Business

Snocap partners with every indie label ever (sort of)
Published on Jan 25th, 2007
0 comments Snocap, the (legal) internet music delivery service started by Napster creator Shawn Fanning, has reportedly reached an agreement with independent record labels allowing them to provide media...
New trial lawyers stake a claim
Published on Jan 24th, 2007
1 comments Need to sue someone for a personal injury? Well, you're in luck– yet another law firm has just opened up, and they focus on trial work– including "serious" personal injury litigation,...
Where is Music�s Secret Money Machine?
Published on Jan 14th, 2007
2 comments According to Fast Company Magazine’s February 2007 cover story, it’s in Crozet. Or, as the in-depth feature article on Coran Capshaw and Musictoday puts it, "in The Foothills of the Blue Ridge...
Tea Bazaar to open in Staunton
Published on Jan 2nd, 2007
1 comments Coming soon to Staunton: an assortment of delicious beverages and an unbridled passion for eclectic indie rock. Well, maybe slightly bridled. Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar founder Matteus Frankovich...
DMB ranks ninth on concert revenue list
Published on Jan 2nd, 2007
3 comments The numbers are in and Dave Matthews Band has put their money where their reputation is. Concert tour trade publication Pollstar has once again published its annual list of highest grossing tours in...
Enfamil cries copycat, files suit
Published on Dec 22nd, 2006
1 comments Mead Johnson, maker of Enfamil baby formula, has filed suit against PBM Products in Gordonsville, claiming PBM's packaging for the store brand infant formula it sells in Sam's Club infringes on...
Was Albemarle First a ‘welfare agency’?
Published on Nov 28th, 2006
1 comments A former member of the Albemarle First Bank board of directors claims in a recent magazine article that the bank ran into trouble because of reckless lending that essentially made it a "welfare...
Staunton confident in its ‘Omni’
Published on Nov 2nd, 2006
0 comments The hotel/conference center on which hopes for a downtown resurgence have been hanging will cost Staunton taxpayers nearly $580,000 this year, but officials in the Queen City express optimism and...
Gas prices high? Yes, but…
Published on Sep 15th, 2006
1 comments If you've tuned in to the morning show on WINA news radio in the past few days, you've likely heard hosts Jay James and Jane Foy bemoaning the high gasoline prices in this area and talking about...
More trouble for Kinkade
Published on Aug 31st, 2006
0 comments Jeff Spinello opened his Kinkade-based gallery on the Downtown Mall in May 1999 and closed it in November 2003. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO There's more trouble for Thomas Kinkade, the famous "...
Local wind firm $ells to BP
Published on Aug 15th, 2006
3 comments Matthew Hantzmon (left) and Sandy Reisky have really thrown their future to the wind. They just sold their Charlottesville-based company, Greenlight Energy, to a division of energy giant BP for $98...
Bigger fish swallows local big fish
Published on Jul 31st, 2006
5 comments Live Nation Inc., the world’s largest concert promotion company, will announce today it is buying a majority stake in Dave Matthews Band manager and real estate mogul Coran Capshaw’s company...
Where (some) Chinese wood went
Published on Jul 29th, 2006
1 comments The demolition of ancient Chinese buildings, particularly those in Olympics-crazed Beijing, has been grabbing headlines recently. But one Central Virginia firm found a way to make lemonade out of...
Local farmer shut down by authorities
Published on Jul 26th, 2006
5 comments Albemarle lauds its agricultural heritage. In Scottsville, Dave Matthews has an organic farm. A few miles away, another farmer was looking at a bumper crop this year, until police swooped in July 25...
DMB makes more money, loses spots on moneymaker list
Published on Jul 19th, 2006
6 comments They say that less is more, but when is more lesser? When you're the Dave Matthews Band, apparently. Such was the case Tuesday when tour industry publication Pollstar put out its list of the top-...
Is global warming heating up the VA wine industry?
Published on Jul 12th, 2006
4 comments Those who don't consider destructive wildfires and droughts enough reason to fear global warming should consider its latest possible consequence: destruction of the California wine industry. A group...
Craigslist comes to town
Published on Jun 20th, 2006
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‘News to You’ opened today
Published on Jun 15th, 2006
0 comments 'News to You,' the Downtown Mall's first newsstand in nearly a decade, opened today– with a quotation from Thomas Jefferson emblazoned on the side: "The only security of all is in a free press...
Local dudes snare wine prizes
Published on Jun 8th, 2006
0 comments Area wineries snared 10 of the 17 Gold Medals awarded in the most recent Virginia Governor’s Cup wine competition. The event, considered the premiere statewide wine contest, was held in early May in...
Newsstand takes root on DT Mall
Published on Jun 5th, 2006
0 comments Undaunted by the failure of the Downtown Mall's last newsstand, a former editor with Playboy and Maxim began installing the structure that will soon bring magazines to the masses that now swarm the...