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  • Aiken & Friends Fest in Smithfield to spotlight local songwriting standouts

    Aiken & Friends Fest in Smithfield to spotlight local songwriting standouts
    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...
  • No-nonsense CEO runs second-biggest bank in Chicago area

    No-nonsense CEO runs second-biggest bank in Chicago area
    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...
  • Living Here: Famous people, places and things

    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...
  • Prop. 2 -- for animals and our humanity

    Prop. 2 -- for animals and our humanity
    Ten years ago, I received a brochure that included a picture of sows locked up in coffin-size crates. The brochure stated that the intelligent animals were confined that way for life. I remember my reaction: horror, then denial. That had to be illegal!...
  • Who let the dogs out? At Ravens games, Esskay is out, Dietz & Watson in

    Who let the dogs out? At Ravens games, Esskay is out, Dietz & Watson in
    From the Dining@Large blog: The Baltimore Ravens have a new hot dog supplier -- from Philly. That's right, Esskay is out, Dietz & Watson is in. Esskay, founded in Baltimore in 1858, has been supplying Ravens concession stands with hot dogs since the...
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  • Navy chaplain's love for Spain sparked flourishing import food business

    Navy chaplain's love for Spain sparked flourishing import food business
    Two credit cards, a Web site and a single product may not seem like the most promising way to start a business. But when retired Navy chaplain Don Harris and his eldest son, Tim, began selling imported serrano ham via the Internet in late 1996, they...
  • Smithfield Foods posts $26.4 million second-quarter loss

    Smithfield Foods posts $26.4 million second-quarter loss
    Smithfield Foods Inc. today reported a second-quarter loss of $26.4 million, or 17 cents per share, compared with a year-earlier profit of $1.7 million, or 1 cent a share. Continued sharp losses in the company's hog production business — Smithfield...
  • The City of Smithfield, Virginia

    The town's ham history dates to the American Indians, who were credited for originating the salt- and hardwood-smoked dry-cured Smithfield ham. Today, Smithfield is the home of Smithfield Foods, a Fortune 500 company. To commemorate its ham heritage,...
  • Claims to fame in Hampton Roads? Singer Pearl Bailey, actress Glenn Close and more

    She's from here? That's right here? They make those here? Yes, yes and yes. From Ella Fitzgerald to Williamsburg to Peace Frogs, we've got people, places and things worth talking about. PEOPLE Princess Pocahontas, Capt. John Smith and Chief Powhatan...
  • City Guide: Smithfield

    Smithfield is almost synonymous with ham. The town's ham history dates to the American Indians, who have been credited for originating the dry-curing process that incorporates salt and hardwood smoking. Smithfield is home to Smithfield Foods — a...