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French pleads guilty to fraud

Al Harris January 25, 2011 22

Developer Justin French's downward spiral finds him facing up to three decades in prison for abusing state and federal tax credit programs

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9 felony counts for French

Al Harris August 17, 2010 2

Richmond developer Justin French was released from Richmond City Jail after being arraigned on nine felony counts. Plus, BizSense has learned who was supposed to be paid by the bad check.

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The Herd: New Hires & Promotions for 3.17.10

Richmond BizSense March 17, 2010 0

A big and diverse Herd this week, including a new sustainability manager for the City of Richmond and a lawyer-turned-VP-of-communications.

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Green building and adaptive reuse under one roof

Al Harris February 4, 2010 6

Developer David Gammino has moved onto his next apartment project—a historic property in Jackson Ward. Gammino isn’t making it easy on himself by using green building and historical preservation techniques at the same time

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A whole new look

Aaron Kremer October 28, 2009 0

Yesterday we reported that First Market Bank and Union Bank & Trust will merge into one bank with branches that display the sign: “Union First Market Bank.” Now we have a few more details

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Merged banks get new name/logo

Aaron Kremer October 26, 2009 1

First Market Bank and Union Bankshares, which are in the process of merging, have created a new name and logo.

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Putting two banks together doesn’t come cheap

Aaron Kremer October 23, 2009 2

Union Bankshares, the parent holding company of Union Bank & Trust, will pay almost $10 million in coming quarters to consummate its acquisition of First Market. Plus a few details about where that money

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First Market Bank cuts ‘duplicate’ jobs

Al Harris September 28, 2009 0

As part of a 9 percent cut in overhead, First Market Bank and Union Bankshares – which are in the process of melding operations – recently cut around 50 jobs

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CenterStage, Inc.

Al Harris September 16, 2009 2

The city’s new performing arts venue, Richmond CenterStage, recently opened its doors, thanks in part to generous donations from the area’s largest corporations

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Fitness club gets pumped up

Aaron Kremer September 15, 2009 2

Robious Sports & Fitness Club will be getting a new local owner and a million-dollar upgrade. Boxwood Partners, a Richmond-based private equity firm, purchased the club and has big plans.

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