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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Call for Nominations - 2010 Chesterfield County First Choice Business Awards

Each year Chesterfield County Virginia honors local companies that contribute to the county’s economy and its citizens. The intent is to give recognition to businesses that consistently contribute to the community by giving back to the citizens of Chesterfield through community service, create and deliver products or services to its customers which are innovative, is a leader in valuing its employees, and upholds the principles and standards of ethical business practices.

Do you know a deserving Chesterfield County company? Then nominate them for a 2010 First Choice Business Award!

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

SportsQuest Gets $15 million More in Federal Stimulus Bonds

The Richmond-Times Dispatch has posted an article about the SportsQuest project in Chesterfield. Times-Dispatch writer Wesley P. Hester reports on the additional funds now available to the project.

SportsQuest -- the 250-acre, $250 million sports mega-complex slated for groundbreaking in weeks in Chesterfield County -- has gotten another significant financial boost courtesy of federal stimulus funds.

The county today announced plans to allocate an additional $15 million in recovery-zone bonds to the project through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

SportsQuest received its first $15 million allocation in December as the only private economic development project in the county that qualified.

Earlier this month, unused bonds from across the state went into a pool. Then-Gov. Timothy M. Kaine last week allocated the additional money to Chesterfield for SportsQuest.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Precision Recycling Sees Green in Glass

The Richmond-Times Dispatch has posted an article in the Business section about Precision Recycling Industries of Virginia. Times-Dispatch writer John Reid Blackwell reports on the interesting work happening at The Sustainability Park in eastern Chesterfield County .
Bill Richardson doesn't think of himself as an environmentalist so much as a "green entrepreneur."

"I like taking something that is thrown away and making it into a useful product, especially a product that replaces hazardous materials," he said.

Richardson's green venture is all about glass, as illustrated by the 25 tons of shattered glass piled at the bay doors of his company's plant in Chesterfield County. The broken bits of green, amber and clear glass are what is called "post-consumer" waste, including jars and the remnants of countless castaway beer bottles.

"What we are doing is taking glass that would go into landfills, diverting it from landfills and making 100 percent green products," he said.


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