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Chamber Briefs – January 2022

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to a wonderful New Year full of making connections, growing professionally, and supporting local business.

Coming up early in the month is the 2022 Legislative Forum, to be held on January 6th at the Williamsburg Regional Library.

The Forum, presented by Principle Advantage Government Relations Group, will feature the entire Greater Williamsburg Delegation.

The event will open at 7:30 AM for networking over a light breakfast, and the Forum will begin promptly at 8 AM. The Forum will cover policy issues related to the Chamber’s 2022 Legislative Priorities, which may be downloaded here.

There is no cost to attend; however, participants must register in advance.

The Chamber also invites young professionals ages 21 to 39 to attend the ASPIRE Young Professionals 2022 Showcase on Thursday, January 27th at 5 PM. The Showcase is sponsored by the William & Mary Raymond A. Mason School of Business, and it will take place in Brinkley Commons at Miller Hall.

At this event, attendees will learn more about ASPIRE, network with local young professionals, and register with early access for 2022 events! Attendees will receive two drink tickets and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres. There is no cost to attend, but young professionals must register in advance.

Join us in welcoming the following to the Chamber family:
8 Shires Coloniale Distillery – 8 Shires is a small craft distillery located in the Historic Triangle of Virginia. Its mission is to research, preserve, teach, and present the history of distillation from the Colonial American Period, between the years of 1578 to 1797. Spirits are handcrafted using historic recipes and ingredients from the 17th and 18th centuries. Visit the tasting room, take a free tour, or shop spirits online.

Bright Visions – Bright Visions is a business coaching, consulting, digital marketing service-based business designed to help other aspiring entrepreneurs to start, grow, and sustain a thriving business. Founder Veronica Preston especially focuses on service professional single moms.

Jazzercise Williamsburg Fitness Studio – Located on Merrimac Trail, Jazzercise offers group fitness classes for all levels. Classes incorporate HIIT cardio dance moves with strength training for the ultimate full-body workout that can help you achieve your wellness goals.

Kyro Builders, LLC – Kyro Builders is a leading contacting company in the Hampton Roads area that helps homeowners turn their dreams into reality. They bring commitment and value to your building project, leaving a mark of quality craftsmanship. Kyro Builders is a family business with a history of building solid working relationships the same way they build homes—with quality, respect, and attention to detail.

Life Beauty Supply – Located in James-York Plaza in the Edge District, Life Beauty Supply is an affordable, black-owned beauty supply store offering a wide range of quality products. Donyale Wells is the sole proprietor, and she enjoys encouraging women to be and look their best.

Nekeya’s Seafood Café – Located on Merrimac Trail in the Edge District, Nekeya’s Seafood Café offers a classic fusion where seafood meets soul food in show-stopping, mouthwatering, gourmet dishes.

Parties Galore Cakes & More – Located in the heart of Williamsburg, Parties Galore offers a variety of sweets, custom cakes, chocolate dipped pretzels, cupcakes, candied apples, and more. They also offer complete party set-up, balloon arches, party favors, and private party space rental.

Simply Whole – From weekly nutritional coach and meal planning to online grocery shopping and kitchen resets, Simply Whole has nutritional plans to fit your lifestyle. Lyra, a Meal Plan Specialist, and Tonya, a Certified Personal Trainer and Holistic Nutritionist, offer both packages and standalone services to transform your life through food.

SpotOn – SpotOn was built to help businesses compete and win with intuitive software, point-of-sale, and payment solutions. Whether you need a simple mobile payment technology or a fully integrated restaurant management system, SpotOn will work with you to customize the right set of tools for your business.

Town Square Publications, LLC – Town Square Publications is a custom publishing group that specializes in producing high-quality print and digitally integrated publications along with other added value programs dedicated to creating relevancy for local chambers of commerce and other membership organizations.

To learn more about the Chamber, or to join as an individual or business, contact Courtney Thompson, Membership Manager.

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