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Posted on: February 8, 2024

Bellissimo Pizza is back in business after Christmas Day wreck put owners in hospital

The owner of Bellissimo Pizza Cafe has reopened his restaurant after he and his family nearly died in a car accident on Christmas night.

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Show Your Affection This Valentine’s Day

Discover 11 ideas from York County business, to show your appreciation to the loved ones in your life.

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

leisure Travel Is “In” for 2024, and Yorktown Is Ready for It!

Since the pandemic, business travelers have been embracing a new form of travel by adding a few extra days of vacation to a business trip. Known as bleisure for its combination of business and leisure activities

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Posted on: January 30, 2024

Virginia Companies Expand into Global Markets through Commonwealth’s Trade Accelerator Program

Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that 16 companies across the Commonwealth have graduated from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s (VEDP) Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program and 13 companies have joined the two-year program.

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Posted on: December 29, 2023

Holiday Greetings from York County Economic & Tourism Development

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, Diwali, Hanukkah or nothing at all, chances are, you know the 12 Days of Christmas song. But as a business owner, it takes more than birds or golden rings to make your holiday bright.

So, in honor of the ever-popul...

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Posted on: December 29, 2023

Business Myth Busters

York County Economic & Tourism Development

BUSINESS MYTH BUSTERS: Networking isn't Necessary

MYTH: Networking is only for salespeople in B2C companies and isn't necessary for everyone or every business.

FACT: Building and maintaining good relationships with others in your ...

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Posted on: December 28, 2023

Business Anniversaries

York County is proud to spotlight long-standing businesses in our community. 

Featured this month is Hampton Roads Harley Davidson, which has been revving up local enthusiasts for 25 years in the county and for 45 years on the Peninsula! ...

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Posted on: December 28, 2023

Marketing Minute

Everyone loves a fun family-friendly event. Open your doors to the public and give them a reason to drop in and check out your business. 

Show off your products or services with a holiday open house or how-to event... bonus points for free milk &a...

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Posted on: December 21, 2023

Regional sports complex clears major hurdle with green light from York County

The $80 million Williamsburg Sports and Events Center took a major step closer to becoming a reality Tuesday when the York County Board of Supervisors backed the financial plan for the center.

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Posted on: December 21, 2023

Yorktown Pub Gets OK for Expansion Project

Yorktown Pub will be adding some upgrades after plans to add a covered patio and an additional restaurant were approved by the York County Board of Supervisors at their meeting on Dec. 19.

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Posted on: December 19, 2023

Business Growth Grant Replenished

For the third time since its inception in 2019, York County’s ever-popular Business Growth Grant program has been replenished. The Economic Development Authority approved an additional $50,000 for the nearly depleted program.

Matching grants up t...

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Posted on: November 21, 2023

DreamMakers Dance Studio Opens in Yorktown

Lindsay Horton grew up in dance studios in York County. She spent hours training in all different styles of dance at Wilkins School of Dance, was a cheerleader, and took to the football field as a member of Grafton High School’s color guard.

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Posted on: November 24, 2023

Three Local Breweries Working to Help With Maui Wildfire Relief

To help those impacted by the wildfires, the global beer community has rallied in support, including three local companies: Billsburg Brewery, Precarious Beer Project, and The Virginia Beer Company.

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Posted on: November 13, 2023

Business Myth Busters

BUSINESS MYTH BUSTERS: Business grants available 'only to new companies'

MYTH:  Most grant programs only help new companies moving into a locality, and not existing businesses.

FACT: The majority of the financial assistance programs offere...

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Posted on: November 9, 2023

Winners Announced for Start Peninsula 2023

Following four virtual micro pitch competitions and a championship pitch competition, Start Peninsula is pleased to announce its three winners for 2023: AdvisorFinder, Forentify, InfraSGA.

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Posted on: November 8, 2023

The Buck Stays Here Holiday Campaign

This is a grassroots effort that will infuse $100,000 into local businesses in the greater Williamsburg area by offering $50.00 VISA gift cards to consumers for only $25.00. (Limit two cards per person.)

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Posted on: November 6, 2023

2023 Retailer of the Year Awards

Congratulations to York County's own Lackey Clinic, winner of the 2023 Community Impact Award. This prestigious honor, given annually by the Retail Alliance, is awarded based on both peer voting as well as scores from independent mystery shopper...

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Posted on: November 6, 2023

BOOST program again offers discounted gift cards

5 Events, 2,000 Gift Cards, $100,000...

The Buck Stays Here pop-ups are coming soon!

 It’s baaaaack! $50 gift cards for only $25? Yep, but they’ll go fast!

Chesapeake Bank is once again partnering with the Greater Williamsburg Ch...

