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Downtime: Bike shop manager racing to break depression cycle

Downtime: Bike shop manager racing to break depression cycle

April 21, 2017, 2 Comments on Downtime: Bike shop manager racing to break depression cycle

The shop manager of a Henrico fitness studio plans to bike in a 3,000-mile race in support of the locally based Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation »

Downtime: Adman juggles fact and fiction

Downtime: Adman juggles fact and fiction

February 17, 2017, No Comments on Downtime: Adman juggles fact and fiction

While his surname is synonymous with advertising in Richmond, it’s been putting pen to paper outside the family business that has helped Stephen Hawley Martin make a name for himself »

Off the Clock 2016: A year’s worth of Downtime

Off the Clock 2016: A year’s worth of Downtime

December 29, 2016, No Comments on Off the Clock 2016: A year’s worth of Downtime

The first year of "Downtime" captured some unique and unusual stories - tales of individual accomplishment, different takes on team building, and interests ranging from mountain climbing and skydiving to pole vaulting and painting - even opera singing »

Downtime: When downtime becomes full-time

Downtime: When downtime becomes full-time

December 2, 2016, No Comments on Downtime: When downtime becomes full-time

"I loved the company, loved the people, and I planned to work there for a while," David Short said. "And then this art thing came along." »

Downtime: Opera man Chase Peak

Downtime: Opera man Chase Peak

October 21, 2016, 3 Comments on Downtime: Opera man Chase Peak

The 30-year-old relationship manager for Equity Concepts twilights as an opera singer, most recently appearing in Capitol Opera Richmond's production of the Filipino opera "Noli Me Tangere." »

Downtime: Olympic hopeful aims higher

Downtime: Olympic hopeful aims higher

August 15, 2016, No Comments on Downtime: Olympic hopeful aims higher

A former Richmond high school pole-vaulting standout, state record-setter and cancer survivor is setting her sights on the next summer Olympic games in Tokyo - and figuring out a financial game plan to get there in four years »

Downtime: High adventure with George Nyfeler

Downtime: High adventure with George Nyfeler

June 10, 2016, 2 Comments on Downtime: High adventure with George Nyfeler

Whether he’s skiing in Canada or camping in Montana or hiking the Rocky Mountains, local business owner George Nyfeler makes time away from work the best way he knows how: by taking work with him. The avid outdoor adventurer and president of downtown-based surveying firm Nyfeler Associates said he’s found the most success from »

Downtime: The fabric of curling

Downtime: The fabric of curling

May 13, 2016, No Comments on Downtime: The fabric of curling

It was furniture and upholstery that brought Travis Hamilton to Richmond, but it was Richmond, surprisingly, that brought him back to his favorite sport: the “chess on ice” game otherwise known as curling. The owner and founder of U-Fab, a Richmond-based upholstery and home décor chain of stores, Hamilton picked up curling in middle »

Downtime: The fastest lawyer in Richmond

Downtime: The fastest lawyer in Richmond

March 11, 2016, 4 Comments on Downtime: The fastest lawyer in Richmond

Roman Lifson spends hours planning race strategy, streamlining his BMW M3 and whipping around race tracks at more than 160 mph. What does he get for winning? “The smallest sticker you’ve ever seen to put on your car,” he says. But Lifson doesn’t just do it for the tiny stickers. He also gets bragging »

Downtime: Consulting on ice

Downtime: Consulting on ice

February 22, 2016, 4 Comments on Downtime: Consulting on ice

Consulting can be tough a gig, but lately, landing a Lutz is what’s been keeping Angela Edwards on her toes. The president and CEO of Castle Thunder Consulting in Glen Allen spends her days advising and coaching businesses in finance healthcare, retail, construction, manufacturing, IT and other industries. Most of her other waking hours »