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.

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.

Hanover lands sweet deal from Brazil

A Latin American candy giant is setting up shop in Hanover County, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced last week, and will pump $5 million and 55 jobs into the production facility, its first in the U.S.

VCU receives grant from JPMorgan Chase

The university is teaming up with the Greater Richmond Partnership – with guidance from the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase – to further study and develop the area’s export market.

Jonnie Williams lists $5M mansion

The key witness in the McDonnell trial and founder of a dietary supplement company has put his 14,000-square-foot Goochland home on the market with a nearly $5 million price tag.