By Suzanne Hall Riveting remarks by remarkable people. That’s what you can expect from Richmond’s inaugural TEDxRVA, an independently organized TEDx event on March 22. In the spirit of TED’s motto “ideas worth spreading,” TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx […]
By Karen Atkinson “Look Mommy! It’s a food truck,” exclaimed a wide-eyed toddler at the South of the James Farmers Market last summer. I had to smile as I reflected on the fact that terms like “Farmers Markets” and “Art Walks” were the new buzz words when my, now seventeen year old, son was […]
Leadership Lab, a program created and cultivated by the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, is designed to create individual development and relationship building for emerging leaders. Leaders who choose to apply to Leadership Lab are interested in increasing their lead and influence within their organizations or businesses.
Local economic development offices and a cadre of volunteers are turning up the heat on regional economic development through a unified outreach tool. Business First Greater Richmond, a collaboration between the Greater Richmond Partnership and economic development offices in Richmond, Henrico, Hanover, and Chesterfield, sends volunteers into the business community with a standardized survey. Responses are funneled back to local economic development staff so they can help businesses navigate permitting processes, collect market information, and address workforce needs.
Those of us who keep a close eye on the business press see a lot of headlines about millions of dollars pouring into chosen startup companies, locally and around the country. And that’s great. But we also know that for every growing company that needs a million-dollar boost, there are probably 25 scrappy founders and their teams who could get a lot done with $25,000.
Conscious consumers know that our local community is strengthened when they purchase goods and services from locally owned businesses. These actions support the local economy by ensuring that the money earned here is spent in our local marketplace and in turn, helps fund our community’s tax base. But there is more that can be done […]
Sometimes starting a movement is easier than you think. Maybe it doesn’t take shape in a brilliant bathtub “eureka” moment, nor hit you suddenly on your morning commute. Sometimes it grows more organically. Such was the case for the RENEW Richmond initiative. The venue for inspiration: the patio of Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market. The topic of conversation: beautifying the River City.
The inaugural SyncRVA was a fashion show, of sorts. Attendees wore jeans, others sported khakis, yet others went with suits or dress skirts. Some were jacketed, others not. But such a fashion menagerie is expected when you put the hackers, the corporate IT types, and the web developers – all with diverse technology backgrounds and workplace attire standards– in the same room together.
In a celebration at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, the Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate (GRACRE) honored 16 local commercial real estate projects and transactions as part of its 11th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards commemorating the most outstanding examples of design and implementation within Greater Richmond’s real estate market during 2011.
“For today’s activity, everyone has to make a stencil and add a drawing to the poster.” Assuming you’re not an elementary school teacher, it’s unlikely that this sentence has ever been spoken in your office. If your response is to cast an awkward glance at the 5-foot dynamo making the suggestion, you’ve clearly never been […]