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RICHMOND

BUSINESS

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CONTRIBUTE

LOCAL COMMITMENT

VISITS

VOCATION

CAREERS VENTURE PARTICIPATE ACHIEVEMEN INFORMATION

OPPORTUNITY

FACE-TO-FACE

GOALS LEARN PROFIT SHARE

TESTIMONIALS

INDUSTRY

ECONOMY

ADVOCATE

SUCCESS

REGIONAL CONNECT NETWORK EMBRACE ANALYSIS

CHESTERFIELD

TRADE

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ANNUAL REPORT 2010/11

A PROGRAM OF THE GREATER RICHMOND PARTNERSHIP, INC.

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RESOURCES

RETENTION OPTIMISTIC

COLLABORATE

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COMMERCE EXPANSION

RELATIONSHIP

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER

INNOVATION

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ADVICE IMPORT

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360 Graphics LLC • 93 Octane • A & E Technologies • A Direct Connection, Inc. • Accu-Tech Corporation • Ace Recycling (Acewaste) • Acors & Griffith Heating & A/C • Acoustical Solutions, Inc. • Acoustics & Interior Construction, Inc. • Acoustics First Corporation • Acton Mobile Industries • Actuarial Benefits & Design • Acumen Golf • Ad Vice, Inc. • Adapt Staffing Group • ADI (Ademico Distribution Inc.) • Advanced Therapy Products, Inc. • Advancement Concepts • Advanous (A Division of Enterbridge Technologies, Inc.) • AdviCoach • Affinity Group Underwriters • AGC Flat Glass North America, Inc. • Agincourt Capital Management • AIPSO-Auto Insurance Plans • AirGas (formerly National Welders Supply Company) • All State Towing • All Systems Satellite Distributors • Alleghany Warehouse Company Inc. • Allen Lund Company • Allstate Insurance - Iron Bridge • Amcor Tobacco Packaging (formerly Alcan Packaging) • American Drum • American Fleet Service, LLC • American Income Life (AIL Richmond) • American Pallet, Inc. • American Prosperity Group (APG) • Amerisource Bergen • Ameritone, Inc. • Ample Storage-Iron Bridge Road • Amsoil Product Center • Analytic Stress Relieving, Inc. • Anderson Machine Company • Apex Insurance Agency, Inc. • Appalachian Insulation Supply • Appleone Employment Services • Applied Industrial Technologies • Architectural Windows of Virginia • Ashland Coffee & Tea, Inc. • Assembly & Design, Inc. • Associated Distributors, Inc. • Associates in Pediatrics, PC • Astyra • Atlantic Coast Settlement Services LLC & Affiliate Company • Atlantic Electrical Supply Corporation • Atlantic Logowear • Atlee Station Self Storage • Austin Davidson, Inc. • Auto and Industrial Painting • Automated Properties Management, Limited • Avatech Solutions • Averett University • AXA Advisors, LLC • B & B Printing • Bain-Waring Builders • Baker Distributing Company • Baker’s Kitchen • Ballato Law Firm PC • Basic Electric Sales • Baskervill • Bay Harbor Professional Service • BB&T Corp • BBB of Central Virginia • Bell Construction Inc. • Belle Vie European Bistro • Benchmark Mortgage, Inc. • Berg Construction • Bernhardt & Taylor Custom Cabinets • Best Image Printer ltd • Bird Watchers • Bliley Funeral Homes - Chippenham Chapel • Bluefield College • Blueprinting Services of America • Books Bikes & Beyond • Bostwick Laboratories LLC • Boulevard Flowers, Inc. • Bovenizer & Associates • Box Studio • Brake Align LLC • Brandermill Holiday Inn Express • Bricker Law Firm • Brio Tuscan Grille • Brooks & Co General Contractors, Inc • Bryant & Stratton College • Buz & Ned’s Real Barbque • C & L Plumbing • C F Sauer Co Inc • C. H. Reed, Inc. • C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. • C. S. Lighting • Cabell House Consignments • Cafe Caturra Coffee and Wine • Cafe Mosaic • Caliper, Inc. • CapCenter Mortgage • Capital Repair Services LLC • Carlisle Food Systems, Inc. • Carotek, Inc. • Carreras Jewelers • Carter Holding LLC • Cartridge World • Carytown Coffee • Casco Parts & Accessories • Catch Your Limit Consulting • Catering by Jill, Inc. • Cauthorne Paper Company • Cavalier Maintenance Services, Inc. • CCA Financial Services, Inc. • CEI Computerized Engraving/Jomoco Studios, LLC • Celebrations at the Reservoir • Center Development Group, Inc. • Central Wholesalers • Centura College • Cerulean • CFE Equipment • CFO Professional Services, PC • CHA, Inc. • Chas. Lunsford Sons & Associates • Cheers2you • ChemTreat, Inc. • Chesapeake Tobacco Warehouses • Chesterfield Berry Farm • Chesterfield Dance Center • Chez Foushee • Chiocca’s Salon, Inc. • Chubb Group of Insurance Companies • Cigarette Plus • Cine Bistro • Citiwood Urban Forest Products • Claims Service Corporation of America • Clyde’s Transfer Inc. • CMC Printing & Graphics • Coastal ConsulSpecialty Coating & Laminating, a manufacturer of poly extrusion and aqueous tants, Inc. • Coates & Davenport, PC • Coghill Gifts coated paper and paperboard products, was formed when previous owner Berry and Frames • Coldstone Creamery at Swift Creek • Cole Real Estate, Inc. • Colony Management CorPlastics slated the Hanover facility for closure. Thanks to outreach through the poration • Colson & Dickie Insurance • CommonBusiness First program, Hanover County Economic Develw e a l t h Park Suites Hotel • Commonwealth opment became aware of the imminent shutdown of the Personnel Consultants • Commonwealth Radiology • Computer & Scale Tech. Svcs., Inc. • The Concorlocal facility and took action. SC&L’s management partnered dia Group • Conner Industries • Convergint Technolwith a local investment firm to secure financing and negotiogies, LLC • Copeland ate the purchase of the facility, land and equipment. A job-saving grant was identiCasati Media • Coppertree Construction, fied and Hanover County applied for the funds to assist SC&L in forming a new Inc. • Covington Internacompany. Thirty-six jobs were saved and SC&L is now a profitable operation. tional Travel • Cox Radio • Crab Louie’s Restaurant • Craftcorps Inc. • Paragon Home Care, an in-home senior Cranemaster, Inc. • Cross Creek Nursery & Landscaping • CrossGlobe Group • CSX Transportation, Inc. • care giving agency, was in need of new staff CTI Consultants, Inc. • Custom Healthcare S y s t e m s, in order to expand the company’s client base. Inc. • Dale Carnegie Training • Dancing Elep h a n t s Paragon was referred to the City of Richmond Achievement Group • Data Technologies of Virginia, Inc. • Davis Manufacturing Company • Days Inn - ChesWorkforce Pipeline, a Business First partner terfield • Days Inn - Doswell • Daystar Desserts, LLC and service pro• Dean Foods Company • Deaton Financial Consulvider for Richtants • Delta Airport Consultants, Inc. • Delta Pure • Design Management Associates • Dewalt, Porter Cable, Delta • Dibert Valve & Fitmond firms. ting Company, Inc. • Direct Mail Solutions • Displays, Designs & Signs, LLC • Divaris The Workforce Real Estate, Inc. • Divine Designs, Inc • DMA Floors • The Doctors Company • DominPipeline identified likely sources of CNAs, ion Digital, Inc. • Dominion Due Diligence Group • Dorn’s Body & Paint • Doubletree Hotel • All Occasion Imprinting • Dr. John S. Peery - Optometrist • Dress Code • screened candidates, and organized a hiring Drucker & Falk, LLC • Dunbar Milby Williams Pittman & Vaughan, PLLC • Dunn’s event. Paragon Home Care was so pleased with Floor Covering • DuPont Teijin Films - Spruance Plant • Dynamic Brands/AMF Golf the pre-screened candidates that they hired Companies • E. D. Lewis & Associates • East Coast Graphics • East Coast Resources Group, LLC • East Penn Mfg Co, Inc • ECPI Colleges Inc./Medical Careers Institute • all of them. The company intends to use the Educational Enterprises, Inc. • Edward Jones • Efficiency Management, LLC • Effiservice again when future hiring needs arise. cient Office Solutions • Eklof, Harry S. & Associates • Emilio’s Restaurante Espanol • Enterprise Holdings • Environmental Sampling Supply • Envoy of Westover Hills • Eternal Technology Corp • Executive Systems, Inc. • Exit Realty Parade of Homes • Fahrenheit Group • Family Care America • Fan Roofing • Fidia Advisors-National Caregivers Library • OFI Custom Metal Farbrication • FilterFresh Coffee Service • First American • Fix Me A Drink Mobile Bartending Service • The Truck Source • Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar • Flexible Conveyor Systems, Inc. • Flexible Office Solutions, LLC • FLEXICELL • Flippo Lumber Corp. • Foodservice Consultants Studio • Fountain Head Development Services • Frame Packaging Solutions • Franklin Goose • Franklin Street Marketing • Free Agents Marketing LLC • Freedom Glass, LLC • Fuel Creative, Inc. • G.D Package Machinery Inc. • Gain Response Marketing • Gallery 5 • Gallium Technologies, LLC • Gearbox Transmissions • Genesis Logistics • Genex Services, Inc. • Geosyntech Consultants, Inc. • Gino’s Pizza, Inc. • Glave & Holmes Associates • Good Health Herbs • Good Shepherd Child Development Center • Goodman & Company • Grand Pop’s Best • Greeley & Hansen • H. E. Satterwhite, Inc • H.A. McDaniel Memorials • Halcrow, Inc. • Haley Automotive Group • Haley Toyota • Hall & Hall PLC • Halliday and Associates, Inc./Sandler Training • Health Diagnostics Laboratory, Inc. • Henderson Printing • Henkels & McCoy, Inc. • Herald Progress, Inc. • Hertless Brothers Roofing, Inc. • High-Tech Machine Manufacturing, Inc. • Hill PHOENIX • Hill-Rom • Hilton Garden Inn • His or Hers Salon and Spa • Hobbs & Associates • Holland & Brown, LLC • Hospice of Virginia, LLC • Huff Morris Architects • Huff United • I-Access, Inc. • Impact East, Inc. • Independence Communications/Muzak • Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia • Indulgence Salon & Boutique • Industrial TurnAround Corporation • Infinity Medical, Inc. • Infotel Systems, Inc. • Integral • Intercept Youth Services, Inc. • International Council on Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education •

