Midlo grad returns with football league (Midlothian Exchange)
The Indoor Football League officially opened the doors of its Richmond headquarters last Wednesday. The league, which sports professional teams mostly in the Midwest and Texas, is hoping to become established on the eastern seaboard. The league offices are in Shockoe Bottom and a team will be in Richmond by 2011. The Exchange has some neat biographical information about Tommy Benizio, the commissioner who went to high school in Midlothian.
Vick now working for Boys & Girls Club (Daily Press)
Vick began his new role Monday, scrapping the construction job to be a program aide at the Boys & Girls Clubs. He will spend 40 hours a week teaching kids in health and fitness, working alongside other staffers to provide supervision and run activities.
Lost in the Weed (Slate)
A very interesting read: The South, after a few years of production declines adjusting to the new market dynamics, is again growing plenty of tobacco. And tobacco acreage, after declining following the buyout, has jumped up by more than 20 percent, including in some states where tobacco hasn’t been farmed in 100 years, like Ohio and Illinois.
Belvedere owner loses line of credit. County may have to finish upgrades (Daily Progress)
Wachovia Bank notified the county in November that it would not renew six letters of credit for the project’s owner, Belvedere Station Land Trust, which is led by homebuilder Bob Hauser.
Stocks Post Gains for Second Quarter (Washington Post)
Wall Street closed its first positive quarter in more than a year and a half yesterday, capping a massive rally built on hopes for an economic stabilization that has yet to materialize
When Your Kids’ Needs Conflict With Work (BusinessWeek)
Unless your child is wise beyond her years or has the empathy of the Dalai Lama, she will undoubtedly ask—again and again and again—why you have to work (and talk, and travel, and e-mail) so much. It’s a question most working parents have to deal with, but it can be particularly nagging for entrepreneurs, who are on the job 24/7.
Layoffs Allow Small Firms to Attract Big-Company Refugees (WSJ)
As major corporations lay off employees, small businesses are benefiting from an unexpected windfall: Displaced talent that is now knocking at the door.