Archives for March 2014

Member Spotlight: Bead Retreat

Now celebrating their fourth year in business, Bead Retreat provides custom handmade jewelry from their Newport News store, as well as materials and tools for customers to design their own. They offer repair services, beading parties, and classes. We asked owner Larisa Jachmann a few questions about herself and her business… Why did you decide… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: The Point

Starting a unique concept of Fresh Farm to Table at a brand new restaurant was a dream The Point owners brought to reality in August 2013. We talked to co-owner Cat Kane about their experience. When was your business established? January 21, 2013. Describe your business and the products/services you provide. The Point is a… [Read More]

Are You Getting Ripped Off With Counterfeit Bills?

Are You Getting Ripped Off With Counterfeit Bills? We kicked off our first Loss Prevention Task Force meeting for 2014 on January 28th. Our speaker, Katie Dougherty, with the US Department of Justice, spoke to the group about counterfeit currency. First off, did you know that counterfeiting is one of the oldest crimes in the… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: Ebony Arts & Gifts

Ebony Arts & Gifts is a unique store catering to our diverse community. We asked its owner, Marie M. Villamil, to answer a few questions about her experiences over the nine years since launch. When was your business established? Our company was established in 2005. How many locations do you operate? We have one store… [Read More]

The Corner Post: My Notes From The National Retail Federation Big Show

I had the opportunity to travel to the National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in New York City a little while ago. What an interesting and thought-provoking experience! After reviewing my notes I would like to share some of my take-aways: Online sales versus brick and mortar retailers. Online sales is here to stay and… [Read More]