Business

Ad winners cuddle their ‘Emmas’
Published on May 17th, 2007
0 comments "We'll treat this like Vegas– what happens here, stays here," said WINA program director Jay James last night at the Glenmore Country Club. Yeah, right. Like a bunch of advertising folk are...
Allen invests in Charlottesville– again
Published on May 3rd, 2007
5 comments G. Moffett Cochran V FILE PHOTO BY LAUREN BROOKS Microsoft co-founder/billionaire Paul Allen lost $60 million the first time he put money in a Charlottesville-based company. Undeterred, he's...
‘Baghdad’ on Afton, 3 down; 5 to go
Published on Apr 24th, 2007
4 comments Nearly three years after an arson destroyed the main building of the Skyline Parkway Motor Court, the structure has been demolished. It came down on Wednesday, April 18, according to owner Phil...
Eight zeroes: Batten gives record gift to UVA
Published on Apr 12th, 2007
5 comments University of Virginia President John Casteen announced today that retired media mogul Frank Batten, Sr. has donated $100 million– the largest gift in UVA's history– to establish the...
Columbian gold! Kluge donates $400 million
Published on Apr 11th, 2007
5 comments Columbia University will announce later today that billionaire former Charlottesville resident John Kluge is giving his alma mater one of the biggest gifts– if not the very biggest– in...
Jaberwoke undresses
Published on Mar 22nd, 2007
9 comments A week after Corner-area eatery Jaberwoke was accused of racism for its new dress code, its customers are free once more to dress as they please. "The dress code is gone," Jaberwoke restaurant co-...
Highland Co. wind farm advances
Published on Mar 1st, 2007
0 comments Virginia's first proposed wind farm cleared another hurdle this week, netting a recommendation for approval by a State Corporation Commission examiner, according to a story by the Associated Press....
Wintergreen sales controversy goes legal
Published on Feb 23rd, 2007
1 comments The controversy over Wintergreen Resort's decision to partner with a big Charlottesville-based real estate firm has erupted into a federal lawsuit, according to a story in this morning's Daily...
Charlottesville ÂŒber-banker dies
Published on Feb 11th, 2007
0 comments Banker, community leader, and WWII hero Hovey Dabney has died at the age of 83, the Daily Progress is reporting this morning. In a 2003 Hook interview, the retired chief of Jefferson National...
Local’s lead? Apple chief blasts copy-protection
Published on Feb 8th, 2007
0 comments In a move shocking both the digital and music worlds, Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs has called for an end to all copyright protection on all digital music sold over the Internet. In an essay...
A summons to Charlottesville… for Canuck literati
Published on Feb 4th, 2007
2 comments The Toronto Star has realized what any of us could have determined from a quick stroll across the Downtown Mall: Charlottesville loves books. A feature story in Thursday's edition of the paper has a...
‘Mad Money’ Cramer comes to Darden
Published on Jan 30th, 2007
3 comments In just over a week, the noise level in the normally serene confines of UVA's Darden School of Business will rachet up a decibel or ten when CNBC's catchphrase-coining, prop-loving, chair-throwing...
Austin or Aspen? Choose wisely, Charlottesville…
Published on Jan 29th, 2007
2 comments According to the Virginia Piedmont Technology Council, a local non-profit business collective, the city of Charlottesville is at a crossroads. Their "Technology Town Hall" event, which was held at...
Wine industry gets some mag love
Published on Jan 27th, 2007
1 comments Southern Accents magazine, a kind of "Better Homes and Gardens" written exclusively for the Dixie set, is carrying a feature story about Jefferson-area vineyards. "The Barboursville estate has aged...
Ski resorts smiling, finally
Published on Jan 27th, 2007
0 comments Ski resorts are smiling again. With the recent run of cold temperatures, Wintergreen Resort now has 17 of 25 runs open. And with 25" of natural snow in less than two weeks, Snowshoe in West Virginia...
Smoking to be illegal? (No, the other kind of smoking)
Published on Jan 26th, 2007
4 comments A DC-area NBC affiliate is suggesting that the General Assembly is moving toward passing the anti-smoking legislation championed by Roanoke senator Brandon Bell, which would effectively outlaw...
Special Report: Dave Matthews still rich
Published on Jan 26th, 2007
1 comments The Dave Matthews Band has been named to Forbes magazine's 2006 list of the biggest moneymakers in the music business. Hmm, this list looks suspiciously like the concert tour grosses published by...
RHCP tickets reach “Higher Ground” on Internet
Published on Jan 25th, 2007
2 comments For folks who managed to snag tickets to tomorrow night's Red Hot Chili Peppers show at John Paul Jones Arena, seeing Anthony, Flea, John, and Chad meant plunking down $58.50 plus fees for any seat...
Grisham holds on to non-fiction Best Seller list too
Published on Jan 25th, 2007
0 comments It probably won't surprise readers to learn that John Grisham's latest book is still doing remarkably well at the register. Maybe it should. The bestselling author (who announces today that he'll...
Confederacy Museum eyes Lexington
Published on Jan 25th, 2007
1 comments The Washington Times reports that the Museum of the Confederacy may be looking to move from its Clay Street digs in Richmond– next to the Confederate White House, conveniently enough– and...
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