BizSense adds reporter

Michael Schwartz will cover banking, finance and general assignments for us. He comes to Richmond from Hampton Roads, where he has worked as a business reporter for more than five years. Come meet him at a BizSense happy hour next week.

First Capital decides to stop renting

First Capital Bank has become the proud owner of its Innsbrook corporate headquarters after leasing space there for five years.

The Herd: New hires and promotions for 5.19.10

The company that purchased Qimonda’s sprawling plant in Eastern Henrico has hired a chief technology officer to come to Richmond. Plus new hires in IT, accounting and HR, and a board appointment for a local venture capitalist.

Foreclosures 5.18.10

This week’s listing includes a home in Glen Allen with an original loan value of more than $800,000, nearly twice as much as the next highest. Plus a property on Rothesay Circle near the river.

A darker shade of green

The Sustainability Park in Chester plans to go even greener. Brenda Robinson, owner of the eco-conscious industrial park, has joined with Algal Farms owner Jes Sprouse to bring an unused water treatment plant on the site back into operation.