Author Archives: Steve Mullen

Richmond Financial Firm Re-launches with New Name and New Brand

Post Image

(Richmond, Virginia) – One of Richmond’s only women-owned financial advisory firms is announcing some big changes this spring.  Summit Financial Planning is changing its name to Summit Financial Partners.  And, along with the new name comes a new look. “While the name change may be subtle, Summit Financial Partners better depicts who we are, the […]

Continue Reading

Do Businesses Still Need Facebook?

Post Image

Those who have been managing a Facebook page for an organization have seen their efforts become less and less fruitful over the last few years, as the social media outlet makes it painfully clear that unless you pay, you won’t get much from them. For years, Facebook was a gravy train for businesses and other […]

Continue Reading

CrossKeys Vineyards to be Included in the Governor’s Cup Case

Post Image

(Mt. Crawford, Virginia) – One of the Shenandoah Valley’s premier vineyards is being honored as one of the best in all of Virginia. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced last night that the 2015 vintage of the Ali d’Oro dessert wine, produced by CrossKeys Vineyards, will be included in the 2018 Governor’s Cup Case®, which means […]

Continue Reading

We Don’t Need 280 Characters

Post Image

It’s official.  Twitter has jumped the shark.  Well, maybe it’s not that extreme, but I fear that this latest decision won’t end well for the service that’s already struggling. Twitter officials announced this week that they’ve decided once and for all to double the number of characters allowed in a tweet, from 140 to 280.  […]

Continue Reading

When to Pay Someone to Help With Your Business’ Social Media

Post Image

Social media started out easy for business owners.  Back in the day, you’d open a Facebook account with the name of your business, and then go in search of “friends”.  Then, things got complicated.  First, they said businesses couldn’t have individual accounts, then they created groups, then they created pages, then they made it harder […]

Continue Reading

New Richmond Real Estate Team Focuses on Service Before, During and After the Sale

Post Image

(Richmond, Virginia) – Founded on the belief that the relationship continues even after all the papers are signed, a new real estate team has formed in Richmond that vows to provide tailored services and expertise before, during, and after closing. Richmond REALTORS© John McGurn, Elliott Gravitt, Dawson Boyer and Jenny Brock, launched Providence Hill this […]

Continue Reading

Can Your Business Avoid Inviting Social Media Outrage?

Post Image

Some of it is self-inflicted and some of it is unexpected, but it seems more and more these days companies are finding themselves the target of an outraged social media audience.  Here are just a couple of recent examples: HBO recently announced a new show by the producers of Game of Thrones that will be set […]

Continue Reading

The Basics of Crisis Communications

Post Image

Over the last week or so, we’ve seen the unfolding of the latest crisis in the White House, a meeting last summer taken by the president’s son, Donald Trump, Jr., with a Russian who claimed to have information about Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.  Whether you believe there’s anything to the story or not, the […]

Continue Reading

Autumn Pilgrimage House Tour Properties Announced for 2017

Post Image

(Charles City, Virginia) – Westover Episcopal Church, one of the oldest parishes in the nation, is pleased to announce the homes on this year’s Autumn Pilgrimage House Tour.  This year’s list includes several properties not available on previous tours, including the oldest plantation in Virginia and the homes of several presidents. Each year, some of […]

Continue Reading

Richmond-Area Team Finishes Successful First Year of Asset Resolution & Credit Services

Post Image

(Richmond, Virginia) – Competition among the nation’s community banks has never been greater, which means the Strategic Risk Associates (SRA) Investor Services Division led by Ray Santelli and Andy Ferguson is likely to remain busy. After more than 20 years in community banking, Santelli (former SVP for commercial lending and special assets) and Ferguson (former […]

Continue Reading