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George Allen is running for U.S. Senate. The former Virginia governor faces a Republican primary June 12.
George Allen, the favored Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, dropped by the Aol Dulles campus Friday and talked to employees and readers of the Internet giant about his ideas for the future of technology and innovation in the U.S. “We talk about America being the world capital of innovation. You all here with Aol are leaders in innovation,” Allen told a crowd of about 50. Allen highlighted an internal Aol initiative to help spouses of armed forces employees find good-paying jobs. He said he wants to bring jobs to spouses of armed forces employees and to all Americans. "America is open for business," he said. “The American people are the hardest-working, most creative folks in the world," Allen said. "It’s not their fault that we have …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Business owners can claim their free listing in Patch Places to promote their business and inform local Patch readers.
When Patch launched in late 2010 editors and freelancers ventured to local businesses in order to collect information for our directory. They made Patch Places into a spot where your local customers can find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and much more for stores and restaurants around town. All Patch readers can add information about local events, can rate the business on a scale of one to five stars and can add a review. But many owners of local businesses don't realize the full advantages and extra bonuses they get when they claim a listing. How to Claim Your Listing—and Why Owners or managers should search for their business listing on Patch in the search box above, click on your business listing and then click on "claim…
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Businesses are sharing more of the tax load in Manassas.
Residents in Manassas are now sharing more of the tax burden with the business community, according to a report from the Commissioner of the Revenue. Residential property owners paid nearly 69 percent of the real estate property taxes in 2007 and in fiscal year 2011 paid 58 percent, according to the report. In 2007, commercial properties paid only 26 percent of the real estate property taxes and are now paying nearly 35 percent. "There's been a slight shift in the burden of who is paying taxes," John Grzejka, commissioner of the revenue for the City of Manassas, told council members last Monday. "Early in this past decade residential properties were paying a huge amount of real estate taxes in this community and they are now co-sharing …
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Lockheed Martin is moving 170 jobs from its Eagan, Minn, facility to Manassas starting in 2012.
The question Americans everywhere are asking these days: where are the jobs? After Lockheed Martin released plans in November to close its Eagan, Minn., facility by 2013, 1,000 employees were left to wonder about their futures. Friday, Terri Herr, communications manager for Lockheed Martin in Manassas, said that 170 of the positions will move to the company's Manassas facility beginning in 2012. The Eagan-based employees are being asked to make an initial decision on relocating to Manassas by the end of January. Currently, Lockheed Martin employs approximately 1,400 people at its Manassas facility. “We're keeping as many opportunities for those employees already here,” Herr said. “This is not related to any new work here.” “The work …