Fun for the Fourth

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Travel over the Fourth of July weekend has increased four of the past five years, according to AAA – an estimated 41 million will hit the roads, rails and air this weekend, up 1.9 percent over last year.   If you’re staying close to home, there are plenty of ways to have fun for the […]

Party on the Pier Friday

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Music? Check (the Slapnation Band).   Eats? Check (a full dinner from Beach Bully BBQ).   Good cause? Check (proceeds support educational programs at the Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center).   We’re proud to be the flagship sponsor of “Party on the Pier,” which takes place this Friday from 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the […]

Survey Says: Miller is the Winner

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Congratulations are in order for Fred Miller, the owner of Prince George Art & Frame.   Miller (pictured above on the left with Chesapeake Bank Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager Sam Poole) is the winner of a drawing of those who answered our Shop Local Day survey last month and recipient of a $100 Visa gift […]

Women-Owned Businesses are Booming

If you go to work for a new business, more than likely, you’ll be working for a woman. Women-owned businesses are the fastest growing sector of entrepreneurship, according to a recent study commissioned by American Express. Women are starting approximately 1,288 new businesses every day, more than double the pace of three years ago, and […]

Local Summer Activity Ideas for Families

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It’s that time of year again – the weather is warmer, school is almost out and suddenly there is a lot more free time for families to plan activities together. So, what do you do with that extra time?   We’ve thought of a few ways for your family to have fun and give back […]

Thank You for a Successful Shop Local Day!

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Shop Local Day returned for its fourth installation this past weekend, and we have each of you to thank for a wonderful day!   The Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck and Williamsburg areas were bustling with the activity of merchants, shoppers, community members and Chesapeake Bank employees showing support for their local businesses.   This Shop […]

Shop Local Day Profile: DoveTail Antiques

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Leading up to our Spring Shop Local Day event on Saturday, May 3, Chesapeake Bank wants to highlight some of the participating merchants throughout the region who are offering shoppers a little extra to come out and support their community businesses.   Voted one of the “Best of Williamsburg” for the last six years, DoveTail […]

Shop Local Day Profile: Sunrise Donuts and Sweets

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Leading up to our Spring Shop Local Day event on Saturday, May 3, Chesapeake Bank wants to highlight some of the participating merchants throughout the region who are offering shoppers a little extra to come out and support their community businesses.   Open since 2010, Sunrise Donuts and Sweets is a family-friendly donut shop and […]