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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.

Accelerated sales tax could be eliminated for half of Virginia businesses by FY 2014

Governor Bob McDonnell plans to propose to eliminate the accelerated sales tax for half of Virginia businesses now paying it by Fiscal Year 2014,

Target announces plans to close store at Manassas Mall

Target will close its store in Manassas VA in 90 days. A news release cited "financial performance at this particular location" as the reason for the company's decision.

PWC credit union to move April 30

Prince William County Employees credit union will reopen May 1 at a new location in Old Town Manassas VA.

They jumped from business to teaching

These former business people agree they now are passionate about teaching. These Prince William County VA teachers got a boost from Educate VA, a career switcher program of Virginia's community colleges.

May 15 workshop about profit in growing produce

With renewed emphasis on buying and eating fresh produce, along comes the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service with a May 15 workshop in Manassas VA that could answer some questions. VCE specialists will cover several topics to address: What does it take to have a profitable greenhouse production of local produce?

Job fairs for teens looking for summer jobs

Teens ages 16-18 who are looking for summer jobs with Prince William County VA Schools and other similar employers should attend a job fair from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 at Stonewall Jackson high School in Manassas or Tuesday, March 27 at Freedom High School in Woodbridge.

Think you’d like farming? Learn basic knowledge and skills in hands-on lab

Applications and essays are due this week for the Northern Piedmont Beginning Farmer Program in Virginia This seven-month hands-on, online and in person course backed by the expertise of Virginia Tech and the VA Cooperative Extension Service is designed for people who think they want to farm. Get a down-to-earth picture of what farming involves so you can make an informed decision.

Rep. Wolf sets April 2 job fair in Loudoun

Fifteen firms and US government agencies are signed up as of March 5 to participate in an April 2 job fair in Loudoun County VA arranged by Congressman Frank Wolf.

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