The Docket: Court Roundup for 3.15.11

Lots of businesses trying to collect, including Valpak, a restaurant supply company and a bank trying to recover funds from a New Kent County builder. Plus a Richmond dance club is getting sued by a patron for injuries allegedly suffered at the hands of the bouncer.

Monday Q&A: How to dress the part

While BizSense usually focuses on the nitty-gritty local business news, we’re not so naive to think that clothes and appearance doesn’t play a role in business. A sharp outfit can make perfect business sense. So this week reporter Amy David chatted with a fashion consultant to help guide those of us who might veer off course occasionally. And it’s where we learned this nugget: “More places are going business casual, but there’s a difference between business casual and sloppy.”

Snagajob snagging new digs?

Local job-posting company Snagajob is looking to lease more office space in Innsbrook, according to sources close to the deal. The company recently raised $27 million in venture capital and plans to hire 100 employees.

Direct mail company goes bankrupt

With hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal judgments hanging over its head, ICM Inc. will be liquidated.

Deal Flow: Investment banking roundup for 3.11.11

Welcome to DealFlow, a new monthly BizSense data section tracking all the recent deals (IPOs, M&A or capital raises) that local firms — investment banks, private equity, venture capital, etc. — had a hand in. DealFlow also highlights local businesses that have raised capital on their own or been party to a merger or acquisition.

Trading Day: Inside the SEC filings for 3.10.11

Big paydays for local execs as companies begin to release their proxies; a local real estate investment trust works more big hotel deals; shareholders of a local coal company dump millions of dollars worth of shares; and a local drug maker takes a step toward selling its new drug in Europe.

‘Change has to start somewhere’

Yesterday’s story on ADA lawsuits inspired a spirited response from our readers. Today, we catch up with plaintiff Niki Swann.