Todd Newton spent the past 18 months growing soybeans in Alabama. Now the North Carolina native is back in a suit and tie in the corner office of Anderson Strudwick. His job is to help turn around one of the last remaining independent financial services firm in Richmond. This week BizSense chats with Newton about his new role and his goal of growing the firm.
We’ve covered lots of former Circuit City employees as they venture off into the world of entrepreneurship. But it’s going to be hard to top the copy writer-turned-bail-bondsman we chatted with for this week’s Q&A.
When a business says it’s looking to the General Assembly for potential business, that usually means a piece of legislation that could give an industry a boost. But Slayton Dabney caters to the legislators themselves, finding them furnished digs in downtown Richmond while the General Assembly is in session.
This week, BizSense chats with a savvy entrepreneur who handles a service that most colleges and event operators are thrilled to get off their plates. Dan Schmitt’s company, RMC Events, has more than 1,000 employees.
A new Republican governor in Virginia could mean new opportunities for businesses in the Commonwealth. Perhaps no enterprise has more to gain than independent liquor stores, should ABC be disbanded. And more flexible rules will finally let pubs advertise their happy hour specials on a placard or sign outside their establishments. This week, BizSense chats with Tom Lisk, a veteran attorney who lobbies for the restaurant and hospitality industries.
With the economy in on its head, so are many relationships between employees and employers. Disagreements over severance, claims of discrimination, and theft of intellectual property are among the many employment law disputes that are increasingly common in courts of law today. BizSense sat down with employment attorney Douglas Burtch, who recently joined downtown lawfirm… Read more »
Banks, like humans, fear the unknown. If they can’t assess the value of an asset, say a 10-acre piece of dirt in Henrico County, they don’t want to touch it with a 10-foot pole. And if they don’t trust each other, they won’t lend overnight, which is part of the grease that keeps the financial… Read more »