Business Spotlights

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 »

Business Spotlight: Jars of Dust

Stroll to the end of The Alley in Virginia Beach’s ViBe Creative District to Jars of Dust, a pottery studio and shop handcrafting functional ceramics for everyday life. You will be greeted with the warmest welcome from the owner and potter Mallorie and her regal pottery pup, Brown. Glowing with natural light, the shop is… Read more »

Business Spotlight: Farmhouse Brewing Co.

Tucked away in the corner of Virginia Beach is a family-owned brewery and cidery, the first of its kind in the state. Farmhouse Brewing Co. rests on 8.6 acres in the heart of Kempsville and brews flavors inspired by the roots planted on the property over 100 years ago. Farmhouse is the brainchild of Eddie… Read more »

Business Spotlight: Lolly’s Creamery

The coast of Virginia Beach became sweeter with the addition of a family-owned, small-batch ice cream shop, located in the ViBe Creative District. Lolly’s Creamery is becoming notably known for their creative and classic ice cream flavors, which owners Joey and Jacklyn Launi say have been a dream to bring to life. As you stroll… Read more »

Business Spotlight: Crunchy Carrot

A locally sourced cold-pressed juice business started with a young woman’s passion for a nutritional lifestyle paired with the desire to connect the community to accessible, local produce. Mindful consumption and hydration are at the heart of Megan Rigg’s entrepreneurial journey with the Crunchy Carrot. Megan’s electric and bubbly character greets you at the Leaping… Read more »

Business Spotlight: The Beach Nut

Nestled inside Waterman’s Surfside Grille along the Virginia Beach boardwalk is a thoughtfully curated beach shop stocked with handmade jewelry, clothing and gifts from artisans across the world. As you arrive at The Beach Nut, you are greeted by the salty air and a valet parking service to begin your customer-first shopping experience. The owner,… Read more »

Business Spotlight: Corner Gallery

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  Tucked away on a modest street off of Colley Avenue in Norfolk, Virginia, is an art gallery turned event space that feels both intimate and high class. The waterfront view is the first thing you might notice when arriving at Corner Gallery, followed by the grand, string-lit tree that greets you with liveliness as… Read more »

Business Spotlight: Wandering Petal

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  From the moment you pull up to the home and studio of Wandering Petal owner, Nicole Turkenkopf, it is clear that flowers are a big part of her life. On a lot surrounded by camelia and dogwood trees, you can not miss the large, mobile truck that sits on the property, so perfectly branded… Read more »

Business Spotlight: Lorak Jewelry

  In Downtown Norfolk is Selden Market, a place comprised of inspired shops and emerging small businesses. It is a place we have visited before, but we are always amazed with how each of its tenants manage to make use of their space and create something entirely of their own. That certainly rang true as… Read more »