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Posted on: January 14, 2022

The Chipper brings authentic fish and chips to South Hampton Roads

Irish and British people commonly refer to their favorite fish and chip shop as a “chipper.”
And in Hampton Roads, The Chipper is where locals can stop in for beer-battered fish and thick-cut french fries called chips.

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Crafting Quality: Chef Mikey Maksimowicz of Casa Pearl

In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown the entire Commonwealth of Virginia. As a result, Chef Mikey Maksimowicz faced a slew of problems.

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Posted on: December 21, 2021

The Virginia Beer Company holiday beers

Evil Santa is back. In its sixth year, the spiced milk stout series returns with several variants, according to co-founder Robert Willey.

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

CadeFit Offers An Alternative to Traditional Fitness Centers

Brian Cade founded CadeFit seven years ago to guide people in training their minds and bodies to reclaim their health and fitness while incorporating more freedom and joy in their lives.

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

With a permanent location, Column 15 looks to offer facility tours, nitro cold brew pancakes & more

James Kroll, co-founder Column 15, said they first started operating the business from his basement with just a conference table, four chairs and a television about 3years ago. In May, they held the grand opening of their 1st location in James-York Plaza.

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

This Holiday Season, Give Local Business a Big Boost

One of the best ways to help our communities thrive during the holidays (and all year for that matter) is by supporting local businesses. And guess what? You can help give these businesses a big holiday boost this year.

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Yorktown to Offer Festive Fun with Holiday Market and Parade

Yorktown will hold its Mistletoe Market and 13th annual Toyland Parade on Saturday, Dec. 11.

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

York County Supervisors Elect to Join Historic Triangle Recreation Facility Authority

The York County Board of Supervisors (BoS) voted unanimously for York County to join the City of Williamsburg and James City County (JCC) in creating the Historic Triangle Recreation Facility Authority.

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Start Peninsula winners include photo studio, wedding e-commerce and real estate app

After four micro events and a final championship pitch competition, judges selected the winners of this year’s Start Peninsula entrepreneurial contest.

The three honorees are Bonilla Pet Studio, EWedded, and Pocket Properties App.

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

York County Officials to Break Ground on New Law Enforcement Building

York-Poquoson Sheriff Danny Diggs, along with other County officials and dignitaries, will break ground for the York County Law Enforcement Building on Service Drive Nov. 16 at 3 p.m.

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Winners Announced for Start Peninsula 2021

Following four virtual micro pitch competitions and a final pitch competition, Start Peninsula is pleased to announce its three winners for 2021: Bonilla Pet Studio, EWedded and Pocket Properties App.

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

The Virginia Beer Company Forms New Partnership With Lazy Dog Restaurants

The Virginia Beer Company has partnered with Lazy Dog Restaurants to carry its craft beer in the chain’s restaurants as well as through the Lazy Dog Beer Club.

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Peninsula projects could be game-changers.

The Yard in Newport News, The Edge near Williamsburg and Fort Monroe in Hampton. Various projects underway on the Peninsula have the potential to change the economic landscape and heighten interest in overlooked neighborhoods

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

It’s cutting edge’: In the Edge District, businesses, localities work to make area a destination

With more than 15 restaurants, retail and craft beverage producers, the Edge district — located where all three localities’ boundaries meet around Merrimac Trail — is working to market the area as a destination for locals and tourists.

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Area Entities Join Together to Help Boost Local Business

The “Shop Local Boost” campaign will consist of “pop ups” at various locations around the Historic Triangle in which a residents can purchase $50 VISA gift cards for only $25 (limit two per household).

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

An Obsession with Quality: The American Story Behind Bellissimo

Simply put, Peter Micali was the embodiment of the American dream. As the owner of Bellissimo Pizza Café, on Mooretown Road, Micali became a local legend for his gruff demeanor and superior food.

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Applications Open for Phase 3 of Small Businesses Grant Program

York County has been awarded more grant money through the Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development to assist businesses in York County, Williamsburg, and Poquoson that have 20 or fewer full-time employees.

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Army retiree opens cigar shop, complete with lounge, in York

Kelvin “Kell” L. Glass spent 32 years in the Army and now runs a new business — Dawg Houz, Cigars & Accessories — at 318 Bypass Road in York County.

