Archives: ‘Business’

FireFlies Closing After 15 Years In Del Ray

December 23rd, 2017 | [From: Business, Other News]

FireFlies is closing after 15 years in Del Ray. The last day of operation is Sunday, Dec. 24. The final hurrah is a Christmas Eve Pajama Party Brunch (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

The Donaldson Group And Angelo, Gordon Acquire 569-Unit Apartment Community In Alexandria Area

December 21st, 2017 | [From: Business]

The Donaldson Group of Rockville, MD, and New York-based Angelo, Gordon & Co., the $28 billion alternative investment firm focused on credit and real estate investing, have acquired Cityside at Huntington Metro, a 569-unit apartment community in the Alexandria area for approximately $111 million in cash.

Northern Virginia Housing Market Finishing 2017 Much As It Started

December 20th, 2017 | [From: Business]

Homebuyers looking for homes in the lower and middle price ranges found fewer homes and a lot of competition in the Northern Virginia housing market last month. That trend is expected to continue in 2018.

Gary Mesaris To Retire As Airports Authority Fire Chief

December 18th, 2017 | [From: Business, Other News]

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Fire Chief Gary Mesaris will retire effective Jan. 20, 2018. Mesaris joined the Airports Authority as fire chief in 2007 after serving as chief for the Alexandria Fire Department and the City of Fairfax Fire Department.

Startups Participating In 1776 And Transurban Smart Highways Challenge Deliver Final Project Pitches

December 15th, 2017 | [From: Business, Traffic & Transportation]

The six-month 1776 and Transurban Smart Highways Challenge and Innovation lab program culminated in a “demonstration day” yesterday. Six startup companies delivered presentations outlining opportunities to improve the roads managed by Transurban.

FCC Rescinds Net Neutrality

December 14th, 2017 | [From: Business, Top Stories]

The Federal Communications Commission today voted 3-2 to restore the regulatory framework under which the Internet operated prior to Net Neutrality regulations implemented under the Obama Administration.

Governor McAuliffe And Senator Warner Launch ‘Virginia Is For Entrepreneurs’ Initiative

December 11th, 2017 | [From: Business, From Richmond]

Governor Terry McAuliffe and U.S. Senator Mark Warner today announced the launch of the Virginia is for Entrepreneurs  initiative, an effort to better match entrepreneurs with potential investors across regions, backgrounds and industries. V4E’s first initiative will feature a standardized online application to better link entrepreneurs with more than 50 investment firms and potential funders to help launch or grow their Virginia-based businesses. 

Weichert, Realtors’ Alexandria/Old Town Office Recognized For Regional Sales Award

December 11th, 2017 | [From: Business]

Mark Ackermann, president of Weichert, Realtors’ Capital Region, announced that the Alexandria/Old Town office was recognized for exceptional performance in November. 

Deliv: The Last Delivery Option Before Santa

December 6th, 2017 | [From: Business]

Deliv, a leader in the same day delivery space, today announced that it will enable retailers to capitalize on e-commerce sales through Sunday, Dec. 24 this holiday season.

Bunker Lab DC’s Startup Standup

December 6th, 2017 | [From: Business, Non-Profits]

Startup Standup is both the launch of WeWork and Bunker Lab DC’s Veteran in Residence launch and Bunker Labs DC’s pitch competition and variety show. It represents the culmination of the Launch Lab Fall 2017 cohort.