Chester residents and neighbors light up the night

November 16, 2018 by  

Neighboring the town of Chester, the City of Hopewell will present the 2018 Holiday Parade which is sponsored by the Hopewell Recreation and Parks, the Downtown Partnership, the Beacon Theater, and [Read more]

Virginia festival to celebrate the ukulele

October 24, 2018 by  

Glen Allen, Virginia, will be the site of the 2018 edition of UkeFest Virginia, an annual festival designed to celebrate the humble ukulele.

The all-day event is [Read more]

Embrace Richmond looks to empower local communities

September 2, 2018 by  

A nonprofit organization whose goal is to activate the potential of the Richmond metro area will be holding a lunchtime training this October in Chesterfield.

Residents of the city, or [Read more]

Cinema Café brings dine-in movies to Chester

August 14, 2018 by  

Richmond-area residents will soon be able to take in a movie on the big screen and enjoy a full meal at the same time.

Cinema Café, a [Read more]

Chester festival to return for its sixth year

July 3, 2018 by  

Virginians who like to indulge a little may be interested in the Smoke and Vine festival taking place in Chester this month.

The festival, in [Read more]

Chester yoga class combines stretching with wine

June 8, 2018 by  

Over the past decade or so, yoga has become associated less with the temples of India and more with the gyms of America, but an event in Chester, Virginia is proposing a new setting for the ancient form of exercise: the [Read more]

Virginia duo aims to unleash Alexa’s marketing potential

May 13, 2018 by  

Voice-based home assistants like Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri are an increasingly popular fixture in Americans’ lives, and a Virginia-based pair of marketing experts believe that they [Read more]

Virginia event looks to unite black businesswomen

April 4, 2018 by  

A local event is looking to highlight the changing face of Virginia businesses.

The Black Businesswomen’s Expo is coming up in [Read more]

Reliance Staffing expands to Chester area

March 5, 2018 by  

Chester and Richmond job hunters will want to make sure their résumés and business cards are the best they can be, as a major employment agency has just opened up a branch in North Chesterfield.

Reliance Staffing has over 35 years of experience in the temp industry, having opened in Virginia Beach in 1982. Since then, the company has expanded to Chesapeake, Newport News and Suffolk, with the Richmond office having its official launch at the start of last month.

The company currently employs over 900 temporary staff, who are sent out to businesses in need of short-term assistance. A temp job, though not a long-term goal for many, offers an opportunity for struggling jobseekers to gain experience and get their foot in the door at many businesses.

The agency’s website allows job hunters to apply for a specific position or to file their résumé with Reliance for later consideration. For employers, Reliance promises that it can deliver pre-screened talented individuals, with businesses paying less than if they had hired directly. The agency claims to be the largest staffing business in the state, and boasts eight consecutive Best of Staffing awards.

For those in need of a job or not, the company’s expansion to Richmond reflects positively on the state capital’s economy, and should create openings for people in the area looking to find work.

National Career Fairs comes to Virginia

February 5, 2018 by  

Employers and jobseekers from the Mid-Atlantic and beyond will descend on Richmond’s South-Bells Holiday Inn early next month.

The event, simply titled the [Read more]

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