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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Inc.com Compiles Free Tools, Resources, and Financial Help for Business Owners Hit by COVID-19

This is a sample of some great resources linked in the article.

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Local businesses are adapting to the new reality of the coronavirus

While the coronavirus (COVID-19) closes the doors of many businesses across the country, businesses in the area are coming up with creative solutions to move forward.

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Mid-Atlantic Commercial Real Estate

Mid Atlantic Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate leader wins both top industry awards for record third year. Monty Spencer awarded Deal of the Year, Broker of the Year by Hampton Roads Realtors Association.

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Home-Based Business Conference Postponed to Later Date Due to COVID-19

The Greater Peninsula Economic Development partners are postponing the Home-Based Business Conference due to COVID-19. The conference planning team decided it was in the best interest of attendees, speakers and exhibitors to postpone the event at this tim...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Five things you need to know: The Edge District

The local area is changing all the time but recently, localities in the Historic Triangle have been trying to create a new "Edge District" to promote economic development.

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Woman-owned York business teaches lifesaving skills

When Rhonda Fingar shares the story about why she started her business, emotions run high.

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

The Edge District comes to the area to create an entertainment destination

Plans for branding a new district at the corners of three localities in the Historic Triangle aim to bring vibrancy and interest to the area.

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

A new Turkish bazar in York County celebrates the American dream

Sukran Kramer has opened York County’s first Turkish Bazar to sell hand-made and imported Turkish products.

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Event production company and coffee shop win York County business award

Two local companies accepted awards for their impact at York County’s annual Distinguished Business Affair on Wednesday.

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Here’s how a booming local brewery industry is benefiting the economy

The business of breweries has been expanding in the area over the past decade and as the trend continues, the local economy benefits.

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Event production company, coffee shop win York County business awards

(YORKTOWN, VA, February 20, 2020) – At York County’s annual Distinguished Business Affair yesterday, two local companies accepted awards for their impact. The Economic Development Authority and the Office of Economic ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Column 15 opens temporary storefront while new location is prepped

After serving up nitro-brew coffee for more than a year, Column 15 has set
up a storefront in the James-York Plaza just off of Merrimack Trail.

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Beale's Brewpub

After months of planning, a new brewpub in York County has finally unveiled renderings for the building’s design.

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

One Girl Desserts opens in Yorktown with farmers market homemade sweet treats

Farmers Market regular, One Girl Desserts, is making its signature "Chocolatey Chewy Bar" a staple on the Peninsula with the opening of its first brick-and-mortar location in Yorktown.

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Tractor Supply opens in Yorktown

A new store has opened in York County that supplies customers with outdoor gear, toys and even chicken swaps.

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

New program teaches children through rock music

Centerstage Academy, a “kids conservatory” specializing in theater and music, has started a new program that teaches children between the ages of 4 and 7 how to play rock music.

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

New Coffee Stand at Sentara Breaks Grounds

NEW ORLEANS CREOLE COFFEE

New Orleans Creole Coffee owner Woody Jones sells coffee to a Sentara staff member after the grand opening.

New Coffee Stand at Sentara Breaks Grounds

Filling void at hospital, New Orleans Creole Coffee brings flavors found nowhere ...

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

New cafe opens in York County to provide different experiences for families

Persnickety Crane Cafe has opened in Yorktown to provide locals with a place to relax and entertain their children.

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Posted on: December 17, 2019

757 selected as new name for Hampton Roads in regional rebranding effort

It turns out the best new name for Hampton Roads is one some people are already using. 757 is the regional moniker to be recommended in a new rebranding effort. The Hampton Roads Chamber and the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce presented...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Greater Williamsburg Area Awarded $600,000 EPA Grant for Brownfields Redevelopment

WILLIAMSBURG, VA – November 20, 2019 – The Greater Williamsburg Partnership (GWP) announced today that the region received a $600,000 grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support brownfields assessment and redevelopment.

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

York County solar farm coming along, drone facility may follow

A New Jersey-based solar company is closing in on final approval to come to York County, but the testing facility and eventual industrial park for drones that a regional authority hoped to tie to that project will need some help to stay alive.

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Entrepreneurs get boost at annual Peninsula startup event

Inside Business

The eighth annual Start Peninsula contest during the first weekend of November attracted some of the strongest pitches for early-stage business concepts yet, regular emcee Chris Davidson said.

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Buy Local Month is Nov 15 - Dec 15

Buy Local Month

The sense of place that we have here in Hampton Roads, all that makes us unique, is largely thanks to our small businesses. Where we meet to dine with friends, where we take our out of town guests to visit, where we buy gifts, where we enjoy craft beers a...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Winners Announced for Start Peninsula

Start Peninsula 2019

Following another unforgettable weekend of entrepreneurship, networking and strategizing, Start Peninsula is pleased to announce its three winners for 2019: AtlasQuick-Clip, French Slide and Vestalyze

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Chic-fil-A on Mooretown Road is now open

The Chic-fil-A location on Mooretown Road is now open following months of renovations.

