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  Movieland looking to add drive-in theater to Richmond parking lot

In the next 2 months, the Scotts Addition area may be getting a new addition as Movieland at Boulevard Square in Richmond is looking to build a drive-in movie theater in the parking lot of its Richmond theater complex at 1301 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard.

  Sports bars prepare for high to-go orders & delivery rush on Super Bowl Sunday

Wells Fargo giving $1.5 million in funding to help small businesses

  Richmond mixologist teaching virtual cocktail classes for people who need extra income

  GameStop stock surge may have lasting effects on stock market

Department store chain Belk filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

2 Best Buy stores closing in Central Virginia

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  Second round of PPP loans aim to help small businesses stay afloat

Small Business Administration preparing for rollout of new small business loans

Richmond to begin accepting proposals for resort casino

  How you can make holiday returns during the pandemic

  ‘We’re looking to hire 100 individuals in 100 days’: RMC Events seeks applicants for 100 new jobs

  Gov. Northam announces tax freeze on unemployment insurance to protect businesses

Richmond Recovers II grant application deadline extended

Applications can be submitted online until 11:59 pm on Dec. 18.

  New social gathering limits hurting local venues

Ashley Welch says the best part of her job as the owner of Lakeside at Welch Estate Wedding Venue in Powhatan is making wedding ceremonies as stress-free as possible, but this year has been anything but.

  ‘It benefits us all:’ New Publix location opens in Carytown

The 45,600 square-foot Publix will employ approximately 145 associates.

Henrico details economic development, tourism and more in virtual annual update

Henrico’s State of the County opted for a virtual format this year with the theme “Strengthening Henrico’s Connections.”

  COVID-19 changes some RVA holiday events | Here’s a full list of activities

  How the ‘We Care RVA Rebuild Project’ has helped small businesses

  Richmond businesses prepare for Small Business Saturday

  Black Friday yields smaller crowds

Virginia ABC announces holiday hours

  Virginia 30 Day Fund looks to help 1,000 small businesses by end of year

  VCU work-study student upset over late, missing pay

Faith Janecke’s plea is simple, as a work-study student, she just wants to get paid for the job she’s done, but the senior says she’s been fighting to get reimbursed for the hours she worked months ago.

Macy’s holding hiring event for seasonal positions

Macy’s is holding a hiring event on Nov. 12 for seasonal positions.

  How the 2020 election will impact the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Stock market would thrive under either candidate, but pandemic trumps long-term change.

Owners of Southpark Mall file for bankruptcy protection

CBL Properties, which owns the Southpark Mall in Colonial Heights, has filed for bankruptcy protection.

  Applications for Chesterfield’s third round of ‘Back in Business’ grants opening Nov. 12

Applications for Chesterfield County’s third round of “Back in Business” grants will open on Nov. 12.

Amazon hiring for more than 3,300 seasonal jobs in Virginia

In Virginia, Amazon has a starting wage of $15 per hour.

Nearby businesses forced to close after explosion in Harrisonburg

It was the explosion heard all across the Valley, and people near it, felt it. While the cause is still under investigation, the damage to nearby buildings is also quite substantial.

Work on Mountain Valley Pipeline can resume

Mountain Valley Pipeline has another two years to finish a natural gas pipeline.

  Trader Joe’s new Stony Point location is now open

Trader Joe’s is multiplying in Central Virginia as the grocery store chain opened its second Richmond location in Stony Point.

PPE manufacturer will expand operations, adds 180 new jobs

A Virginia-based company that makes disposable face masks and surgical masks plans to create 180 jobs and invest $5.3 million to grow its operations in the area.

  Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce celebrates first-ever Hispanic Restaurant Week

The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its first-ever Hispanic restaurant week.

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet opening new location

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet announced the company will open a new location in Henrico. The store will bring 50 jobs to the area.

