NewsFeeds 4.25.11

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.

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.

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