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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Grand Opening Of Ashley HomeStore In Williamsburg Set For May 14

The event will take place from noon to 2pm at its new location at 118 Waller Mill Rd. next to Ollie’s Bargain Outlet. The celebration will feature food and entertainment, special discounts, and raffle drawings

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

The Chipper Looks to Franchise Restaurant

The Chipper, a restaurant that specializes in beer battered fish & chips, is seeking potential franchise opportunities across Hampton Roads. As of May 2022, the restaurant can be found at two locations in Yorktown and Virginia Beach

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Glo Fiber to Expand to York County, Construction to Begin in Early 2023

Glo Fiber, powered by Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) will bring its fiber-optic network to the northern part of York County with construction slated to start in the beginning of 2023.

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Williamsburg brewery releases new beer to benefit Ukraine

Alewerks Brewing Company will unveil a new beer this weekend to benefit relief efforts in Ukraine. The Williamsburg craft brewery said it plans to donate $1 from every four-pack sold of its new golden ale, called Teamwerks, to Mercy Chefs

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Water Country USA to Reopen Popular Attraction, Launch New Additions

Water Country USA (WCUSA) has announced that it will reopen an upgraded fan-favorite ride while also launching two new additions to the water park.

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Expect New Thrills At Water Country USA When It Opens For The Season May 14

When Water Country USA opens for its new season in May, guests will get to ride an updated version of one of the water park’s popular attractions, Aquazoid.

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Continuing to Answer the Call: Lackey Clinic Celebrates 27 Years of Service

Lackey Clinic offers free medical and dental care to low income patients in Yorktown, Newport News and Williamsburg. They recently received a grant to help them further their efforts in fields of virtual urgent care.

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Historic Garden Week Comes to Yorktown

As part of the eighty-ninth season of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week held by the Garden Club of Virginia, visitors are invited to take part in a special tour that includes Yorktown. On Wednesday, April 27, guests will arrive in Yorktown

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

‘I can cook anything’: Joe & Mimma’s celebrates 50th anniversary

This year Joe & Mimma’s celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Patriot Tours & Provisions Now Open For The Season

A Yorktown waterfront hotspot for locals and tourists alike has reopened for the season. Patriots Tours & Provisions on Water Street offers Segway tours and rents kayaks, paddle boards, and bikes in addition to selling souvenirs and beach essentials.

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Start Your Day Off With The Morning Fuel Podcast

One York County family is helping to give local businesses a voice through their own company, The Morning Fuel Podcast. John Bundy started the podcast with his wife, Sarah, and daughter, Kimberly, to help with brand awareness and share stories

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

New Dog Boarding, Training Facility

Ridgeside K9 Tidewater, a dog daycare, training and boarding facility, has opened in Williamsburg.

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Solar Farms A Growing Trend in Hampton Roads

Solar farms are popping up all over the state. On the Peninsula, one is being built in York County off Penniman Road in the general vicinity of Water Country USA.

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

More than just a BBQ joint, Pierce’s Pitt has helped its neighbors, too

York County neighbors and many Mom and Pop restaurants across Virginia have been beneficiaries of Pierce’s Pitt Bar-B-Que’s business acumen over its 51-year history.

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Bicycle Co-Op of Williamsburg Officially Opens to Refurbish, Sell Donated Bikes

The Bicycle Co-Op of Williamsburg, a project of the nonprofit organization BikeWalk Williamsburg, held its official grand opening ceremony on Friday, April 1. The Co-Op, which is located at 601-E Merrimac Trail, is a collective of volunteers

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Local Gym Celebrates Thirteen Years of Community Involvement

Body By D Gym & Fitness Center, a locally-owned gym based in Yorktown,
is in the business of inspiring others. The positive force behind the brand is D'Shawn Wright; a competitive bodybuilder, entrepreneur, and local community activist.

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Topline Horse Center Provides Riders With An Equestrian Home Away From Home

Jim and Pauline Creeden have owned and operated Topline Horse Center in the Coventry area of York County since October 1997. Pauline, using forward-seat riding principles by the America National Riding Commission, has instructed more than 1,000 students.

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Hairphenalia Hair Salon Continues To Thrive in York County

Gunst previously owned a salon in Michigan and had the confidence that she could do whatever it took to run a successful business on the Peninsula even though she was new to the area.

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Brass Cannon Brewing Celebrating Ten Years In The Craft Beverage Business

Brass Cannon Brewing is celebrating a decade of serving craft beverages to the Greater Williamsburg area. The veteran-owned brewery, one of the first to emerge onto Williamsburg’s craft beverage scene, first opened in Toano in 2012.

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Dirty Quads Motorsports and Graphics in York offers direction to rugged adventure

Offroad enthusiasts who live on the Peninsula have a local gearhead mecca to gravitate toward. The shop offers dirt bikes, go-karts, ATVs, UTVs, Strider Bikes, apparel, safety gear, and custom graphics.

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

HobbyTown to Move from Newport News to York County

The popular retail hobby and toy store HobbyTown. has announced that it
will move from its current location to an 8,300 square-foot suite in the Village Square at Kiln Creek shopping center. located on Victory Boulevard in York County.

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Local Agencies to Participate in Upcoming Job Fair

The Hampton Roads Regional Job Fair. which is scheduled to take place on April 7 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive in Hampton, is slated to have over 100 different employers on hand.

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Locke Supply Co. to Fill Remaining Space in Former Kmart

The Locke Supply Co., an Oklahoma-based whole sale HVAC and plumbing
parts supplier. will be moving into the building formally occupied by Kmart store in the Kingsgate Green Shopping Center, 188 Waller Mill Rd.