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

York County Proposes Sidewalk Expansion

York County is in the process of applying to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to receive federal grant funding to extend the existing sidewalk on the west side of Grafton Drive (Route 621).

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

New Kent father expands coffee shops in Sentara hospitals after son’s heart transplant

In December 2019, he opened New Orleans Creole Coffee’s first location, a kiosk, at Sentara Williamsburg. Less than two years later on Aug. 2, he opened a second location within Sentara CarePlex in Hampton.

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Challenge awarded to Yorktown Naval Weapon

The REPI Program committed $15.6 million in program funds that will be coupled with nearly $21.6 million in partner contributions to seven projects benefitting 12 installations and their surrounding communities.

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Local Brewery Among Six Virginia Craft Beverage Companies to Exhibit at BrewLDN 2021

The Virginia Beer Company will be among six Virginia craft beverage companies to exhibit at BrewLDN 2021 in the United Kingdom later this month.

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Virginia wins CNBC top state for business in 2021

Virginia was named CNBC’s top state for business for the second time in a row, beating out North Carolina and Texas, as well as being the first state to win the honor five times, the network said Tuesday morning.

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Duke of York Hotel Has New Ownership, New Name and New Look

Under its new ownership, the Duke of York Hotel is getting the new name of Yorktown Beach Hotel, putting an emphasis on the hotel’s beachfront location.

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Fresh grant money means more chances for small business and nonprofit COVID-19 relief

The second phase of the COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program will accept applications from small businesses in York County, Williamsburg and Poquoson beginning July 1.

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Seaford family’s boat-towing business is a 4-generational affair

Since 2004, the White family have run SeaTow Lower Chesapeake from their homes in Seaford, Va where they have lived as watermen for four generations making a living off of the Chesapeake Bay.

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Virginia Beer Company Is Now On Tap in New York City Bars

Virginia Beer Company (VBC) is now on tap in more than just the Historic Triangle. A year after expanding to New York with can release, VBC has sent over flagship offerings and limited releases on draft, including Pride beer, Friends of Dorothy.

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

CB Dance Studios in Yorktown Offers Dance, Friendship and a Community

When you walk through the doors of CB Dance Studios, you’re greeted with a sign on the wall that says, “Where dancing builds connections, where friends become family.”

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

After Delay, BurgerFi to Hold Grand Opening

BurgerFi will hold its grand opening on July 6, 2021. The South Florida-based restaurant brand will be joined by York County Chamber of Commerce members, City of Williamsburg officials, as well as Virginia Peninsula Foodbank representatives.

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Posted on: June 29, 2021

Phase Two COVID-19 Small Business Grant

Small businesses eligible for up to $15k in new phase of COVID relief grants. York, Williamsburg & Poquoson announce Phase 2 grant program to reimburse small businesses for rent, mortgage expenses during pandemic. Applications accepted starting July 1st.

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

The National Park Service Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Somerwell House closing July 1st

The Somerwell House is located at 401 Main Street in Yorktown, Virginia. There are two floors, basement, and Somerwell Stables. The house has 2,042sf gross building area and stable has 256 sf of rentable space.

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

VA Peninsula Magazine first Readers’ Choice Restaurant Awards

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VA Peninsula Magazine conducted their first Readers’ Choice Restaurant Awards by asking readers to nominate their favorite restaurants in 10 diverse categories. More than 900 readers nominated 120 entries, which were published in the March/April...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Village Shops At Kingsmill Demolished To Make Way For New Senior Living Community

A long-time shopping complex, The Village Shops at Kingsmill, near Busch Gardens has been demolished to make room for a new senior living community. Construction will soon begin at the site on the new The Arbors At Williamsburg.

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Home-Based Business Lunch & Learn on June 9

2021 Home based Business Lunch and Learn Series

The Greater Peninsula Economic Development partners are excited to announce that the next Home-Based Business Lunch & Learn will be held on Wednesday, June 9 at noon. Register to attend Identifying Opportunities to Diversify Your Revenue featuring ke...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Start Peninsula Alumni Night to Feature Past Winners

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Start Peninsula first Alumni Night event on Wednesday, June 9 at 6 p.m. The virtual event will include a panel of select past winners as they discuss their entrepreneurial journeys and experiences at Start Peninsula.

