Archives for July 2015

Member Spotlight: The Bakehouse at Chelsea

It’s always been about the bread. Bread is the center of this institution; it’s the leader of the band. With a large custom-built wood-fired brick oven as the heart of the operation, John McCormick set out to make good bread. “Bread is thousands of years old, so there’s no mystery there, right?” Not exactly. Bread… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: Black & White Cabs (App-A-Cab)

On June 19, 1950, Leonard and Louis Oden bought the stock of Black and White Cabs. Current owner, Leonard’s daughter Judy Swystun, is proud to say the family-owned business recently celebrated their 65th anniversary. While Judy has spent the past thirty five years in the taxicab industry, she admits that her involvement with Black and… [Read More]

Legislative Update July/August 2015

VIRGINIA SALES TAX HOLIDAYS COMBINED This is a reminder that, effective July 1, 2015 all three of Virginia’s Sales Tax Holidays will be consolidated into one holiday. This year, the new combined Sales Tax Holiday will be held August 7-9, 2015 and will apply to items previously covered under the Hurricane Preparedness, Back to School,… [Read More]

The Corner Post: Funding the War of 1812 – BPOL

In the War of 1812, the United States took on the greatest naval power in the world, Great Britain, in a conflict that would have an immense impact on the young country’s future. Causes of the war included British attempts to restrict U.S. trade, the Royal Navy’s impressment of American seamen and America’s desire to… [Read More]