Hilldrup, in partnership with The Community Foundation, is launching the “Hilldrup Move-Up Fund” to give financial aid to people facing potentially devastating circumstances or who need assistance securing housing.
I read an article in a higher-education trade association’s newspaper about a professor was who told he was hired because he was black. I could relate.
It was some 20 years ago when Kelly Strauss found himself looking for a career change after moving here from the Christiansburg area where he grew up.
Weis Markets has kicked off a new in-store program in support of the American Heart Association’s mission to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Pohanka Nissan/Hyundai has hit a home run with its new founding partnership with Fredericksburg Baseball for the team’s inaugural season in 2020.
Two supermarket chains with Fredericksburg-area locations among the top dozen companies in the 22nd annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine.
Cindy Coppola wonders what the locals must have thought when the Italian Renaissance Revival-style home at 709 Hanover St. was being completed in 1929, the year the stock market crashed.
A woman who’s opened and managed several local Italian restaurants plans to open one of her own, Eatali New York Grill & Bakery, this spring in Spotsylvania Courthouse Village.
Want a chance to vote for your favorite small business in King George County? You’re in luck, as the King George Economic Development Authority is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Small Business Awards.
Marstel-Day, an international environmental consulting firm based in Fredericksburg, and its client the National Park Foundation have been recognized by the Environmental Business Journal with a Natural Resource Management award for their work in developing an impact investing framework and …
What if student loan payments were treated like Social Security taxes - automatically withheld from a person's paycheck? Fewer people would fall behind and risk having their wages garnished or credit score plummet. But some may struggle to cover living expenses if their education debt takes …
Adventure Brewing Co.’s lease is nearly up for its Adventure Brewing South location in Spotsylvania County, and it will begin moving production facilities to its Adventure Brewing North location in Stafford County March 1.
DURING a recent grocery store visit, I witnessed an exchange between a customer and several employees. The customer was looking for a particular product that she had purchased at the store many times in the past. But in recent months, every time she asked for the product, she was told someth…
Debby Girvan, president of Flair Communication in Fredericksburg, was awarded a 2018 Clarion by The Association for Women in Communications.The competition drew entries from 20 states and two countries. Girvan's design and development of a new website for Castiglia’s Italian Restaurant in Fr…
Part of the genius of investing is recognizing a great business that others miss. Warren Buffett has the knack. He invested in newspapers such as The Washington Post and the Buffalo News in the 1970s, when he saw the potential for local monopolies that can raise advertising prices. Buffett s…
EMPORIA — Just north of Emporia, one of Virginia's poorest cities, sits a 1,600-acre tract of weeds, wildflowers and the occasional wild turkey. Save for a few patches of trees and parcels of cotton, the site is virtually empty.
Sometimes you come across a property that’s for sale, and the owner speaks so highly of it that you wonder why he or she is leaving. This story is about one of those.
Taste of Spice, a restaurant serving Indian and Nepali cuisine, will hold its grand opening at 4 p.m. Feb. 7 in Cosner’s Corner shopping center in Massaponax.
A Fredericksburg-based real estate firm is adding a new office in southern Stafford to serve the growing King George and Stafford county markets.
The Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold the 2019 STEM16 Summit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2 at James Monroe High School in Fredericksburg.
Without public ceremony, Gov. Ralph Northam on Tuesday signed legislation to carry out Virginia’s promises to Amazon for up to $750 million in cash incentives if the company creates 37,850 high-paying jobs at the new headquarters it plans in Arlington County.
L.E.E.N.C. will hold a free résumé development and career workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Porter Branch of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., in Stafford County.
All sweetFrog locations will celebrate National Frozen Yogurt Day today by offering its loyalty members a free frozen yogurt with the purchase of one of equal or higher value.
For 90 years, Roxbury Farm & Garden Center has been the place where locals go to buy grass seed for their lawns, plants to perk up their landscape, and feed for their livestock, pets and the birds that flock to their feeders.
I heard a story recently that made me think about the workplace. It seems there was a new softball coach at a university, and it was her first time as a head coach. Evidently she was in the athletic director’s office early in her tenure with many “needs.”
The Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce represents the fastest-growing region in the Commonwealth. Our population of more than 360,000 is expected to nearly double by 2045. With that growth has come enormous traffic.
A bank that began with a single location in Bowling Green in 1902 has acquired its third bank company in four years and will rebrand itself again.
A free workshop on how to start your own small business and one-on-one business counseling sessions will be held Feb. 20 in the Board of Supervisors meeting room in the Gordon Building, 112 W. Main St. in Orange.
It is the custom, Georgian-style brick home that Lee Pelham Cooper Rowe had built, with no expense spared, in Fredericksburg’s Westmont subdivision. With nearly 12,000 total square feet of living space it is among the city’s largest private homes.
Legacy Engineering, a civil engineering firm specializing in land development design and consulting, merged with Miles and Company, a surveying and land planning firm, on Jan. 1. Both companies are based in Fredericksburg.
The Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce awarded businesses for their successes, entrepreneurial spirit, and community commitment at its annual awards banquet and gala held Friday at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center.
MISSION BBQ has donated $368,628 from sales of its American Heroes Cups to Wreaths Across America. The company donates $2 of the purchase of every American Heroes Cup to a charity supporting national military charities and local first responders. This latest donation will help to sponsor ove…
Once upon a time, a relatively new mid-level manager’s best employee announced he was leaving. He had been recruited to a position at a prestigious organization, one with more cachet than his current employer. Most of the people in his organization were thrilled for him. But not everyone.
Six commercial out-parcels of vacant land around the Lowe’s store off U.S. 17 in Stafford County will be sold in an absolute auction Feb. 20.
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives are offering higher-education scholarships to public, private, and home-schooled high school seniors who receive electricity from electric cooperatives.
Back in 1999, Joe and Anita Grzeika were looking for just the right house to put on the dramatic lot they owned off Lambs Creek Church Road in King George County. They wanted a design that would provide the best possible views of the six-acre pond it would overlook.
River Crossing LLC Inc. of Ocean City, N.J. acquired The Shops at River Club at 10865 Tidewater Trail in Spotsylvania County for $7 million on Jan. 16, according to Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer.
Strong winds on Sunday damaged the Mission BBQ restaurant under construction at Spotsylvania Crossing Shopping Center on State Route 3.
Global commercial real estate services firm Colliers International Group Inc. has closed its previously announced acquisition of a majority interest in the operations of the former affiliate of CBRE Group Inc, in Central and Southeast Virginia.
Pine Dentistry & Braces, a kids-focused family dental practice, has opened in the former Kool Smiles Dentistry location at 3533 Plank Road in Spotsylvania Crossing Shopping Center.
Airbnb collected around $6,750 a month in taxes on its Blacksburg bookings after signing an agreement to help the town better enforce its homestay rules, according to data released by the company.
Coffee is as much a part of my morning as CNBC and the newspapers. I drink my daily mug of java - with its big T on the side for you-know-who - with a healthy splash of skim milk.
For a company whose specialty is building tiny houses, Tiny House Building Company in Spotsylvania County is getting a big reputation.
If you set out to list the sort of experiences that might qualify someone to run a Main Street-accredited program like the Orange Downtown Alliance, Charlotte Cole seems well suited.
Stafford Hospital Sleep and Wake Disorder Center, 101 Hospital Center Blvd., has received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. To receive accreditation for a five-year period, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as desig…