JCC taps former Hampton official to lead economic development

Amy Jordan previous lead the city of Hampton's Economic Development

James City County has tapped Amy Jordan as its new Economic Development Director beginning April 17, county officials announced Friday. Jordan, a Peninsula native, formerly served as the Redevelopment Manager for the City of Hampton’s Department of Economic Development. “I am excited to join a dynamic team and implement the economic development vision by generating […]

Virginia entrepreneurs to ‘swim with the sharks’ at Stryker Center

(Courtesy Elias Levy/Flickr)

Williamsburg residents will soon have the chance to watch entrepreneurs go swimming with the sharks. The Stryker Center will host the “Virginia Shark Tank” — an event that aims to showcase statewide entrepreneurs, and market their budding businesses to Historic Triangle investors. According to a press release from Ignition Business Accelerator, “Virginia Shark Tank” will […]

Virginia Beach Mexican restaurant set to open on Bypass Road

Jose Tequilas Mexican Grill and Cantina plans to open a new restaurant in Williamsburg in early March. (Courtesy Jose Tequila Facebook)

Historic Triangle residents will soon be seeing a popular Virginia Beach restaurant in their own backyard. Jose Tequilas Mexican Grill and Cantina plans to open a new restaurant in Williamsburg in early March, said General Manager Frankie Ledezma. “We really love the area, and it’s family oriented,” Ledezma said.  “Even having the College of William […]

New Entrepreneurship Center aims to foster startup culture at W&M

Students, faculty and professional mentors and entrepreneurs are collaborating at the new Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business. (Stephen Salpukas/W&M News)

William & Mary student Asher Smith-Rose ’18 is an example of the target audience for a new addition on campus. He’s not a business major, but he’s interested in entrepreneurship and is part of a startup company that came out of the university. Students are exploring business ideas, collaborating and benefiting from the help of […]

D.C. woman plans to open cat cafe in Williamsburg


A new café may be opening in Williamsburg this spring, and its owner hopes to provide her patrons with tasty snacks, refreshing drinks and some quality time with felines. Meowington’s Café is the name of a prospective new business by Washington, D.C. resident Lauren Baxter. Baxter said her idea is simple: to provide a place […]

Williamsburg Shopping Center sells for $13.3 mil, City hopes for economic development


Williamsburg Shopping Center is under new management, and both the city and the new owners see great potential for the property. The midtown Shopping Center was purchased by the Maryland-based Broad Street Realty, LLC, according to Williamsburg Economic Director Michele Mixner Dewitt. The sale was finalized Jan. 6, 2017 for $13.3 million. “Williamsburg Shopping Center […]

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