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Computer meltdown at CarMax

Computer meltdown at CarMax

Richmond BizSense June 5, 2008 0

CarMax had a computer systems meltdown earlier this week, according to an AP story and a source at the company. “Spokeswoman Trina Lee says computer systems for the Richmond-based company experienced a temporary hardware

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Chariots of PR Gold

Chariots of PR Gold

Aaron Kremer May 29, 2008 0

Buck Ward just batted for the PR cycle. His new Segway of Richmond shop in Shockoe Bottom garnered a full-length story in Style Weekly, one in Brick Weekly, and two stories in the Times-Dispatch.

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Venture Forum starts mentoring program

Venture Forum starts mentoring program

Aaron Kremer May 28, 2008 1

The Venture Forum has launched a mentoring program, which will pair veteran CEOs of growth businesses with their less experienced counterparts for two hours of mentoring each month. The Venture Forum promotes entrepreneurial activity

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WWUD: What Would Umesh Do?

WWUD: What Would Umesh Do?

Aaron Kremer May 27, 2008 0

Umesh Dalal has a penchant for finding ways to save money – big money –that would make major corporations green with envy. Since moving to Richmond more than two years ago to take over

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How do you say Shalom with a Richmond accent

How do you say Shalom with a Richmond accent

Aaron Kremer May 23, 2008 1

Eight Israeli life science startups will establish their worldwide headquarters in Richmond. “This is clinical and scientific economic development,” said Donna Edmonds, the head of the nascent Virginia Biosciences Commercialization Center (VBCC), an off-shoot

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Bush League

Bush League

Richmond BizSense May 21, 2008 0

Josh Leventhal, a blogger for baseballamerica.com, has a nice response to the weekend’s T-D coverage of the ongoing baseball saga. He writes, “Discounting the importance of a ballpark and fan experience is what got

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CEO Tube

CEO Tube

Aaron Kremer May 18, 2008 0

Randy Copeland, CEO of the high-end computer manufacturer Velocity Micro, doesn’t take himself too seriously. When Velocity marketing associate Josh Covington sat Copeland in a green leather chair, handed him a pipe and yelled,

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Warning to would-be robbers

Warning to would-be robbers

Richmond BizSense May 16, 2008 0

A Newport News store owner went all Wild-West – sleeping inside his store with a loaded pistol and lying in wait for thieves to try and rob him again. The Daily Press reports that

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Possible blues club in Jackson Ward

Possible blues club in Jackson Ward

Richmond BizSense May 15, 2008 0

According to a Times-Dispatch story, a developer wants to turn the historic Hippodrome Theater in Jackson Ward into a blues club of sorts. Don’t plan on going to a live blues concert just yet.

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A business workout

A business workout

Aaron Kremer May 13, 2008 0

This is where Rocky would train if he was from Richmond instead of Philly. No fancy, Drago-style Nautilus machines. No ab-flex roller bought from a TV special. No bikes for spinning class, no bench

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