Industries’s most -read stories of 2012

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From the resignation and reinstatement of U.Va. President Teresa Sullivan to’s massive distribution centers in Central Virginia, Virginia Business covered some of the hottest statewide business events and trends.Following are the top 10 most-read stories of 2012.

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1) Best Places to Work
Virginia Business compiled its Best Places to Work in Virginia in collaboration with Best Companies Group. Firms were ranked for this year’s list based on the results of surveys given to participating companies and their employees.

2) 10 Virginia companies make Most Admired list
Ten Virginia companies made Fortune magazine’s annual list of the World’s Most Admired Companies.

3) Riverstone Group LLC of Richmond buys Keswick Hall
The Riverstone Group LLC of Richmond, a subsidiary of Bill Goodwin’s CCA Industries, has purchased Keswick Hall from Orient-Express Hotels Inc.

4) to create 1,350 jobs in Richmond area announced plans to open two fulfillment centers in Dinwiddie and Chesterfield Counties.

5) Teresa Sullivan’s statement to the U.Va. Board of Visitors
The full statement of U.Va. President Teresa Sullivan to the U.Va. Board of Visitors.

6) Target will open new store in Merrifield in October
Target Corp. announced plans to open a store in the Merrifield area of Fairfax County.

7) Four Virginia business schools make top 50 list
The University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce hit the No. 2 spot on Bloomberg Businessweek’s annual list of Best Undergraduate Schools.

8) Old king coal
Just like the commodity they coax from the earth, Virginia’s coal companies and their national counterparts are under intense pressure.

9)JenCare Neighborhood Medical Centers enters Virginia market with five office locations
A new option in preventative health care for seniors is coming to Virginia.

10) What happened?
Virginia Business covered the saga surrounding the resignation and reinstatement of U.Va. President Teresa Sullivan. The magazine had interviewed U.Va. Rector Helen Dragas just a few months before.

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