Mike Platania

Mike Platania joined BizSense in December 2016. He covers startups, retail, breweries, nonprofits and higher education. He graduated from Virginia Tech. Reach him at [email protected] or (804) 554-6872.

42 local companies make Inc. 5000 list

The Richmond region posted its strongest showing in recent years on the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, with a Mechanicsville firm breaking into the top 10 for the first time.

Tea time coming to Scott’s Addition

“This is something I’ve always dreamed of: owning a nice little place for tea,” said Theodore Akueson-Gannyi, who is preparing to open T-Caf, Salon de Thé in the city’s most sought-after neighborhood.