Nolan Ryan’s business looking into Richmond baseball (Times-Dispatch)
Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan’s Texas-based baseball business is sending representatives to Richmond this week to investigate possible ownership of the Eastern League franchise that is to move here next season.
How to sell an eyesore (Virginia Gazette)
A long-vacant gas station and a blighted bank on Merrimac Trail attest to the difficulty of redeveloping commercial structures. The one-time Texaco tucked between Long John Silver’s and CVS pharmacy has been an eyesore for nearly a decade. The property has been sold three times since 1999 and is back on the market.
Port Authority sees falloff in revenue, container traffic (Virginian-Pilot)
The Virginia Port Authority’s operating revenue and container traffic remain off by double digits in its current fiscal year, reflecting the impact of the global recession, according to reports released Tuesday.
Vacations, holidays are luxuries few in small biz can afford (USA Today)
Many workers had a Memorial Day break, but most small-business owners were glued to their laptops and cash registers: 57% say they work “always” or “most of the time” on official holidays. Just 31% of total adults answered the same way.
Russian Firm Invests in Facebook (WSJ)
Facebook Inc. said it received a $200 million investment from Russian Internet-investment group Digital Sky Technologies, representing a nearly 2% stake at a valuation of $10 billion for Facebook preferred stock.
Why Should I Have To Pay for My Employees’ Health Care? (Slate)
We offer a health insurance plan at my company, NewWest.Net—partly because it’s the right thing to do, partly because it’s important in attracting and retaining employees, and partly because my family and I need it as much as anyone. Yet the feeling I’ve had from the moment I started looking at company health plans is, why is this my responsibility? Quality health care is a societal good, so why should it be the obligation of private-sector entities to provide it?
Sales & Marketing: E-Mails That Sell (Inc.)
The average employee sends about 38 e-mails a day. Could those be wasted marketing opportunities?