August 30, 2018
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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.
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Fredericksburg company wins big contract, makes Inc. list

IST Research, which is headquartered at 401 Hanover Street, has been awarded a $48.3 million contract by the Department of the Army and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies for the third-consecutive year. Congrats to IST!

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Video featuring IST CEO talking about downtown Fredericksburg
Sponsorship opportunities available for new rink

The planned roller-hockey rink at Dixon Park is a partnership between the City of Fredericksburg and the Washington Capitals. Ground-breaking is planned for October. We are currently seeking sponsorships for the rink.  

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Community meeting scheduled for stadium

The City of Fredericksburg and Potomac Nationals will hold a community meeting on the proposed multi-purpose stadium at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Dorothy Hart Community Center at 408 Canal Street. This will be an opportunity for the public to weigh in on the proposed stadium project.  

Turn lanes now open on Route 3

The three new left-turn lanes from eastbound Route 3 to northbound Interstate 95 opened early yesterday morning.

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Downtown planning process to kick off Sept. 11

The City is beginning the process of creating a Small Area Plan for downtown and the surrounding residential neighborhoods. The public is invited to join us as we kick off our effort at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Planters Bank Building, 1001 Princess Anne Street. 
Food Fight event returning next month

The Fredericksburg Area Museum is bringing back Food Fight Fredericksburg on Sept. 13 by popular demand.   

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Video features Purina Tower

This week's edition of "Freehling Finds" takes a look behind the scenes at Fredericksburg's iconic Purina Tower.

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Improvements studied on U.S. 1

A yearlong study of the U.S. 1 corridor highlights some big potential changes at intersections from the Rappahannock River Bridge to State Route 3 in Fredericksburg.

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Sprelly in the news

Fredericksburg entrepreneur Adrian Silversmith hasn't reached his goal of making Sprelly a national brand yet, but his gourmet nut butters are gaining national attention. 

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ARB to take up several projects

Click below to see what downtown projects will be in front of the Fredericksburg Architectural Review Board on September 10.

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City taking comments on Riverfront Park design

The City has received the 90 percent design plans for Riverfront Park. Public comments on the design are encouraged through Wednesday using the link from the below webpage.  

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PONSHOP owner launches new product

Scarlett Pons, co-owner of the downtown store and studio, has recently launched a line of signature kitchen items on  
Property of the Week: 106 George St.
10,000 s.f. of basement space that could work for office, retail and more. In the heart of downtown Fredericksburg in same building as Spencer Devon Brewing. Significant parking nearby.
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