“Where am I, again?“ That was the feeling you got after walking into what appeared to be, at least on the outside, a standard office building in Henrico County’s West End. Once you stepped in, though, that’s when things turned West Coast-y: a slide in the lobby, and beer taps not too far from that […]
Local company inLieu was the big winner in Greater Richmond Chamber’s i.e.* inaugural startup competition.
Whenever I’m asked about Snagajob’s culture, I think the one thing people have the biggest misperception about is that it’s only a culture of “fun.” And, while it is extremely fun, and we will work incredibly hard to keep it that way, it is only fun as long as we work extremely hard. We’re big believers that hard work and having fun while doing it are not mutually exclusive.
Arriving at the TED Conference in Los Angeles on a redeye flight, I began to ready myself for four days of mental gymnastics. The conference, which sees the world’s brightest thinkers and go-getters, is always an inspiring look into the future. As a speaker at these events for eight years, I’ve always enjoyed telling others of my hometown. At this trip, however, I arrived with a certain swagger, proud to tell everyone that I was a resident of Richmond, Virginia.
So, how do you like Facebook Timeline so far? We can safely ask this now that the rest of Facebook has been nudged into the service, even though many Richmonders had played with the massive profile change for months now.
Social Media Club Richmond (SMCRVA) founder Doug Meacham grabs his iPad and heads for the front of the room. For the first time, he’ll address the group he originally sought to form more than three years ago. For this program, he’ll perform the role of the warm-up act, prepping the audience for a high level of discourse on the ubiquity and potential for mobile technology.
Chris Crews is a music junkie. When not managing social media communities for Rocket Pop Media, Crews plays bass in the local band, Strummer. With a hankering for both music and emerging media, it didn’t take long for Crews to find Spotify, which he calls the “mix tape of our age.” Spotify, the largest and […]
It used to be a lot easier to eat in RVA. You saw food you liked, and simply dug in. Today we fiddle with our phones to “check-in” using location-based apps, tweet about the wait staff, and search for menu recommendations by friends. Now, thanks to Foodspotting, there’s yet another way to play with our […]
Mayor Dwight Jones launched a program to engage city residents to cite neighborhood needs and to drive municipal action in response to those issues. The program is called MPACT (Mayor’s Participation Action Communication Team) and is ultimately designed to foster communication between government and residents to develop a shared vision for Richmond’s future. A cornerstone […]