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.

Youth athletics gym slides into online training program

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Pandemic or no, and despite having just opened a new 5,000-square-foot gym in Midlothian in January, a Ferrum College grad and former Arena League Football player is keeping his fitness business moving.

Morton’s permanently closes Shockoe steakhouse


The coronavirus pandemic has claimed another business, this one a high-end steakhouse that’s been a fixture of Richmond’s downtown dining scene since the early 2000s.

Local urgent care centers shift into coronavirus testing


Not even health care is totally safe from the economic disruptions of the coronavirus pandemic, as Richmond-area urgent care providers juggle the regular business of urgent care with operation of COVID-19 testing centers.