September 13, 2018
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.
Many events upcoming in Fredericksburg

Here is a list of some of the events scheduled in Fredericksburg over the next week. 
Due to the weather, please check online for any changes to the following events.
To add your event to, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose .
How to spend a rainy weekend in and around the 'Burg

Don't let a little (or a lot!) of rain stop you from enjoying the Fredericksburg region. From coffee shops, to escape rooms, to giant trampolines, the region is no slouch when it comes to rainy-day fun.

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Take steps now to secure vehicles if parking downtown

Fredericksburg's emergency operations officials are urging downtown businesses, employees and residents to plan ahead for parking their vehicles during Hurricane Florence.

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State of emergency declared/sign up for Fred Alerts
Public gives input on downtown vision

Streetsense and City planning staff on Tuesday officially kicked off the process of creating a downtown plan with a meeting at the former Planters Bank building.

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Check out Parks and Rec Fall 2018 catalog

A large variety of activities for all ages is available! Check it out.

Virginia Business features proposed stadium

Below is an article that the statewide business publication published on the planned multi-purpose stadium in Celebrate Virginia South.   

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Why one startup chose Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg was mentioned in the below article as a great place for entrepreneurs to start their businesses.

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UMW rated among the best colleges

U.S. News & World Report and Washington Monthly have recognized the University of Mary Washington as among the best colleges in the nation.  
Kathmandu delegates coming to City

The Fredericksburg-Nepal Exchange is happy to welcome a delegation from Kathmandu to Fredericksburg this month.  

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Braehead Manor for sale

The historic residence that has been functioning of late as a bed-and-breakfast is now for sale.

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How is the local housing market faring?

Click below to see FAAR's report on how the Fredericksburg housing market fared in August.

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Smart Roads Hackathon planned by VDOT

Competition planned for Sept. 28-29 will offer prizes for teams that create concepts and solutions using VDOT highway, safety and traffic data from

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Property of the Week: 1616 Princess Anne St.
Three office suites available separately or combined, ranging from 1,500-5,070 s.f. Plenty of parking. Located near downtown Fredericksburg.  
City of Fredericksburg | Economic Development & Tourism | 
540.372.1216 |

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