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Southern States lays off 30 at home office

“Even though global demand for agriculture remains high, Southern States isn’t immune to the current economic climate,” said Steve Patterson, vice president of marketing.

Local universities keep builders building

Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond are spending $155 million on current projects, building dorms, stadiums and research centers. That’s been a blessing for some local construction firms.

S&K To Liquidate

Just like Circuit City before it, at the end of its corporate life no other company was interested in buying S&K Famous Menswear and trying to turn it around. The company was founded in 1967 by two brothers who found a niche selling quality men’s clothes at a good price, but that niche evaporated as fewer men bought suits and the lower-end marketplace became more cutthroat. Plus, a brief Q&A with former CEO Joseph Oliver.

VCU Medical Center already paperless

VCU Medical Center has gone almost completely paperless, putting the local hospital at the fore of a federal push to digitize records.

SBA to offer debt relief in June

For Richmond businesses struggling to make monthly debt payments, a new Small Business Administration program could provide a lifeline. The emergency loan program will start accepting applications in mid-June, the agency announced Monday. Business owners interested in the program should contact their local bank.