Tag: Small business

Bill Reagan bids adieu

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] At the end of this month, Bill Reagan, the executive director of the Alexandria Small Business Development Center, will retire following...

The Business Plan with Bill Reagan: Parting thoughts

As I get ready to retire from the Alexandria Small Business Development Center at the end of January, thoughts and sentiments are rummaging through...

Vaccination drive brings a dose of hope for restaurant workers

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] More than 1,000 restaurant and small business employees have filed through the doors of the old Fireflies restaurant over the past...

VeloCity bike co-op celebrates 10th anniversary

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The Del Ray-based VéloCity Bicycle Cooperative is celebrating 10 years of serving the Alexandria community. John Patterson and Christian Myers co-founded...

R&B Heating and Air Conditioning celebrates 40 years

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] It’s been 40 years since Del Ray HVAC installer R&B Heating and Air Conditioning first started heating up, and things...

New restaurants open during pandemic

By Olivia Tucker | [email protected] Despite the economic and public health challenges presented by the coronavirus, several local business owners have decided to take the...

Local small businesses receive $3.5 million in grants for pandemic relief

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The Alexandria Economic Development Partnership announced on July 2 that 309 local small businesses will receive part of the $3.5...

Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats rolls into Old Town

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected]  On Saturday, under the sweltering summer sun, a line of hungry customers wrapped around the historic Ice House at 200...

Nectar Coffee and Wine Bistro permanently closes

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Nectar Coffee and Wine Bistro, a Del Ray coffee shop located at 106 Hume Ave., is permanently closed, the owners...

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...