Shop Local – Meet Anne Paparella

Anne Paparella

Anne Paparella has been serving as the executive director of the Lancaster by the Bay Chamber since the spring of 2014. A previous small business owner who participated in Shop Local Day as a merchant, Paparella has a great perspective on the importance of shopping local.   Chesapeake Bank: What is your role with the Chamber? How […]

Shop Local Day Profile – The Velvet Rocker

The Velvet Rocker

Leading up to our next Shop Local Day event on Saturday, November 8, we’re highlighting some of the participating merchants throughout the region who are offering shoppers a little extra to come out and support their community businesses.   The Velvet Rocker, a home goods store that focuses on re-imagined home décor, is a dream […]

Shop Local – Meet Makalia Records

Gloucester Chamber of Commerce

Makalia Records, who has served as executive director of the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce for nearly five years, weighs in on shopping locally.   Chesapeake Bank: Why do you think shopping local is important? Records: I can think of a handful of reasons: Locally owned businesses build strong communities by working together towards a […]

A Seafood Kind of Weekend


Thirty-five years ago, the YMCA sued the Village People for libel for their song of the same name. Kramer vs. Kramer and The Muppet Movie were among the highest-grossing movies. And All in the Family’s TV run came to an end.   That same year, one of our favorite traditions was born.   The Williamsburg […]

Out and About: Mathews Market Days Festival

Chesapeake Bank at Mathews Market Days

Not quite ready to let go of summer?   Join us at the 40th Annual Mathews Market Days Festival, which takes place Friday, Sept. 5 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Saturday, Sept. 6 (9 a.m.-5 p.m., with the Saturday Night Street Dance from 8-11 p.m.) at the historic Court Green in downtown Mathews. Chesapeake Bank is […]

Top Money-Saving Retail and Grocery Apps

Money-saving apps

With more than 800,000 apps available for your iPhone or Android phone, it’s hard to know where to turn for the “best of the best” in any area of life, whether you’re trying to improve your personal fitness, edit photos or save a buck. When it comes to money-saving apps as you’re shopping, however, we’ve done […]

Back to School Update

CB School Supply Edited

Thanks to our employees and everyone in the communities we serve for helping us make a very real difference in the lives 350 children in need as they prepare to start another school year.   We’re proud to report that we have raised $5,164.39 during our school supply campaign to benefit the R.F. Wilkinson Family […]

Hot Spot: Irvington Crab Festival

Irvington Crab Fest

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about the Irvington Crab Festival, it’s that the event is a really hot ticket.   Saturday’s third annual festival to benefit the Steamboat Era Museum is sold out (Want to go? See below!). Last year’s event, which attracted more than 750 attendees who scarfed down nearly 70 bushels of […]