NewsFeeds 8.31.11

Floating Richmond restaurant sinks in Irene (Times-Dispatch)
Editor’s Pick. Mallory was sitting at the bottom of the James River on Tuesday, a 74-foot-long casualty of Hurricane Irene. Mike Britt and his wife, Jennifer, devoted seven months to restoring a boat into a floating restaurant. They named their new venture Mallory, after Mallory Square, one of Britt’s favorite spots to watch the sunsets in Key West, Fla., and they moored their craft at Richmond’s Intermediate Terminal.

Customers scramble as local USA Baby store closes (Times-Dispatch)
Children’s furniture retailer USA Baby’s store  in Chesterfield County has closed. The store, near Chesterfield Towne Center on Mall Drive between Koger Center Drive and Midlothian Turnpike, closed abruptly Friday, leaving customers who ordered furniture scrambling.

Visit by Irene was a windfall for hurricanes (Free-Lance Star)
People just love a themed party. Pre-mixed hurricane cocktails were a hot seller last week for Virginia ABC. 

Va. Beach, N.C. tourism: We’re open for business (Virginian-Pilot)
Tourism officials from Virginia Beach south to North Carolina’s Dare County are working to spread the word ahead of the typically busy Labor Day weekend: We’re open for business.

Groupon, LivingSocial Unique Visitors Decline After Reaching Peak in June (Bloomberg)
Groupon Inc. and LivingSocial, the leading daily-deal providers, had fewer weekly unique visitors in August than in mid-June, at the peak, with LivingSocial’s tally dropping at a faster pace, according to ComScore Inc.

Jobs with unexpected six-figure salaries (CNN)
These hard-working folks prove you don’t need a fancy degree to earn $100,000.

How to Write a Slogan That Sells (Inc.)
A slogan is the most important advertisement a company can have. Follow these five tips and you’ll have an excellent tagline in no time.

Richard Branson on Finding and Selecting Investors for Your Startup (Entrepreneur)
The celebrity entrepreneur offers his advice on selecting partners for your startup.

 

Floating Richmond restaurant sinks in Irene (Times-Dispatch)
Editor’s Pick. Mallory was sitting at the bottom of the James River on Tuesday, a 74-foot-long casualty of Hurricane Irene. Mike Britt and his wife, Jennifer, devoted seven months to restoring a boat into a floating restaurant. They named their new venture Mallory, after Mallory Square, one of Britt’s favorite spots to watch the sunsets in Key West, Fla., and they moored their craft at Richmond’s Intermediate Terminal.

Customers scramble as local USA Baby store closes (Times-Dispatch)
Children’s furniture retailer USA Baby’s store  in Chesterfield County has closed. The store, near Chesterfield Towne Center on Mall Drive between Koger Center Drive and Midlothian Turnpike, closed abruptly Friday, leaving customers who ordered furniture scrambling.

Visit by Irene was a windfall for hurricanes (Free-Lance Star)
People just love a themed party. Pre-mixed hurricane cocktails were a hot seller last week for Virginia ABC. 

Va. Beach, N.C. tourism: We’re open for business (Virginian-Pilot)
Tourism officials from Virginia Beach south to North Carolina’s Dare County are working to spread the word ahead of the typically busy Labor Day weekend: We’re open for business.

Groupon, LivingSocial Unique Visitors Decline After Reaching Peak in June (Bloomberg)
Groupon Inc. and LivingSocial, the leading daily-deal providers, had fewer weekly unique visitors in August than in mid-June, at the peak, with LivingSocial’s tally dropping at a faster pace, according to ComScore Inc.

Jobs with unexpected six-figure salaries (CNN)
These hard-working folks prove you don’t need a fancy degree to earn $100,000.

How to Write a Slogan That Sells (Inc.)
A slogan is the most important advertisement a company can have. Follow these five tips and you’ll have an excellent tagline in no time.

Richard Branson on Finding and Selecting Investors for Your Startup (Entrepreneur)
The celebrity entrepreneur offers his advice on selecting partners for your startup.

 

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