Governor Terry McAuliffe has proclaimed June as Business Appreciation Month. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Virginia’s Businesses and Entrepreneurial Communities.” There is a crucial correlation between strong business and strong communities. Vibrant and strong communities produce strong businesses, and strong businesses make communities strong and vibrant.
In honor of this special month, we will recognize various members of our business community all month long. This week we are highlighting two businesses that are both dedicated to making our community a better place.

Courthouse Restaurant The Courthouse Restaurant is a family-friendly restaurant on Main Street in Gloucester that specializes in classic American food and serves breakfast all day. Owners Doug and Kim Hibbs are the perfect example of people dedicated to helping their community. In addition to offering free Thanksgiving dinner for the community every year, they also host numerous spaghetti dinner fundraisers throughout the year that support an array of causes including the Helping Hands Mission Camp, local Girl and Boy Scouts, youth athletics, Giving Garden Foundation and more.




Yolanda’s is a women’s apparel shop located in Gloucester that specializes in distinctive clothing, accessories, and jewelry that can be worn at work and at leisure, clothing that will add both the essential and the imaginative to any wardrobe. Owner Yolanda Teschner believes in “celebrating all women” and it is her ultimate goal to empower all women to feel beautiful both inside and out. She supports various women organizations in the community such as the Laurel Shelter in which she recently participated in their annual fashion show. In addition to inspiring women in our community, she is also a role model for other local businesses after she helped renovate an older retail building with the help and support of her property owner.


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