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New agent joins Tom Wilke Insurance (4/6/2011) - Carol Sigley recently joined the staff of Tom Wilke Insurance Agency, Inc., located at Abingdon Office Park, Route 17, Hayes, as a. customer service representative. In welcoming Sigley to his…
Water Pro announces expansion plans (4/6/2011) - Water Pro, Inc., a water treatment company based in Gloucester, recently expanded its customer base in the Richmond area and plans to open a branch there later this year. Brian…
Seafood restaurant opens at White Marsh (3/30/2011) - Off The Hook Seafood Shanty opened for business March 21 at White Marsh Shopping Center. Angela Eyre-Harder of Glass, owns the restaurant, which specializes in seafood dishes, along with some…
Richmond attorney opens practice in Mathews (3/30/2011) - Larry Kessler recently began practicing law from his Bavon residence. Kessler’s main office is in Powhatan. His wife, Merci, assists him as a paralegal at both offices; she is originally…
High-end consignment shop opens in Ordinary (3/23/2011) - A high-end consignment shop has opened in Ordinary. Gloucester resident Stacie Willett opened the business in the space that formerly housed Lisburne Lane Antiques next to 17 Plaza Shopping Center…
Boat builder opens shop on Gwynn’s Island (3/23/2011) - Rionholdt Once and Future Boats opened recently on Gwynn’s Island. In leased space that previously housed Pulley’s Marine, owner Eric Hedberg custom builds reproductions of boats that are common to…
Gloucester native offers horse shoeing services (3/23/2011) - A Gloucester native now travels throughout the state shoeing horses. Zach Harris started Higher Ground Shoeing Service in 2009. He runs the business full-time and works alone. Based in Chatham,…
Green Planters opens seasonal retail location (3/23/2011) - Green Planters recently opened a seasonal retail location on Route 17, about a mile north of Gloucester Court House. Kenny Weakland, grower and retail manager, said that site has been…
Gloucester ABC store gets new manager (3/23/2011) - Carin Carr has been named manager of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control store on Main Street, Gloucester. Carr began in her new post March 10. This is her first job…
Casual dining with new tastes offered at Richardson’s Cafe (3/16/2011) - Richardson’s Café may be the newest dining spot in the Mathews village, but owner Lynne Davenport said she did a lot of praying before opening the eatery in late February.…
Antiques store moves to new location on Gloucester’s Main Street (3/16/2011) - Wisteria Lane Antiques & Collectibles opened March 5 at its new location on Main Street, Gloucester. The shop is located in the building that housed a bank annex for many…
Hayes women’s medical office expands services (3/16/2011) - Women’s Health & Wellness, located at Abingdon Office Park, Hayes, has undergone a number of changes in recent months. The office of Dr. Joel E. Backer offers general gynecological and…
New owners take over Sutton’s Restaurant (3/9/2011) - Sutton’s Restaurant, LLC, opened in early March on Sutton Road in Gloucester. Lee Stotesberry owns the restaurant with his wife, Wanda. Stotesberry said that although neither has owned a restaurant…
Pruitt Automotive relocates to White Marsh (3/9/2011) - Pruitt Automotive Wholesale, LLC, recently relocated to White Marsh Shopping Center, White Marsh. Owner Paul Pruitt opened the business about one year ago at Ordinary. He runs the business full-time…
Six graduate from business training series (3/9/2011) - Six individuals recently graduated from the winter business training series sponsored by the Middle Peninsula Business Development Partnership. "While the 20 hours of classroom training are completed, MPBDP will continue…
Health Synergy holds open house throughout March (3/9/2011) - Health Synergy, located at White Marsh Shopping Center, will host an open house throughout March, owner Mary Oney said. The health-oriented business will feature a number of free classes and…
Treasures & Antiques opens in Glenns (3/2/2011) - Treasures Antiques & Thrift opened for business in early February on Route 17, Glenns. John O. Raynor of Glenns, owns the business with his wife, Carol. They operate the business…
Local builders briefed on changes to state code (3/2/2011) - About 25-30 local contractors and design professionals were briefed on changes to the 2009 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code at an informational meeting held Feb. 24 in Gloucester’s colonial courthouse,…
Newport News Shipbuilding marks 125th anniversary (3/2/2011) - Newport News Shipbuilding, which has employed many local residents for years, is celebrating its 125th year in business during 2011. The shipyard was founded in 1886 by Collis P. Huntington…
Expanded skin care services offered at Hayes spa (2/23/2011) - Ralphann G. Forrest recently expanded skin care services now being offered at Gerlinde’s Health Spa, located on Route 17, Hayes. Gerlinde’s Health Spa is located in the same building as…
Informational meeting tonight on state building code (2/23/2011) - The Gloucester County Building Inspectors Department will hold an informational session from 7 to 9 o’clock tonight in the colonial courthouse to familiarize area contractors with the most recent updates…
Mathews Chamber elects Cordon Davis president (2/23/2011) - Cordon Davis III was recently elected president of the Mathews County Chamber of Commerce. Davis, who manages Diggs Insurance at Ward’s Corner, Mathews, succeeds Joe Syslo who resigned last year…
Antex opens office at White Marsh Shopping Center (2/23/2011) - Antex USA, which specializes in soldering tools, recently opened an office at White Marsh Shopping Center. Drew Owen of Gloucester, said the local operation serves as both an administrative office…
MP Business Development Partnership plans to close its doors (2/23/2011) - The Middle Peninsula Business Development Partnership board of directors decided Feb. 14 that the agency will cease operations by the end of June because of financial difficulties, said Candie Newman…
Walgreens opens first Gloucester store (2/16/2011) - Walgreens, a pharmacy and retail business, opened the doors to its first Gloucester area store on Jan. 28 on Route 17, Hayes. The pharmacy employs 15 people. Store manager Mike…