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Newsletter 2.1.18: Five Local Businesses Win $5,000 Each in Metro Richmond Exports Initiative's...

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Five Local Businesses Win $5,000 Each in Metro Richmond Exports Initiative's Pitch Competition

By John Reid Blackwell | Richmond Times-Dispatch | Full Article

Five Richmond-area businesses each won $5,000 at a business pitch competition held Jan. 25 by the Metro Richmond Exports Initiative.


The "Shark Tank"-style pitch competition was held at the group's annual meeting in Richmond. The Metro Richmond Exports Initiative is a nonprofit program that helps central Virginia businesses export their goods and services.


Ten small- and medium-sized local businesses gave presentations about their export plans to a panel of judges.


Volleyball Club's $8M Facility Readies for Opening


By Rich Griset | Chesterfield Observer | Full Article

Looking out from the future mezzanine of Richmond Volleyball Club's new facility in Chesterfield, Darcy Carroll and Skip Weston see the future of their organization taking shape.


Below, construction workers whiz around in cherry pickers over what will soon be eight volleyball courts; dozens of tile pallets sit on the floor, awaiting installation. Everything is coated in a layer of dust from drywall and other culprits.


Located in Stonebridge, a mixed-use development situated on the former site of Cloverleaf Mall, the $8 million, 50,000-square-foot facility being developed by the Chesterfield County Economic Development Authority is nearing completion.





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