company picnic

How to host a successful company picnic this summer

A company picnic can be a great way to bring all your co-workers together in one place, so every member of staff can get to know one another on a personal level and have a little fun.

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12 activities to upgrade your writing skills to the next level

Perfect writing skills could be acquired only by constant practice and diligence. No one was born a great writer. Every person may become a writer if he or she is enough studious and decisive.


Six great reasons to book a villa instead of a hotel on your next vacation

When taking a vacation, the accommodation that you choose can make or break the experience. Whilst a hotel room can be a great choice for anybody who simply wants a warm bed and a clean bathroom for a few days, those wanting a little bit more from the place they’re staying in should consider booking a villa instead.

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Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce presents women’s power conference

The Women of Influence Network Summit will take place at Mary Baldwin University on Tuesday, April 24th from 11:30 pm – 5:00 pm.

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How media training prepares you for the camera?

Media attention can be a game changer for anyone, it changes your social dynamic, but it’s up to you whether you let this chance make or break you. Following, we are giving you some basic tips to help you survive.


Dominion Energy, Appalachian Power Co. customers to get rate reductions in July

The State Corporation Commission is ensuring that Dominion Energy Virginia and Appalachian Power Company reduce rates in July so that their respective customers receive the benefits of the corporate tax cut contained in federal tax legislation passed by Congress in December 2017.

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Spring allergies can impact hearing loss

Spring allergies cause millions of Americans to experience issues with sneezing, itching, watery eyes and sinus pressure. Those same allergies can impact those with hearing loss.


Gerber to relocate U.S. headquarters to Arlington County

Gerber Products Company, a leader in early childhood nutrition and subsidiary of Nestlé S.A., will invest $5 million to relocate its U.S. headquarters from New Jersey to the new U.S. corporate headquarters operation of its sister company, Nestlé USA, in Arlington County.

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Dominion Energy hosts Solarbrations: Announces expansion of Solar for Students program

Dominion Energy is expanding its Solar for Students program in Virginia to give more students the chance to observe and learn how power is generated by the sun.


GasBuddy Virginia weekly gas price update, outlook

Average retail gasoline prices in Virginia have risen 5.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.53/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 4,081 gas outlets in Virginia.

BPA cans

Earth Talk: Toxic BPA in cans, food storage containers, suggestions for avoiding it

If you like the occasional can of tomato soup or diced pears, chances are you’re walking around with trace amounts of bisphenol A (BPA) in your bloodstream.

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AAA: Gas prices back on the rise

Gas prices across the Mid-Atlantic region have resumed their upward climb following days of inactivity. The increase is the result of ongoing tension in the Middle East offsetting U.S. crude oil production and inventory.


Transforming your hobby into a business

Do you have a hobby, craft, or skill that you can transform into a career? Many of us dream of abandoning the 9-5 in favour of following our dreams, and it needn’t be as daunting as you expect! In this article, we’ll look at the steps you can take to create a business from your hobby.


UDig invests $1.6 million to expand IT headquarters operation in Henrico County

UDig, a consulting firm that develops technology business solutions, has invested $1.6 million to expand its IT headquarters operation in Henrico County.

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Warner presses Mulvaney to preserve rule protecting Virginians against predatory payday lending

At a Senate Banking Committee hearing today, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) pressed the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Mick Mulvaney, who serves on a temporary basis as the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), not to undo or weaken the CFPB’s payday lending rule.

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Warner, Kaine urge Trump to protect agriculture industry in NAFTA negotiations

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) urged the Trump Administration to protect Virginia’s agriculture producers and the national agricultural economy asnegotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) enter a critical stage.


March 2018 Virginia General Fund revenue collections down 3.5%

Virginia General Fund revenue decreased 3.5 percent as payroll withholding had one less deposit day than a year ago. On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 5.2 percent, ahead of the annual forecast of 3.4 percent growth. 


Average gas prices rise to highest level since 2015

Gas prices are getting pumped up to their highest level in years. The national average price of gasoline is now its priciest since July 2015, nearly 1,000 days, rising to $2.68 per gallon overnight according to GasBuddy.


What effect can fake followers have on your social media marketing

Getting many followers on social media is viewed as one of the ways to promote a business, but this could be poison to a business if the followers are not earned naturally.


Best electronic cigar tips for new vapors

If you are an absolute beginner looking to enter into vaping or switch from smoking to vaping, there are things you might want to know that will help to shape your experience.


Northam announces more than $1.1 million in GO Virginia grants

Governor Ralph Northam announced five regional projects funded through GO Virginia (Growth and Opportunity for Virginia) grants totaling $1,115,300.


Northam signs healthcare bill to provide relief to Virginia entrepreneurs

Gov. Ralph Northam signed a new healthcare bill into law that will provide relief to many small business owners currently struggling with the Central Virginia insurance premium crisis.

texting and driving

The dangers of texting and driving

As a motorist, it is vital to ensure you are aware of the dangers and risks involved with being behind the wheel. Road traffic accidents result in many serious and even fatal accidents every day around the United States, which is why motorists have to be so careful when they are on the road.

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What to do with your license plate when you sell your car

You’re ready to sell your car, and you can’t wait for the process to be over with. We don’t blame you! Selling a car can be an incredibly stressful experience. The sooner it’s over, the better. Right?

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V2V American Apprenticeship Initiative achieves pre-apprenticeship milestone

The Shenandoah Valley Workforce Board reached another milestone in its Valley2Virginia American Apprenticeship Initiative.