Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The president of ILM Corporation in Fredericksburg received the honor from the Richmond Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Jason Cohen, president of ILM Corporation, has been named Virginia’s Small Business Person of the Year. The award comes from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Richmond District Office as part of Virginia Small Business Week. It will be presented to Cohen on June 24 at the Virginia Small Business Week Awards Luncheon at the Richmond Westin Hotel. “Winning this accolade is one of the most significant milestones in my career, especially when measured against the other remarkable and worthy nominees,” Cohen said. “It's not something that I could have done without the support and dedication of my incredible family and awesome employees," he said. "This award is a validation that my employees, clients and partners believe in our …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
At 64 feet long and 12.4 feet wide, it's the narrowest house Angstadt Building and Remodeling has ever built.
Angstadt Building and Remodeling Company recently completed the narrowest house they've ever built. The property at 612 George St., for sale by owner, had been in a family for about 60 years and stood vacant for about 15 years, according to Kristopher Angstadt, president. "It had a huge hole in the ceiling and a huge hole in the floor," he said. "It had a second story, but it was literally on a slant of about three feet. When you walked in, you thought it was literally going to collapse; it was dangerous," he said. Angstadt and his team 'spec' homes. When he saw the little house, he had ideas. "We drive around and look for homes we call bird dogs," he said. "They're for sale by owners or dilapidated properties or for auction -- we try…
Monday, May 6, 2013
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The Department of Economic Development and Tourism's next meeting of the Princess Anne Street Gateway Property Owners and Businesses is from 8:30 - 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14. The meeting will be held in the Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 2300 Fall Hill Ave., Suite 240. Meeting topics will include plans and resources available for revitalizing this key city corridor, including: "These meetings are designed to keep property owners and businesses along Princess Anne Street, from Fauquier Street to Jefferson Davis Highway, informed on city economic development programs and activities, and to exchange ideas and information about improving the vitality of this busy gateway, Karen Hedelt, director of Economic Development and Tourism, …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
A national trade magazine said the Fredericksburg business is a 'company to watch.'
Fredericksburg's PermaTreat Pest and Termite Control has been named to Pest Control Technology's (PCT) second list of "Companies to Watch." "A commitment to people makes these 25 companies stand out from the crowd," the national trade magazine said. Here is what PCT wrote about PermaTreat Pest and Termite Control. "Any Opportunity to Serve "PermaTreat Pest and Termite Control has a long history of serving the community, including its four-legged friends. It has sponsored adopt-a-pet ads around the state for years, donated two acres of land for a new animal welfare facility and sponsors the area’s long-running Dog Fair. It also supports United Way and organizes an MS walk. CEO Joe Wilson has "been involved in just about every cause you can…
Friday, May 3, 2013
The Fredericksburg store has been in business since 1989.
Bald Eagle Flag Store has moved to a new location at 4028 Plank Road in the Salem Professional Center. After 17 years at 181 Kings Highway, the store was given 30 days notice to relocate when the space was rented to a church, owner Penny Smith said. "We had to move so quickly, many people thought we'd gone out of business," Smith said. "In fact, we're still providing commercial grade flags and flagpoles to government, commercial and institutional customers all over the country as well as area residents and small business in the Fredericksburg area," she said. Bald Eagle Flag Store stocks and sells commercial grade flags made in the U.S. Their selection includes American flags, state flags, historical flags, military flags, church flags …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
We'll give a "shout out" to local small businesses who fill out the form below and upload a picture.
We want to help Fredericksburg businesses spread the word about their specialties, their hours and their history. So, take a few minutes to fill out this easy form (note: form does not appear on mobile devices), attach a photo or two of your workplace and we'll take it from there. We'll use the information you submit to write a post in the coming days or weeks that spotlights your business. Please be sure to submit your responses before attempting to upload a photo of your business by clicking the "Upload Photos and Video" button attached to this article.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The coffee chain announced it plans to close 80 locations across the country by Sunday; some in Virginia could convert to Peet's Coffee & Tea.
Caribou Coffee, which operates a store in Central Park and 16 others in Virginia, plans to close 80 of its coffee shops nationwide, according to the company. On Monday, Caribou issued a statement attributed to CEO Mike Tattersfield: "Over the past few months, we at Caribou have revisited our business strategy, including closely evaluating our performance by market to make decisions that best position us for long-term growth. "With that, we will be closing 80 underperforming stores on April 14th, and an additional 88 coffeehouses across Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, Illinois and Eastern Wisconsin will be converted to Peet’s Coffee & Tea locations over the next 12 to 18 months. "Going forward, …
Friday, April 5, 2013
The downtown business has moved into bigger diggs and joined forces with Fur the Love of Dogs pet grooming.
Dog Krazy invites you to the store's Grand Opening 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday (April 6) at the new location on William Street. After more than six years in her storefront on Caroline Street, Nancy Guinn moved her business because she needed more room. "I have inventory stored in my garage and throughout my home," she told Patch in February. The new store at 307 William St. is in the space once occupied by Read All Over Books. The larger space has enabled Tosha Collins to join Guinn, moving her grooming business from Central Park into downtown. Fur the Love of Dogs pet grooming is on the second floor. "Moving to William Street was one of the BEST decisions I have ever made," Guinn said on Facebook. "I love, love, love our new location and …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The City of Fredericksburg and the University of Mary Washington Foundation worked together to secure funding for the $15 million project.
The City of Fredericksburg and the University of Mary Washington Foundation received a Community Economic Development Award from the Virginia Economic Development Association for the Hyatt Place-Fredericksburg Hotel at Eagle Village creative financing partnership. Fredericksburg’s City Council approved a $310,000 Tourism Zone performance grant for the hotel in 2011, UMW said in a press release. The city and the UMW Foundation worked with the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) to secure a $310,000 state matching grant through the Virginia Tourism Development Financing Program. "The city and state grants, funded by sales tax revenues generated by the hotel, allowed the foundation to close the final gap in financing the $15 million project," …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
No purchase necessary. Just visit Colonial Cupcakes and enter to win.
Colonial Cupcakes invites you to come in and register to win an Easter Basket worth $100. No purchase is necessary. Colonial Cupcakes offers a special flavor each week. This week's flavor is orange with blackberry icing. "We always do red velvet, chocolate and vanilla," owner Jennifer Jensen said. "But customers seem to like having something different each week, too," she said. The drawing for the Easter Basket will be held at 1 p.m. March 30, and Jensen will deliver the basket to the winner. Do you like Colonial Cupcakes? Rate the local business Five Stars on Fredericksburg Patch! Subscribe here to the free daily newsletter from Fredericksburg Patch.