Too good to pass up

A two-year old Richmond bank is the first of its local peers to tap into a government small-business lending program.

Coffee shop gets a kick-start

Lamplighter Roasting Company took over a derelict gas station in the Fan and transformed it into a neighborhood hot spot. Now the owners of the coffee shop are looking to recreate the magic.

Three’s a coup

All Fired Up, a paint-your-own-ceramics studio, is opening its third location.

Richmond’s own cold war

Pennsylvania-based Yapple Yogurt, a nascent self-serve frozen yogurt business, will open its first Virginia location in Carytown — right next door to booming yogurt chain Sweet Frog.

Blame shifts in investment bust

A Richmond law firm has been dragged into a local doctor’s three-year battle over a soured investment in Appalachian coalmines.

Trading Day: Inside the SEC filings for 9.22.11

There are two new CFOs in town, plus a struggling local video game maker delists itself from public markets and a local chemical company scores a huge legal settlement.