Sunday, December 4, 2022

Chamber Insights: October 2022

As autumn unfolds, the Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce continues to create engaging events and programs to support its members and the local business community.

Members of the Chamber had a wonderful time at the September Business After Hours, co-hosted by Williamsburg Jewelers, Anna’s Brick Oven, and Perfectly Natural Soap. This one-of-a-kind Business After Hours featured delicious food from Anna’s, hundreds of dollars’ worth of door prizes and giveaways, music with WMBG Radio, and a complimentary hand scrub station at Perfectly Natural Soap.

The Chamber is looking forward to its next Business After Hours, taking place at Brookdale Chambrel Williamsburg on Thursday, October 20th. Join the Chamber from 5 to 7 PM for networking, drinks, food, raffles, and live music from Tony Ingram. Register for the event on the Chamber website.

Applications are 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:

BT Smith Consulting LLC – BT Smith Consulting is a small-batch management consultancy in Williamsburg delivering hand-crafted, highly-potent solutions.

Campus Greek & Embroidery Shop – Campus Greek is a custom apparel shop that offers local campus embroidery, screen printing, small business embroidery, and gifts. collegiate retailer specializing in sorority apparel, game day apparel, and custom branding. Headquartered in Tallahassee, Campus Greek now operates a small production space in Williamsburg and a pop up shop booth at 2nd Sundays.

European Wax Center – Now located in the Courthouse Commons shopping center, European Wax Center offers full body waxing for men and women. Your first select wax service is always free.

Fabling Built – As a home remodeling company, Fabling Built has served homeowners in Virginia since 2016. Based in Richmond, Fabling Built team is now expanding to the Williamsburg area. They specialize in kitchens, bathrooms, attics, and basic renovations, as well as additions and outdoor living spaces.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers – Soon to be located at 1161 Richmond Road, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is a leading fast-casual franchise with more than 430 locations across 36 states nationwide. Founded in 2002, the brand offers a unique combination of cooked-to-order steakburgers, all-beef hot dogs, shoestring fries, and other savory items along with freshly churned frozen custard treats.

Grove Christian Outreach – With a mission to maintain an outreach center in the Grove community to serve the physical and spiritual needs of the poor and disadvantaged, the focus of Grove Christian Outreach is on securing, storing and distributing food, clothing, and other goods to meet our neighbors at the door with assistance to relieve their burdens.

Modr’s Auto & Truck Service – Located in Gloucester, Modr’s Auto & Truck Service offers auto services, heavy duty truck and trailer services, tire sales, and more.

Philoxenia Culture, LLC – Philoxenia Culture is a training and research collaborative providing training and field research for business, institutions, non-governmental organizations, non-profits, and government organizations in the areas of Trauma Responsiveness & Resilience, Hospitality as Leadership Formation, Community Development Practices, and Redemptive For-Profit Tactics.

Stornoway Advisors – Stornoway is a collective of Advisors who come together on projects as needs arise, ensuring you have the right talent for the project. Clients are in the manufacturing, technology, government, and human-aid sectors. Stornoway provides exceptional advice, critical connections, and strategies that will help companies achieve their business goals.

Tier One Services, LLC – Tier One Services is a veteran owned and operated pressure washing business serving commercial and residential clients. Tier One brings decades of military equipment and aircraft cleaning knowledge to keep local investments, equipment, and agricultural machinery looking great and last longer.

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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