September 2023 Top Five stories
The top five most-read daily news stories from July 15 to August 15
The top five most-read daily news stories on VirginiaBusiness.com from July 15 to Aug. 15 included news about Buc-ee’s planning to build a mega-convenience store in Rockingham County in 2025. It would be the chain’s second Virginia store, following a New Kent County store also slated to open in 2025.
The Texas-based travel center applied for a special-use permit at a site along Interstate 81 in Rockingham County near Mt. Crawford. (July 25)
Richmond-based Atlantic Union Bank’s parent company entered into an agreement to acquire Danville-based American National Bankshares, creating a bank with assets of $23.7 billion as of June 30. (July 25)
Freddie Mac remained the top-ranked Virginia-based company on the magazine’s 34th Global 500 list, with aerospace and defense companies RTX (formerly Raytheon Technologies) and Boeing close behind. (Aug. 2)
Stihl Inc.’s former senior vice president of sales and marketing, Chris Keffer, became the Virginia Beach-based outdoor power equipment manufacturer’s president and CEO on Aug. 4. (July 14)
In September, Michal Lagunionek, Arlington-based Lidl’s U.S. president and CEO, will be replaced by Joel Rampoldt, a Miami-based retail and wholesaler consultant. (Aug. 4)