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

The CHKD Thrift Store in York County is open

It's been in the works for about 10 months, and now, the CHKD Thrift Store is back in business and has reopened its doors to York County and Williamsburg customers.

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Posted on: October 26, 2019

New High Tech Dental Office Opens its Doors

After years of planning and development, the doors are finally open to Dr. Ranji Kapoor’s dental office in Yorktown. The upscale office boasts high-tech offerings like 3D imaging and digital x-rays for what Dr.Kapoor calls a “precision dental experience”.

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

'Buy Local Month' established in Hampton Roads

Author: Philip Townsend Published: 6:11 PM EDT October 17, 2019 

NORFOLK, Va. — Up against mega-companies like Amazon and Walmart it may still feel like a David versus Goliath situation for local small business owners. But, local shops a...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Local officials hope new branding campaign will give east Williamsburg-area businesses an edge

The Edge, a new branding venture borne of a joint partnership between Historic Triangle localities and area business owners, intends to marshal Merrimac Trail food and beverage establishments under one marketing banner.

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

York revamps program to enhance look of commercial corridors

York County is launching a revamped program to help property owners and businesses on commercial roads improve the look of their buildings.

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

York Launches Two New Grants for Business Owners

YORK COUNTY LAUNCHES TWO NEW GRANTS FOR BUSINESS OWNERS

Opportunities include Business Growth Grant for one-time expense up to $2500, and Commercial Corridor Property Improvement Grant up to $10,000 for exterior improvement

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Home-Based Business Conference Returns for 2020

The Greater Peninsula Economic Development partners are pleased to announce that the 5th annual Home-Based Business Conference will return on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center, in Hampton, VA.

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Want to kickstart a career in Culinary Arts?

ChefsGO 1.0 is a culinary kickstart program that provides 13 weeks of classroom and hands-on kitchen training, taught by local professional chefs in partnership with Thomas Nelson Community College. Labs and lectures are interactive and intensive, equippi...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

CHKD plans to re-open in York County

After nearly a year, Historic Triangle locals can finally look forward to shopping at the CHKD Thrift Store again.

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

King of Clubs expands to add kombucha beer brewing operation

A local coffee business is once more expanding their offerings with a type of beverage they say is a first for Virginia.

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Keynote Speakers Announced for Start Peninsula

Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that Warren Haber Jr. will be the opening keynote speaker for Friday night’s event. Haber has been a venture capitalist and angel investor for over 20 years and he has specialized in software and internet ventures.

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Pitch Perfect Events Return in Preparation for Start Peninsula

Pitch Perfect events provide training on how to effectively pitch your idea
in 90 seconds while including the necessary elements and delivering your pitch with confidence.

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Vintners Cellar Winery in York County sells its restaurant

The Vintner’s Cellar Winery and Restaurant in York County is selling the
restaurant portion of its establishment, but the new ownership does not plan major
changes right away.

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Scaling4Growth is Accepting Applications!

The Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity is now accepting applications. In partnership with Interise.org, this is a StreetWise MBA. Classes begin December 2019 and meet every other Thursday, through June 2020 in Hampton, Virginia.

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

What's under construction on Bypass Road?

Those who travel on Bypass Road in Williamsburg may have noticed some recent construction underway.

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

New bakery serving 'Sweet Dreams' in York County

The Sweet Dreams French Bakery and Café has opened in York County, at 1215 George Washington Memorial Highway.

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Start Peninsula Returns to City of Hampton for Annual Event

Start Peninsula will be held Nov. 1-3, 2019 at the McGrew Towers Conference Center, 24 Indian Road, located on the Hampton University campus

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Yorktown rehabilitation hospital opens to patients

The 52,000-square-foot Riverside Rehabilitation Hospital is at 250 Josephs Drive in Yorktown off Route 17, and replaces Riverside’s aging rehabilitation hospital in Newport News, which is more than 100 years old.

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Trapezium Brewing offshoot expands to the Peninsula

Beale’s Beer, an offshoot brand from Petersburg’s Trapezium Brewing Co., is opening a taproom on county-owned land at 7120-7124 George Washington Highway in Yorktown.

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

From low-sugar, to alcohol-infused cupcakes, new French Bakery opens in York County

Sweet Dreams French Bakery and Cafe opened in mid-July at 1215Q George Washington Memorial Highway, near the Newport News-York County line.

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Coffee shop opening near Kiln Creek in York County

Cecilia Corujo hopes to open the new Persnickety Crane Cafe in York County this fall, most likely in October.

