Robyn Sidersky

Journalist in Norfolk,Virginia

United States

Robyn Sidersky is a Norfolk-based journalist. She is the associate editor of Virginia Business magazine. Before that, she was a staff writer for The Virginian-Pilot, Virginia's largest newspaper. She studied journalism and political science at the University of Central Florida and has worked in Florida, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Virginia Business
Stephen Moret to leave VEDP - Virginia Business

VALET program now has more than 300 graduated companies E-tailer likely eligible for $78M in state grants for jobs created since 2019 Blue Star NBR and American Glove Innovations will invest $714M in joint venture

Virginia Business
Northam proposes $150M for site readiness - Virginia Business

When Mazda Toyota was looking to build a plant that would have brought 4,000 jobs and 1.6 billion in investment, Virginia was ruled out. Why? Because Virginia didn't have a competitive project-ready site available. Huntsville, Alabama, landed the deal instead. Since 2016, Virginia has lost out on 42,000 direct jobs and over $75 billion in capital...

Virginia Business
Need for speed - Virginia Business

Geoff Poston likens the current market for building, buying and leasing warehouses and distribution centers to the mid-1800s California Gold Rush: Everybody wants in. Poston, vice president of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer's Hampton Roads industrial group, says demand has never been greater for industrial real estate, creating a tight market with low vacancy.
Hop grower in Chesapeake hopes to grow success with rare crop

Andrew Fleming knew he had an uphill battle with little payoff in the first year. But four months in, his business is budding. On his farm in Chesapeake, Fleming is growing hops - conical flowers that are one of the main ingredients in beer.
Hampton Roads teachers turn to crowdsourcing sites for classroom supplies

Science teacher Heather Overkamp has her eye on biotechnology kits that will help her teach medical health lessons this coming school year. The field changes fast, she said, and her independent research students need to keep up with the newest technologies. But the price tag - $500 - is one her district likely won't pay.