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Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

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This Week's Spotlight

Music education startup Light the Music pivots to offer virtual music learning software

The pandemic caused a lot of challenges for startup businesses such as Steve Van Dam’s company, Light the Music.

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Innovation advice

Ask Doug & Polly: How can employers tell if they are interviewing a know-it-all?

QUESTION: I had to terminate an employee after only six months. He was great during the interview. He had all the right answers. Unfortunat…


Labor Law: Virginia lawmakers pass workers compensation laws related to COVID-19

During the recently completed legislative session, the General Assembly, through bipartisan support, amended certain workers’ compensation …

Enterprising people

Getting to know: Lars Friedriszik with the Richmond Marriott

Title: General manager of the 410-room Richmond Marriott hotel in downtown, which is managed by White Lodging and owned by Richmond-based A… Read more

Innovation in progress

Patent Focus: recent local patents awarded

• Miller-Nelson LLC received a patent for location-conscious social networking apparatuses, methods and systems.

•Liqui-Box Corp. received a patent for a spout-connector assembly for fluid dispensing from flexible bags.

• GOGO Band Inc. received a patent for a bedwetting training device and method.

• Altria Client Services LLC received a patent for a fiber-wrapped smokeless tobacco product. Read more

Previously in the spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Product rental company The Shed gets funding from two angel investor networks

Two angel investor groups in Virginia are putting money into The Shed, a startup company based in Goochland County that wants to shake up t…


Startup Spotlight: Navy Hill Soda + Tonic gets investment, sees growth at grocery chains and ABC stores

Three years after their beverage mixers first started to hit store shelves, the founders of Navy Hill Soda + Tonic have pulled in an invest…


Startup Spotlight: The pandemic and other factors contribute to growing interest in Terravive's eco-friendly food service products

The pandemic has contributed to growing demand for products developed by the Henrico County-based startup company Terravive.