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Posted on: November 6, 2023

Holiday shopping season is approaching... Are you ready?

Shop Small

Thanks in part to the efforts of the Retail Alliance, November is officially known as Buy Local Month in Hampton Roads. From Nov. 15 to Dec. 15, residents are reminded and encouraged to buy goods and services from neighborhood retailers and local service ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2023

Marketing Minute: Toot your own horn!

Have you recently won an award or received a business related recognition? Share the good news by issuing a press release to local media contacts to get free publicity.

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Posted on: November 1, 2023

October is National Manufacturing Month

Each October, the nation celebrates National Manufacturing Month, highlighting the importance of U.S. manufacturing, innovation and ingenuity. 

Did you know? U.S. manufacturing contributes $2.65 trillion to the U.S. economy and employs nearly 13 m...

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Posted on: September 26, 2023

Yorktown Market Days

Yorktown Market Days

Fall is here, and Yorktown is hosting four “a-maize-ing” Market Days in October and November for family and friends to enjoy for FREE! 

More than 50 vendors, artists and food trucks will participate in these events. Shoppers ca...

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Posted on: September 26, 2023

Business Myth Busters

504 Capital Corporation

MYTH: The Small Business Administration's 504 Loan is only for new or small businesses. 

FACT: The SBA 504 Loan Program provides an attractive financing option for businesses with a tangible net worth of up to $15 million and an average net income...

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Posted on: September 26, 2023

It’s Felines Only at Yorktown’s Purrocious Styles

Calling all cat owners, Yorktown’s Purrocious Styles is an all-feline grooming and boarding facility that will pamper your pets in style.

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

Brews and Bites: Alewerks Brewing Company

Alewerks Brewing Company opened in 2006 as Williamsburg Alewerks, making it the longest-operating craft brewery in Williamsburg and one of the oldest in Virginia.

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Posted on: September 21, 2023

York County Unveils Video Series Spotlighting Area’s Businesses, Assets & Assistance Programs

The “Discover York County” video series are engaging, informative videos that illustrate the diverse benefits of York County to current and prospective businesses, residents and visitors.

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Posted on: September 6, 2023

Dominion Dogs will open its doors in the Edge District on Saturday, September 9th!

Dominion Dogs

After a year in the works, owners are ready to launch with staff and opening day menu. 

Owners David and Andrea Andre first looked at 701-K Merrimac Trail almost a year ago after combing the city for the perfect location. 

After serving th...

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Posted on: September 2, 2023

September is National Preparedness Month

Can your business handle a disaster? Learn how your businesses can take action before, during and after an emergency.

In today’s rapidly changing world, businesses face unforeseen challenges and disasters that can disrupt operations, threaten liv...

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Posted on: September 2, 2023

Got a great business idea?

Start Peninsula

Do you have a business idea or invention and need guidance and/or funding to get it off the ground? Then clear your calendar and apply to pitch at one of the upcoming Micro Pitch Competitions on Sept. 13 or Oct. 11.

Need a bit of practice first? Register t...

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Posted on: August 14, 2023

Brews and Bites: Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters and Petite Cafe

WY Daily Brews and Bites section features Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters and Petite Cafe

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Posted on: August 14, 2023

Virginia Symphony Orchestra to Perform Under the Stars in Historic Yorktown

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Morihiko Nakahara, returns to Yorktown in September for its 25th annual outdoor concert underneath a canopy of stars.

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Posted on: August 4, 2023

Dr. Kent McQuain, optometrist, celebrates 35 years

York County is proud to spotlight long-standing businesses in our community. Featured this month is Dr. Kent. B. McQuain & Associates, whose vision for helping patients goes all the way back to the '80s!

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Posted on: August 14, 2023

Dominion Dogs gets new digs

The owners of a popular hot dog cart are gearing up for the opening of their first brick and mortar establishment in Greater Williamsburg.

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Posted on: August 4, 2023

What's New In Town?

2023 has already been a busy year in York County! Check out these businesses that have recently opened, re-opened, relocated, changed ownership or expanded. Remember to buy local and Keep It In The County!

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Posted on: August 3, 2023

With purchase of York County rink, Admirals owner aims to build a bigger ice-sports community

Live in York County? Want to learn to ice skate? This might be your chance.

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

York County Economic Development Authority Welcomes New Chair, Vice Chair

EDA honors outgoing chairman Steve Meade as J. Mark Carter and Jeff Clemons take the helm.

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Posted on: July 21, 2023

Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters Introducing Historic Steamer Wagon Tours This Summer

The owners of Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters and Little York Confectionary are adding a new historic tour to their lineup this summer.

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Posted on: June 29, 2023

Small Business Development and Workforce Development Symposium

On June 26, the York County Chamber of Commerce, Hampton Roads Workforce Council, Worley’s Home Services and York County Economic & Tourism Development (ETD) joined forces to present the Small Business Development and Workforce Development S...

