NewsFeeds 8.13.09

New music venue planned at former Toad’s Place (Times-Dispatch)
Four investors from North Carolina, including a former Richmonder, are trying to revive the music scene along Richmond’s Canal Walk. Executives of online ticketing service Etix and the owners of the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, N.C., plan to open the live-music venue Hat Factory and a yet-to-be-named restaurant next month in the former Toad’s Place in the Lady Byrd Hat building on Virginia Street.

Carilion, FTC talks cleared to go forward (Roanoke Times)
Carilion Clinic and the Federal Trade Commission staff can begin settlement negotiations in a dispute that began after Carilion purchased two outpatient centers a year ago.

Lawmakers want in on ports deal (Daily Press)
Concerned the state is moving too quickly in its decision on whether to pursue a long-term public-private partnership to operate the state’s cargo terminals, members of a legislative panel on Wednesday vowed to intervene with legislation that would make the General Assembly part of the decision-making process.

JetBlue offers one month of unlimited travel for $599 (USA Today)
JetBlue Airways is offering a $599 one-month pass for unlimited travel Wednesday in a bid to get more passengers airborne and jump-start a sluggish summer for the airline industry.

Small-Business Stimulus Loans Slow to Trickle (NY Times)
The program is off to a slow start, and many banks, including some of the largest, appear reluctant to take part. With $255 million, the program is prepared to make about 10,000 loans of up to $35,000 each. As of Monday, the agency reported that only 1,127 loans, totaling $36.8 million, had been extended.

Management Practices That Spell Doom (BusinessWeek)
Well-intentioned but misguided managers are sinking their employers because they don’t understand the science of human behavior.

Boost Your Brand From the Inside (Entrepreneur)
Your employees are one of your best marketing assets–put them to work.

New music venue planned at former Toad’s Place (Times-Dispatch)
Four investors from North Carolina, including a former Richmonder, are trying to revive the music scene along Richmond’s Canal Walk. Executives of online ticketing service Etix and the owners of the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, N.C., plan to open the live-music venue Hat Factory and a yet-to-be-named restaurant next month in the former Toad’s Place in the Lady Byrd Hat building on Virginia Street.

Carilion, FTC talks cleared to go forward (Roanoke Times)
Carilion Clinic and the Federal Trade Commission staff can begin settlement negotiations in a dispute that began after Carilion purchased two outpatient centers a year ago.

Lawmakers want in on ports deal (Daily Press)
Concerned the state is moving too quickly in its decision on whether to pursue a long-term public-private partnership to operate the state’s cargo terminals, members of a legislative panel on Wednesday vowed to intervene with legislation that would make the General Assembly part of the decision-making process.

JetBlue offers one month of unlimited travel for $599 (USA Today)
JetBlue Airways is offering a $599 one-month pass for unlimited travel Wednesday in a bid to get more passengers airborne and jump-start a sluggish summer for the airline industry.

Small-Business Stimulus Loans Slow to Trickle (NY Times)
The program is off to a slow start, and many banks, including some of the largest, appear reluctant to take part. With $255 million, the program is prepared to make about 10,000 loans of up to $35,000 each. As of Monday, the agency reported that only 1,127 loans, totaling $36.8 million, had been extended.

Management Practices That Spell Doom (BusinessWeek)
Well-intentioned but misguided managers are sinking their employers because they don’t understand the science of human behavior.

Boost Your Brand From the Inside (Entrepreneur)
Your employees are one of your best marketing assets–put them to work.

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