Business Spotlights

Business Spotlight: CITRINE

A boutique salon with a focus on sustainable products and practices emerged onto the scene with a holistic approach to hair care and skin care. CITRINE is a collective of women who impart wellness into the full salon experience. But like many entrepreneurial stories, the journey to opening was met with the unexpected yet culminated… Read more »

Business Spotlight: The Pink Dinghy

A dinghy is commonly known as a small boat, often open with mast and sails. They are small but mighty crafts, ready to navigate the ocean’s tides. On land, we have a hospitable and resilient dinghy of our own — a flavor-packed neighborhood restaurant and market that is a result of a vision three years… Read more »

Business Spotlight: The VB Picnic Co.

Two creative women and one wicked idea sparked the first-of-its-kind experience along Virginia Beach’s coastline — a luxury pop-up picnic that slows down the pace of life and takes in the serene surroundings of our beaches, backyards and even living rooms on a rainy or winter’s day. Abbey and Hayley Hester launched The VB Picnic… Read more »

Business Spotlight: reef rain aria

Before becoming a business owner, Jessica Smith built a platform on social media to share everyday life. A community flourished before her eyes with like-minded people — moms, creators and entrepreneurs — who ate up her style-savvy, art and craft ideas, shopping hacks and mom-life tips and tricks. From the ground up, Jessica has established… Read more »

Business Spotlight: The COOP

When you first hear the name The COOP, your mind may wander to a farm setting with rolling pastures, clucking chickens and roaming cows. Owner Lily Sutch grew up on a farm in Durham, NC and knows this lifestyle well. Inspired by her country roots and culinary prowess, she started The COOP food truck to… Read more »

Business Spotlight: Wanderful Boxes

There is a corner of the world where the art of gifting is thoughtfully planned — from the items chosen as gifts to the people who unknowingly receive the gifted goodness. Neatly tucked in Virginia Beach is Wanderful Boxes, a little gift shop that is brimming with clean and sustainable (many woman-owned) everyday products awaiting… Read more »

Business Spotlight: Sugar & Grace Co.

A delightful candle-making boutique flickers from inside Selden Market in Downtown Norfolk. The space ignites your senses with calming and comforting aromatic products including candles, room sprays and wax melts. Each candle is handmade and emits an original scent, transporting you to Cuddle Weather, Between the Sheets or This is My Self Care. Erica Parham… Read more »

Business Spotlight: Benevolent Design Co.

Walking into the shop, your senses take over with the smell of freshly sanded lumber, the sound of woodworking and the sight of customized craftsmanship waiting to be taken home. Benevolent Design Co. builds handmade reclaimed wood furniture meant to last a lifetime. As unique as the tree it was salvaged from, no one creation… Read more »

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 »