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Small Business of the Week: Matchsticks BBQ Company

Small Business of the Week: Matchsticks BBQ Company

Date: March 22, 2019

In honor of all of the great small businesses that we represent, we are highlighting a Small Business Of The Week every Friday!

Small Business of the Week: Decorating Den Interiors of Williamsburg

Small Business of the Week: Decorating Den Interiors of Williamsburg

Date: March 15, 2019

In honor of all of the great small businesses that we represent, we have decided to start highlighting a Small Business of the Week every Friday!

Press Release: Vicki Cimino named Executive Director/CEO of Williamsburg Tourism Council

Press Release: Vicki Cimino named Executive Director/CEO of Williamsburg Tourism Council

Date: March 14, 2019

The Williamsburg Tourism Council (WTC) is pleased to announce that Vicki Cimino has been selected as their new Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer.

Nominations for Small Business of the Year Due Friday, March 15, 2019

Nominations for Small Business of the Year Due Friday, March 15, 2019

Date: March 12, 2019

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance is seeking nominations from the membership to honor a Small Business of the Year and Early Stage Business Award (been in business for less than 3 years). Nominees must be Alliance members and must have been in business at least three years. Any shop, service, partnership or office with up to 50 full-time equivalent employees is eligible.

Press Release: GWCTA Announces Formation of New Young Professionals Group

Press Release: GWCTA Announces Formation of New Young Professionals Group

Date: February 15, 2019

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance Business Council is pleased to announce that its group for young professionals, ASCEND, is merging with the Young Emerging Professionals, also known as YEP, effective March 1. The new group will be called the ASPIRE Young Professionals of the Greater Williamsburg Business Council.

Introducing the Greater Williamsburg HEARTSafe Alliance!

Introducing the Greater Williamsburg HEARTSafe Alliance!

Date: February 11, 2019

The Greater Williamsburg HEARTSafe Alliance is working to improve survival of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest by strengthening the chain of survival in our community and by educating the community on heart-healthy behaviors.

Resolving to Improve Your Workplace Wellness Program

Resolving to Improve Your Workplace Wellness Program

Date: January 14, 2019

There are an unending studies demonstrating that workplace wellness programs will not only improve employee health and satisfaction, but provide tremendous savings to the employer as well. It has been proven that over $3 is saved for every $1 spent on workplace wellness programming. That is a significant return on investment. This seen not only through direct savings on healthcare costs, but also through increased employee productivity and decreased absenteeism.

Interim Executive Director Terry Banez Shares New Business Council Developments at EDA Business Roundtable

Interim Executive Director Terry Banez Shares New Business Council Developments at EDA Business Roundtable

Date: January 8, 2019

The Business Council’s Interim Executive Director, Terry Banez, delivered a presentation on the difference between the Business Council and the Tourism Council and all of the exciting things the Chamber has planned for 2019 today at the EDA Business Roundtable.

Press Release: GWCTA Announces 2018 Christmas Parade Winners

Press Release: GWCTA Announces 2018 Christmas Parade Winners

Date: December 5, 2018

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance held its 53rd Annual Williamsburg Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 1. This year’s parade, which had an adjusted start time of 9 a.m., saw a larger turnout than years past and featured floats that followed the theme of “Miracle on Duke of Gloucester Street,” inspired by the classic Christmas movie “Miracle on 34th Street.”

Shop Small on Small Business Saturday and Make a Big Impact

Shop Small on Small Business Saturday and Make a Big Impact

Date: November 13, 2018

With the holiday season upon us, everyone is rushing about to get the best deal on the perfect gift for their loved ones! The weekend after Thanksgiving is one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year. Most people are all about the Black Friday sales and happenings, but let’s not forget our important local businesses the next day on Small Business Saturday! Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize mom and pop businesses that are small and local.