Followups - December 2018

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Barry Art Museum opens at Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University opened the Barry Art Museum in November.

The 24,000-square-foot, two-story museum is the result of art and financial contributions valued at $37 million from Richard and Carolyn Barry of Suffolk.

Richard Barry is the retired vice chairman of Landmark Media Enterprises (formerly Landmark Communications).

The Barrys’ collection includes 123 glass-art objects; 70 paintings, prints and drawings; and 90 antique dolls.

The collection is expected to add to Norfolk’s prominence as an art-glass mecca. The Chrysler Museum of Art has a highly regarded glass-art collection.

Virginia Business profiled the Barrys and their contributions to ODU in the cover story for its June philanthropy issue.


Employees file lawsuit against Bristol Compressors
More than 40 current and former Bristol Compressors employees have filed suit against the company and its owners. 

The lawsuit accuses the company of violating the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act. The law requires companies with more than 100 employees to provide 60 days’ notification of a plant closing or mass layoffs. 

The magazine looked at the impact of the plant closing on the

Bristol area in a story in the October issue.

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