The state of pay in Richmond

The results of a BizSense HR study are in. Accountants make more than mechanics, who earn almost twice as much as housekeepers. And with the stock market in the tank, CEOs at private companies are only out-earning their nonprofit counterparts by an average of $50,000. Much of that difference comes during bonus season.

Bobber Flats coming soon to Shockoe

After four months, the wait is over. A mixed-use development will move ahead on East Main Street in Shockoe Bottom.

Two seniors win $2,000 in UR biz plan contest

UR seniors Daniel Brunt and apartment-mate Christopher Genualdi pitched their business plan to a panel of judges about their concept Sniff-Stick LLC and won $2,000 to get rolling. The three other finalists had some promising ideas, too.

Q&A: Local biz leaders on the economy

On  Friday the VCU School of Business hosted an economic panel featuring Jeffrey M. Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; Steven A. Markel, vice chairman of Markel Corporation; and John R. Nelson, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Altria Group. The panelists answered questions from students and fellow executives about… Read more »

Anderson Strudwick sold

Anderson Strudwick will officially lose its independence. After a false start, the locally-based financial services firm will be acquired by a Tennessee-based financial services company. The price tag on the deal has not been released. Anderson Strudwick’s president George Nolde confirmed in a phone message yesterday that shareholders at the company, which was one of Richmond’s last independent brokerages, approved a stock sale this week to Wunderlich Securities.

Two new openings at Westchester Commons

Movie buffs and those with buff bodies now have two new haunts at Westchester Commons near the intersection of routes 60 and 288 in Chesterfield County.