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Chamber Insights: September 2022

This August, the Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce presented a variety of programming to support its members and the local business community, including a Job Fair at William & Mary and the inaugural Business Leaders Community Breakfast, hosted at Colonial Heritage.

The Business Leaders Community Breakfast featured an insightful conversation between the Honorable Glenn Youngkin, 74th Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Cliff Fleet, President and CEO of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Up next, the Chamber is proud to present its annual Night of Oktoberfest at Busch Gardens Williamsburg from 6 PM to 9 PM on Wednesday, October 5th, 2022. Purchase tickets for a fun evening of networking, food, drinks, rides, games, prizes, a live DJ, and photo ops with strolling Howl-O-Scream characters. Tickets are available for purchase online.

Applications are officially open for the 2022 Christmas Parade, which will take place on Sunday, December 4th at 5 PM. This year’s theme, Merry & Bright, evokes the merriment of the season and the hope that it stirs in our community. Parade participants are therefore encouraged to create floats inspired by this theme. Float or walking unit applications can be submitted online.

Join us in welcoming the following to the Chamber family:

Birthplace of America Store – The Birthplace of America Store was established in 2005 as a graphic design project. Today, the shop operates a storefront on North Henry Street in Williamsburg, selling unique souvenirs, novelty items, and more to commemorate Virginia and the founding of our country.

Commonwealth Insurance Center – Commonwealth Insurance Center is a locally owned property and casualty insurance agency specializing in home, auto, and commercial insurance. The team has proudly served the Hampton Roads and Richmond communities since 1974.

Guild Mortgage – The Guild Mortgage Beth Stephans Team brings over 36 years of experience to the mortgage process, from origination to closing, giving clients a unique perspective of the transaction and a hands-on approach throughout the process.

Innovative Screen Solutions – Located in Toano, Innovative Screen Solutions offers awnings, doors, windows, large opening designs, and more to revolutionize your outdoor spaces.

Muddy Marley’s Dog Wash – Muddy Marley’s has been serving the dogs and families in our community since 2018. From self-service and full-service washes to grooming and spa add-ons, Muddy Marley’s has a variety of services to care for your dog.

NatWay Transportation Service – NatWay Transportation Service runs to all local airports, bus stations, train stations, and private destinations. The service is pet-friendly and can also include local mail and package delivery.

PuroClean Emergency Restoration Specialists – PuroClean is a leader in property emergency services, helping families and businesses overcome the devastating setbacks caused by water, fire, mold, and other conditions resulting in property damage.

Shades of Life Coaching and Consulting Services – Shades of Life is an all-inclusive service designed to assist individuals with life coaching in personal and professional settings, medical aide training, and professional in-home patient care.

Shentel – Headquartered in Edinburg, Virginia, Shentel is a local telecommunications company servicing primarily rural areas as a broadband provider.

Simpson’s Cleaning Service – Derrick Simpson is the owner of Simpson’s Cleaning Service, which provides building maintenance, janitorial, and contract cleaning services in the greater Williamsburg area.

The Kensington School – The Kensington School was founded in 2010 to provide a safe, nurturing and developmentally-appropriate environment for infant, toddler, pre-school, and Kindergarten age children.

Transworld Business Advisors – Transworld Business Advisors is the world leader in the marketing and sales of businesses, mergers, acquisitions, and franchises. Dr. Douglas Brown, a Williamsburg agent, brings years of experience working with small businesses to Fortune 100, information technology, strategic planning, and process optimization.

Two Rivers Built – Two Rivers Built is a luxury residential contractor proudly serving the Greater Williamsburg area. They expertly execute a variety of high-end home construction projects like new builds, renovations, and additions.

Virginia Peninsula Public Service Authority – The Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority (VPPSA) is a regional governmental organization providing solid waste management services to ten cities and counties in southeast Virginia. Members of VPPSA are the Cities of Hampton, Poquoson, and Williamsburg; the Counties of Essex, James City, King and Queen, King William, Mathews, Middlesex, and York County; and the Towns of Tappahannock, Urbanna, and West Point.

When The Trumpet Sounds – The mission of When The Trumpet Sounds is to provide services and assist with accessing care and treatment for people with chronic, rare and debilitating diseases through collaboration, advocacy, and education/awareness.

Williamsburg-James City County Community Action Agency – The Williamsburg-James City County Community Action Agency works to ensure that the causes and conditions of poverty are effectively addressed and works to strengthen, promote, represent, and serve WJCC residents experiencing economic insecurity.

To learn more about the Chamber, or to join as an individual or business, contact Courtney Thompson, Director of Membership & Development.

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