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Your city. Your business.

Richmond BizSense is Richmond’s premier source of business news and information. We publish four to six original news stories each weekday and provide regular roundups of local foreclosures, business licenses, building permits, legal disputes and more.

Our editors also curate a list of the most important local, state and national business stories each day and send it via email to more than 25,000 subscribers. The Daily NewsFeed, as we call it, is a must-read each morning for business people who want to stay ahead of their competition. Click here to subscribe to the free newsletter.

We love to interact with our readers and advertisers. BizSense hosts events for the local business community that regularly sell out, such as Hard Hat Happy Hour and the The Future Of.


AK SITE e1497627625374 148x150 1Aaron Kremer, founder
Email: [email protected]
Aaron Kremer launched Richmond BizSense, the River City’s premier source of business news, on Jan. 1, 2008. His work has appeared in Slate, the Los Angeles Times, TheStreet.com, Reuters and the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Kremer was a philosophy major at the University of Virginia, and he attended the University of North Carolina’s Graduate School of Journalism.

RVA Headshots BW 6Michael Schwartz, editor
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Michael Schwartz joined BizSense in 2010 after five years as a reporter at Inside Business in Hampton Roads, Va. Schwartz is a graduate of Old Dominion University, where he studied journalism. He covers banking, finance, lawsuits and small businesses.


RVA Headshots BW 10Jonathan Spiers, senior reporter, assistant editor
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Jonathan Spiers joined BizSense in early 2015 after a decade of reporting in Wilmington, N.C. Prior to that he was with the Henrico County Leader. The Virginia Tech graduate covers government, residential real estate, the advertising/marketing industry and other news.


RVA Headshots BW 8Mike Platania, reporter
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Mike Platania joined BizSense in December 2016. He covers commercial real estate, restaurants and breweries. He graduated from Virginia Tech.



  • RVA Headshots BW 4Jack Jacobs, reporter
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  • Jack Jacobs joined BizSense in 2020, covering startups, retail, healthcare, public companies and nonprofits. He previously reported for the Virginia Gazette and Tidewater Review. He is a graduate of Christopher Newport University.


Linda Dunham, research editor
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Linda Dunham joined BizSense in May 2014 as research editor. She previously worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Boleman Law and Joe’s Inn. She attended the University of Louisville and Virginia Commonwealth University.

  • Liz Thurston New Website PicLiz Thurston, Director of Advertising and Partnerships
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  • Liz joined BizSense in 2022. She brings a diverse background in design, business development, advertising, and marketing to the Richmond BizSense team. She is a graduate of Blue Ridge Community College.