Prince William Chamber to Hold BOCS Chair Debate

Prince William Chamber's Candidates Debate for Chair of the Board of County Supervisor.

The stage is set for the debate for Prince William County Chair Candidates! The Prince William Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the upcoming Chair Candidate Debate, …

Flagship Carwash Introduces Brand New ‘Express’ Wash to Manassas

The brand-new Sudley Manor Flagship Express Carwash incorporates many attractive design elements and features, making it an asset to the community landscape.

New members of the Manassas Flagship Express will receive 50 percent off their first month’s membership fee in March when they sign up for a new unlimited membership.

PW Chamber's Political Action Committee Endorses Candidates in State & County Races

The Prince William Chamber Political Action Committee, the political arm of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, announces its endorsements of candidates for the Virginia General Assembly and Prince William Board of County Supervisors.

OmniRide to Host Transit and Treats, Oct. 28

OmniRide invites families to join them for the Transit and Treats Halloween Bus on October 28 from noon to 4 p.m. The event includes giveaways, snacks, candy, fun activities, and a chance to learn …

UVA Health Awards Grants to Local Non-Profit Organizations

UVA Health Northern Virginia

Manassas, Va., September 20, 2023  – UVA Health announced the allocation of nearly $200,000 in grant funding to support 26 local non-profit organizations in the …

"Spook-Tacular " halloween themed cupcakes !

Day of the Dead cupcakes

Looking for fun Halloween cupcake ideas? Look inside "From Gina's Kitchen " for cupcakes and more for your Halloween events!

Forbes Recognizes Local Edward Jones Financial Advisor Mark Miller

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Mark Miller of Haymarket was named to the Forbes '40 Under 40' Next-Gen Best-in-State Wealth Advisors for 2022.

Changes in the Labor Market: What to Expect in the Next Quarters of the Year?

Individuals work at computers in a modern office environment.

We have teamed up with experts from job aggregator Jooble to outline the trends, challenges, and opportunities in the labor market in 2023.

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The winning play: 3 ways airing live sports events can enhance your establishment

(BPT) - According to Technomic Research, 49% of restaurant and bar operators who display sports reported that offering sports programming increases a customer’s length of stay, while 33% say it …

How to give your business an inviting local flair using design

(BPT) - Think of local businesses that feel connected to your community. What comes to mind? Perhaps a retro diner displaying photos from the town’s earlier days, or a sports bar decked out …

Vision Stories Shed Light on Importance of Eye Health

(BPT) - Around the world, about 1 billion people suffer from eye conditions that could be prevented or need to be addressed1. For instance, cataracts are the leading cause of preventable blindness …

3 ways entrepreneurs can overcome challenges in today's market

(BPT) - Today's business landscape is a tricky environment to navigate for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Supply chain mishaps, macroeconomic factors and the rising cost of goods all …

How to prepare your small business for tax season—now

Bonsai compiled various IRS resources to create a guide for small businesses that hope to prepare for tax season throughout the year.  

3 key learnings from Chase for Business’ Make Your Move Summit to inspire business owners to make their next move in the year ahead

(BPT) - More than three million small businesses were started in the first half of 2023, up nearly 6% from the first six months of 2022. While new business formation is thriving, business owners …

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Register Now for July 4th Firecracker 5k & Sparkler 1-mile

Runners sprint out from the starting line.

The annual Firecracker 5k and 1-Mile Fun Run always brings a festive atmosphere with music, food, and costumes.

Gainesville's Benson's Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Carries on Family Tradition

Mary Alphs owner of the Gainesville Baskin Robbins with a photo of her father, who owned Benson's Ice Cream.

Many fondly remember having ice cream at Baskin Robbins. Today, families are making new fond memories at Baskin Robbins on Heathcote Boulevard in Gainesville where the magic of ice cream is alive and …

Anita Sadlack, State Farm Donate $2K to Local Children's Charity Boxes of Basics

Anita Sadlack of State Farm (in red) donates $2,000 along with State Farm to Boxes of Basics.

Boxes of Basics is an independent nonprofit that provides local children in need with an entire seasonal wardrobe of new or gently used clothing.

Affordable Cleaning Service Expands to New Headquarters

Affordable Cleaning Services is an independently-owned local business that combines professionalism, responsiveness, and thorough cleaning!

Franchise Marketing: Why a Corporate Only Strategy Can Fail a Franchise

Kate Sprague owner of Flourish with Kate marketing. By Kate Sprague  There’s a reason the Franchise Corporate Office provides advertising materials for local and regional use. It doesn’t even …

Freeman & Sherburne Has Been Insuring Families & Businesses for 150 Years

Agent Bob Oveissi of Freeman & Sherburne Insurance works from his office in Gainesville, Virginia.[/caption] What if it only took one phone call, and one conversation with just one licensed …

Amazon Web Services Plans to Invest $35 Billion in the Commonwealth by 2040 to Expand Data Center Campuses

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Youngkin-R announced that Amazon Web Services plans to invest $35 billion by 2040 to establish multiple data center campuses across Virginia.
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Big Tips for Small Businesses

Small businesses, vital to the country’s economy, can get expert help keeping their own economy afloat.

(NAPSI)—Small businesses are the backbone of our society and play a critical role in our economy. According to the U.S. Small Business Association, firms of 500 employees or fewer make up 99.9% of …

Marketing, sales, and other areas where AI drives revenue increases for companies

Freshworks ranked the five areas where AI drives the most revenue for companies, based on an analysis of 2022's McKinsey Global Survey on AI.   

6 do's and don'ts of planning an unforgettable networking event

Networking events can be super-connectors—or super cringey. Giggster determined the do's and don'ts for planning events that keep guests talking.  

One winemaker's journey to creating a bold wine with a rich history

(BPT) - Growing up in the heart of Napa Valley, Laura Orozco is intimately familiar with what makes a great wine. In fact, it's in her blood. "My family is originally from Mexico," said Orozco. "My …

Americans' pandemic-era entrepreneurial streak is holding strong—for now

An altLINE analysis of Census Bureau data reveals Americans are still starting new businesses at higher rates than in pre-pandemic times.

A Subscription Service Designed for Customers and Their Peace of Mind

(BPT) - Walmart is laser-focused on offering customers the easiest and most convenient shopping experience, no matter how they shop.When customers shop at or our app, their baskets often …

10 of the most common conference formats and when to use them

Giggster explored the 10 most common ways to structure a conference and how to use them to inspire discussions and engage audiences.

1 in 5 companies founded in 2021 closed within the year—a story all too familiar in the US

PlanPros investigated what it takes for a business to make it through its first year—a milestone that 1 in 5 companies don't achieve.

4 Ways Business Credit Cards Can Help Offset Everyday Expenses

(BPT) - Entrepreneurs rely on business credit cards for everyday expenses like office supplies, internet and marketing needs – but what many don’t realize is how to take advantage of the …

The county in every state with the most new business applications

PlanBuildr used Census Bureau data to find the county in each state with the most business applications per capita in 2022.

What the Hollywood strikes tell us about the state of unions in the US

What the Hollywood strikes tell us about the state of unions in the US

Stacker analyzed NLRB data from the past two decades to measure how high-profile labor actions are shifting the power balance in the workplace.

How remote-capable employees shifted fully into working from home

Revelo referenced a recent Gallup survey and news coverage to analyze the shift from in-person to remote work for those whose jobs are remote-capable.  

How a Startup Chair Company Promises to Fix Your Sit

(BPT) - Whether you work from home, in the office or spend a lot of time sitting while gaming, you know that the right chair can make all the difference in how you feel. The need for proper posture …

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