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The Perfect Pairing: Brew Pubs And Trivia Nights

People have been fascinated with trivia and the ability to recall random facts well before the popular game show “Jeopardy” made its television premiere in 1964. Some people enjoy it just for the personal challenge. Some want to beat...

Hampton Roads Not Impacted By Sublet Office Space Availability Created As A Result Of Pandemic

According to a research report spotlight issued by Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer—a global commercial real estate services firm—since the second quarter of 2020 when the covid-19 pandemic hit the United States, there has been an increase in office...

Casinos Are A Game Of Chance

With casinos in Norfolk and Portsmouth scheduled to open in 2023, one big question remains: Are they a sure bet, a safe bet, or a sucker’s bet? “It really depends on who you talk to,” said Gretchen Heal, the Vice...

Hampton Roads Ranks In the Top 20 Nationally In 2022 Housing Forecast

According to the 2022 Housing Forecast from Realtor.com®, Hampton Roads is one of the top 20 markets in the nation for areas that will lead in listing price appreciation and home sales growth next year. The area ranks at...

Pandemic Changes Look, Feel Of Local Offices

With the coronavirus pandemic showing employers and employees the benefits of working from home, it’s becoming more difficult to entice workers back to the office. Businesses have been offering hybrid solutions for a year or more. If and when...

Keeping An Eye On The Future: Jobs That May Become Obsolete

Technology has changed many things about the way the world works today. New inventions and innovations are helping to make lives easier, but they are also eliminating the need for some skilled positions that are being automated or more...

Could Hampton Roads and Richmond Become The Next Global Internet Hub?

ChamberRVA and The Hampton Roads Chamber met earlier this fall to discuss the possibility of Richmond and Hampton joining forces as one megaregion with the intention of becoming the next Global Internet Hub. The two groups gathered on October 27...

Here Is What Is Trending For Gifts For Your Pets This Holiday Season

David Foley, the owner of Pet World for more than 40 years, said his customers typically don’t start their Christmas rush until right before the big day. However, he has noticed a few trends already this year when it...

Has The Pandemic Permanently Changed Views On Teleworking For Management And Employees?

Teleworking is not by any means a new concept. Many freelance artists and writers have been working remotely for a variety of industries for years, even decades. People have started businesses in their homes, selling their services either by...

Casual Business Attire Remains Popular As Employees Return To The Workplace

It's all about comfort as remote employees transition back to the workplace, some having worked from home for more than a year due to covid-19 precautions. Suzanne Douglas, style color consultant with Style Capital in Williamsburg, said the jump to...

Holiday Illumination Companies Experience Business Surge

Hampton Roads' holiday illumination companies say their popularity has tremendously increased due to the covid-19 pandemic. The spike is attributed to people staying home for the holidays and reassessing spending priorities. "Business has been somewhere between crazy, insane, and awesome,"...

Williamsburg Action Launches The Black Business Concierge

WILLIAMSBURG-Williamsburg Action group came together May 25, 2020, in response to the death of George Floyd after video footage surfaced of then-Officer Derek Chauvin of the Minneapolis Police Department holding his knee on Floyd's neck as he gasped for...

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Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers One Step Closer To Coming To Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG-On January 19, The Planning Commission for The City of Williamsburg approved a location for Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers. The fast-food restaurant chain, which first announced plans to open in Williamsburg in October 2021, hopes to construct a new...

Williamsburg Winery Wins Gold Medal In San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

JAMES CITY-A Williamsburg Winery wine recently earned an award in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest wine competition in the United States. On January 18, it was announced that Williamsburg Winery’s 2020 Virginia Viognier was awarded a gold...

ASPIRE Hosts 2022 Showcase

WILLIAMSBURG-The ASPIRE Young Professionals will host a 2022 Showcase on Thursday, January 27 from 5pm to 7pm in Brinkley Commons at Miller Hall, College of William & Mary. The event is designed for anyone aged 21-39 who would like...