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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Williamsburg Public Art Council Seeks Virginia-Based Artists for Midtown Row Murals

The Williamsburg Public Art Council is looking for Virginia-based artists to design two murals in Midtown Row. 

The City of Williamsburg posted a Request for Quotation/Information (RFQ) for the mural design proposals on Friday, April 1, 2022. The ...

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Williamsburg News – Economic Development
Posted on: November 8, 2021

Winners Announced for Start Peninsula 2021

Following four virtual micro pitch competitions and a final pitch competition, Start Peninsula is pleased to announce its three winners for 2021: Bonilla Pet Studio, EWedded and Pocket Properties App.

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Williamsburg News – Economic Development
Posted on: October 21, 2021

City Launches Phase 3 of COVID Relief Grants for Small Businesses

The City of Williamsburg has launched Phase 3 of the COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program to reimburse small businesses for rent or mortgage expenses during the coronavirus pandemic.

This grant program is run in partnership with York County and the City o...

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Williamsburg News – Economic Development
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Williamsburg Economic Development Wins Award from International Organization

The City of Williamsburg’s Economic Development Department won a Gold Rank from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for its 2019 Annual Report.

The honor was presented Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, at an awards ceremony during the IEDC...

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Williamsburg News – Economic Development
Posted on: September 21, 2021

Home-Based Business Conference Returns Virtually for 2021, Offers Vacation Giveaway

The Peninsula Home-Based Business Network is pleased to announce that the 5th annual Home-Based Business Conference will return on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will be offered virtually via Zoom on the Whova event platform....

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Williamsburg News – Economic Development
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Third Set of Finalists from Start Peninsula Micro Pitch Announced

Last night, the third set of finalists for the 2021 Start Peninsula was announced following an online Micro Pitch Competition. The finalists were Bonilla Pet Studio, LetsVidya, and NerdFlex. in total, 10 pitchers participated.

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Williamsburg News – Economic Development
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Williamsburg Public Art Council to Host Education Session

The Williamsburg Public Art Council (WPAC) wants to educate the community and hear its vision for public art in Williamsburg.

The Williamsburg Public Art Council Education Session will be virtual at noon Thursday, Sept. 23. Registration for the ev...

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Williamsburg News – Economic Development
Posted on: September 10, 2021

City Launches Residential, Small Business Real Estate Tax Relief Program

City of Williamsburg property owners who have struggled with the economic impact of COVID-19 can now apply for real estate tax relief to offset the recent tax rate increase.

City Council voted unanimously on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, to establish two relief...

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Williamsburg News – Economic Development
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Small Businesses Eligible for Up to $15K in New Phase of COVID Relief Grants

York County, in partnership with the cities of Williamsburg and Poquoson, is launching Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program to reimburse small businesses for rent or mortgage expenses during the coronavirus pandemic.

This new iteration of t...

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Williamsburg News – Economic Development
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Oishii Wins 2021 Business Appreciation Award

Oishii

Oishii, a Japanese ramen and hibachi grill restaurant, is the recipient of the City of Williamsburg’s 2021 Business Appreciation Award.  

Mayor Douglas Pons presented co-owners Amy Lau and David Lam with the award during the City Council meeting o...

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Williamsburg News – Economic Development