Pottery awarded state funds to assess large-scale development potential

A map of the KingsLand USA property.
(Courtesy Virginia Business Ready Site Program site characterization, as completed by York and James City Counties and acquired via a FOIA request.)

The Williamsburg Pottery owns over 700 acres of unused land and two local governments may have big plans for the property. James City and York counties are making use of the Commonwealth’s Virginia Business Ready Sites Program to evaluate the Pottery’s property and assess its readiness for development, according to documents obtained through a Freedom […]

Women’s business accelerator awarded $50K grant


A Williamsburg-based women’s business accelerator was awarded a $50,000 check Wednesday from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Growth Accelerator Fund. According to a press release from SBA, AccelerateHer of Williamsburg was one of 68 winners nationwide to be awarded the grant. A panel of judges reviewed over 400 applications and presentations to establish a […]

Work Nimbly celebrates two years in business with tiniest of ribbon cuttings

Work Nimbly will be hosting a ribbon cutting  for a miniature library, which will be housed inside their offices at 215 Ingram Road. (Courtesy Work Nimbly)

In celebration of the their second anniversary, Work Nimbly, a Williamsburg-based coworking space, has created a business-themed Little Free Library for the local community. According to a press release, Work Nimbly will be hosting a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Friday for the miniature library, which will be housed inside their offices at 215 Ingram […]

Startup for startups opens in Williamsburg

Williamsburg City Council members, VA Senate Candidate Monty Mason and Ignition Center board members cut the ribbon at Ignition’s grand opening. (Courtesy Terrence Riggins)

Ignition Center, a nonprofit business accelerator located on the third floor of the Wells Fargo building in the Williamsburg Arts District, formally celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday. According to a recent press release, all five members of the Williamsburg City Council were in attendance, as was Delegate and Virginia Senate […]

Back-to-school supplies tax free this weekend

Students returned to class at Providence Classical School Monday. (Courtesy Providence Classical School)

Attention shoppers! Virginia is offering a sales tax holiday from Aug. 5-7 on qualifying school supplies, clothing and footwear, emergency preparedness items, and certain energy-efficient products. According to a news release from Governor Terry McAuliffe, the three day exemption from state and local sales tax was created to financially assist families during back-to-school shopping and […]

ALDI grand opening draws shoppers by the dozen

By 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, a crowd was already gathered outside ALDI for its grand opening. (Adrienne Berard/WYDaily)

Cathleen Handlin was up long before dawn on Thursday. A retired cultural anthropologist, Handlin, more than most people, appreciates social rituals. So when she heard that an ALDI supermarket was coming to Williamsburg, Handlin made a pact with herself that she would be the franchise’s first customer. “Even though ALDI is a German corporation,” Handlin […]