RBS went on CBS news last night. Katie Couric is great. Just kidding, it was the local CBS 6 station. We were last on the station over the summer when we talked about a study comparing salaries of various college graduates. This time they came to our humble offices and asked me about how the… Read more »

Award show season; for Richmond businesses

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is accepting nominations for the Muse Award, which goes out annually to a creative business in Richmond. The deadline is March 12. According to the VMFA, the award honors Virginia companies whose unique and creative approaches to business challenge traditional thinking.

What do do with Circuit City’s 155 closed stores?

What’s going to happen to the 155 closed Circuit City stores? Best Buy already has better locations, as the business media are always pointing out. They were built for a specific user that sells electronics, and that makes them much harder to re-lease than a typical building. Big boxes, as they’re called, can also be… Read more »

Add your résumé to the pile

Local investment banks are being flooded with résumés from MBA students and recent graduates. Boxwood Partners, a local middle-market investment bank, said the volume of résumés and applications has reached a new high. “We’re getting five a day, versus five a week last year,” said Pat Galleher, a managing partner at Boxwoods, of the applications,… Read more »

Recession-themed ad: Sound Investment

While we found advertisements that play off of the economic hype are slow to catch on at the local level, one example was brought to our attention today. Richmond Piano has been running an ad on WCVE Public Radio for about a month that advises listeners: “make a sound investment: play the piano.” “We’ve been… Read more »

Why does Salem, Va have the best run baseball team in VA?

The model minor league baseball operation – everything from the front-office to the fan base, to the public/private collaboration – is about three hours away. Salem, for those of you who are not minor league baseball fanatics, is home to the Class A Avalanche. The team doesn’t have a great record or produce any more… Read more »

VCU and UVA presidents make more than the median for a prez

It’s good to be the King. Or the president of a public university. The median salary for a public university president rose to $427,400 according to a recently-completed survey by the Chronicle of Higher Education. You can read the Bloomberg story here. UVA’s President John Casteen was the fourth highest paid president of a public… Read more »

Bargain Bin Paradise

It’s Christmas in November for bargain lovers. Although the price of stocks continues to slide, so does the price of socks. For business professionals who are stably employed or really anyone who need to freshen their looks, it’s a great time to stock up on clothes as retailers try to unload excess inventory at huge… Read more »

MBA grads face fierce job market

Professionals are flocking to graduate business schools across the country, hoping to shore up their credentials and sharpen their competitive edge. BizSense previously reported on the increased interest at local area MBA programs. C and University of Richmond have experienced a swell of interest for their programs, paralleling the surge occurring nationwide.