Michael Schwartz

Michael Schwartz is the editor of Richmond BizSense, and covers banking, lawsuits, finance, M&A and golf. He can be reached at [email protected] or 804-855-1037.

Countdown is on for VBB

A struggling local bank has been given 90 days to raise capital or find an acquirer or merger partner.

BizSense staff grows, diversifies

Amy David joined BizSense as our newest reporter earlier this winter after she proved her gumption in a semester-long internship.

Spring break comes early for Markel

The local insurance giant has invested in yet another private business, this time adding to its portfolio a stake in a Florida-based investment firm.

Farming group’s bumper crop: Controversy

A faction of unhappy supporters of the Goochland Farmers Market has splintered off and plans to hold a meeting to assess the future of a farming advocacy group.

Bill to ban sweepstakes cafes gets AG’s support

The state’s attorney general this week announced his support of legislation that could mean the end of the many Internet sweepstakes cafes that have been popping up locally.

When partnerships go bad

A local bank got caught up in the middle of a dispute between two business partners and is now on the receiving end of a $1.35 million lawsuit.