Registration portal created for minority, small businesses in Richmond

The City of Richmond’s Office of Minority Business Development (OMBD) has launched a new Supplier and Diversity Portal through B2GNow.

  Customers seek help after clothes trapped inside closed dry cleaning business

For nearly a month customers of One Price Dry Cleaners off Laburnum Avenue in Henrico have been trying to get the clothes they say are locked inside the business.

Lawmakers struggle to balance shielding businesses from COVID-19 lawsuits while keeping workers safe from the virus

The effort aligns with a national push by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other pro-business groups to preemptively raise the bar for lawsuits ahead of a potential wave of coronavirus litigation.

  Non-profits launch grant program for small businesses

Grants range from $2,500 to $10,000.

Metropolitan Business League launches COVID-19 relief fund for businesses

The Metropolitan Business League has launched a relief fund for businesses impacted by COVID-19 and social justice demonstrations.

  State program aims to connect, retrain unemployed for workforce

A new statewide program born out of the pandemic known as Virginia Ready Initiative is searching for unemployed Virginians to apply for the programs in order to be retrained for available in-demand job opportunities across the state.

Henrico County providing $25,000 grant in support of historic Woodland Cemetery restoration

Henrico County is contributing $25,000 to a local nonprofit organization to support its acquisition of historic Woodland Cemetery and will provide ongoing assistance in fundraising for grounds maintenance.

  Music studio gives students a chance to sharpen their music skills, brains

Little Sunshine Music Studio is reopening its doors but at a brand new location in Chesterfield.

Short Pump Town Center hosting giveaways for summer

Short Pump Town Center will be hosting summer giveaways.

Hanover County launches small business grant program

Hanover County has launched a small business grant program called the, ‘Hanover County Small Business Resiliency Grant'.

  Unemployment issues persist in Virginia: ‘I can’t get through, I’ve emailed, I’ve called’

Many people have reached out to NBC12 about problems with the Commonwealth's Employment Commission, including one Gloucester County woman.

  Lewis GInter Botanical Garden reopens Thursday with new safety measures

Starting this Thursday at 9 a.m., Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will be opening back up for the first time in months since closing for COVID-19, and now they have some new safety measures in place to keep you safe.

  Businesses in Richmond start to restrict coin change as result of nationwide shortage

When the coronavirus pandemic began first, there was a shortage of toilet paper, then meat and now nationwide coin shortage.

Top Golf reopens with health, safety guidelines

Top Golf located in Scott’s Addition will be reopening along with health and safety guidelines for guests.

Quirk Hotel reopens for bookings, packages

The Quirk Hotel will be reopening for bookings as well as booking packages and specials for guests.

Rite Aid partially reopens after being damaged during protests

Rite Aid was one of a few businesses that were damaged due to the recent unrest in the city.

Applications for Chesterfield’s second round of ‘Back in Business’ grants now open

Applications are open for Chesterfield County’s second round of ‘Back in Business’ grants.

Virginia ABC adjusting store hours statewide

Virginia ABC announced the company will be adjusting its store hours sitewide.

  Richmond officials ‘optimistic’ about moving into Phase 3 on July 1

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is ushering the state into the final stage of his “Forward Virginia” reopening plan.

  Chesterfield offering $10,000 ‘Back in Business’ grants to small businesses

While the road to economic recovery continues in Virginia, Chesterfield County wants to help small businesses by offering millions in grant funds.

Planet Fitness to reopen Va. clubs on June 9

Locations will welcome members back to their Judgement Free Zone® with several changes in place

Altria donating $5 million to fight racial inequality; supports removing confederate monuments

Altria Group, Inc. announced Friday it’s making an initial commitment $5 million to address systemic racism faced by Black Americans and advance social and economic equity.

VA 30-Day Fund commits $100,000 to businesses damaged by protests

Virginia 30 Day Fund to help businesses damaged by recent protests.

ForwardRVA to distribute additional PPE kits to businesses

ForwardRVA will be distributing additional PPE starter kits to small businesses.

