This week, Virginia Commerce Bancorp, Inc. reported a net loss of $31.1 million, or $1.17 per diluted common share, for the third quarter of 2009, compared with earnings of $2.7 million, or $0.10 per diluted common share, for the same period in 2008. The third quarter loss was primarily due to $49 million in provisions for loan losses versus $8.3 million for the three months, which ended Sept. 30, 2008, and a $9.1 million loss on other real estate owned.
JobLink, Alexandria’s One-Stop Career Center, is hosting a Green Education and Workforce Forum to discuss the creation of sustainable jobs and determine training needs for the workforce of the future. The Forum will bring together business persons, workforce professionals, City directors and vocational trainers to share ideas and practices with attendees who may be preparing to green their business or persons looking for a job in the green economy.
On Friday night, the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce recognized six businesses for their outstanding contributions to Alexandria and named Charles Collum the 2009 “Business Leader of the Year.”
The Hour Cocktail Collection will kickoff its Grand Opening Celebration with a ribbon cutting to announce its first weekend of business in Old Town Alexandria. Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille will officiate at the ribbon cutting ceremony. The ribbon cutting will be held on Friday, October 23, at 5 p.m.
When Elizabeth Schmiedicke was 15 years old, she heard an advertisement for a cosmetology school and knew that she wanted to be a hair stylist. She also knew that some day she wanted to own her own salon. She does: Salon deZEN at 1008 King Street.
For years, Ann Ile has dreamed of opening a sex shop for women. Her dream come true is Lotus Blooms, King Street’s newest business.
The windows of Lotus Blooms display tasteful and expensive lingerie, some novelty items and some other items that might tempt those who wish to explore their sexuality to enter. Inside, the atmosphere is the same – understated, elegant and welcoming.
US Department Of Labor certifies Approximately 8,600 Workers In 17 States As Eligible To Apply For Trade Adjustment Assistance[From: Business]
The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that approximately 8,600 workers from companies in 17 states “” Arizona, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin “” are eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).
Fit for times when family and friends struggle for words, Cancer Cards has launched a new website, where the right words might just be funny.
The American Cancer Society reports finding humor in life can help when living with cancer. CancerCardOnline.com’s funny cards for cancer sufferers are designed to lend the gift of diversion — as well as hope and inspiration.
Virginia Commerce Bancorp, Inc., (Nasdaq: VCBI), the parent holding company of Virginia Commerce Bank, proudly announces the recent appointment of Kenneth R. Lehman to the Board of Directors for both the holding company and the Bank. Mr. Lehman is a private investor and attorney with expertise in community banking. “Ken’s background in the legal field and banking industry [...]
You better watch out when walking into A Show Of Hands in Del Ray – you might just spend all of your money. The shop, located at 2301 Mount Vernon Avenue, is the perfect outlet for Alexandria artists. The merchandise – paintings, jewelry, postcards, fountain pens, soaps, toys, glass, jams and jellies, recycled art, ceramics, bags, Bloody Mary mix, even the music playing on the CD player are locally made.