Ladies and gentlemen, BizSense 2.0

Starting in July, we will be rolling out BizSense Pro. Maybe you’ve noticed a little lock on some of our stories. That’s us testing the technology before we go live. All of our news has always been free. But over the last few months we have been sneaky. We’ve added more news and data to the website. Starting in July, some of those stories (we think about two or three a week) and several data sections will be available to paying subscribers only.

New hires and promotions for 6.16.20

One of Richmond’s top advertising minds returns to town after a stint out-of-state, while a host of lawyers take new positions. Plus new hires in wealth management and architecture and a promotion in commercial real estate.

“Donated” real estate saves cycling group

After losing a major sponsor last year, Craig Dodson’s startup cycling non-profit was close to folding. Then a local real estate developer helped save the day by donating a building and an apartment.

Foreclosures 6.15.10

Loads of foreclosures this week, including an usually high number from Henrico and Chesterfield plus several homes in the higher price brackets.

Minority contractor renews suit against Wilder

A pricey lawsuit against former mayor Doug Wilder and the City of Richmond has been filed again in Richmond Circuit Court, alleging that the former mayor lambasted a consultant/minority contractor and caused him to lose other projects.

Monday Q&A: Hate BP, buy a scooter?

Other than walking or riding a bike, riding a scooter may be the most fuel efficient way to commute around town. For Scoot Richmond, a scooter retailer in the Manchester section of Richmond, boomed 2008 when gas prices spiked. But then sales shrank. This week RBS chats with entrepreneur Chelsea Lahmers, who started the local scooter shop, about how to create new demand and capitalize on anti-BP feelings.

The Docket: Circuit Court Roundup for 6.14.10

A building owner wants money back from a renovation job it says was poorly done, and a local community bank wants $30,000 from a loan it made lent to a small business. Plus, an engineering firm wants $40,000 for work it says it performed and wasn’t paid for from a big developer.