Business Spotlights

Business Spotlight: Long Board Charcuterie

A cheese-lover with a creative heart set her sights on an idea to bring custom-curated charcuterie boards to the shores of Virginia Beach. Owner and Chief of Grazing Katie Eckhardt started Long Board Charcuterie around the notion of gathering and celebrating with family and friends. “There is always an excuse to have a charcuterie board,… Read more »

Business Spotlight: Aloha Snacks

Good vibrations radiate from a snackin’ shop at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront in the heart of the Artery District. Located in a former pharmacy building, Aloha Snacks has stolen appetites as the go-to spot for fresh Hawaiian-style bites. Owner Jesse Wykle has nearly two decades of experience in the kitchen — most notably known in… Read more »

Business Spotlight: Jollity & Co.

Balloons, birthday banners and party hats splash rainbow colors from wall to wall in the boutique. An inspirational party palace, Jollity & Co. brings you the decor and space to celebrate life’s special moments with loved ones. Owner, Kristin Lindsey, opened the shop to help the Norfolk community bring fun, creativity and style to their… Read more »

Business Spotlight: Sweethaven Lavender

A tranquil and enchanting rural landscape lined with rows of fragrant lavender leads up to a white Victorian-style barn. Trailing down a gravel road, you have arrived at Sweethaven Lavender, a family-owned lavender farm welcoming guests to relax in the fields while picking lavender flowers or savoring a picnic. The Messer family has created an… Read more »

Business Spotlight: Mod & Soul

Stroll into the Selden Market, located in Downtown Norfolk, to find a lineup of small businesses set beneath draping twinkling string lights in an open-concept indoor shopping center. A simple and contemporary sign hangs and reads Mod & Soul, a chic and effortless clothing boutique for the everyday woman. Mod & Soul is owned by… Read more »

Business Spotlight: Smooth

A skin and waxing boutique in Downtown Norfolk was built on the desire to connect with people one-on-one and help them feel more comfortable in their own skin. With nearly 20 years of experience as an esthetician, Nickie Janes opened Smooth to bring an elevated skincare and waxing experience to Coastal Virginia. Smooth has expanded… Read more »

Business Spotlight: The Stockpot

A local favorite, The Stockpot is known for serving healthy, made-from-scratch comfort food in Downtown Norfolk at the Selden Market and in the ViBe Creative District of Virginia Beach. The ever-changing menu has an international flair and introduces guests to different and unexpected flavors and styles of cooking in an approachable way. Patrick Edwards and… Read more »

Business Spotlight: GLOW Apothecary

Beauty begins from within. That is the whole-hearted mantra of a wellness and beauty boutique located at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Sarah Creech opened GLOW Apothecary in the fall of 2018 to create a place for the community to see, feel, touch and taste wellness, beauty and skincare products, including tea, makeup, moisturizers, supplements and… Read more »

Business Spotlight: Leesa

A nationally known brand focusing on elevating life and being a force for good rests along the Virginia Beach oceanfront. A direct-to-consumer mattress company, Leesa inspires people to focus on their wellness one night (or mattress) at a time. When starting Leesa, Jamie Diamonstein and David Wolfe wanted to create an intentional sleep experience that… Read more »

Business Spotlight: PlantBar

A mother-father-daughter trio are the minds behind the local plant store and terrarium workshop PlantBar. It has blossomed into more than the Ryan family imagined. 22-year-old Bailey Ryan has set the vision for PlantBar, a place where all generations can come together and work on the same craft. A wave of greenery and a breath… Read more »