Drew Jackson

Flying Squirrels find their voice

Richmonders will find a familiar voice in the broadcast booth this summer, as local radio host Jimmy Barrett has been tapped as the voice of the Flying Squirrels.

Foreclosures for 3.2.10

The last week of February was a busy one for Richmond’s foreclosure market, as each of the surrounding counties saw an increase in foreclosed properties, except for Hanover. In Richmond City the number of properties with a set public auction date doubled from the week before from 11 to 22. As in most weeks, most of the properties are at the lower end of the market. But there are several properties valued at more than $400,000.

Change that scoreboard

The Flying Squirrels are nearly a finished product, as workers assemble the team’s logo above the scoreboard at The Diamond on Monday.

SBA beefs up local microloan program

The SBA recently awarded REDC Community Capital group a $920,039 grant to help fund their micro-loan program, the largest amount the organization has ever received for that program

Retailers rally for online tax bill

Packed into Senate Room 2 were brick-and-mortar retailers wearing campaign style buttons with slogans like, “Stop Internet Tax Evasion;” absent was Amazon, or any other major target of the bill, which according to Nancy Thomas, president and CEO of the Retail Merchants Association, is precisely the reason for the bill’s necessity. “Virginia retailers give back… Read more »

Foreclosures 2.23.10

Two properties in particular should attract some attention: the home at 4511 W Cary St., which RealtyTrac estimates at $379,629, defaulted on its $648,000 loan, and the restaurant space at 814 W Grace, currently occupied by the Hyperlink CAfe, defaulted on a $675,000 loan.

State receives $24 million for digital records

When Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Bill Hazel’s mother had her gallbladder removed she saw 13 doctors before having the operation. Each one required new forms, and each one required a new test. Over the next few years, as Virginia physicians adopt electronic health record systems, medical inefficiency may become a thing of… Read more »

‘Amazon’ bill headed to the House

Amazon has a history of avoiding state sales taxes, and Virginia’s online
sales tax bill is something they’ve seen before. The retail behemoth has
avoided paying a sales tax in four states where it had an affiliate program,
and has tied up another state’s law in court for nearly two years.

Wild week for MeadWestvaco

MeadWestvaco is considering closing a Raleigh “Center for Packaging Innovation,” and relocating the facility to Richmond, the company’s corporate headquarters. The research center’s 140 employees were informed of the potential move a few weeks ago, and told an ultimate decision would be made in early March. The recent theme for the company has been cost-cutting… Read more »

Virginia doctors get tech support

The ominous looking mole on your back, your allergies, and your three week bout with mono back in college are all going digital. Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology will use $24 million in federal stimulus funds to help create a health information technology system. The company will team up with the Virginia Health Quality Center… Read more »