NEWS

Category: Business


Kelsick Specialty Market Awarded 2019 Retailer of the Year and Smith’s Florist and Gift Shoppe Earned Peninsula Top Award GLOUCESTER, Va. – Two staple businesses from Gloucester Main Street took home the Retail Alliance’s top 2019 honor and the Peninsula region’s highest award. The Retail Alliance, a non-profit trade association that represents businesses across Hampton … Continue reading “Gloucester Main Street Businesses Take Home 2019 Retail Alliance Honors”


Gloucester Main Street. The Downtown. The Gloucester Village. Gloucester Courthouse. Whatever you call this historic retail corridor in the heart of the Middle Peninsula, one thing is for certain – there is a lot of support for local business here. It very much is the definition of businesses supporting businesses. That’s why YOU ARE INVITED … Continue reading “Let’s Get Visual: A Dynamic Visual Merchandising Session on Tuesday, May 14, 2019”


The Middle Peninsula Alliance announced today it is accepting nominations from the community for private-sector leaders in business or non-profit organizations to serve on its Advisory Board. Nominations will be accepted through May 30, 2019 online at www.mpava.com. The Middle Peninsula Alliance is the region’s economic development lead organization, with a mission to promote the … Continue reading “Middle Peninsula Alliance Seeking Advisory Board Member Nominations”


Residents on the Middle Peninsula can now earn rewards for carpooling, vanpooling and telecommuting, as well as build stronger connections with others also looking to ride share to work, thanks to the recent launch of the enhanced MidPenRideShare online platform. “Nearly three-quarters of the Middle Peninsula’s workforce commutes to jobs outside the region each day … Continue reading “Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission Enhances Carpool and Telecommute Platform”


Following nearly three decades of bringing the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck community natural, organic and homemade foods, fine wine, and craft beer, Kelsick Specialty Market is pleased to announce Yorktown-native Paige Drewry as its new owner. “A natural born foodie, I’ve worked in food service, studied culinary arts and business, and traveled throughout Europe … Continue reading “Kelsick Specialty Market Ushers in New Generation, New Owner”


Do you have an employee that is always going above and beyond? Well Split Enz Salon on Gloucester Main Street is hosting an “Employee of the Month” Beauty Giveaway, allowing all business owners and supervisors throughout our community the opportunity to nominate their  SUPER STAR  for a little EXTRA gratitude for their job well done! … Continue reading “Split Enz Salon to Host Employee of the Month Giveaway”


Kelsick Specialty Market right here on Gloucester Main Street said it perfectly: “one of the incredible things about living and doing business in Gloucester is the kindness of the people here. So kind, in fact, that our community is filled with countless organizations that’s sole mission is to help others.” This year, just as they … Continue reading “Kelsick Specialty Market Announces 2019 Year of Giving Recipients”


Heart Felt Touch Massage Therapy and Caregivers of the Commonwealth will host a unique opportunity for family and professional caregivers to learn a new skill called Compassionate Touch®. Compassionate Touch® is an approach combining skilled touch and specialized communication shown to prevent behavioral expression in people with dementia and reduce job stress in care-partners. In … Continue reading “Compassionate Touch Specialist Workshop”


Outdoor enthusiasts who want to explore the Middle Peninsula waterways like Captain John Smith, wade in the waves like a waterman, or paddle the bays, creeks and rivers of the Commonwealth’s premier rural coastal Virginia region can now plan their outing and experience more easily thanks to the newly launched Virginia Water Trails interactive web … Continue reading “New Interactive Web Site Highlights Middle Peninsula Waterways”


We are delighted to announce and celebrate three Gloucester Main Street-based businesses and one professional who were honored by the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce at their annual awards banquet and gala on Saturday, Feb. 16. Kelsick Specialty Market was named the 2018 Small Business of the Year, the Fairfield Foundation earned the 2018 Non Profit of the … Continue reading “Main Street Businesses and Professionals Honored by Gloucester Chamber of Commerce at Annual Awards Banquet”


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