Monday, February 27, 2012

Tumblr Thrives and Grows in City of Richmond

"There are so many seasoned, experienced people here. To find a climate where you have so many highly educated, highly experienced people is really something and really special. Click here to read the full Tumblr article in the Richmond Times Dispatch with the in-depth interview with Marc LaFountain.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Free Seminar, Tuesday March 20: How to Grow Your Sales

The City of Richmond and the Virginia Department of Business Assistance is hosting a free seminar with five sessions on topics of how to grow your business. Click here to view the full details.

City Partners with RESOURCE to Host Hiring Event, Saturday, February 25

The City of Richmond Workforce Development Pipeline in partnership with the RESOURCE Workforce Board will be hosting a public hiring event this Saturday, February 25 on the ground floor of the Richmond Public Safety Building, 501 North Ninth Street. Hospitality Staffing Solutions is currently seeking highly motivated, service minded individuals to fill up to 70 positions in downtown Richmond. The company is now hiring for the positions of housekeepers, housemen, stewards, banquet servers, banquet set-up, laundry, cooks, lobby porters, maintenance floor supervisors, and more.

Jobseekers should arrive early and sign-up for one of the following times: 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., or 3 p.m. Those not interviewed during one of these times will be asked to complete a job application for consideration at a later time. Interview attire is suggested as same day job offers may occur. All positions require flexible scheduling and availability on weekends and holidays.

For more information about this event, please call (804) 646-6464.

Richmond Makes List of New Hipster Cities of America

The City of Richmond has been noted as a runner up for the title new hipster city of America. Click here to read the full article on

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Richmond Named a Top Ten Location for Independent Moviemakers

Movie Maker Magazine recently recognized Richmond as one of the "Top 10 cities to be an independent moviemaker" in its January issue. Notes local writer/director Joey Tran (Singularium), "Not only is there a large number of really skilled people who are more than happy to contribute to the creative side, but even non-filmakers are willing to help out with locations, like houses or other kinds of property." To read the full article, please click here.