Concierges take apartment living up a notch

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With the recession in the rearview mirror, companies are investing more in high-quality customer service to win market share. At high-end apartment buildings managed by Bozzuto, that means concierge workers are available to tend to residents’ every need, from making restaurant reservations to help with pet care.

Another month of anemic job growth in the D.C. area

Another month of anemic job growth in the D.C. area

In March, Virginia lost jobs, D.C. added none, and there was only a modest gain in Maryland.

Venture capital is off to a slow start in 2014, report finds

In the past, the amount of money raised in the first quarter is not always an indication of what’s to come.

New glass boxes set to rise downtown

New glass boxes set to rise downtown

Developers begin erecting shimmering glass office buildings despite stagnant office market.

Danaher picks insider Joyce to succeed Culp as CEO

A 25-year company veteran will take over the District-based high-tech manufacturer.

Capital One profits rise 9.3 percent in first quarter

Revenue, meanwhile, slipped 3 percent to $5.37 billion for the McLean-based banking giant.

National Science Foundation project means payday for Alexandria family

National Science Foundation project means payday for Alexandria family

The Hoffman family of Alexandria received a $28 million subsidy for the project but won’t say what they sold it for.

Qiagen consolidates Maryland operations in Germantown

Qiagen consolidates Maryland operations in Germantown

The move will put more of its local workforce under one roof as lease at Gaithersburg site prepares to expire.

Williams & Jensen lobbyists leave to start own firm

Five of the six founding partners of Alignment Government Strategies were at the powerhouse company.

Gap, Walgreens to open big stores in downtown D.C.

Gap, Walgreens to open big stores in downtown D.C.

Douglas Development continues to add new offerings downtown and in the Penn Quarter neighborhood.

Paul Singh on the ‘unsexy’ truth about venture capital

Paul Singh on the ‘unsexy’ truth about venture capital

Our exclusive Q&A with the founder of 500 Startups in Silicon Valley and now Crystal Tech Fund in Arlington.

Using derivatives to help small entrepreneurs

CAPITAL BUZZ | MFX, A small District-based company, has built a business around using derivatives to help small entrepreneurs in developing countries.

From our partners

Deltek: Opportunities from contractors leaving the 8(a) program

The more than 6,500 8(a) businesses with program exit dates in fiscal 2015 or later are in a strong position to chase the contract orders exiting 8(a) contractors will leave behind.

CoStar: In three neighborhoods, nicer buildings have higher vacancy rates

For now, more office tenants are choosing to lease or renew space in buildings with lower rental rates over the amenity-rich five-star buildings.

On Leadership

Sticking women with the office housework

Sticking women with the office housework

Why aren’t men also expected to take notes in meetings and join thankless committees?

Post 200

Post 200

A comprehensive look at the companies and organizations that made this year’s list.

Workplace

Business Rx: Security app firm seeks help gaining access to users

The biggest business challenge for Ipsiti faces is the requirement to engage multiple parties to enable its solution.

Career Coach: Build trust at work

What difference does it make if you have an organization with a lack of trust? People spend energy holding onto their negative feelings toward each other rather than working productively on the job.

Life at Work: At Merkle, ‘Dream Grants’ allow staffers to pursue a passion

Employees can get up to $15,000 to travel, start a charitable foundation, or pursue other passions.

@Work Advice: Just say no, or quit?

@Work Advice: Just say no, or quit?

Worker is morally opposed to drug testing. But what if his or her number comes up?

Capital Business on Twitter

An office built with millennials in mind

Accenture’s Arlington office has a heavy emphasis on flexibility, mobility and connectivity.

Not your grandmother’s milkman

How one local company is using technology that may be the best hope for the farm-to-table movement.

It’Sugar opens in Chinatown

The co-founder of Dylan’s Candy Bar brings a sweet shop, and mega-size treats, to the D.C. area.

Washington area stock index

Who are the winners and losers in the local Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland public trade markets? Check the Bloomberg Washington D.C. Area Stock Index for up to date performance measures.

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