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On Main Street (4/29/2020) -
Point pottery business creates ‘to-go’ kits (4/29/2020) - The beginning of social distancing was a scary time for businesses, especially smaller local businesses. Many of these establishments have had to get creative to ensure the survival of their…
Chesapeake reports second-quarter dividend (4/29/2020) - At its April 17 meeting, the Board of Directors of Chesapeake Financial Shares, Inc., the parent company of both Chesapeake Bank and Chesapeake Wealth Management, reaffirmed its quarterly dividend of…
BayPort donates $150,000 to help with regional pandemic response (4/29/2020) - BayPort Credit Union is donating $150,000 to five local organizations that are helping the Hampton Roads community cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. BayPort announced this week that it has selected…
Wilcox Eye Center adopts new glaucoma procedure (4/22/2020) - Dr. Peter E. Wilcox of the Wilcox Eye Center, Hayes, said he has adopted “a new revolutionary technology” to help glaucoma patients monitor their eye pressure. Dr. Peter E. Wilcox…
Melissa Foster named a ‘Top Doc’ (4/22/2020) - For the second year in a row, Mathews native Melissa Keller Foster has been voted by her peers in the medical profession as one of Richmond Magazine’s 2020 Top Docs,…
USDA Service Centers available by telephone appointment only (4/22/2020) - The Gloucester County U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center will continue to be open for business by phone appointment only and field work will continue with appropriate social distancing, according…
Sentara, Truist launch emergency food support plan (4/22/2020) - Sentara Healthcare and Truist Financial Corp. announced last week a $1 million grant to launch the We Care COVID-19 Virginia Emergency Food Support Plan, a part of the Federation of…
Langley for Families donates $76,000 in COVID-19 relief efforts (4/22/2020) - The Langley for Families Foundation approved $76,000 in grants to eight local agencies on the front lines helping individuals and families affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Grants were awarded to…
Nowhere to go: COVID-19 shuts the door on charter bus service (4/15/2020) - For the first time in 67 years of business, Newton’s Bus Service of Gloucester has no chartered trips on the horizon. All of the educational field trips, graduation activities, oceanfront…
Gloucester strong (4/15/2020) -
GHS senior starts in business at just the right time (4/15/2020) - Christopher Potter started his business, Potterwood Lawncare in January. Potter decided to start his business after years of performing lawn care services under his grandfather. Potterwood Lawncare services Gloucester County…
Chesapeake reports $3.36M in first-quarter earnings (4/15/2020) - Chesapeake Financial Shares, Inc., parent company of both Chesapeake Bank and Chesapeake Wealth Management, announced earnings of $3,367,909 for the first quarter of 2020, an increase of 13.2 percent from…
Coronavirus hinders bay cleanup efforts while seafood industry suffers loss of business (4/17/2020) - Watermen have few restaurants that can buy their catches. Help for farmers who want to install runoff controls has been sharply curtailed. Streams throughout the region are missing their annual…
Warm and sunny environment (4/15/2020) -
Census continues in spite of virus (4/8/2020) - With Census Day (April 1) come and gone, some may assume that the decennial U.S. population count has also come to an end … and they’d be wrong. “There has…
Gloucester law firm’s ‘Texts=Wrecks’ safe driving campaign expands (4/8/2020) - GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys has expanded its annual “Texts=Wrecks” campaign this year to help reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers in Eastern Virginia. Eighty percent…
Pivot Physical Therapy continues to provide service to its clients (4/8/2020) - As essential health care providers, Pivot Physical Therapy announced Monday that in addition to remaining open during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company is now providing new options to meet the…
Langley FCU holds virtual food drive (4/8/2020) - Langley Federal Credit Union employees acted quickly to help the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank respond to an influx of requests for food and services, raising more than 2,100 items in less…
Be on the lookout for fraudsters! (4/8/2020) - In a recent Chesapeake Bank newsletter, residents are cautioned to be on the lookout for those taking advantage of the current pandemic situation to trick you into giving up your…
Gloucester’s Verizon stores change to a new model (4/8/2020) - The Cellular Connection stores in the area, including the two in Gloucester, have changed their ownership model and name to Wireless Zone. Richard Gdovic has owned this and 15 other…
Velocity Urgent Care offers COVID-19 testing in Gloucester (4/8/2020) - Velocity Urgent Care is conducting coronavirus (COVID-19) testing at all of its 14 locations across Eastern and Northern Virginia, including its Gloucester location at 5659 Parkway Drive in the Sentara…
Options available for insurance coverage if laid off (4/1/2020) - The State Corporation Commission’s Bureau of Insurance reminds Virginians that health insurance options are available if they have recently been laid off or lost health insurance benefits through their employer.…
Time management crucial for those with home-based businesses (4/1/2020) - Time management is one of the biggest hurdles owners of home-based businesses encounter, according to longtime local psychologist Dr. Vincent Rose. Rose presented tips on time management to local business…
No-interest emergency loans available to Main Street businesses (4/1/2020) - The Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust and the Gloucester Revolving Loan Fund announced March 25 the launch of a zero-interest emergency loan program for restaurant, retail, hospitality and personal service…