Photo courtesy of River City Segs
River City Segs was voted Best Corporate Team Building Experience
Best Business Slogan
Posh PR’s “Champagne is always the answer”
“When you hear someone popping a bottle of champagne, everyone cheers, and it’s a celebration!” says owner Caroline Birgmann, explaining her company’s slogan. Given that the event-planning company’s main business is currently weddings, the perennial symbol of special occasions seems a fitting choice.
2. (Tie) Agee’s “Bring out the best in you”; CarLotz: “Great cars for sale by owner”
3. River City Segs: “Always practice safe segs”
Best New Start-Up
Boho Cycle Studio
714 N. Sheppard St., 355-1151
Since opening in October last year, Boho Cycle Studio has been getting Richmond residents in gear to a healthier lifestyle. “I do not want people to leave saying, ‘That was a good workout,’ says co-owner Shannon Greenwood. “I want them to leave saying that it was an overall amazing experience.”
2. (Tie) CarLotz; Off Leash K9 Training
3. (Tie) Cutz for Guys; Sugar Shack Donuts
Best New Mover and Shaker in the Business Community
Melissa and Scott Black, Bombshell
10 S. Crenshaw Ave.; 2243 Old Brick Road, Glen Allen; 4821 Commonwealth Centre Parkway, Midlothian; 342-0051
Melissa and Scott Black credit the success of their business to thinking outside of the box and the power of persistence. Since opening their first salon five years ago, Bombshell has grown to include three locations in Richmond. “Our commitment to the industry inspires us to explore all the possibilities for Bombshell,” says Scott Black.
2. Sugar Shack Donuts
Best PR Received by a Local Company
4401 Dominion Boulevard, Glen Allen, 747-0000
Keiter ushered in the accounting firm’s new management partner, Mike Gracik, with a PR campaign that earned the company more than a dozen media placements and a subsequent boost in brand awareness and business, says manager Fonda Lang. During the week of the leadership transition campaign, Lang says the firm’s website generated its highest level of traffic for all of 2013.
3. Need Supply Co.
Business That Should Still Come to Richmond
Although construction dates have not yet been set, Wegmans has confirmed plans to build two new stores in the Richmond area. The family-owned supermarket chain pairs quality goods with a business model that has landed it on Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for 17 consecutive years.
3. The Container Store
Best Corporate Team Building or Fun Day Experience
River City Segs
1805 E. Grace St., 343-6105
“It’s something everyone can do together and enjoy,” says River City Segs’ Chad Harvey. “It provides a more intimate exploration of the city.” Historical and scenic tours highlight the Shockoe Bottom and Church Hill districts, while The River City Challenge urges officemates to participate in a team-building scavenger hunt.
2. (Tie) All Fired Up; Connects Corporate 4-Miler; Spirited Art
3. (Tie) Capital One; Wine & Design
Best Company to Work For
15075 Capital One Drive, 273-1144
Capital One’s “positive work environment” includes flexible work arrangements, collaborative work spaces, online training and development programs, as well as a slew of competitive benefits, says spokesperson Julie Rakes. There are even on-site fitness and health centers for employees to enjoy, Rakes adds.