RKG employees at their 2012 summer picnic. Photo: Courtesy RKG

The Cure for the Common Job

Gotta go to work, gotta have a job! But is it really necessary that our jobs feel like chores? Dare we dream of a work environment that’s relevant, productive, and engaging? That inspires us? For the Millennial generation, which makes up 25 percent of the current workforce, the answers to these questions are paramount. To […]

Shoppers check out at Reid Super Save Market, a Charlottesville institution for decades. Photo: Ashley Twiggs

In a crowded field of grocery options, loyalty goes a long way

From Feast! to Food Lion, Charlottesville is home to dozens of grocery stores, and recent months have brought more to the already crowded field of options for shoppers. The city is packed with small urban markets, specialty shops, and big box stores. Trendy chain Trader Joe’s arrived with great fanfare last month, and two new […]

John Freeman, a 25-year-old UVA grad, is the man behind the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Facebook success. Photo: Graelyn Brashear

Charlottesville’s Facebook page goes viral

Every marketing firm and tourism board in the country is searching for social media’s magic bullet, and the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau might have found it. With a small budget and a young social media coordinator’s instinctive touch, the CACVB’s Facebook page has shot to the top of national user engagement ratings. John […]