Guest Opinion: Just like coach drew it up

Bill Farrar has taken an interest in how our new baseball team has gone about its business, and in this week’s Guest Opinion he explains how it has thrived where others failed.

Trash-to-electricity project starting in Henrico

“We are going to take that energy currently being wasted and transform that into renewable electric power to put on the local grid,” said Alan Petersen, the VP of development for a Henrico-based power company.

The Pipeline: Commercial Real Estate Round Up for 4.16.10

Acosta Sales and Marketing Company leased 11,300 square feet in Henrico. GTAT Enterprises Inc. leased 3,810 square feet on Alverser Drive in Chesterfield and Advanced Auto leased a new location on W. Broad St.

Do the Fortune 500 shuffle

Five of the six local companies that made this year’s list moved up in the rankings from last year.

Heady times for the baseball biz

Thousands of baseball fans will root for Richmond’s new team tonight, but the Flying Squirrels aren’t the only baseball-related business in town.

Marketing moves

A Richmond ad man bought the firm he worked at and wants to grow it by signing more community banks. Another marketing firm gets ready to move into a 6,000-square-foot office in formerly vacant building on Broad Street.

Cash crops

Manakintowne Specialty Growers is in the running to win $50,000 from a U.S. Chamber of Commerce video contest called Free Enterprise, and it’s a touching video worth watching.