News and trends in Alexandria’s business and development community.

A little tip from a friend

By Elizabeth Myllenbeck It is an understatement to say that the novel coronavirus has been devastating to the hospitality industry. Small business owners are reeling...

Alexandria faces unemployment spike

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] “It was kind of a shock,” Darline Buchanan, who works at a local fitness center, said of the moment she...

Even essential businesses struggle during the pandemic

By Margo Wagner For more than 10 years, the Greener Cleaner has operated out of a two-story brick building on a busy block of Mount...

Alexandria receives $13.9 million in CARES funding

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] City council unanimously approved plans for residential rental assistance, food security and small business assistance with money the city received...

The Chamber ALX announces 2020 40 Under 40 honorees

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The Chamber ALX revealed its honorees for the organization’s annual 40 Under 40 awards on May 8, according to a...

Sustainable grocer Mason & Greens opens mid-pandemic

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] As small businesses are forced to close their doors and lay off employees because of the novel coronavirus, one couple...