Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Dream Vacations

Americans leave hundreds of millions of vacation days unused. Contrary to conventional wisdom, this can make employees less effective, not more so. Researcher Mark Rosekind of Alertness Solutions, a scientific consulting firm, conducted a study that found the benefits of a vacation can increase performance by 80%. “Employers should encourage their employees to take time… [Read More]

MAYA HOLIHAN: Her Perspective on Growth and Expansion

A few months ago, House of Maya Bridal Salons announced that their Pure English Couture Bridal, Silk Social Occasion Studio, Maya Couture and Maya Couture on Main would merge into one storefront. The new 13,000 square foot retail space opened in early March in downtown Norfolk at 258 Granby St. The question I think a… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: Colley Ave Copies & Graphics Norfolk

Colley Avenue Copies & Graphics (CACG), Inc. was founded in 1997 by Joaquin and Holly Chacon. They currently have one location located in Norfolk and provide high quality prints, posters, vinyl, banners, color and black and white printing, book binding, signage, and graphic design services to a variety of both small and large businesses. The… [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]

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]

Member Spotlight: MasterTech Auto Care

MasterTech Auto Care (MTAC) was established in 1995, but this current journey began in September 2011 when Stacy Butcher became the owner of MTAC. After working 15 years in sales within the auto industry, Butcher decided he wasn’t satisfied with working for others any longer, and that it was not worth the time spent away… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: Bubba-N-Frank’s Smokehouse BBQ

Whether you like a sweet St. Louis BBQ or you err towards a vinegar-based North Carolinian sauce, Bubba N Franks Smokehouse is the place to go! With two locations in Carrolton and Hampton, this is a true small business that has become the heart of their community. The restaurant is owned and operated by Richard… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: Modern Femme

In the past century, much has changed for women in America. In 1916, women couldn’t vote, were expected to stay home to raise children, and couldn’t even open their own bank accounts. But now in 2016, the landscape has changed and now women are pursuing their professional and relational dreams. However, that is not always… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium

The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium is a unique gem in our community. The amazing aerial park features climbing and ziplining like no other place in the region. On a stunning six-acre property in Virginia Beach, you can find fifteen trails that accommodate the youngest beginner to the most experienced adult. The park opened in… [Read More]

Member Spotlight: RGB Imaging

RGB Imaging is a locally owned business that stands out as one of the region’s premier photographers and videographers. Whether commercial or personal, defense or sports, still or motion, you want to ‘snap’ up their services! Founded in 2007, owner Eric Wickham is no stranger to hard word. As a military veteran, Eric is self-disciplined,… [Read More]