Martha Steger

Labor Day deals

Once again, we’ve taken the labor out of your pre-Labor Day getaways within three hours’ drive of Richmond. While many of the properties require more than one overnight for the best deal, others appeal to the frugalista in all of us by extending the discounts beyond the holiday.

Time for Europe

The struggling tourism industry might be rough on airlines and hoteliers, but it means phenomenal bargains for travelphiles. In a seasonal feature RBS has been running regularly, Martha Steger shares some of her favorite European destinations.

Blizzard of ’09 is white gold for ski biz

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. So sing the ski mountain businesses in Virginia and West Virginia. The powdery stuff is nature’s best marketing tool, reminding Richmonders that there are ways to recreate even in the winter. Plus, BizSense has a list of where to hit the slopes and what deals are coming up.

Where to hit the slopes

A quick run-down of where you can ski, and what deals are being offered.

We took the labor out of your vacation planning

The deals might not be as good as you’d expect, but if you know where to look – think wineries, historic areas and a few B&Bs, you can book a Labor Day vacation at a 30 percent discount. BizSense has some of the best travel deals in Virginia for vacation procrastinators.

Vacancy signs stay on this year

Even with Memorial Day around the corner, it doesn’t feel like a time to celebrate for Virginia’s hotel operators.

Does Richmond’s last professional sports team have a chance?

If the Richmond Renegades can’t make a comeback, Richmond will be without professional sports. According to the hockey team’s owner and general manager Allan Harvie, it’s the third period and time to pull the goalie. In the interview below, Harvie explains the trouble with running a business downtown, the challenge of selling sponsorships and why… Read more »