Month: March 2022

Solar energy efforts help advance sustainability initiatives at U.Va.

An uptick in solar energy production has bolstered the Office of Sustainability’s progress towards green energy goals Due to observed rising levels of global warming, spirited debate around climate change has dominated conversation at local, state and national levels for well over a decade. The…

Hammond Development Corp. providing entrepreneurs new industrial kitchen

The Hammond Development Corp. has helped foster coffee shops, restaurants and a kombucha maker. Now the agency, which seeks to promote economic development and job creation by developing small businesses, has upgraded its commercial kitchen space. A ribbon-cutting of the…

What Is the Average Mutual Fund Return on Investment?

Mutual funds are one of the most popular investment vehicles on the market thanks to their diversification, which means your money is spread out among hundreds or thousands of companies. This protects your investments from any downturns in the market, which helps…

Main Street’s minority owners need loans to grow, but access to capital remains inequitable

As main street businesses are continuing to make a comeback post-pandemic, they’re facing down the triple threat of supply chain headwinds, labor constraints and historic inflation. For some, borrowing to invest, grow, or simply stay afloat, is top of mind….

Governor Youngkin says RGGI will increase energy costs. Advocates say that’s short-sighted

Gov. Glenn Youngkin released a report from the Department of Environmental Quality this week outlining reasoning and recommendations for Virginia to leave the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. RGGI (pronounced ‘Reggie’) is a cap-and-trade scheme that sets an overall cap on carbon dioxide emissions…

Pressure mounts on Koch Industries to halt business in Russia

While hundreds of companies have paused operations, three Koch subsidiaries are still operating in the country Pressure is mounting on Koch Industries, the conglomerate run by the rightwing billionaire Charles Koch, to pull out of Russia after it was revealed it was…

Mastering Loyalty: Crafting Exemplary Customer Retention Strategies

Introduction: The Art of Keeping Customers Close In the dynamic realm of business, where customer loyalty reigns supreme, mastering effective customer retention strategies is akin to holding the keys to sustained success. In this article, we’ll explore the nuanced strategies…

Why This 111-Year-Old Investment Firm Is Launching a DAO

Bessemer Venture Partners sees it as the most crypto-native way to support founders. Bessemer Venture Partners announced last week it had committed $250 million to invest in Web 3 projects, making it the latest venerable venture capital firm to increase its focus…

4 personal loan lenders that accept applicants with credit scores that are 580 or lower

Some lenders cater to applicants with credit scores in the poor range to help them borrow money. There are many advantages to having good or excellent credit. For one, a high credit score can help you get approved for financial products…

Chicago educator empowers students to make climate connections in their own communities

Through her work with Chicago’s Field Museum, Ylanda Wilhite encourages kids to engage with nature in their neighborhoods, with a particular focus on BIPOC and disinvested communities. For many city kids, flowers have cut stems and vegetables are packed in…