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McDonnell continues study on contracts given to minority-, women-owned firms (Virginian-Pilot)
McDonnell has decided to fund the second phase of a study assessing state contracts awarded to small businesses, including those owned by women and minorities, giving a glimmer of hope that conditions will improve to those who believe the share of state government work awarded to such firms is woefully anemic.

Elite football camp simply showed up (Virginia Gazette)
A pricey football camp for college prospects is coming to town, bringing with it a film crew from a reality TV show and an immediate economic influx.

Opower profits by tracking consumers’ electricity use, helping trim costs (Washington Post)
Three years ago, Dan Yates and Alex Laskey, the co-founders of Arlington-based Opower, came to a conclusion: People cared about their carbon footprint, for the most part, but needed a blueprint for reducing it. The longtime friends recognized an opportunity to create that path by providing people with an analysis of their electricity consumption.

Star Pitchers in a Duel? Tickets Will Cost More (NY Times)
When the San Francisco Giants noticed a sudden surge in ticket sales for the team’s Memorial Day game with the Colorado Rockies, they did something seemingly more befitting a ticket broker than a professional baseball team: they raised their prices.

FDA report reveals airline food could pose health threat (USA Today)
The FDA reports say many facilities store food at improper temperatures, use unclean equipment and employ workers who practice poor hygiene. At some, there were cockroaches, flies, mice and other signs of inadequate pest control.

Small Contractors Suffer from State Budget Gaps (Business Week)
ost states have deficits, forcing some vendors to wait nearly a year to collect on bills, becoming unwilling vendors in the process

15 Essential Tips For CEOs (Inc.)
Running a business requires many skills. We’ve compiled this list of 15 things (some obvious, though easy to overlook, and others less obvious) that every entrepreneur must keep in mind.

McDonnell continues study on contracts given to minority-, women-owned firms (Virginian-Pilot)
McDonnell has decided to fund the second phase of a study assessing state contracts awarded to small businesses, including those owned by women and minorities, giving a glimmer of hope that conditions will improve to those who believe the share of state government work awarded to such firms is woefully anemic.

Elite football camp simply showed up (Virginia Gazette)
A pricey football camp for college prospects is coming to town, bringing with it a film crew from a reality TV show and an immediate economic influx.

Opower profits by tracking consumers’ electricity use, helping trim costs (Washington Post)
Three years ago, Dan Yates and Alex Laskey, the co-founders of Arlington-based Opower, came to a conclusion: People cared about their carbon footprint, for the most part, but needed a blueprint for reducing it. The longtime friends recognized an opportunity to create that path by providing people with an analysis of their electricity consumption.

Star Pitchers in a Duel? Tickets Will Cost More (NY Times)
When the San Francisco Giants noticed a sudden surge in ticket sales for the team’s Memorial Day game with the Colorado Rockies, they did something seemingly more befitting a ticket broker than a professional baseball team: they raised their prices.

FDA report reveals airline food could pose health threat (USA Today)
The FDA reports say many facilities store food at improper temperatures, use unclean equipment and employ workers who practice poor hygiene. At some, there were cockroaches, flies, mice and other signs of inadequate pest control.

Small Contractors Suffer from State Budget Gaps (Business Week)
ost states have deficits, forcing some vendors to wait nearly a year to collect on bills, becoming unwilling vendors in the process

15 Essential Tips For CEOs (Inc.)
Running a business requires many skills. We’ve compiled this list of 15 things (some obvious, though easy to overlook, and others less obvious) that every entrepreneur must keep in mind.

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