Foreclosures 10.4.10

A West End home belonging to an embattled developer is in foreclosure. Plus a handful of $400,000 homes this week.

Sheltering Arms expands its reach

Sheltering Arms announced yesterday its acquisition of a local sports injury therapist to add to its rapidly expanding bottom line.

Pipeline: Commerical Real Estate Round Up 10.1.10

Rotary Corporation leased 36,336 square feet at 1915 Ruffin Mill Rd in the City of Richmond while Pulsar Advertising, Inc. leased 2,087 sf at 707 E. Main Street in Richmond. Click the link to see more deals.

Guest Opinion: How Crocs got their bite

Last weekend I wore a pair of “U-Va. orange” Crocs to a football game. I got laughed at, but I learned a valuable business lesson, writes Stan Maupin.

Cliches, part deux

Despite our best efforts to identify and exterminate the worst offenders, cliches and jargon just keep coming back. And with greater immunity to our only antidote: public shame. We have a few more we’d like to submit for retirement.

The Thalhimers tale

You know the name. Chances are, you shopped at the store. Now you can read the book.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 9.29.10

RBS has started a new data section of patents issued to local inventors. Many of them are technical. For example this week, a handful of inventors were issued a patent for a cabinet storage bin that has a lifting mechanism. Also, Philip Morris has a new patent for an aromatic pocket tear tape for a cigarette pack.