| Jun 1, 2011
As baby boomers begin to approach traditional retirement age, the workforce is aging rapidly. But not all industries are aging at the same rate. Some companies employ significantly more older workers than others.
Just over a quarter (26 percent) of...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 7:31 AM
Singer-songwriter Mike Aiken throws a music festival in Smithfield every year and -- as part of the fun -- he gives local tunesmiths the chance to showcase their craft. Through a contest that ran for weeks leading up to the festival, four local...
| Oct 3, 2011
On a September evening, in a large tent pitched outside his bank in downtown Lake Forest, Ed Wehmer took the microphone and addressed 350 people celebrating the 20th anniversary of what is now Wintrust Financial Corp.
The jocular 57-year-old is known...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 10:07 AM
A day after Smithfield Foods launched a campaign to illustrate its commitments to sustainability, the Humane Society of the United States filed a complaint to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charging that Smithfield--the world's largest pork...
| May 23, 2012
| 9:37 AM
Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through — as well as places and things.
It's known for its Bacon (as in Nathaniel), its ham (as in Smithfield), its presidents...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s parent CKE Restaurants Inc. is joining the pig rights parade, promising to free its pork supply system of cramped gestation crates by 2022.
The Carpinteria company began implementing better conditions for its hogs...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 6:27 AM
Taste of Smithfield, a retail store and restaurant operated by Smithfield Foods Inc., , will have its grand opening at 11:30 p.m. July 10 in downtown Smithfield.
Diners can pick up a menu by the door, order their food at the open kitchen counter and...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 9:37 PM
NEWPORT NEWS—A 18,700-pound cupola was placed atop Christopher Newport University's chapel on Tuesday.
Construction for the 14,000-square foot chapel began in September 2011.
The chapel, scheduled to open in late fall of 2012, is located between...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 9:52 AM
Food and restaurant analysts are already placing their bets for next year’s top restaurant trends, including automatons in the kitchen, mini dishes, pricier drinks and something called “bar snackification.”
Step one, though, is going...
| Nov 4, 2011
Humane Society accuses McRib pork provider of mistreating hogs...
| Dec 8, 2011
Smithfield promises to ban gestation crates for pregnant pigs by 2017...