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Shop Local Boost Gift Card Program Helping Historic Triangle Small Businesses In Time Of Need

Organizers of the Shop Local Boost gift card program were concerned most of the money would be spent online, defeating its purpose. The worrying was for naught.

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Small Business of the Year and Poor Potter

The Economic Development Authority and the Department of Economic and Tourism Development honored Parkway Printshop with the 2022 William Rogers “Poor Potter” Award at York County’s annual Distinguished Business Affair.

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Two Companies In York County Pick Up Awards For Positive Impact On Their Communities

Two local companies accepted awards for their local impact on the community during York County’s annual Distinguished Business Affair on Thursday, March 17, which was held at the Freight Shed at Riverwalk Landing.

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Davis & Associates P.C. Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Donald Davis founded Davis & Associates PC on Feb 28, 1982. Forty years later, his business continues to flourish. The business offers a mixture of surveying & land planning services for residential, commercial and industrial properties on the Peninsula.

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Screen-Printing Company, Insurance Agency Win York County Business Awards

Parkway Printshop receives William Rogers “Poor Potter” Award for business growth; Farmers Insurance Paul Clegg Agency named Chamber’s Small Business of the Year

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Longtime Friends Open Graze Charcuterie in Yorktown

The duo officially opened in Yorktown on Saturday, March 12 while hosting an event at Warwick Assembly of God and then a charcuterie workshop at Tradition Brewing Company the following day.

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Henderson, Inc. Celebrating 65 Years of going “Beyond the Building”

65 years ago this month, David and Shirley Henderson founded our company, Henderson, Inc. and started what has become a proud and now third generation family business in the Williamsburg community.

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

Jim Noel Set to Retire After Almost 30 Years in Economic Development

Jim Noel has been the Director of Economic and Tourism Development for York County since November 1993. In December 2021, Noel announced that as of June 1, he would be retiring from county service.

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Snow Companies Celebrates Two Decades of Patient Storytelling

Snow Companies is a full-service patient-engagement marketing company that was founded in December 2001 by Brenda Snow.

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

Former Williamsburg Hotel Sold; Will be Rebranded

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer reports that the former Park Inn by Radisson Hotel on Richmond Road in Williamsburg has been sold and will undergo renovations and rebranding.

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Yorktown Beach Hotel Looks Forward To Reopening Its Doors April 1

Yorktown Beach Hotel, formerly known as the Duke of York Hotel, has been closed since January and will open back up to guests on April 1.

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

HobbyTown USA’s Peninsula Location Will Move From Newport News to York County in June

Scott Dayton, owner of four HobbyTown USA franchises in Virginia, has confirmed that he has signed a lease to occupy 8,300 square-feet of the 19,560 square-feet of space that former tenant A.C. Moore occupied at 5007 Victory Blvd., Suite F.

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

Four Local Businesses to Celebrate Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce (GWCC) announced that there will be a Business Community Collaboration Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Feb. 18, 2022, to celebrate four local businesses.

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

Patients Are Front and Center During Snow Companies' 20th Anniversary Celebrations

This year,the patient engagement agency Snow Companies looks back at 20 years of its history. Over these years, SNOW has worked with large numbers of patients and captured their stories. The agency is now highlighting 20 of these stories at 20patients.com

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center Names New President

On February 9, Sentara Healthcare System announced that Amber Price has been named the next president of Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center. She will assume the new position on March 21.

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Dodd RV Adding On With New Boat Business In York County

Location, timing, and a good staff are keys to any successful business. Jamie Dodd, owner of Dodd RV in York County, said he’s lucky to have all three, which is why he’s expanding the family business to include boats this spring.

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Posted on: February 8, 2022

Suds N Such Cleaning Services In York County Rebounds After Temporary Closure

Abraham Fennell and his wife Brenda Alexander opened Suds N Such Cleaning Services five years ago as a home-based business enterprise. The entrepreneurs are now running the company from 5336 George Washington Memorial Highway, Suite E.

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

BBQ Restauranteurs Open Butcher Shop on Second Street

The Edge District welcomed a new business to Second Street on Jan. 27 as Two Drummer’s Butcher & BBQ Provisions opened its doors and display case for the first time.

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

Lilac Lane DIY Studio in Yorktown Offers Arts, Crafts, and Fellowship

Kim Kellogg initially opened Lilac Lane DIY studio in Hampton in March 2014. She signed a lease for her current storefront in the York Village Shopping Center in March 2020 during a time when many businesses were having to temporarily shut their doors.

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

York County Hires Firm to Recruit Retail Businesses

Jim Noel, the economic development director for York County, admits the businesses in his locality, in general, have fared well during the pandemic. Still, he knows there are challenges ahead.

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Locke Supply Company Looking To Open A Location In York County

Another new tenant may be headed to the Kingsgate Green Shopping Center. On February 9, York County Planning Commission will hear a request for a special use permit to allow for a wholesale trade establishment with outdoor storage at 118 Waller Mill Rd.

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

BK’s Tobacco & Accessories Plans Expansion To Yorktown

BK’s Tobacco & Accessories is planning to expand, adding a third location on Hampton Highway in York County.

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Economic Development Directors Discuss 2022

A pair of local county economic development directors predict the key to a successful new year might come down to real estate.

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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 20, 2021

York County to Combine Economic Development and Tourism Departments

Next year will be on of transition for two departments of the York County government as the Economic Development Authority (EDA) and Tourism Development combine into one department in the upcoming months.

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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

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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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