It was the week of the taxi with a handful of licenses for new taxi services. Plus, interesting new business names such as Savin Face and Intergalactic Bead Show.
The local title company entangled in an embezzlement investigation is now under the control of the State Corporation Commission.
An executive at one of Richmond’s biggest companies is retiring, and her successor will get a bump in pay. Plus two local executives are awarded huge stock options, and CarMax is back on the road looking for new locations.
The owner of a shopping center at Short Pump wants $200,000 for improving the common areas of a center it purchased. And a furniture maker is suing Roomstore for $90,000, only Roomstore is now in Chapt. 11 Bankruptcy protection. Plus other collections efforts, and the MCV hospital is trying to recoup a $1 million it says it wasn’t paid for treating a employee who worked at Canon.
One tax burden on Virginia business owners has increased more than 100 percent since 2009, and another spike is just around the corner.
A recently bankrupt local furniture retailer wants to clean house.
A patent for an electric can opener this week. Plus, some highly technical patents from local inventors working for IBM, Sony, Honeywell and others.
A local developer and a Northern Virginia rug cleaning company purchases the business interests and commercial real estate of a prominent bankrupt Richmond couple at auction. And already one developer is planning to put in apartments in Oregon Hill.
The Center for Rural Culture, a nonprofit that promotes and educates local farmers, is bringing back the popular Goochland Farmers Market.
Lots of moves this week, and a local private equity fund hires a professional baseball player who is in the minor league organization of the Seattle Mariners.