Billy Beale

State fair shuts down after 150 years


A victim of a poorly timed stock sale that locked in enormous losses, the State Fair of Virginia is no more. Its 360-acre fairgrounds in Caroline County will be auctioned off.

Step right up and buy the fairgrounds


As the clock ticks toward a crucial March 7 deadline, the bankrupt State Fair of Virginia will soon present a deal to its lenders that might involve funds from a new investor.

Union First Market Bank to exit TARP

Richmond’s biggest bank is paying $35 million to exit the federal Troubled Asset Relief Program, a move it hopes will boost its stock.

Shuffle continues for downtown digs

Union First Market Bank is moving its corporate headquarters from the Turning Basin building in Shockoe Slip to Three James Center.