Busch eyes its own hotel (Virginia Gazette)
The next attraction at Busch Gardens may not be a coaster, but a hotel.
Community banks feel pressure to raise capital (Virginian-Pilot)
During the past year, at least eight of the 80 state-chartered banks in Virginia have been ordered by regulators to improve their operations and strengthen their capital. One of the eight, Norfolk-based Commonwealth Bankshares Inc., reported earlier this month that its Bank of the Commonwealth subsidiary needed $27.6 million of additional funds to comply with federally mandated capital ratios.
Coffee shop eyes former bank location (Roanoke Times)
Plans are percolating for Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea to transform a former bank branch in Southwest Roanoke County into a new coffee and food shop with a drive-through. But the owner of this local coffee enterprise remains mum about the details.
This Waiter Doesn’t Need a Tip (Slate)
How restaurants will use tablet computers to replace servers.
One Size Fits Nobody: Seeking a Steady 4 or a 10 (NY Times)
With no standard sizes for women’s clothing from one store to the next, a handful of companies are tackling the problem of finding the right fit.
Companies remove restaurants’ food waste by composting it (USA Today)
Much has been made of the farm-to-table restaurant movement. But what happens to all the food that ends up uneaten at the table?
5 Ways to Prepare for the Future (Inc.)
Ask yourself these five crucial questions, and you will be better prepared for whatever type of change sweeps through your industry.
The Mini-Casino Next Door (Business Week)
An in-depth story about an issue BizSense has covered. Slot machines have snuck into U.S. shopping malls, along with money laundering, bribery, shootouts, and billions in profits.