Wednesday, July 6, 2022

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Dominion Energy Makes Solar An Easier, More Affordable Option

BrightSuite, Inc., a Dominion Energy company, recently launched a rooftop solar program for residential customers throughout Virginia. Homeowners can sign up with BrightSuite to learn if their home is a good fit for solar, and, if so, how much...

Local Travel Agents Stay Busy As More People Booking Summer Trips

Local travel agencies, one of the hardest hit industries during the height of the covid-19 pandemic in 2020, are having a moment as more people are deciding to venture out this summer. According to state tourism officials, roughly 89...

Newport News Waterworks Addressing Worker Shortage

NEWPORT NEWS—Worker shortages created by the covid-19 pandemic and perpetuated by The Great Resignation are affecting every business sector, including municipalities. Newport News and its Waterworks division have been putting together some unique ways to try to draw people...

Local Teens Have More Options Than Ever For Employment

As many local businesses continue to suffer due to a lack of workers, there are more opportunities than ever for teenagers seeking summer employment as well as recent graduates who are about to enter the workforce full-time. During the...

Care-A-Lot Pet Supply Coming To Gloucester

GLOUCESTER – Care-A-Lot Pet Supply, which was formed in Virginia Beach in 1988, is coming to Gloucester. Most of the company’s sales are through catalogues and online, but the building planned for the corner of U.S. Highway 17 and Providence...

Local Businesses Urged To Become More Trauma Informed In The Workplace

As employers consider hiring young adults aging out of foster care, understanding their unique circumstances and the trauma they may have endured will be key to business success. Helping local businesses become more trauma informed was the topic of a...

Williamsburg Attorney Encourages Digital Planning In a Modern World

WILLIAMSBURG-The covid-19 pandemic has given many people reason to pause and evaluate their lives. For some, an instilled a fear of what would happen to their assets should they pass away was brought to the forefront. A 2021 Gallup...

Female Equipment Operators Becoming More Prevalent In Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS—Women are playing more prominent roles today in what have been traditionally considered men’s jobs. This is certainly true in Newport News, where seven of the city’s 33 equipment operators are females who are changing the face of...

Start Your Day Off With The Morning Fuel Podcast

YORK - 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...

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. James City County approved a solar farm on Racefield...

Home Staging May Still Be Relevant In Today’s Sellers’ Market

Home staging is a popular technique that prepares a home for sale in the real estate marketplace. The object of staging a home is to make it as appealing as possible to the highest number of potential buyers, and,...

Are Employees Resigning Or Simply Reshuffling?

More than 30 million Americans, according to labor statistics, quit their job in the past year, in part due to the covid-19 pandemic. Some have called the phenomenon, which began in early 2021, the “Great Resignation.” However, Susan Weinstock, vice...

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Water Country USA’s Newest Attraction Opening July 15

YORK-Water Country USA’s younger guests will have a new area of the park to explore later this month. The water park’s newest attraction, Lil’Surfers Splash Pad, is expected to open on Friday, July 15. The attraction will feature fountains, spray...

Food Lion Honors Two Williamsburg Employees For Their Service

JAMES CITY-The Food Lion grocery store chain recently recognized long-term associates for their service to the company. Among those honored were two employees who work out of the Food Lion stores in the Greater Williamsburg area. On June 30, Food...

Renovations Of Gloucester’s Historic Circle Reveal Surprises

GLOUCESTER – Renovating an old building, especially one that is a few hundred years old, often results in a few surprises. “You don’t honestly know what you’re going to run into as you peel back the layers of the building...