Brandcenter: Creating RVA
Katie Chapin (M.S.’10/MC) knew they had a good idea. She just didn’t know how good. Chapin was part of a team of students in the VCU Brandcenter wrestling with a project for a local branding effort. Venture Richmond, an organization devoted to enhancing the vitality of the Richmond community, was exploring ways to brand Richmond as a way of building pride within the city and attracting attention outside of it. Read more.
Business: Alumni entrepreneurs plant seeds for new brewery
Two former Dominion workers are trading “corporate time” for a full-time happy hour. Mechanicsville natives Michael Davis (B.S.’10/B) and Ryan Mitchell (B.S.’12/H&S) hope to bring another name to the exploding local beer market by opening Garden Grove Brewing Co. in Chesterfield in May. Read more.
Getting a college degree isn’t easy for anyone. Exams, essays, research projects, impossible assignments, demanding teachers, late nights and occasional bouts with self doubt confront everyone. Perseverance is a prerequisite. Read more.
‘Do not pass go’ until you play Ram-opoly
In Durham, N.C., people play Dukeopoly, and in College Park, Md., the game is called Terpopoly. From Aggieopoly to Wisconsinopoly, there are dozens of Monopoly-inspired board games customized to reflect college campuses across the country. Read more.
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