Monday, December 5, 2022

General Business News

Newport News Public Works Hosting Household Hazardous Waste Cleanup Event

NEWPORT NEWS—Knowing that residents will be preparing their homes for cooler weather and being inside more frequently, the Newport News Public Works Solid Waste Division will hold a Household Hazardous Waste weeklong drop-off event Monday, December 5 through Sunday,...

Dancers Unveiled For 2023 Dancing With the Williamsburg Stars

WILLIAMSBURG-The lineup of dancers for the 2023 Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars fundraising contest has been announced. Roughly 20 local “stars” will compete in this year’s event, which will be held on February 25, 2023. Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars pairs...

Colonial Parkway Repairs To Get Underway in 2023

Long overdue repairs to the Colonial Parkway are set to begin in 2023, work that will begin to address a massive backlog in road paving, bridge maintenance, and waterfront stabilization on the 23-mile scenic route that connects Jamestown to...

Many Local Retailers Expect Positive Sales During The Holiday Season

According to a survey conducted by Retail Alliance in early November, many local retailers are expecting a moderate sales growth this holiday season. The results are on par with the National Retail Federation’s forecast. More than half (52.3 percent) of...

The Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation Awards $1.5 Million In Grants

The Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation’s (VIPC) Commonwealth Commercialization Fund (CCF) recently announced the awarding of more than $1.5 million in funding for 24 Virginia-based businesses and university researchers in the third quarter of 2022. The CCF program has awarded...

Exhibit Created By CNU Professor Examines Human Toll Of Racist Housing Policies

NEWPORT NEWS-- A multi-media exhibition created by a Christopher Newport University professor entitled “Living Apart: Geography of Segregation in the 21st Century,” will be showcased in the Fleming Gallery at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Virginia Beach. The...

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...

Virginia First Lady To Speak At Women’s Leadership Forum In Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS-The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce recently announced that Virginia First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin will be the guest speaker during a Women’s Leadership Forum on Thursday, December 8. Bayport Credit Union is the presenting sponsor of the event,...

Free Parking Available For Holiday Shoppers In Williamsburg’s Merchants Square Starting December 17

WILLIAMSBURG-Here’s an early holiday gift from the Williamsburg City Council – two hours of free parking in the Prince George garage from December 17 through January 1. “One of the things I think we want to remember is it’s the...

Several New Businesses Now Open On The Peninsula

Several new businesses have opened or soon will open on the Peninsula. This fall, Cushman and Wakefield/Thalhimer announced that Mobility Works leased 4,000 square feet of retail space at 6099 Jefferson Ave. in Newport News. Mobility Works is a company...

Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad In Need Of More Volunteers

GLOUCESTER-Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc. is putting a call out for additional volunteers to meet the increased demand in services. “Our call volume is constantly increasing and we are in search of new volunteers to join our dedicated...

Fuel Company Issues Diesel Fuel Shortage Alert For The Region

Mansfield Energy recently issued a diesel fuel shortage in the Southeastern United States, including Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Maryland. The fuel supply and logistics company that tracks the availability of fuel noted there will...

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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...