Archives for May 2017

Winners for Retailer of the Year Announced!

Williamsburg-based, small business, BedCrafters by Michelle, received the Overall Retailer of the Year (ROTY) award at Retail Alliance’s ROTY awards event held on May 25. They were selected from 99 nominees from across the Greater Hampton Roads region. BedCrafters by Michelle was established in 1999 in Williamsburg, Virginia by Michelle Brumfield. They opened in Short… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: Device Pitstop Newport News

As the saying goes, ‘everything old is new again.” These days, more and more businesses and consumers are conscious of the many benefits of recycling and going green. Paul Washington, a native Virginian and former Air Force man, was always one to spot trends and is using that talent to capitalize on his deep knowledge… [Read More]

W.T. Patrick & Sons Awarded 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

Surviving four generations is no small feat in business. Cary E. Patrick, owner of Patrick’s Hardware and Patrick’s Glass in Hampton, knows firsthand what it’s taken to get where they are today. “My grandfather, W.T. Patrick, was a tough, but fair, businessman. His mantra of “treat your customers as family” has been a simple lesson… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: Salon @31st Day Spa & Salon Virginia Beach

Kim Torsiello is the new business owner of Salon @ 31st Day Spa & Salon, but far from new to the concept of operating a business. Before immigrating from Vietnam to the United States, her family operated a sugar farm and a yogurt dessert shop. Kim’s involvement in the family business sparked her interest in… [Read More]