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July 7 seminar at Manassas Regional Airport on Advanced Air Mobility and Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Learn how Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are transforming the aviation industry during a free Manassas Regional Airport seminar on July 7, 2022 at 7 p.m. in the Airport’s main terminal building. Registration is required at https://bit.ly/AAMSeminar

Amazon Fulfillment Center in Fishersville to bring 500 more jobs to Va.

Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Feb. 23 that Amazon will launch a new 1 million-square-foot non-sortable fulfillment center in Augusta County. It will be responsible for picking, packing, and shipping bulky or larger-sized customer items such as patio furniture, outdoor equipment, or rugs.

State Sen. Surovell’s bill SB 740 to study building safety requirements passes committee

Bill would study whether Virginia laws need to be changed to assist building inspection and maintenance. SB 740 passed by a unanimous vote, and comes in response to the tragic collapse of the Surfside condominium building in Florida and the structural damage discovered in 2016 at River Towers Condos in Belleview.

NOVEC’s president/CEO Stan Feuerberg to retire April 1

The Board of Directors of Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) announced Feb. 7 that Stan C. Feuerberg will retire as president and CEO, effective April 1, 2022. David E. Schleicher will become NOVEC's president and CEO upon Feuerberg's retirement.

Broadband expansion in Stafford

Stafford County is partnering with Comcast on a $5.7 million project to bring broadband to more than 600 unserved or underserved homes in the western part of the county.

Prince William County approves grants to bolster hospitality and retail businesses

Prince William Board of County Supervisors has approved the Lift Up Lodging and Restore Retail grant programs from the Prince William County Department of Economic Development (PWCDED). The $10 million grant program, which will launch by Dec. 31, aims to cushion the ongoing crunch felt by hotels, restaurants, event spaces, and storefront retail businesses.

New Giant Food opens Nov. 19 in Manassas at Bull Run shopping center; West Gate Giant closing

Giant Food will open a new store at 10864 Sudley Manor Drive. Manassas, on Friday, Nov. 19. The new store includes is a pharmacy, a pre-order/pick-up area, a wide assortment of ready-to-eat items, a Starbucks, bakery and a florist shop

Some 28 new businesses open in PWC in September

Some 28 businesses received a ‘Certificate of Occupancy’ or official letter to ‘Open for Business’ in September from Prince William County's Department of Development Services (Small Business Project Management Program). This brings the 2021 total to 280 new enterprises that are now "Open for Business," according to a news release.

Most businesses in Prince William County must file Recycling Report by Oct.15

Businesses in Prince William County must now complete and file an annual recycling report with the Department of Public Works by Oct. 15 each year. Code changes that took effect in January 2021 moved the reporting deadline from Feb. 15 to Oct. 15. Homes businesses and businesses based in incorporated towns are exempt.

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