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Emilie and Michael Richardson were eager to try something new. Their eldest son lived in Newport News, and being closer to him was a priority. While searching for floral businesses within an easy drive to their son, the Floridians discovered Gloucester and everything special about Smith’s Florist & Gift Shoppe. Jean Smith had owned Smith’s … Continue reading “Find Something Beautiful at Smith’s Florist & Gift Shoppe”


Vashti Wilcher was a woman ahead of her time as an entrepreneur in 1961. Her legacy, Vashti Jewelers, remains a local treasure in Edgehill Shopping Center just off Main Street in Gloucester Village. “It was just unheard of 60 years ago for women to have their own business,” says Nicole Michael, Vashti’s granddaughter and today … Continue reading “Generations of Women Have Made Vashti’s Jewelers Shine for Six Decades”


CHICAGO (April 2021) – The Main Street Preservation Trust in Gloucester Village, Virginia, is one of six winners of the Main Street Forward Awards, which recognize communities that have shown exemplary recovery and resilience efforts amid the multiple crises of 2020. Selected from 68 total submissions by a national jury of economic development experts, the … Continue reading “Gloucester Main Street Earns National Revitalization Award”


CEO of Proximo Marketing Strategies Courtney Riley always knew she had a creative spirit, but what she didn’t have was a desire to become an entrepreneur. Having been raised by two serial entrepreneurs – both owners of building, construction and real estate companies – Courtney got the full view of what it really means to … Continue reading “GMSA Board Member Spotlight”


Everybody knows Yolanda’s in Gloucester Village, whether for its distinctive made-in-the-USA apparel or thanks to the unique gallery that showcases the work of local artists. The women’s clothing store has been a staple at 6658 Main Street for years, occupying what was once Twice Told Tales bookstore. Owner Yolanda Teschner moved to Gloucester in 1983 … Continue reading “Art and Fashion Go Together at Yolanda’s”


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