New website for Partnership

The Greater Richmond Partnership, which works to bring new companies to the area, has a snazzy new website.

GVA Advantis closing some Virginia offices

The Richmond office of the commercial brokerage firm GVA Advantis apparently has escaped the ax. On Monday the company said it will close offices in Newport News and Northern Virginia. And unlike at the Norfolk office, where brokers have left for other firms, GVA’s Richmond brokers are staying put — for now.

Just around the corner

Development of the next retail complex at Short Pump is back on schedule.

Apartment signs effective, but not kosher in Chesterfield

A Chesterfield apartment complex is being told by the County government to take down road-front signs on its property to comply with zoning laws. The apartment complex says the signs are the most effective form of advertising and that the development is a huge economic engine.

Study: VCU high death rate for heart attacks

VCU Health System has the third highest death rate for heart attack victims in Virginia and a higher mortality rate than the national average, according to a recent study.

No mandatory swim lessons at laid-off camp

LaidOffCampRVA is a one night gathering for the areas unemployed, and underemployed, to share their experiences and get advice from each other, according to organizer Connie Salinas.

The Pipeline: Commercial Real Estate Round Up for 7.10.09

s Williamson’s Drug Company, a local pharmacy, leased 16,000 square feet at 1550-1590 E. Parham Road in Henrico. And Standex Engraving purchased the 129,000-square-foot industrial building at 5901 Lewis Road in Sandston from Vantec Inc. for $4.5 million.