Friday, January 27, 2023

Small Business Profiles

Former Teacher Finds Second Calling As A Pet Photographer

YORK-Debbie Leanne Portraits was born out of a teacher’s hobby and began in 2009 in Hawaii. The business has been calling Yorktown home since 2018. Debbie Leanne Portraits, owned by Debbie Leanne Jones, specializes mainly in family pet portraits. “We...

The Maximized Life Coaching And Mentoring Guides Small Business Owners To Success

WILLIAMSBURG-Husband-and-wife team Lawrence and Ti’Juana Gholson have been small business owners for more than 20 years. The couple, who have been working together since the 1990s, owns several healthcare, real estate, consulting, and management businesses in addition to coworking...

Bacon Street Youth and Family Services Accepting New Clients

WILLIAMSBURG- Bacon Street Youth and Family Services was first established as the Drug Action Center in an office on Bacon Avenue in Williamsburg in May 1971. Commonly referred to as “Bacon Street,” it was founded by a group of...

Carmen’s Jamaican Authentic Cuisine Food Truck Revamps Menu And Goals For 2023

YORK-Carmen Blair is celebrating her fifth year in business as the owner of Carmen’s Jamaican Authentic Cuisine food truck. The food truck is popular for its traditionally made Jamaican favorites, and Blair has created a loyal following within the...

757 ROC In Newport News Offers Fitness For Everyone

NEWPORT NEWS—757 ROC is a 6,000-square-foot fitness, nutrition, and Fire & Ice Recovery facility located at 11838 Canon Blvd., Suite 300, in Newport News. Its mission is to change the way the community thinks about fitness. Even though the...

Local Businesswoman Finds Niche As Realtor While Beating The Odds

NEWPORT NEWS-Sabrina Hack has worked as a realtor on the Peninsula since 2014. She is co-owner of Peninsula Realty, which was established in 2017. An award-winning realtor and broker, she began her career working with Rose & Womble Realty...

Traditional West African Style Takes Center Stage At Vicky’s Fashion & Fabrics In Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS—Victoria Miller has been interested in fashion her whole life. Born and raised in Ghana, she took a sewing class as a teenager and was soon instructing others on the basics of creating garments. She eventually opened her own...

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...

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Dollar Tree, Inc. CEO Mike Witynski Leaving The Company

CHESAPEAKE-Mike Witynski, CEO of Dollar Tree, Inc., is leaving the company. The announcement was made on January 24. Witynski, who has been in leadership roles...

Newport News Public Schools Superintendent Let Go Following Shooting At Richneck Elementary School

NEWPORT NEWS-On Wednesday, January 25, the school board for Newport News Public Schools (NNPS) voted to part ways with its superintendent, George Parker III,...

Hampton City Council Approves Red Light Camera Proposal

HAMPTON—At its Wednesday, January 25 meeting, Hampton City Council voted on an ordinance to amend and re-enact city codes in order to authorize traffic...