Jack Jacobs

Jack 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. Reach him at [email protected] or 804-554-6545.

New mask-making venture launches out of Avail Vapor HQ

Taking over part of an e-cigarette manufacturing facility in Chesterfield, a medical supply startup has launched a plan to make a sizable dent in the nation’s supply of medical face masks.

Menswear store opens near Museum District

“There’s a hole in menswear in Richmond,” said Alan Long, who owns the store with Rebkee’s Kevin McFadden. “I’m not trying to get a three-pack of Hanes T-shirts, but I’m also not looking for a $200 T-shirt.”

Local food brands launch new products

Undeterred by the coronavirus pandemic, a local gelato and snack maker are expanding their offerings and hoping to gain more traction in a competitive, unpredictable time for companies vying for space on grocery shelves.