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On The Horizon: Economic Development Directors In Hampton and Newport News Discuss Plans For...

How well Hampton and Newport News cultivate business relationships will determine their success in 2022. For Chuck Rigney, Hampton’s Economic Development Director, it’s a matter of taking advantage of what the city has to offer regarding its air, land,...

New On The Chronicle

We’ve added two new features to help businesses connect with readers: free job listings and a free events calendar. Since they’re new, there won’t be many listings until you post them. As the pandemic becomes a memory, businesses need to find employees and everyone wants to get back to meeting in public, so these will help us move forward.

Urology of Virginia Celebrates A Century Of Serving In Hampton Roads

Urology of Virginia celebrated its 100th year of providing urological care to residents of Hampton Roads on January 1, 2022. Specializing in medical and surgical care of the genitourinary system, Urology of Virginia treats many conditions, including kidney stone...

The Chronicle is Growing!

The Chronicle is looking for experienced freelance reporters. We could give you the details here, but we want people to check out our free job listings section here.

Studio South Yoga Center In Lightfoot To Close

JAMES CITY-Studio South Yoga studio, a popular fitness center on Lightfoot Road in Williamsburg, is permanently closing its doors. The last day of operation for the studio will be Wednesday, January 19. Studio South founder Katy Speegle Henderson shared the...

BK’s Tobacco & Accessories Plans Expansion To Yorktown

YORK-BK’s Tobacco & Accessories is planning to expand, adding a third location on Hampton Highway in York County. It was announced on January 4 that BK’s Tobacco & Accessories, which currently has two locations in Hampton on Mercury Boulevard and...

Tiny Textures Kids’ Hair Salon Coming To Midtown Row

WILLIAMSBURG-A Richmond-based natural hair salon for kids, Tiny Textures, is headed to Williamsburg’s Midtown Row mixed-used development, located at the corner of Richmond Road and Monticello Avenue. The business recently leased 1,203 square feet of retail space in Midtown Row at 220 Monticello Ave. Owner and stylist Regina Holden said...

Creative Cuisines Teams With Chef Hans Schadler On New Wine Dinner Series

WILLIAMSBURG-Creative Cuisines, a catering business on Garrison Drive in Williamsburg, is partnering with Chef Hans Schadler on a new monthly wine dinner series. Noreen Graziano, owner of Creative Cuisines, first approached Schadler about the idea...

Williamsburg Offers Many Choices to Celebrate National Hot Tea Month

WILLIAMSBURG-January is National Hot Tea Month and many local establishments continue the English tradition of holding afternoon tea as a sociable event for friends and family. Not to be confused with high tea, which offers...

Virginia ABC Stores Alter Operating Hours

Beginning Monday, January 24, those who have become accustomed to adding an ABC run to their morning chores will need to adjust their schedules. Due to an increasing number...

Elite Auto Body Inc. Set To Open New Location In Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS—A vacant industrial property located at 529 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. in Newport News was recently sold for $1.2 million. The 21,845-square-foot light manufacturing (M1-Zoned) building is situated on 2.37 acres and was purchased by Haras921B, LLC from Richman Property Holdings, LLC. The...

DMY Engineering Consultants Buys Industrial Buildings In Hampton

HAMPTON-Several industrial buildings in Hampton have been sold. On January 10, it was announced that DMY Engineering Consultants, Inc. purchased three industrial buildings located at 400 and 410 Copeland Dr. and 2101 50th St. in Copeland Industrial Park. DMY Engineering Consultants bought the 10,420 square foot...

Local Industries

Hampton Roads-based ivWatch Fabricating N95 Masks To Help Combat Coronavirus

NEWPORT NEWS-ivWatch, LLC, a medical device manufacturing company located on Tech Center Parkway in Newport News, is one of a handful of businesses in the United States who have been approved to create surgical N95 Masks to help prevent the spread of illnesses including...

Riverside Health System Discusses Diabetes Disparities In Online Seminar

Riverside Health System is among the leaders in its field in Southeastern Virginia. However, the organization is about more than healing people. “We’re dedicated to being the community’s resource for health care, guidance, and education,” said Toiya Sosa, the group’s associate vice president and chief...

Big Accounting Firms Favor W&M Graduates

WILLIAMSBURG – The College of William & Mary has one of the highest percentages of alumni working at the four biggest accounting firms in the country, according to the website OnlineU.com. With 17.71 percent of its accounting alumni working at Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young,...

HII Launches Amphibious Transport Dock

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division recently announced the successful launch of amphibious transport dock (also known as a Landing Platform Dock or LPD) Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29). Richard M. McCool Jr., the 13th LPD in the San Antonio class of amphibious assault force ships, will support U.S....

LISC Receives State Funding To Help Small Businesses Impacted By Pandemic

A new initiative called the Virginia Small Business Resiliency Fund program was recently launched, providing more than $9.7 million in grants for a dozen projects across the commonwealth. This funding will help create programs and products that will expand...

Two Newport News Companies Graduate From Virginia’s VALET Program

NEWPORT NEWS-Two Newport News medical device manufacturers are among 15 companies across Virginia who recently graduated from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s (VEDP) Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program. VALET, which first began in 2002, is a two-year international...

Air Power Park Seeking Petition Signatures For Grant Funding

HAMPTON—The Hampton History Museum is seeking grant money that would enhance the restorations and improvements currently underway at Air Power Park, located at 413 W. Mercury Blvd. in Hampton. The museum is seeking digital signatures on an online petition showing support for the project. Specifically,...

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 to learn more about the...

Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce Plans Third Business Community Collaboration Ribbon Cutting Celebration

WILLIAMSBURG-Four Greater Williamsburg area businesses will be honored with a ribbon cutting celebration on Friday, January 21 as part of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce’s Business Community Collaboration initiative. The event kicks off at 11:30am at Loving Me Fashion, 6965 Richmond Rd., Flipping Flea...

Blue Talon Bistro In Williamsburg Planning A New Outdoor Patio

WILLIAMSBURG-An outdoor patio located at Blue Talon Bistro on Prince George Street in downtown Williamsburg may become a permanent fixture for the restaurant. On January 19, The Planning Commission for the City of Williamsburg approved a request from Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to make adjustments to...

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 3,200 square foot restaurant with...

New Businesses

New Mexican Restaurant Slated To Open In Surry This Summer

SURRY-Longtime restaurateur Luis Pedraza hopes to open Morelia Mexican Restaurant on the main drag in Surry by summer 2022. While Pedraza has already purchased the vacant building located at 11487 Rolfe Highway, he's currently awaiting approval from a lender...

On Command Dog Training Develops K9s And Owners At The Same Time

NEWPORT NEWS—For those who may have brought home or received a new canine pet over the holidays or for the New Year, training is important. If a four-legged family member is showing signs of behavioral issues as they mature...

Employment News

Two Local School Divisions To Host Job Fairs

WJJC Schools and York County Schools are planning upcoming job fairs to recruit employees. The WJCC School division will host its job fair on Friday, January 28 from 9am to noon at the division’s School Board and Central Office, 117...

Eastern State Hospital To Host Job Fair January 27

WILLIAMSBURG-Eastern State Hospital will host a job fair on Thursday, January 27, from 4pm to 6:30pm. The facility is located at 4601 Ironbound Rd. On-the-sport interviews will be available for the following positions: full- and part-time entry-level psychiatric technicians; forensic...