Plans canceled for car inspection facility in Virginia

A car retailer has dropped plans to build a vehicle inspection facility in Virginia that was slated to create 500 new jobs.

Black-owned businesses post signs to stop vandalism, looting

Ahead of Sunday night’s protests and curfew, businesses on Broad Street were boarded up to prevent vandalism and looting.

  Petersburg gives restaurant, bar owners way to expand seating during COVID-19 pandemic

Businesses in Petersburg are expanding beyond their existing walls and patios closing a portion of Sycamore Street and opened its new outdoor seating area with 40 picnic table in hopes to make up for the revenue lost by COVID-19.

  Richmond enters phase one of reopening

The City of Richmond is officially in phase one of re-opening along with Northern Virginia and Accomack County.

  Retiree reflects on career inside Dominion building

There are likely countless stories within the walls of the former dominion headquarters and for Paula Jacobson, just about every one of them is a happy memory. Jacobson started working at the East Cary Street building one year after it was constructed in the summer of 1979.

Chesterfield announces $5 million for ‘Back in Business’ grant program

Chesterfield County is launching the “Back in Business” grant program to support small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19.

Petersburg closes street to increase space for outdoor dining

Petersburg has closed a portion of Sycamore Street to allow for increased outdoor dining.

Opening your business? You should probably flush your water first

Since businesses have been closed since March, water has been sitting in the pipes, growing bacteria.

Virginia unemployment rate in double digits due to pandemic

Virginia’s unemployment rate shot up into the double digits in April due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and efforts to contain it.

  Goodwill stores gradually reopening under Phase One guidelines

Goodwill stores across Virginia are gradually reopening to the public in a phased approached which started Tuesday.

Prince William County asks for limited restaurant re-opening

The county’s Board of Supervisors sent a letter Wednesday to Northam asking that restaurants in the county be permitted to open immediately with limited outdoor seating.

Richmond leaders form reopening coalition to help small businesses

Richmond area business, community and government leaders have formed a reopening coalition called “Forward R-V-A.”

Small Virginia company gets huge federal medicines contract

A Virginia-based company has won a massive federal contract to manufacture medicines needed to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

H&M store permanently closing at Stony Point Fashion Park

Just as malls start to reopen around Central Virginia, H&M at Stony Point Fashion Park is closing for good.

Chesterfield County launches online guidance tool for businesses to reopen

Let’s Take It Outside, Chesterfield will be a quick access point for restaurants that are reopening within those guidelines for limited outdoor dining.

  ‘It’s like a rebirth’: Chesterfield residents, businesses take advantage of Phase One reopening

For Troy and Joyce Smith, Friday dinner at Mission BBQ in Chesterfield was an occasion two months in the making. This couple is just one of perhaps thousands taking advantage of phase one of reopening in Chesterfield.

Kroger to give $130 million to employees in ‘thank you’ pay, extends COVID-19 leave

The company allocated $130 million to "thank you" pay for employees.

  Some Richmond restaurant owners upset over city’s pause of Phase One

Richmond restaurant owner says he will lose at least 40% of what he bought in preparation for this weekend.

Stoney: Richmond restaurants can get reimbursed if they donate perishable food to Feed More

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney says restaurants that were planning on opening this weekend for outdoor service can donate any perishable food and get reimbursed.

  Central Virginia malls announce plans to reopen on Friday

Southpark Mark announced that they will be reopening later this week. Protective measures will also be put in place.

  Virginia ABC accelerates approval process for restaurants serving alcohol outdoors

After weeks of economic burden from statewide COVID-19 restrictions Virginia ABC authority announced Wednesday that it will be accelerating the process for licensees to receive approval for temporary outside dining areas.

ChamberRVA announces COVID-19 relief fund for small businesses

ChamberRVA announced a relief fund for small businesses in the Richmond region impacted by COVID-19.