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Gateway Financial Holdings Inc., a Virginia Beach-based bank holding company, opened its first financial center in Charlottesville. Donna Richards is president of Gateway’s Charlottesville market. (News release)

Energen Technologies and ETI Mechanical, a Richmond-based provider of maintenance and repair services for commercial and institutional customers, was acquired by Johnson Controls Inc. of Milwaukee. (News release)

Media General Inc., a Richmond communications company, announced job cuts that will equal 11 percent of its total work force at the beginning of last year. About 250 jobs were eliminated in 2007, and another 500 are being cut this year. Media General is the parent company of Virginia Business. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Moss Motors Ltd., a supplier of auto parts for the British restoration market headquartered in Goleta, Calif., will invest $1.5 million to establish a distribution facility in Dinwiddie County. The project will create 90 jobs. (News release)

Osage Bio Energy, a producer of alternative bio-fuels headquartered in Glen Allen, received $300 million in funding from First Reserve Corp. to construct four bio-refining facilities for the production of ethanol and a specialty protein feed. (Business Wire)

Terradon Corp., a woman-owned engineering company based in Charleston, W.Va., opened an office in Richmond. Scott Borowski is manager of the new operation. (News release)

Virginia Commonwealth University researchers partnered with Philip Morris USA of Richmond to gather and study issues relating to the runoff of nitrogen and phosphorus into the James River from Philip Morris Chesterfield plant, and on the onset of lung disease. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s Division of International Trade was named recipient of the President’s “E Star” Award for Export Service from the Commerce Department in recognition of efforts to increase and promote exports. The partnership’s international division helped more than 100 Virginia companies between 2005 and 2007. (News release)

Patrick Simms, named senior vice president of operations, Osage Bio Energy, a Richmond producer of ethanol-based fuel. He has 20 years experience in product development and held positions with Diversa, Biosys, and Genencor. (Business Wire)

Patrick Simms, named senior vice president of operations, Osage Bio Energy, a Richmond producer of ethanol-based fuel. He has 20 years experience in product development and held positions with Diversa, Biosys, and Genencor. (Business Wire)

Joel Stone, named COO, Osage Bio Energy, a Richmond producer of ethanol-based fuel. Stone has 30 years of experience in the ethanol and food ingredient businesses. He was COO for ASAlliances Biofuels and Abengoa Bioenergy Corp. (Business Wire)

Andy Weaver, named CFO, Osage Bio Energy, a Richmond producer of ethanol-based fuel. He has 20 years of experience in financial management and has held positions with Krayton Polymers, Reliant Energy and Coca-Cola. (Business Wire)


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