Charlotte Rene Woods

Charlotte joined BizSense as a reporter in summer 2018 after earning a masters degree in journalism from VCU and a bachelor's from The New School in New York City. Send news tips to [email protected].

Meet the locals helping to bring medical cannabis to Richmond

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A planned medical cannabis facility in Manchester likely wouldn’t be coming to fruition without the efforts of a local real estate broker, a granite countertop company owner and a healthcare IT executive.

Spoonbread chef to fire up Fan BBQ joint this spring


A busy local restaurateur’s plan for a barbecue restaurant in the Fan has been on the back burner – but it won’t stay there much longer. Michael Hall, chef and owner of Spoonbread Bistro at 2526 Floyd Ave., said he’ll open Black Market Barbecue around the corner at 105 N. Robinson St. this coming spring…. Read more »

Local shipping firm unpacks new HQ


After years of transporting materials for clients via ground, ocean or air, a local shipping firm marked its 15th birthday this summer with its own logistical maneuvering, moving its employees and carting furniture into a new headquarters. Estes Forwarding Worldwide recently relocated to newer, larger digs at 100 Gateway Center Parkway off of Midlothian Turnpike…. Read more »

VCU employee launches mural tour side gig


First came history tours, brewery tours and ghost tours. Now, Richmond has mural tours. Kayla Diggs Brody is launching Richmond Mural Tours, which will offer guided walking tours of the city’s myriad of murals. While attending VCU and now working as a project coordinator at the university’s Partnership for People with Disabilities, Brody has enjoyed… Read more »