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International Hospital for Children • International Roll Call Corp • Ironworks Consulting LLC • J & S New Beginnings LLC • J. W. Bastian Co., Inc. • Jak’s Bagels • James River Bus Lines • James River Communications, Inc. • James River Insurance • Jan-Pro Cleaning Services of Richmmond • Jay Dew & Associates • Jewett Automation • Jones Corporations • Joyce Engineering, Inc. • Junior Achievement of Central Virginia, Inc. • K2 Awards • Kathy’s Kopies • Kelly Services • Kelo PT • Kenntico Cuban Restaurant • Keystone Builders Resource Group • Keystone Peer Review Organization Inc. • King Agency • Kinnakeet Biotechnology • Kitchen 64 • Kjellstrom & Lee, Inc. • Konica Minolta Business Solutions • Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation • Kuba Kuba • L. W French, Inc. • Latin Ballet of Virginia • Lavender’s Cafe & Specialty Shoppe • Lawyer’s Staffing, Inc. & Medicus Staffing • Leahy & Clair • Ledbury Shirts • Leones • Lighting Technology & Design • Linear Devices Corporation • Linens of the Week • Lion’s Paw Development Company • Liquid, Inc. • Lonestar Siding & Windows • Long Flooring • Lowe, Brockenbrough & Company, Inc. • LPL Financial • Lyons and Associates • M. H. West & Company, Inc, • Macquarie Equipment Finance • Made Creative • Madison + Main • Magic Special Events • Marcellus Wright Cox Architects, PC • Mark It Plus • Mark Trece, Inc. • Marshall Mechanical • The Marston Agency, Inc. • Martin Branding Worldwide, Inc. • Maruchan Virginia • Marz Industries • Master Halco, Inc. • The McCammon Group • MeadWestvaco • Medi Home Care • Mehta Financial Group LLC • Mercedes-Benz of Richmond • MGC Advanced Polymers, Inc. • MGT Construction • Mid Atlantic Entry Systems, Inc. • Mighty Distributing Systems Inc • Millennium Advisory Services, Inc. • Miller & Associates • Miller Group USA • Mind in the Gutter • Molecular Pathology Laboratory Network,Inc • Molins Richmond, Inc. • Moore Sign Corporation • Moseley Architects • Moss Supply Company • Murphies • Mutual of America • My Three Sons Sno-Balls, LLC • National Delivery Systems • National Kidney Foundation • National Sliding Door • Net100 • Networking Technologies & Support, Inc • NetWorks Commercial Real Estate • New Direction Child Care and Learning Center II • Nurse Advantage/Care Advantage, Inc. • O’Brien & Gere Engineers, Inc. • Oasis Sports Park • OdysseyHospice • Offix • Old Dominion Security Co., Inc. • Old Dominion Truck Leasing • Old Dominion University • Old Dorset Hardware • Olli Salumeria • Owen & Owens PLC • P. E. Turner & Co., Ltd. • Padgett Business Services • Paragon Home Care LLC • PARI Innovative Manufacturers, Inc. • Parker, Pollard, Wilton 7 Peaden • Partnership for the Future • Paychex • Peeble Golf Car Sales, Inc. • Pendulum, Inc. • Peoples Bank of Virginia • Pfizer Consumer Healthcare • Phantom’s Attic • Pharmaceutical Packaging Services • Pharr Valuation and Business Services, LLC • Phil Gunn Machine • Phoenix Web Services • Pilot Freight Services • Poe’s Pub • Posh Tots • Postnet Printing Services • Prairie Grain Bread Company • Precision Measurements • Precision Print & Copy • Premier Pet Products • Premiere Colors, LLC • PRI • Printersmark Inc. • Printing Department, Inc. • Process Engineering, Inc. • Prodigy Production Music Group • Product Identification & Processing Systems, Inc. • Professional Courier, Inc. • ProfessionalMortgage Corporation • PSI Group Inc. • Pulsar Advertising • Quality Automotive Warehouse • R. S. Harritan & Company, Inc. • Reach Employee Assistance Program • Realty Ventures Group, Inc. • ReMax Commonwealth • Remax- Ellen Clark Team • Republic Services, Inc. • Residex Corp. • Retreat Hospital • Ironworks, a technology consulting Hill Phoenix, a designer and manufacturer of display cases Rex Lumber Company • Rice firm, was experiencing explosive and refrigeration systems for the food retail industry, had an Associates, Inc. • Richmond Alarm growth when contacted by a Henimmediate need for temporary warehouse space. ChesterCompany • Richmond Camera • Richmond Capital Management rico Business First volunteer. Henfield County Economic Inc. • Richmond