December 21, 2017
Your Weekly Updates
The Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism is pleased to bring you Fred Focus, an e-newsletter that goes out every Thursday and keeps you up-to-date on Fredericksburg events and business news. We will take a week off next week for the holidays and return January 4. Happy holidays!
Here's what's coming up

Here is a list of some of the events scheduled in the Fredericksburg area over the next week. 
To add your event to, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose.
Entire City of Fredericksburg to remain in HUBZone program

The entire City of Fredericksburg will remain in the federal HUBZone program until 2020, and potentially longer.

Read On (Fredericksburg Today)
Generous donation to help facilitate new park off Fall Hill
This week's edition of the "Freehling Finds" video series highlights a recent donation to the City that will eventually help facilitate a new park off Fall Hill Avenue.

Arts & Cultural District incentive applications due

If you have a business in Fredericksburg's Arts and Cultural District that's an arts or cultural business or hosts year-round rotating art exhibits, don't forget to get your 2018 Arts and Cultural District Incentive Application in ASAP. See below for more information about the program and an application.  
New leadership for UMW Museums

Scott Harris, currently director of the James Monroe Museum, has been named Executive Director of University Museums. In his new role, Scott will provide strategic direction and will oversee all aspects of the Gari Melchers Home and Studio and the James Monroe Museum. Congratulations Scott!

 Read On (Facebook)
Billiken's Smokehouse now up and running downtown

Billiken's Smokehouse at The Chimneys, located at 623 Caroline St., is the second location for Greg and Sharon Shalawylo, who've owned Billiken's BBQ Company in Mineral since 2010.
Cox rolls out high-speed residential Internet service

Cox officials announced last week that "G1gablast" -- super high-speed internet service -- is now available for certain Fredericksburg residential customers.

Read On (  
Highpoint Coffee is now Katora Coffee

The coffee shop at 615 Caroline St. in downtown Fredericksburg recently got new owners and a new name. A coffee-roasting tutorial is planned this evening at the shop.

Read On (Facebook) 
Virginia Partners Bank making investment

Fredericksburg-based Virginia Partners Bank will acquire a 51 percent stake in Newport News-based Johnson Mortgage Company, with the transaction effective January 1.
Read On (
Aspetto featured on Fox 5

Fox 5 recently visited Fredericksburg to do a segment on Aspetto, which is located at 619 Caroline St.

Read On (Fox 5)
Fred is Fun!

Here is a look at a new video series called "Fred is Fun" that takes a look at the many great things about Fredericksburg from a child's perspective. We worked with Enterprise Screen Video Communications on the series. Enjoy!

Watch Videos (YouTube)
Property of the Week: 2005 Lafayette Blvd.

Next to Family Dollar and across from Paul's Bakery, with tremendous visibility and access. This 1,456-square-foot retail building on 0.47 acres is available for sale or lease. Minutes from U.S. 1 and Interstate 95, and on a busy corridor leading into downtown.
City of Fredericksburg | Economic Development & Tourism | 
540.372.1216 |

Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
View our profile on LinkedIn
View on Instagram
View our videos on YouTube