Legislators’ old-school ties

One state university produces more state legislators than any other school. But the alumni connections don’t necessarily translate into more state money or other favorable legislation, officials say.

Local printer to close

A 40-year-old printing company that specialized in blue prints and other projects for architects and engineers is liquidating.

Foreclosures 5.11.10

More homes with original loan values greater than $300,000 are appearing on the list lately, including a handful in Glen Allen this week.

Building on baby boomers’ demands

After chatting for just a few weeks, a locally-based homebuilder that specializes in planned communities for senior citizens is merging with one of the most active local builders.

Monday Q&A: ‘We get distressed projects completed’

Two veteran homebuilders/business partners are wearing new hats these days, running a multimillion-dollar fund that works with banks on stalled real estate projects. The key is their finance guy, who figured out how to provide capital to finish the projects.

Company gets lift from high-flying kayak event

As far as extreme sports go, kayakers usually leave the big air tricks to their snow boarding and mountain biking brethren. But a Hanover-based event company wants to change that and help invent a new kind of spectator sport for an upcoming extreme sports festival in downtown Richmond.

You go, girl

Two newly acquainted entrepreneurs want to start putting their insights on video blog posts as a way to help other female entrepreneurs, and they’ve opted for a very informal, stream-of-consciousness style.

The Pipeline: Commercial Real Estate Round Up for 5.7.10

SNL Financial leased 6,235 square feet in East Shore III at 140 East Shore Drive in Henrico.Franklin Goose, LLC leased 2,500 square feet at 3401-3403 W. Cary Street in Richmond. Cantor, Stoneburner, Ford Grana, and Buckner leased 7,319 square feet at 7130 Glen Forest Dr. in Henrico.