Jonathan Spiers

Jonathan joined BizSense in early 2015 after a decade of reporting in Wilmington, N.C., and at the Henrico County Leader. The Virginia Tech grad covers government, real estate, advertising/marketing and other news. Reach him at [email protected] or (804) 308-2447.

MWV sues feds for $47M

MeadWestvaco is suing the U.S. Treasury for $47 million, claiming it was shorted more than half of what it’s owed in economic stimulus money related to a massive Virginia energy complex.

Hail to the … Navigators?

Two groups of students at VCU’s Brandcenter have come up with solutions to the Redskins’ identity crisis. And the school intends to get the ideas in front of team officials.

Trading Day: Local SEC filings for April 16, 2015

Altria, Brink’s and First Capital Bancorp disclose executive compensations; two dozen CarMax executives and directors cash out stock options or acquired or dispose of shares; and Community Bankers Trust reports interest and dividend income down, net income up in 2014.

Ad Club awards coveted cannonballs

The club’s annual showcase of local advertising firms recognized dozens of agencies and the campaigns they created. And one of the top prizes – the Ad Person of the Year – went to the head of an 8-year-old Cary Street company.