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Posted on: June 13, 2023

New Ice Cream Shop Opens In The Edge District

Those looking for a sweet treat to cool down with this summer now have a new option. A new ice cream shop is now open in Greater Williamsburg’s The Edge District.

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Posted on: June 12, 2023

Aromas 1781 Cafe Opening In The American Revolution Museum At Yorktown

YORKTOWN, Va., June 6, 2023 – Guests will find a new perk at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown with the opening of 1781 Café by Aromas.  

 An official ribbon-cutting ceremony in partnership with York County E...

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Posted on: June 5, 2023

Two New Home-Ported Schooners Offering Cruises In Yorktown

Historic Yorktown is now the permanent home of two new tall ships docked at the Riverwalk Landing Piers. The Schooner Alliance II and the Schooner Serenity

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Posted on: June 20, 2023

One Company, One Call, TruBlue Total House Care Yorktown Does It All

TruBlue Total House Care Yorktown is a total house care and handyman maintenance company that offers services optimized for seniors and busy families who reside in Newport News, Poquoson, Seaford, and Yorktown.

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

National Economic Development & Tourism weeks converge

In a unique confluence of celebrations, this year's National Economic Development Week and National Travel and Tourism Week both fell during the second week of May.  Since York County recently merged our Economic and Tourism Development ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Why does economic development matter?

Believe it or not, all too often our staff hears business owners say "I didn't even know you guys existed," or "what is economic development anyway?"

Economic development isn’t just about creating jobs and increasing ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2023

National Small Business Week (NSBW) April 30 - May 6

The SBA is hosting a free NSBW Summit May 2 & 3. Learn new business strategies, meet other business owners and chat with industry experts. This action-packed virtual event will include educational sessions, online business resources and expert speakers.

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Posted on: May 1, 2023

Class A office suites for lease in Kiln Creek

The Cybernetics Building is a 65,000-square-foot business center with several office suite options available to provide a multitude of ways people can do business. A great location combined with Class A finishes and the latest technology make this facilit...

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Posted on: May 1, 2023

ODU offers entrepreneurship training

In ODU's online Entrepreneur Certificate Program (ECP), you'll learn the basics of entrepreneurship and choose classes to boost the skills you need, whether your new venture is public, private or non-profit.

This undergraduate certificate...

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Posted on: February 28, 2023

“Incubate With Us:” York County Couple Rolls Out Welcome Mat for Would-Be Entrepreneurs

There is a whole lot of creation going on inside a nondescript storefront in a shopping center on Lightfoot Road in York County.

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Posted on: February 28, 2023

Upgrades Coming To Busch Gardens And Water Country USA Ahead Of New Season

As Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA prepare for the upcoming summer tourist season, park officials are working behind the scenes on upgrades and improvements to both parks.

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Posted on: February 28, 2023

Emerald Thai Cuisine In Williamsburg Gets A Fresh Start Under New Ownership

After nearly 20 years in business, Emerald Thai Cuisine changed ownership four months ago on October 15, 2022.

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Posted on: February 28, 2023

Wolves In Wool Barbershop Celebrating Fifth Anniversary in Yorktown

Wolves In Wool has specialized in providing goods, grooming, and barbering for men who lead their pack since it opened in the Wolf Trap Crossing shopping center February 4, 2018.

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Posted on: February 28, 2023

Café Full Circle opens in Yorktown with new name, menu and vibe

When businesses grow, they show a promise of longevity. Latte Café in Yorktown is now Café Full Circle. The spot has been renovated and the menu expanded. The quaint space is shared with the Body Shoppe Spa and Salon and both owned by Abby Bunting.

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Posted on: February 28, 2023

Blue Fortune Enterprises Press Release

Narielle Living, President of Blue Fortune Enterprises, LLC, is pleased to announce she will be taking the reins as publisher of Fiddler Magazine, a quarterly publication distributed worldwide.

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Posted on: February 28, 2023

Yorktown Dance Studio Swings into New Ownership

Cindy Norge has been teaching people to dance at her Yorktown dance studio on George Washington Memorial Parkway for 30 years, and while she is not prepared to hang up her dance shoes, in March the studio will transfer ownership

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Posted on: February 28, 2023

A Royal Tradition comes to Yorktown

York Gardens and Tea Room has the distinction of being the only traditional English tearoom in Virginia.

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Posted on: February 28, 2023

Venue 4 All Occasions Opens in York County

There’s a new special-event venue in town to assist party planners with creating memorable and customizable events. A VENUE 4 ALL OCCASIONS offers 3,000 square feet of venue space for celebratory occasions.

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