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Regional effort to establish York drone facility hinges on potential solar farm

Members of the Eastern Virginia Regional Industrial Facilities Authority discuss their goals for a drone testing facility in York County.

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Grunow's Kitchen, recently re-opened, offers healthy options

Ribbon Cutting at Grunow's Kitchen

The recent grand re-opening ushered in an array of gluten-free and nut-free meals.

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Posted on: July 8, 2019

York County Chamber of Commerce Bring Your Child to Work Photo Contest

August 2nd-8th Participate in the Contest for a chance to Win a $50 Gift Card.

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Simply Unique Jewelry Designs Wins International Award!

Aleksandr Maryaskin and Tim Wright, co-owners of Simply Unique Jewelry Designs, traveled to Hong Kong for the ceremony. To hear his name called as the top winner was “the highlight of our dreams and careers,” said Maryaskin.

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

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Did someone say “Boatlifts?”  Located on Back Creek in Seaford, Mills Marina has new owners - Pamela & Curt Lang. With renovations to the ship’s store and maintenance facility underway, a grand opening celebratio...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Simply Unique Jewelry Designs selected for Award of Excellence Show

Simply Unique Jewelry Designs

Simply Unique Jewelry Designs in Yorktown announces Alex Maryaskin has done it again! He has been selected as a finalist (one of nine) out of a field of 165 entries in the "Best Of The Best" or the "Champions Of Champions" show, The Ho...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

2019 Small Business of the Year Award Nominations

The purpose of the award is to recognize a *small York County Business that has demonstrated outstanding business achievements in the past year. The chosen award winner will be recognized at York County's Distinguished Business Affair, to be held February...

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Best of Readers’ Choice Awards

Vote for your favorite York County business, now through March 30th!

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

2018 Distinguished Business Affair

Distinguished Business Affair

The York County Economic Development Authority Honored Three Businesses at the Annual Distinguished Business Affair. Congratulations Marina Electrical Equipment, Walsh Electric and The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

Community Impact Award Ceremony

Community Impact Award Ceremony hosted by COVABIZ magazine recognized the top 12 businesses that had the greatest community and philanthropic impact in Hampton Roads. Three of those twelve businesses were from York County. From left to right Arcphor (Tim ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

2017 Start Peninsula Winner

Pictured from left to right: 

3rd Place, Rebecca Mulvain (and Marley) from Muddy Marley’s Dog Wash

2nd Place, Duncan Hamra of Affordify

1st Place, Erica McMannes of MadSkills

Judge, Zack Miller

Emcee, Chris Davidson

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News Flash

Posted on: March 25, 2020

Open For Business

Buy Local

See the alphabetical listing of a few of the York County businesses that are open. There are many more being added so please check back often.

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Resources

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We understand that you’re facing great uncertainty right now. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and working to compile several resources that can help you, our local business owners and operators, navigate through this challenging...

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Discover York’s Long-Standing Businesses

Mid-Atlantic Commercial Real Estate

Featured business articles written to highlight longstanding York County Businesses. The most recent article features Mid-Atlantic Commercial Real Estate.

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

York County Business Retention Survey

2020 Business Retention Survey

This survey is a critical data-gathering tool for our business retention and expansion program. The information collected will be compiled to produce aggregate data; however, the individual responses will be held in the strictest of confidence.  T...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Event production company, coffee shop win York County business awards

2020 York County Distinguished Business Affair

York County honors two local companies—Big Top Entertainment given William Rogers “Poor Potter” Award and Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters named Small Business of the Year.

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Posted on: June 26, 2018

Coffee at Home

Sorva Syrups

The Office of Economic Development and the York County Chamber of Commerce are all about the special brew that makes Home-Based Businesses successful. The current episode is Courtney Obland with Sorva Syrups.

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

2018 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report Cover

This 6-page Report highlights 2018 York County achievements.

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Congratulations Snow Companies!

Snow Companies

Snow Companies is among the Inside Business 2019 TOP WORKPLACES IN HAMPTON ROADS recipients.

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

York County Joins ‘LOVEVA’ Program

York County Joins ‘LOVEVA’ Program

Taking its buy-local program to the next level, York County’s Office of Economic Development has announced a partnership with Retail Alliance and a new grant for local businesses. Retail Alliance, a nonprofit trade association serving all of Hampton Roads...

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

York County Shopping & Dining Guide

York County Shopping & Dining Guide

With more than 100 restaurants and 30 different retail centers York County, Virginia has something for every palate and every budget!

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Retail Certificate Scholarship

Center for Retail Excellence

York County offers business training scholarship for entrepreneurs partnering with Retail Alliance, County to host classes for Certificate of Retail Operations

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

The Forgotten Sector: Focusing on Home-Based Businesses

Economic Dev Journal

York’s Home-based Business Program featured in International Economic Development Journal

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