Guest Opinion: Health care needed free enterprise, not federal excess

President Obama’s 2,400-page health-care legislation might decrease the ranks of the uninsured, but it will drive up costs, reduce overall quality of care and hurt job growth. Congress missed the chance to use the free enterprise system to reform a gigantic but unwieldy health-care system, writes Mike Kehoe in this week’s Guest Opinion. Kehoe is the founder and chief executive of Kinsale Insurance.

Boat club sets sail

Tory Wiles left corporate finance for a life at sea. The Richmond native founded The Mariner’s Club in October and plans to officially shove off the organization’s six-vessel fleet in early May, giving members access to boats without having to actually own one.

The Pipeline: Commercial real estate roundup for 3.26.10

Rappahannock Mattress Company leased 3,600 square feet in Chesterfield, SMASHdirect leased 14,085 square feet in Hanover. And Chris Bossola leased 4,500 square feet at 3018 W. Cary St. in Richmond.

Clock ticks down for Federal Club owners

An unprofitable bent-grass golf course in Hanover County will likely have new owners within 60 days, if the bankruptcy court approves a sale. And it might not be open to public play once enough members join.

Business Licenses 3.25.10

Best names this week: Drive a Bargain Car Rental and Happy Ice Cream. Henrico Kelly J. Brightwell Brightwell’s Boutique 109 Carriage Point La, 23059 Retail Gen Merch Boatright Company Inc Various Locations Contr Foreign Gen W. Craig Beagle Chemtool Products 427 N Mullens La, 23075 Sales Agent Maria D. Brito 1412 Starling Dr, 23229 Caterer… Read more »

T-D’s new brand of Gotcha! journalism

Each issue of a new weekly newspaper published by a division of the Richmond Times-Dispatch is filled with arrest photos of the week collected from the metro area.

Tax Day meets Groundhog Day

For a dozen VCU accounting majors, it’s the season to fill out tax forms. Over and over and over.