Monday, December 5, 2022

Small Business Profiles

Natalie Barnett Embodiment Coaching Guides Women Toward Healthful Trajectories

WILLIAMSBURG-Natalie Barnett has been working independently as a nutrition coach since July 2021. The certified nutrition and embodiment coach recently added embodiment coaching services to assist more women with progressing to the next stages of their lives in a...

For Young Gloucester Entrepreneurs, It’s About Quality

GLOUCESTER – Peasley Middle School eighth-grader Jocelyn Magee and 18-year-old Colton Bonniville might be young entrepreneurs, but they are using an age-old approach to business success: value matters. “I make sure it’s high quality,” said Magee, who operates Art by...

Local Mom Embraces Sustainability With Home-Based Cookie Cake Delivery Business

YORK-After spending cherished years as a stay-at-home mom while raising her three sons, Jeanne Fiocca realized she was ready to reenter the workforce and founded her company, Cookie Text LLC, in 2011. Her homemade cookie cakes quickly became a...

Chelsea’s Closet: Consigning In Hilton Village For More Than Two Decades

NEWPORT NEWS-Chelsea's Closet has been a mainstay in the Hilton Village section of Newport News for more than two decades. Connie Nemec is owner of Chelsea’s Closet consignment shop. The business offers recycled maternity wear, children’s clothing, small toys, games,...

Home-based Business Owner Finds Her Niche Baking Macarons

JAMES CITY-Molina Macarons, a home-based bakery in Greater Williamsburg, has been a marriage of food and art for owner and CEO Julianna Molina. Molina started the company in February 2022. Molina, who is originally from the Smithfield area, was a...

Erica Rice Consulting Goes On The Road

YORK-Erica Rice has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and love of technology. She started her own company, Erica Rice Digital Consulting, in 2018. The business specializes in website design and graphic design as well as business coaching. Recently, her business...

Gloucester Family’s Freeze-Dried Products Gaining Steam

GLOUCESTER – When life gave Karen and Clay Lloyd lemons, they didn’t make lemonade. Instead, they made freeze-dried lemons, freeze-dried strawberries, freeze-dried applies, and much more. What started as a dietary change for Clay Lloyd after he contracted a...

Melissa Orendorff Art Offers Upcycled Paper Collage and Fabric Pieces For The Holidays

WILLIAMSBURG-Melissa Orendorff created her small business, Melissa Orendorff Art, three years ago after she was invited to participate in a Thanksgiving art show held at Art House on Bacon in Williamsburg. She quickly developed a fanbase with her upcycled...

Virginia Artesian Bottling Company Offers Pure Water Bottled At The Source

Owned by father-son duo Steve and Nick Brown, Virginia Artesian Bottling Company is a supplier of custom bottled water for nearly 50 companies on the Peninsula, including diverse establishments like Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Pierce's Pitt...

Angelic Threads Boutique Gaining Momentum in Village Square at Kiln Creek

YORK-Melissa Schulz is a local mom and Air Force veteran who harbors a passion for helping others to look and feel their best. The entrepreneur opened her first brick-and-mortar shop, Angelic Threads, along with an ecommerce site, in March. The...

Simply Care LLC Assists Senior Citizens With Aging In Place

WILLIAMSBURG-Nicole Basom opened Simply Care LLC in January after making a career change due to the covid-19 pandemic. The company was established with the intent of helping seniors age in place by providing companionship, household assistance, and improvement to...

Mother Magnolia Plant Company Offers Low Maintenance Merchandise In Hilton Village

NEWPORT NEWS-Local plant enthusiasts who were born without a green thumb may find a path to horticulture success in Hilton Village. Ashley Green, owner of Mother Magnolia Plant Company, opened her first storefront in June. Located on Warwick Boulevard...

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York County Seeking Citizen Input On Water Street Area Master Plan

YORK-York County is seeking input from community members about the future of the Water Street area. Citizens will have the opportunity to offer their feedback regarding the Water Street Area Master Plan during the Christmas Market on Main event...

Hampton Mayor Delivers State Of The City Address

HAMPTON—On Thursday, December 1, more than 500 people gathered at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton to hear the State of the City Address. This marked the first time since 2019 the address was delivered in front of...

Warwick Moose Lodge To Hold Merry Market Craft And Vendor Fair December 4

NEWPORT NEWS—Warwick Moose Lodge, in conjunction with Giving Hope in Hampton Roads, will host a Merry Market Craft and Vendor Show on Sunday, December 4 from 9am to 4pm at 1711 Warwick Moose Ln. in Newport News. The event is...