Governor Terry McAuliffe unveiled the first ever Virginia Community Business Launch (CBL) and announced the first three communities that will each receive up to $100,000 for small business development: The cities of Staunton and Hopewell and Gloucester Courthouse in Gloucester County. The pilot program is an initiative of Governor McAuliffe’s new Virginia economy Strategic Plan, falling under the pillars of economic development, entrepreneurship and small business development.
“Small business is the backbone of communities around the Commonwealth. They provide jobs, they provide talent, and they end up leading our civic organizations and help our children to pursue their dreams,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones.
This holiday season, round up your friends and invite your family to DASH DOWNTOWN! Food, shopping, events and lots of love await you on Gloucester Main Street!
Now through December 24, pick up a DASH DOWNTOWN shopping card from any participating Main Street business. Each time you DASH DOWNTOWN, have it stamped and return to shop after the holidays for special savings!
Check in with your favorite Gloucester Main Street businesses on Facebook to see how late they are staying open! Some will be open as late as 9 pm! (www.gloucestervillage.com)
The Courthouse Community Orchestra will perform holiday music in a concert on Friday, December 12, at 6:30 pm at Gloucester Arts on Main. The evening will include fancy deserts before the music begins at 7:00 pm. Tickets for both are $20; $12 for show only. This concert will benefit both Arts on Main and the Orchestra. Kathy Tucker, Band Director at Page Middle School will be conducting.
To reserve a spot,call 804 824-9464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RWRH will hold its fourth annual Tree of Lights Gala at the Abingdon Ruritan Centre in Bena. The evening will include food, music and a festive auction! Funds raised benefit the Riverside Walter Reed Hospital's "Make a Difference" Fund.
For more information, call 804 201-5358.