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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Start Peninsula judges pick fitness, coffee and heated floor concepts as winners

Three startups will get $5,000 each and help growing their businesses after winning this year’s virtual Start Peninsula contest on Nov. 4.

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Rick Moberg, founder of James River Architects and longtime York EDA chairman

“One of the things we always try to do is have something that’s pleasant to look at, pleasant to work in and will endure the test of time,” Rick Moberg said.

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Surplus State Land to be transformed into Light Industrial Park and Solar Farm

Project marks achievement of region working together across borders—
generating shared revenue and facilities access for six participating localities

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

October Start Peninsula Micro Pitch Winners

Congratulations to 13b Bakery & Bistro, Opready, Stasis, Universal Cure & Wave Coffee Brewer

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Former Navy “Fuel Farm” in York County could soon be site of 20-megawatt solar farm

After years of negotiations, eastern Virginia’s regional facility authority will purchase 432 acres in York County on behalf of several localities in Hampton Roads.

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

York County Economic Development Authority Welcomes New Chair, Vice Chair

Board of Supervisors honors outgoing chairman Rick Moberg, who headed EDA for nearly 20 years, as vice chair Steve Meade rises to the position

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

‘COVID Kind’: Business Council launches new campaign to promote safety practices

Local businesses throughout Williamsburg, James City and York counties may get some unexpected visitors throughout the month of September. The Greater Williamsburg Business Council has launched their COVID Kind campaign.

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

More small businesses are eligible to apply to the Rebuild VA grant fund

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday that more Virginia small businesses and nonprofits are now eligible to apply for money from the Rebuild VA economic recovery fund.

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Facebook Minority Business Grant

Eligible businesses can receive up to $4K in funding.

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

LOVEVA Community Award

Congratulations to the four finalists on their amazing accomplishment and all they have done for the LOVEVA community.

The Virginia Beer Company | Care-A-Lot Pet Supply | Countryside Gardens | Eco Manic

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Community Resiliency and Entrepreneurship: The Virginia PACE Authority shines as a Launchpad residen

Launchpad residential member, VA PACE Authority (VPA), was among the 5 winners of the 2020 RISE Coastal Community Resilience Challenges. VPA will receive $250,000 in funding from RISE to further assist customers within Hampton Roads and Williamsburg area.

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Yorktown woman brings art to the faces of cookies

The Bluebird Cookie Co. is a new at-home cookie bakery that provides treats with tasty designs.

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Governor Northam Announces New Measures to Contain COVID-19 in Hampton Roads Region

Changes include restrictions on alcohol service, indoor dining, and social gatherings.

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

York County businesses have a chance to receive up to $5K in coronavirus relief

The funding comes from the Virginia DHCD under the Community Department Block Grant program to help small businesses impacted by Gov. Ralph Northam’s EO-53 related to COVID-19.

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

How Hampton Roads day cares have weathered the COVID-19 storm

As pressure mounts for public school districts to figure out the safest ways to reopen their doors this fall, tactics to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus have been deployed in the Virginia day cares deemed essential for our youngest population.

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

York County & the Cities of Williamsburg & Poquoson Launch New Covid-19 Recovery Grants for Business

Businesses could qualify for up to $5K in grant funds for pandemic-related expenses.

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Edge District moves forward with branding new entertainment destination

A new branding plan to market “The Edge District” in the Historic Triangle is moving forward at full-force, despite challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Multi-million dollar data center possibly coming to York County

The York County Board of Supervisors recently approved two grant and infrastructure agreements to possibly create a new data center.

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

New craft beer made in Williamsburg will benefit the Virginia Restaurant & Hospitality Relief Fund

Alewerks Brewing Company in Williamsburg, among the state’s original craft
breweries, believes strongly that even amid the health crisis, one important truth remains certain. “Building community and giving back is what we are called to do,”

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Start Peninsula Changes Event Format to Multiple Smaller Competitions

Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that it will return for its ninth annual year in 2020. Beginning next month, Start Peninsula will begin a series of three micropitch competitions held on July 14, September 22 and October 13.

