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].

Stenography firm expands its Richmond presence


A Virginia-based network of court reporters now has an office space when needed here in Richmond. Hart Reporting, which offers court stenography, along with videography services and closed captioning for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, recently leased space in the Boulders office park. Its new location is at 400 Beaufont Springs Drive, Suite 300. The company… Read more »

Like a good ‘nabor,’ new Richmond startup is there


Just as Uber gives nearly anyone with a car a chance to become a driver for a hire, a new local startup aims to give those with spare time a chance to make a buck by being a helpful neighbor.

Chesterfield company’s culinary education carts are on a roll


With dozens of its culinary education carts already deployed around the country, a local company has expanded its fleet to California and sold two for the first time to customers in its home region of Richmond.

Local developers open hotel in former insane asylum

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Robin Miller and Dan Gecker have redeveloped their fair share of old buildings. But when the seasoned local- development duo decided to branch outside of Richmond to restore and convert a long-abandoned insane asylum and prison in Staunton, their idea turned into a project that’s been more than 10 years in the making. “It was… Read more »