Memorial Health rico Business Development was able Foundation • Richmond MetroFirst helped to make direct contact politan Habitat for Humanity • River City Tattoo • RJT Industries Ironworks with the broker representing the Enterchange, which is loI n c. / E a r t h w i s e Vinyl Windows • locate a cated directly across from Hill Phoenix’s facility. In less than Road Safe Traffic Systems • Roya larger oftwo hours, the company was able to work out a short-term Printing Company, Inc • RPM Graphics • Rueger Restaurant fice space and also connected the agreement which solved their warehousing issues. Group • S. P. Richards Company company to the Va. Department • S. W. Holzbach • Sageview Adviof Business Assistance (DBA), a sory Group • Sam Millers Restaurant • Sattler Creative • SAVOR ResBusiness First ally and service protaurant • Schmid Embroidery & vider. The DBA walked Ironworks Design • Schnabel Engineering • Seathrough the benefits it was enboard Concrete Products Company • Security Network Systems • Security titled to as a result of the expanScale Service, Inc. • Senior Solutions of sion. Overall, the company added Richmond • Sensi Restaurant • Ser34,000 square feet of office space, vice Master Clean of Richmond, Inc. • Service Pros of Virginia • Shawn Stern will make a $20 million investment, Computer Services, Inc. • Shooters and will hire 300 employees over a Indoor Sportsplex • Showbest Fixture three year period. Corporation • Sign Scapes • Signs Now Midlothian • Simons Hauling Company, Inc. • Smile 32 • Specialty’s Our Name • Specified Tile & Floor Covering, Inc. • Spherion Office Professionals • Stack Financial Group, Inc. • Standard Insurance • Stanley Stephens Co., Inc. • Star Scientific, Inc. • State Farm Insurance • Steady Sounds, Inc. • Sterilization Services of Virginia • Stir Crazy • Stronghill Dining Company • Structured Management Systems, Inc. • Stryker Orthopedics • Sun Chemical Corp. North American Inks • Superior Metal Fabricators Inc. • Sushi-O • Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC • Swank Shop, Inc • Swedish Match, North America • T.O.H.F. Ltd • Tax and Financial Services, LLC • TBE Group, Inc. • Team Logistics, LLC • Technically Moore, LLC • Technisource, Inc. • Teng & Associates, Inc. • The Hill Cafe, LLC • The London Company • The Martin Agency • The National • The New Yorker Bar and Grill • The Shockoe Company • The Springer Agency • The Supply Room Company - TSR • Thomas & Thomas CPA • Thompson & McMullan PC • Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC • Tinker & Company • Titleworks of Virginia, Inc. • Tomac Corporation • Tonda Enterprises • Toposllc Land Planning & Design • Tribble Electric Incorporated • Trident • Joe’s Inn Restaurant/Shields Market • Triumph Services • Troutman Sanders LLP • Turnkey Promotions • Twiggy’s Panamanian American Caribbean Quisine • U-Dig Technologies LLC • Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods • Ultra-Violet Laser, Inc. • Unitek Computer • UNOS • UPS • Valve Automation Center • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. • Vatex America Inc. • Venning Incorporated • Victoria Jewelers • Vinny’s Italian Grill • Virginia Bankers Association • Virginia Builders Supply, Inc. • Virginia College • Virginia Family Physicians • Virginia Insurance Services • Virginia Key and Lock Division • Virginia Petroleum Convenience & Grocery Assoc. • Virginia Polymers • Virginia Tool & Equipment Co. • Virginia Wood Processing • Visual Aids Electronics Corporation • Vitro America • Vocational Resources • Vulcan Construction • W. W. Nash Construction Company, Inc. • Wako Chemicals USA Inc. • Warren Whitney • Watson Electrical • We Think In Ink • Wells Fargo Advisors • Wendell Powell Studio • Werner Enterprises, Inc. • West Cary Group • West end Printing • West Home Health Care, Inc. • WF of R, Inc. • Wheat Systems Integration • White Birch Paper Bear Island Division • Wikoff Color Corporation • Willie’s Auto Repair • The Wilton Companies • Wood Vending Services • Worth Higgins & Associates, Inc. • WRE/Colortech • YouDecide • Yu and Associates • Yukon Group, Inc. • Zannino Engineering • Zooom Printing

