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Two local communications firms have merged. Cottrell Communications acquired assets from a competitor for an undisclosed amount of cash.

A fresh start

We asked citizens of BizSense Nation for their 2009 reflections and their 2010 resolutions.

More wide open space for outdoors shop

A Virginia-based outdoors gear and apparel shop is upping its game now that a national chain has come to town. It’s also likely opening a local outlet concept where customers can also order online while in the store.

Monday Q&A: Time to advertise happy hour?

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.