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S-A-T-I-R-E Local Law Firm Prides Itself On Fitting All 12 Partners Into Name (Tobacco Avenue)
Partners at Richmond-based law firm Altmeyer Hollingsworth Capel McRogers Ransom Novielli Walters Janney Leavingsworth Clark Branch &  Spero told reporters today that the practice, while priding itself on its service to clients, is even prouder of being able to list all 12 partners in the company’s name.

Dominion Resources expects 1,000 employees to accept buyouts (Times-Dispatch)
Dominion Resources Inc. wants to reduce its work force by about 6 percent through buyouts. The energy company expects that about 1,000 of the 4,800 employees eligible for its voluntary separation package will take advantage of the program.

Old Point plans $8M headquarters (Inside Business)
Old Point National Bank revealed last week its plans to build an $8 million, five-story, 50,000-square-foot headquarters building in downtown Hampton, reaffirming and expanding its claim to the largest market share of any bank operating in the city.

Anthem also raises rates for Virginians (Roanoke Times)
Health insurance rates for individual plans offered by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia have increased as much as 20.5 percent within the past six months, with more increases planned for April.

The office coffee is more important than it seems (Baltimore Business Journal)
We usually don’t think much about that cup of Joe — other than whether to opt for skim milk or cream; sugar or Equal. But workplace experts say that depending on how it is handled, coffee can either be a perk that fuels employee morale or an annoyance that steams up workers to the point where they feel alienated and disgruntled.

Venture-Capital Firms Caught in a Shakeout (WSJ)
The technology bubble popped a decade ago, but the venture-capital industry that helped finance the boom stayed largely intact. Now venture-capital firms are going through their own brutal culling.

Hiring by Smallest Employers May Signal Job Recovery (Business Week)
As Congress continues to shape a jobs bill, data from payroll companies suggest that small businesses have started to hire.

S-A-T-I-R-E Local Law Firm Prides Itself On Fitting All 12 Partners Into Name (Tobacco Avenue)
Partners at Richmond-based law firm Altmeyer Hollingsworth Capel McRogers Ransom Novielli Walters Janney Leavingsworth Clark Branch &  Spero told reporters today that the practice, while priding itself on its service to clients, is even prouder of being able to list all 12 partners in the company’s name.

Dominion Resources expects 1,000 employees to accept buyouts (Times-Dispatch)
Dominion Resources Inc. wants to reduce its work force by about 6 percent through buyouts. The energy company expects that about 1,000 of the 4,800 employees eligible for its voluntary separation package will take advantage of the program.

Old Point plans $8M headquarters (Inside Business)
Old Point National Bank revealed last week its plans to build an $8 million, five-story, 50,000-square-foot headquarters building in downtown Hampton, reaffirming and expanding its claim to the largest market share of any bank operating in the city.

Anthem also raises rates for Virginians (Roanoke Times)
Health insurance rates for individual plans offered by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia have increased as much as 20.5 percent within the past six months, with more increases planned for April.

The office coffee is more important than it seems (Baltimore Business Journal)
We usually don’t think much about that cup of Joe — other than whether to opt for skim milk or cream; sugar or Equal. But workplace experts say that depending on how it is handled, coffee can either be a perk that fuels employee morale or an annoyance that steams up workers to the point where they feel alienated and disgruntled.

Venture-Capital Firms Caught in a Shakeout (WSJ)
The technology bubble popped a decade ago, but the venture-capital industry that helped finance the boom stayed largely intact. Now venture-capital firms are going through their own brutal culling.

Hiring by Smallest Employers May Signal Job Recovery (Business Week)
As Congress continues to shape a jobs bill, data from payroll companies suggest that small businesses have started to hire.

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