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Peninsula startup pitch event announces second set of finalists

The Virginia Peninsula’s startup pitch competition has announced its second set of finalists for 2021. The creators of an e-commerce platform, will all advance to the final round of the Start Peninsula competition.

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Column 15 announces grand opening date for coffee roastery

Coffee lovers and connoisseurs finally have a grand opening date from Column 15.

The nitro brew coffee business announced on April 23 in a live Facebook video that their roaster will be opening on May 15.

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Virginia Beer Co. co-owner part of push to see Williamsburg’s Edge District turn into a destination

Robby Willey is part of a push to market the Edge District, an area of food, drink and other businesses that runs along Second Street, Merrimac Trail, Capitol Landing Road and the 143 Corridor.

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

SBA Announces $28.6 Billion RRF Application Openin

The U.S. SBA is opening Restaurant Revitalization Fund registration Friday, April 30, 2021, at 9 a.m. and opening for applications Monday, May 3, 2021, at noon. Online applications remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted.

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Second Set of Finalists from Start Peninsula Micro Pitch Announced

The second set of finalists for the 2021 Start Peninsula was announced following an online Micro Pitch Competition. The finalists were EWedded, eZverifi and Spellcross. In total, nine pitchers participated.

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Refreshing Virginia, a workplace refreshment business, opens in York as regional office

Refreshing USA, an Everett, Washington-based workplace refreshment business, has purchased a two-acre parcel in York County for $1,189,503 from John Tyler Investment Group, LTD.

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

New Sponsor for Home-based Business Lunch and Learn series and Conference

The Peninsula Home-Based Business Network is excited to announce that T-Mobile has joined as a sponsor for the 2021 Home-Based Business Virtual Lunch & Learn Series and Annual Conference.

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Amish Custom Furniture opens store in Victory Village Shopping Center

Amish Custom Furniture has returned to town. After leaving in 2017, Leslie Strubel has opened a new store at 6610-V Mooretown Road in the Victory Village Shopping Center in York County and is in the midst of his grand opening.

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

New dogs on the block: Gangsta Dog opens in Yorktown

Make way, Yorktown! There’s a new business on the block that is sure to be your dog’s new favorite spot. And it’s called Gangsta Dog. Gangsta Dog was started by Gary and Laura Hughes, two big pup enthusiasts who have four dogs of their own.

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

First Set of Finalists from Start Peninsula Micro Pitch Announced

The first set of finalists for the 2021 Start Peninsula were announced following an online micro pitch competition. The finalists were C.A.S.S.I.E., Green Light and Pocket Properties App. In total, nine pitchers participated.

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Expansion Project

The Bonding Education Program is collaboration between VDOT and Hampton Roads Connector Partners, designed to help DBE & SWaM businesses become bond-ready and learn about upcoming opportunities to participate with the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Project.

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

York County dog training business can help bring out the good in your dog

A shared love of dogs brought two recent Christopher Newport University graduates together to create a canine training business.

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Free Counseling available for York County businesses

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Jim Carroll, executive director of The Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads, counsels small business owners to help them thrive. Schedule a free private one-on-one VIRTUAL counseling appointment. Email econdev@yorkcounty.gov to schedule.

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

If you made it in the 757, you can sell it on this online marketplace

The York County resident developed Madein757.com, a one-stop e-commerce marketplace for artisans to sell their wares and consumers to buy them.

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

With Absolute Uncertainty, Williamsburg’s Alewerks pivots during pandemic, plans ahead for future

The beer was called “Absolute Uncertainty.” Released by Alewerks Brewing Co. in June, the limited-edition lager pretty much summed up the year 2020 in two words.

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

All h’ale’ Alewerks. They’ve just been named 2020 Brewery of the Year

The Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association (VRLTA) named the Williamsburg brewing company as its Brewery of the Year for their contributions to the tourism and brewing industry in Virginia.

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Navy vet, engineering friend aim to nail down new markets for invention

The Safety Nailer launched on Kickstarter in April 2018, and within three months, ACE Hardware, Amazon and Shark Tank reached out.

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

Remote work is team’s dream: Company pairs up labor demand, supply

As other businesses scrambled to pivot employees to remote work, Instant Teams just kept doing what it does best. The business creates and manages remote teams for companies across the nation.

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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

A Legacy in Development

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

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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

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 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: 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: 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: 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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