Guest Opinion: Money in a bottle

The problem with ABC privatization is not the concept, writes Mike Thompson. The challenge is coming up with the revenue to replace the current system, which places an average effective tax rate on distilled spirits of 94 percent.

Pipeline: Commercial Real Estate Round Up for 10.29.10

Hanover County Community Services Board is getting a new office on Bell Creek Road. Plus Virginia Barbeque leased 1,000 sf in Lakeside Towne Center. And Amtech Communications leased 1,695 sf at Boulders II.

Diners become do-gooders

For a few dozen local establishments, Restaurant Week is a chance to get new customers in the door and hopefully please their taste buds enough to get them to return.

You know you’ve made it when …

This year, on the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Venture Forum, they looked back at some of the most successful businesses and visionaries of the last quarter century.

Printer couldn’t hold out for recovery

A West-end printer of signs and displays closed earlier this month. The rent for specialized equipment became too much of an expense as the recession dragged on.

Behold: BizSense Pro

Despite the conventional wisdom that online readers are not willing to pay for news, we have launched a premium section of our site for subscribers.