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Start Peninsula returns with series of business micro-pitches ahead of final competition in November

Entrepreneurs are practicing their best pitches for the ninth annual Start Peninsula event, which will start off with three micro-pitch competitions July 14, Sept. 22 and Oct. 13.

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

ABC Supply Co. moving from Newport News to Williamsburg's Ewell Industrial Park

The largest building materials and construction distributor in North America, ABC Supply Co., Inc., will be moving into the Williamsburg area with a supply center off Mooretown Road in York County.

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

William & Mary’s Business School collaborates with HRSBDC to offer free consulting to businesses

Mason School of Business at William & Mary and the HRSBDC have formed a partnership to provide consulting services to small business owners in the Hampton Roads area through a newly-formed, student-led organization offering free consulting.

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

You may qualify for this coronavirus relief fund if you own a small biz in the Historic Triangle

The Greater Williamsburg Partnership and the Williamsburg Community Foundation created a relief fund to help small businesses struggling during the coronavirus.

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Parkway Printshop’s Here for Good campaign raises more than $13K for small businesses

When Virginians began sheltering in place and small businesses began suffering, one Williamsburg shop owner found a way to help other businesses as well as his own.

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Greater Williamsburg Small Business Relief Fund Launched Innovative Partnership with The Virginia 30

Greater Williamsburg Partnership (GWP) and Williamsburg Community Foundation announce the Greater Williamsburg Small Business Relief Fund in partnership with the Economic Development Authorities of City of Williamsburg, James City County and York County.

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Governor Northam Unveils Blueprint for Easing Public Health Restrictions

Forward Virginia’ blueprint informed by diverse health and business stakeholders, includes testing, tracing, and PPE priorities

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Hand Sanitizer a Cooperative and Unified Effort

Virginia Breweries, Cider Makers, Distilleries, Beer Distributors and Wine Makers band together to make scarce hand sanitizer. Initiative will coordinate efforts to support Virginia businesses in the fight against COVID-19.

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Two W&M MBA students connect small businesses with assistance during COVID-19

Vicki Harrington and Cara Simpson were planning an event with local small business owners when COVID-19 caused its cancellation. They are organizing efforts to connect small businesses with crisis support and services, free of charge, to aid in recovery.

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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: 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: November 24, 2020

York County’s Oldest Business Still in Ship Shape

Smiths Marine Raleway

At 178 years old, Smith’s Marine Railway services wood boats using time-honored techniques—and has become a historical resource.

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Innovation in a Time of Covid

York County Business Spotlight Videos

York County businesses share creative solutions in these quick clips.

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

Winners Announced for Start Peninsula 2020

Start Peninsula 2020 Winners

Following two virtual micro pitch competitions and a final pitch competition, Start Peninsula is pleased to announce its three winners for 2020: Chair One Fitness, Hottrok and Wave Coffee Brewer.

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

A Legacy in Development

Rick Moberg

After nearly two decades as EDA chairman, renowned architect R. Anderson “Rick” Moberg is passing the torch

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Space for Lease at Riverwalk Landing 319 Water St.

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SPACE 319 | ~653 S.F. | AVAILABLE NOW
For more information, contact Jim Noel 757-890-3318

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

700 Old York-Hampton Hwy.

T-Rex Technology Center

The T-Rex Technology Center is a Data Center and Digital Port at the crossroads of Electronic Commerce. Contact James Leach 571-383-8895

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

REBUILD! VA Small Business Grant

REBUILD! VA

A program to help small businesses and non-profits whose normal operations were disrupted by COVID-19.

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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 time.

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

York County's new Enhanced Online Service Portal for Citizens, Builders, and Contractors

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The enhanced Customer Service Request Portal accepts inspection requests from builders/contractors and provide a more user-friendly online system for citizens to request assistance and to track status.

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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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