Weekly Update

June 2 – 8, 2019

 Featured  Business Events & Updates  Tourism Events & Updates  

Member Promotions  Members in the News  New Members



Women’s Summer Social Rescheduled! 

Out of respect to the local Economic Development Authorities’ 2019 Business Appreciation Event, we’ve rescheduled the 2nd Annual Women’s Business Council Summer Social to Tuesday, July 9!  

Come out to Billsburg Brewery for a chance to tour the brewery, enjoy $5 pints of beer and food provided by local food trucks and, best of all, meet and network with other local businesswomen! The event is free, so sign up today! 




 ASPIRE Social at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS – ASPIRE wants YOU to join them at their social at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club on Tuesday, June 18 from 5 to 7 p.m.! 

Take some swings on the driving range or compete in a contest on the putting green for a chance to win some cool prizes. Complimentary food will be provided by the clubhouse and drink specials will be available for purchase outside the practice area. Come out to network and have a good time! 

**This event is for young professionals between the ages of 21 and 39.

RSVP Here 

Biz-Ed June 26

Are you a small business owner trying to find ways to provide health insurance for your employees? If so, our next Biz-Ed is for you!  

Join us at the Williamsburg Health Foundation on Wednesday, June 26 for lunch and learn more about How Medicaid Can Work for Businesses and Employees. It’s free for Business Council members and open to non-members for $5, so sign up today! 

RSVP Here 

Come to our Business After Hours at TPMG!

Join us for some summer fun at our next Business After Hours

Come out to TPMG Tidewater Medical Center at New Town on Thursday, June 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. to enjoy food, drinks, networking, prizes AND a scavenger hunt. It’s $10 for members and $15 for non-members, so sign up today! 


SAVE THE DATE: Chamber Challenge August 16!

The warm weather is here, which means it’s time to hit the links! 

Join us on Friday, August 16 for our 2019 Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament at Williamsburg National Golf Club! Bring your friends to play the club’s Jamestown Course and compete in fun challenges to win cool prizes. There’ll also be lunch, sponsored holes and drinks on the green! 

If you’re interested in playing or being a sponsor, click below and sign up today! 

Sign Up Here

Check Out Our Small Business of the Week!


This week’s Small Business of the Week is The Travel Corner, Inc. and their owners, David Hoar and Allyson deHaven Harris! 

Submit Your Nominee for the Health Promoter of the Year Award!  

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance’s Health Committee is officially accepting nominations for this year’s Health Promoter of the Year Award!

For more information and to submit a nomination, click here




Williamsburg Live June 21 & 22 

Mark your calendars and join us for Williamsburg Live June 21 & 22, taking place on the Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. 

Headlining the weekend will be two singers who define American music: Grammy winner, singer, songwriter and pianist Norah Jones performs Friday, June 21, and Country Music Hall of Famer Emmylou Harris, who boasts 14 Grammy Awards, three CMA Awards, and four Americana Awards, will headline Saturday, June 22. 

Learn More 

Sales Team Update

This week, Jill Pongonis, Media Relations Manager, is attending IPW, the U.S. Travel Association’s leading international inbound travel trade show, driving $4.7 billion in future travel to the United States. It is a national showcase of America, where U.S. travel exhibitors connect with travel buyers and media from more than 70 countries to promote their product, negotiate future business and build relationships. 

Learn More



CARPET DIRECT. For a limited time only, upgrade from standard carpet pad to our STAINMASTER Pet Protect carpet cushion at no additional cost. 

We bring the showroom to you! We can customize your shopping experience to fit your needs from the comfort of your place of business or home. NOT JUST CARPET, we offer a wide variety of beautiful floor coverings for any project. Commercial, residential and DIY’ers. We look forward to providing you and your customers with products that will be beautiful for years to come. Visit our website, www.CarpetDirectVa.com to schedule your free consultation or call us directly at 757-378-6465. 

For Chamber members only. Please use Promocode “Chamber2019” 

***ENDS 6/30/2019***

GOLDEN HORSESHOE GOLF CLUB. Chamber members, host your next golf outing at the Golden Horseshoe and receive: 

  • $250 Pro Shop Credit for group of 50-99 players
  • $500 Pro Shop Credit for groups of 100+ players 

With three award-winning courses, first-class catering and a dedication to customer service, we can accommodate any group needs. 

  • Treat your customers to the Top 100 Ranked Golf Course. 
  • Raise money for your charity, church or school on the popular Green Course. 
  • Host a fun team-building event for your staff on the 9-hole Spotswood Course. 

Contact Jerry Morelli for details, availability and pricing. 

***ENDS 12/31/2019***

HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS WILLIAMSBURG RESORT. Williamsburg Chamber members receive up to 10% off your stay at our Williamsburg Resort in a spacious 1 or 2-bedroom villa! Call (855) 373-7258 and ask for discount code: IX1SX or use the link on this page. 

Exclusions and blackout dates may apply. 

***ENDS 2/28/2020***



Remember, YOU can add your event to the GWCTA calendar! Submit your events today or view the calendar here!

CALLING ALL SEAFOOD LOVERS – enjoy some tasty plates and support a good cause at the same time during Williamsburg Crab Cake Week

Head to one of the 14 participating local restaurants through June 9 as they roll out their best crab cake dishes. 10 percent of the proceeds will go to the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay to help them preserve the watershed that provides clean water for the food we love. Click here for more information. 

Jamestown Settlement will present “MY TENACITY!”, a weekend of performances by female musicians, dancers, spoken word artists and more on June 8 & 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a special ticketed after-hours outdoor concert from 6 to 10 p.m. 

William & Mary is looking to hire a new full-time Facilities Projects Procurement Assistant. If you’re interested, you can apply here



Another Level Youth & Family Services, LLC Health & Wellness

Axe Republic – Amusements & Entertainment

Colonial Eye Care - Optometrist

Culligan of Greater Virginia Water Filtration Service

Harris Teeter – Governor’s Green Shopping Center Groceries

Harris Teeter – Lightfoot Commons – Groceries 

Harris Teeter – Quarterpath Crossing – Groceries

Heart for Orphans – Non-Profit Associations

Luxterra Electrical Inc. – Contractors – Electrical

Next Door Neighbors – Publications

RE/MAX Peninsula Real Estate – Residential

Transworld Business Advisors Business Brokerage