Thursday, March 23, 2023

General Business News

Getting To Know…Bob McKenna

Bob McKenna, president and CEO of the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, has been with the organization since 2018. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he previously served as a contractor and a consultant for the U.S. Department of...

Navy Veteran Opens Carpet Cleaning Franchise In Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG-A soft opening was held in February for a new carpet and floor cleaning franchise in Williamsburg. Cornelius Davis, who retired from the U.S. Navy in 2019, opened JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care of Virginia. The business specializes in...

Dominion Energy Receives Top Marks From CDP

CDP, an international non-profit organization that helps companies and cities disclose their environmental impact, recently bestowed a grade of “A” to Dominion Energy in its latest rankings for both Climate Change and Water Security. The grades denote the company’s leadership...

The Proper Barbershop In Newport News Looking To Possibly Expand

NEWPORT NEWS—A lot has happened for John Pīna since he opened his first The Proper Barbershop in the Port Warwick section of Newport News in 2018. Not long after, he had an opportunity to open a second location at...

Asbury Electric Opens Office In Gloucester

GLOUCESTER – Asbury Electric, which specializes in residential electrical service, has opened an office in Hayes. “We haven’t had a grand opening or anything,” said owner Daniel Asbury Smith. “It’s just been us trying to keep going throughout the move.” He...

Two Young Businesses Pick Up York County Business Awards

YORK-Two local companies accepted awards for their positive impacts on the community at York County’s annual Distinguished Business Affair held on Thursday, March 16 at the Freight Shed at Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown. The York County Economic Development Authority (EDA)...

Williamsburg Seeking Nominations For Business Appreciation Award

WILLIAMSBURG-Williamsburg’s Economic Development Authority is currently seeking nominations for its annual business award that honors a city business for its hard work and dedication to making Williamsburg a better place to live, work and visit. Nominations are currently being...

Free Safety Training For Commercial Fisherman Available March 20 and 21

NEWPORT NEWS—Fishing Partnership Support Services is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the health, safety, and economic security of commercial fishermen, their families, and their communities. The organization will conduct a free, two-day safety training program on Monday, March 20 and...

Newport News Offering Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic

NEWPORT NEWS—The City of Newport News is partnering with the Virginia Department of Health to offer a free drive-through clinic at the Virginia Regional Animal Shelter. The event will be held on Saturday, March 18 from 8am to noon. Pet...

Virginia Extends Rail Reach to Memphis

Beginning April 1, The Port of Virginia will expand its westward reach with a new daily rail service between the port’s primary container terminals and Norfolk Southern’s regional intermodal terminal near Memphis, TN. “It’s an important step west and south...

Hampton Roads House Sale Closures, Pending Sales On The Rise

According to the latest information from the Real Estate Information Network (REIN) Inc., February 2023 saw an increase in both house sale closures and pending house sales for the Hampton Roads region. In addition, selling prices also increased in February,...

Getting To Know…Narielle Living

Narielle Living is the president and founder of Blue Fortune Enterprises, a local publishing company that strives to bring quality books that will entertain, educate, and transform lives for its readers. She is also the managing editor for Williamsburg’s...

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Getting To Know…Bob McKenna

Bob McKenna, president and CEO of the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, has been with the organization since 2018. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he previously served as a contractor and a consultant for the U.S. Department of...

Navy Veteran Opens Carpet Cleaning Franchise In Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG-A soft opening was held in February for a new carpet and floor cleaning franchise in Williamsburg. Cornelius Davis, who retired from the U.S. Navy in 2019, opened JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care of Virginia. The business specializes in...

Latest Lease Transactions Include Home Improvement Companies, Wellness Services, Retail Shops

Among the latest new commercial real estate lease transactions on the Peninsula are new home improvement companies, a new Starbucks, a new health & wellness company, an apparel shop, a new restaurant, a new fitness facility, and other businesses. Cushman...