced plans to hire 500 people over the next five years at a new office in Rosslyn.
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.
I read an article in a higher-education trade association’s newspaper about a professor was who told he was hired because he was black. I could relate.
It was some 20 years ago when Kelly Strauss found himself looking for a career change after moving here from the Christiansburg area where he grew up.
Weis Markets has kicked off a new in-store program in support of the American Heart Association’s mission to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Pohanka Nissan/Hyundai has hit a home run with its new founding partnership with Fredericksburg Baseball for the team’s inaugural season in 2020.
Cindy Coppola wonders what the locals must have thought when the Italian Renaissance Revival-style home at 709 Hanover St. was being completed in 1929, the year the stock market crashed.
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.
A woman who’s opened and managed several local Italian restaurants plans to open one of her own, Eatali New York Grill & Bakery, this spring in Spotsylvania Courthouse Village.
Want a chance to vote for your favorite small business in King George County? You’re in luck, as the King George Economic Development Authority is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Small Business Awards.
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 …
Adventure Brewing Co.’s lease is nearly up for its Adventure Brewing South location in Spotsylvania County, and it will begin moving production facilities to its Adventure Brewing North location in Stafford County March 1.
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…
EMPORIA — Just north of Emporia, one of Virginia's poorest cities, sits a 1,600-acre tract of weeds, wildflowers and the occasional wild turkey. Save for a few patches of trees and parcels of cotton, the site is virtually empty.
Sometimes you come across a property that’s for sale, and the owner speaks so highly of it that you wonder why he or she is leaving. This story is about one of those.
Taste of Spice, a restaurant serving Indian and Nepali cuisine, will hold its grand opening at 4 p.m. Feb. 7 in Cosner’s Corner shopping center in Massaponax.
A Fredericksburg-based real estate firm is adding a new office in southern Stafford to serve the growing King George and Stafford county markets.