NewsFeeds for 12.13.11

Occupy Richmond protesters question Kanawha Plaza removal (Times-Dispatch)
Several supporters of the Occupy Richmond movement addressed Mayor Dwight C. Jones and the City Council on Monday about the city’s removal of their encampment in Kanawha Plaza and their ongoing encampment on private property in Jones’ neighborhood.

Stihl Inc. to expand facility in Virginia Beach, hire 52 new employees (Virginian-Pilot)
The power tool manufacturer, which already employs nearly 1,900 at the site, will spend $10.3 million on construction and machinery. The new workers will earn $45,000 a year on average.

In dark times for nonprofits, Monticello weathers the storm (Daily Progress)
The Great Recession of 2008-2009 may have slowed down many local and national nonprofit organizations, but the Thomas Jefferson Foundation remained financially stable during tough economic times.

Business is brewing for Roanoke Railhouse (Roanoke Times)
Sales have doubled for Roanoke Railhouse brewery, which is approaching its third year of business.

Company once known as Blackwater ditches Xe for yet another new name (Wall Street Journal)
Despite new ownership, a new board and new management, security contractor Xe Services LLC could never shake a troublesome nickname: the company formerly known as Blackwater.Now, it’s the company formerly known as Xe.

E-Books, Shmee-Books: Readers Return to Shops (New York Times)
Despite the e-book’s rise, bookshops are reporting brisk sales for high-priced titles.

An Aeronautical Engineer Turned Willy Wonka (Bloomberg Businessweek)
Former aerospace engineer Dan Preston now makes artisanal chocolate and rum in Brooklyn

Seven Rules for Coping with Sales Rejection (Entrepreneur)
From setting goals to developing routines and relationships– small business owners can overcome their fear of failure.

Occupy Richmond protesters question Kanawha Plaza removal (Times-Dispatch)
Several supporters of the Occupy Richmond movement addressed Mayor Dwight C. Jones and the City Council on Monday about the city’s removal of their encampment in Kanawha Plaza and their ongoing encampment on private property in Jones’ neighborhood.

Stihl Inc. to expand facility in Virginia Beach, hire 52 new employees (Virginian-Pilot)
The power tool manufacturer, which already employs nearly 1,900 at the site, will spend $10.3 million on construction and machinery. The new workers will earn $45,000 a year on average.

In dark times for nonprofits, Monticello weathers the storm (Daily Progress)
The Great Recession of 2008-2009 may have slowed down many local and national nonprofit organizations, but the Thomas Jefferson Foundation remained financially stable during tough economic times.

Business is brewing for Roanoke Railhouse (Roanoke Times)
Sales have doubled for Roanoke Railhouse brewery, which is approaching its third year of business.

Company once known as Blackwater ditches Xe for yet another new name (Wall Street Journal)
Despite new ownership, a new board and new management, security contractor Xe Services LLC could never shake a troublesome nickname: the company formerly known as Blackwater.Now, it’s the company formerly known as Xe.

E-Books, Shmee-Books: Readers Return to Shops (New York Times)
Despite the e-book’s rise, bookshops are reporting brisk sales for high-priced titles.

An Aeronautical Engineer Turned Willy Wonka (Bloomberg Businessweek)
Former aerospace engineer Dan Preston now makes artisanal chocolate and rum in Brooklyn

Seven Rules for Coping with Sales Rejection (Entrepreneur)
From setting goals to developing routines and relationships– small business owners can overcome their fear of failure.

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