Fredericksburg rolls out ‘Love Local’ campaign

Fredericksburg rolls out ‘Love Local’ campaign

Mar 26, 2020by Bill Freehling in Business News

Fredericksburg businesses are the heart and soul of our community. They sponsor our sports teams. They provide jobs for our residents. They help us celebrate, grieve, laugh and cry. They feed and clothe us. They produce the tax revenue that lets us educate our children, provide clean water, pave our streets, make our City safe, build and maintain our parks, provide assistance to those most in need, and plan for our future. And now they need our help. A new website — fxbglovelocal.com — will help you provide that help.

How is COVID-19 affecting your business?

How is COVID-19 affecting your business?

Mar 25, 2020by Bill Freehling in Survey

The City of Fredericksburg, in partnership with the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, is conducting a short survey to see how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting our local businesses.

Local workforce board receives grant

Local workforce board receives grant

Mar 25, 2020by Bill Freehling in Business News

The Bay Consortium Workforce Board has been awarded an $87,314 grant from Virginia to assist small businesses (fewer than 250 people at a site) with certain costs related to the COVID-19 crisis.

FXBG Visitor Center to remain closed until April 24

FXBG Visitor Center to remain closed until April 24

The Fredericksburg Visitor Center will remain closed to the public until April 24.

FredNats introduce team mascot

FredNats introduce team mascot

Mar 25, 2020by Bill Freehling in Business News

The Fredericksburg Nationals have introduced their new mascot to the community — Gus.

Community Foundation activates community relief fund

Community Foundation activates community relief fund

Mar 25, 2020by Bill Freehling in Business News

The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region has activated The Community Relief Fund with an initial allocation of $55,000.

FXBG Main Street making loans to facilitate online sales

FXBG Main Street making loans to facilitate online sales

Fredericksburg VA Main Street plans to invest in the technological needs of entrepreneurs and property owners in downtown Fredericksburg.

Virginia bans certain non-essential business operations

Virginia bans certain non-essential business operations

Mar 23, 2020by Bill Freehling in Business News

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday issued additional orders to restrict business, gathering and educational opportunities in Virginia to combat the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Fredericksburg EDA establishes small-business grant program

Fredericksburg EDA establishes small-business grant program

Mar 23, 2020by Bill Freehling in Business News

Fredericksburg’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) on Monday established a $50,000 fund to help City of Fredericksburg (22401) small businesses weather the storm of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Projects continuing in Fredericksburg amid crisis

Projects continuing in Fredericksburg amid crisis

Mar 22, 2020by Bill Freehling in Business News

Many Fredericksburg construction projects are continuing amid the outbreak.