Chamber Insights: September 2022 | Williamsburg Yorktown Daily
Last August, the Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce featured a variety of programs to support its members and the local business community, including a job fair at William & Mary and the first Community Leaders Breakfast. company, organized at Colonial Heritage.
The Business Leaders Community Breakfast featured an insightful conversation between the Honorable Glenn Youngkin, 74th Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Cliff Fleet, President and CEO of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
Next, the Chamber is proud to present its annual Oktoberfest Night at Busch Gardens Williamsburg from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. Purchase tickets for a fun evening of networking, food, drinks, rides, games and prizes. , a live DJ and photo ops with walking Howl-O-Scream characters. Tickets are available for purchase online.
Applications are officially open for the 2022 Christmas Parade, which will take place on Sunday December 4 at 5 p.m. This year’s theme, Merry & Bright, evokes the joy of the season and the hope it brings to our community. Parade participants are therefore encouraged to create floats inspired by this theme. Floating unit or walking unit applications can be submitted online.
Join us in welcoming the following to the Chamber family:
Birthplace of America Store – The Birthplace of America Store was established in 2005 as a graphic design project. Today, the boutique operates a storefront on North Henry Street in Williamsburg, selling one-of-a-kind souvenirs, novelty items, and more to commemorate Virginia and the founding of our country.
Commonwealth Insurance Center – Commonwealth Insurance Center is a local property and casualty insurance agency specializing in home, auto and commercial insurance. The team has proudly served the communities of Hampton Roads and Richmond since 1974.
Guild Mortgage – The Guild Mortgage team Beth Stephans brings over 36 years of experience to the mortgage process, from inception to closing, providing clients with a unique perspective on the transaction and a hands-on approach throughout.
Innovative Screen Solutions – Located in Toano, Innovative Screen Solutions offers awnings, doors, windows, wide-opening designs and more to revolutionize your outdoor spaces.
Muddy Marley’s Dog Wash – Muddy Marley’s has been serving dogs and families in our community since 2018. From self-service and full-service washes to grooming and spa accessories, Muddy Marley’s offers a variety of services to take care of your dog.
NatWay Transportation Service – NatWay Transportation Service serves all local airports, bus stations, train stations and private destinations. The service is pet-friendly and may also include local courier and package delivery.
PuroClean Emergency Restoration Specialists – PuroClean is a leader in property emergency services, helping families and businesses overcome devastating setbacks caused by water, fire, mold and other conditions resulting in property damage.
Shades of Life Coaching and Counseling Services – Shades of Life is an all-inclusive service designed to assist individuals with life coaching in personal and professional settings, medical aide training, and professional patient care at home.
Shentel – Based in Edinburgh, Virginia, Shentel is a local telecommunications company primarily serving rural areas as a broadband provider.
Simpson’s Cleaning Service – Derrick Simpson is the owner of Simpson’s Cleaning Service, which provides building maintenance, janitorial and contract cleaning services in the greater Williamsburg area.
The Kensington School – The Kensington School was founded in 2010 to provide a safe, nurturing and developmentally appropriate environment for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners.
Transworld Business Advisors – Transworld Business Advisors is the global leader in marketing and selling businesses, mergers, acquisitions and franchises. Dr. Douglas Brown, a Williamsburg agent, brings years of experience working with small business, information technology, strategic planning and process optimization to Fortune 100.
Two Rivers Built – Two Rivers Built is a luxury residential contractor that proudly serves the Greater Williamsburg area. They expertly execute a variety of high-end home building projects, like new construction, renovations and additions.
Virginia Peninsula Public Service Authority – The Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority (VPPSA) is a regional government organization providing solid waste management services to ten cities and counties in southeastern Virginia. VPPSA members are the cities of Hampton, Poquoson and Williamsburg; the counties of Essex, James City, King and Queen, King William, Mathews, Middlesex and the county of York; and the towns of Tappahannock, Urbanna and West Point.
When The Trumpet Sounds – The mission of When The Trumpet Sounds is to provide services and help access care and treatment for people with chronic, rare and debilitating diseases through collaboration, advocacy and education/ awareness.
Williamsburg-James City County Community Action Agency – The Williamsburg-James City County Community Action Agency ensures that the causes and conditions of poverty are effectively addressed and works to strengthen, promote, represent and serve WJCC residents who are economically insecure.
To learn more about the Chamber, or to register as an individual or business, contact Courtney Thompson, Director of Membership and Development.
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