David Larter

Southern States lays off 30 at home office

“Even though global demand for agriculture remains high, Southern States isn’t immune to the current economic climate,” said Steve Patterson, vice president of marketing.

Local universities keep builders building

Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond are spending $155 million on current projects, building dorms, stadiums and research centers. That’s been a blessing for some local construction firms.

Day one at S&K’s GOB sale

At 1:30 today, around 15 to 20 shoppers cruised through S&K Menswear on Broad Street looking for bargains. Most left the store with several items on this, the first day of the chain’s going out of business sale.

PrecisionIR has new CEO

PrecisionIR, an investor relations technology company based in Chesterfield, has hired a new CEO.

VCU Medical Center already paperless

VCU Medical Center has gone almost completely paperless, putting the local hospital at the fore of a federal push to digitize records.

No word on Richmond GM closings

GM dealers in Richmond are remaining tight-lipped about which dealerships might be forced to close at the behest of parent company General Motors.

Dean search at UR Biz School back to square one

Citing financial considerations, Henry N. Butler, has withdrawn as the next dean at University of Richmond’s business school, according to an email sent to faculty and staff. The school will restart the search for a new dean.