successes

$68 million in capital investment

1,045 jobs created


Sept. ‘06 Greater Richmond Partnership launches the Business First program at a press event. 80+ volunteers from the business community join the effort.

June ‘07 First program year closes strong with more than 300 contacts made.


Each of our representative localities has a Business First program. See the back cover for contact information.

Dec. ‘08 Firms interviewed to date represent 70,000+ jobs in the community.

Sept. ‘08 Area partners hit milestone with 1,000 business interviews recorded.

June ‘09 200 individual businesses’ challenges are addressed and identified.


What is your projected sales growth? Anticipated sales growth is encouraging with more than 40% of businesses projecting double-digit increases.

Local vs. Industry Sales

Facility Usage vs. Capacity

Equipment Usage vs. Capacity

Dec. ‘10 Va. Chamber recognizes Business First with Torchbearer award for its creative and significant contributions to economic development in the 7th Congressional District.


Public Water/Sewer

K-12 Education


Program Partners Capital Region Workforce Partnership (RESOURCE) Chesterfield County Economic Development City of Richmond Dept. of Economic and Community Development City of Richmond Dept. of Public Utilities Community College Workforce Alliance Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. Greater Richmond Small Business Development Center Hanover County Economic Development Hanover County Planning Dept. Henrico County Economic Development Port of Richmond Richmond Economic Development Corp. (REDC) Community Capital Group Richmond International Airport University of Richmond Virginia Biotechnology Research Park Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Department of Business Assistance Virginia Economic Development Dept. - International Trade Division Virginia Manufacturers Association - Workforce Division Virginia Philpott Manufacturing Extension Partnership U.S. Small Business Administration The Business First Greater Richmond Team is comprised of a diverse group of organizations who share our commitment to the success of existing business. The groups listed here are just a small sample of the many resources available to businesses in the greater Richmond region. To learn more and to read our blog, please visit the program website at www.businessfirstrichmond.com.

Business First Greater Richmond Supports Businesses in the City of Richmond, and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico. chesterfield county Karen A. Aylward, CEcD

Development Manager of Existing Business, Chesterfield County Economic Development Tel. 804-318-8550 karen@chesterfieldbusiness.com

hanover county ★

Thomas J. Miller

Business Services Coordinator, Hanover County Dept. of Economic Development Tel. 804-365-6459 tjmiller@co.hanover.va.us

Chesterfield Committee Co-Chairs Howard Grove, HRM Jan Hook, Bank of Virginia

Hanover Committee Chair Upton Martin, Retired

city of richmond

henrico county

Project Development Manager, Dept. of Economic & Community Development Tel. 804-646-5491 sheila.shepperson@richmondgov.com

Administrative Director, Henrico County Economic Development Authority Tel. 804-501-7654 leonard@henrico.com

Sheila H. Shepperson

City of Richmond Committee Co-Chairs Doug Convillion, Silvercloud Consulting Stuart Toraason, Timmons Group

Leonard Cake

Henrico Committee Co-Chairs Michael Flagg, A & J Technologies Charles (Charlie) T. Wood, Attributes for Success, LLC

SARA DUNNIGAN Senior Vice President, Existing Business Services & Talent Development Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. | 901 E. Byrd St., Ste 801 Richmond, VA 23219 | Tel. 804-643-3227

Business First Annual Report 2010-2011  

Business First, Greater Richmond's business retention and expansion program, reports on the outcomes of its annual business survey.

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