June 28, 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
To add your event to VisitFred.com, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose .
City announces stadium project, possible relocation of P-Nats

The City of Fredericksburg on Tuesday announced a potential partnership with the Potomac Nationals and the Silver Companies that would lead to a 5,000-seat multi-purpose stadium being built at Celebrate Virginia South and the team relocating from Prince William County. The below website offers an array of details about the proposal. City Council will take up a letter of intent July 10.

Read on (FredericksburgBaseball.com)
Video previews Dominion Public Market

This week's episode of "Freehling Finds" features the planned Dominion Public Market at 1010 Caroline Street (former Tim's Mart space) in downtown Fredericksburg.

ARB to take up downtown projects

See below for the list of projects coming before Fredericksburg's Architectural Review Board at the July 9 meeting.

Soccer tournament returning to region

More than 15,000 participants and family members are expected to be in the region this weekend for the 2018 U.S. Youth Soccer Region Championships. The event will be at Embrey Mill in Stafford and the VYSA Soccer Fields in Spotsylvania, but many attendees will be staying in and visiting Fredericksburg. The event was held in the region last year as well, and large crowds were reported at area restaurants and stores.

Please take City's business broadband survey 

Your response will help the City better understand how, where and why 22401 businesses use the Internet. This information will help us improve Internet access and reliability. 

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Black selected for prestigious program

The co-owner of FOODE and Mercantile was among 20 fellows selected for The James Beard Foundation's second Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership program, which will take place at Babson College in Massachusetts this September. Black also serves on the Fredericksburg EDA. Congratulations Beth!

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Fredericksburg Chamber CEO installed as president of state organization

Susan Spears was recently installed as president of the Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (VACCE). She will serve as president for the 2018-19 term. The VACCE represents large and small chambers of commerce from localities throughout the state. Congratulations Susan! 
UMW, NOVA sign transfer agreement

UMW students who transfer from Northern Virginia Community College will have a greater chance of success, thanks to a new agreement between the two schools.   

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Candy shop coming to William Street  

Black Sheep Candy plans to be open this fall at 211 William Street in downtown Fredericksburg. The Fredericksburg Antique Mall was the previous tenant in that space.

Attention Business Owners: Register now for the 2018 UMW Community Welcome Fair

We invite you to participate as an exhibitor for the UMW Community Welcome Fair. The fair is an introduction to the many businesses and services UMW students will be using for the next four years. Think of this as an opportunity to personally present your business to more than 4,000 bright young adults. As they immerse themselves in their academic careers, they will also become part of our community, needing many of the goods and services available in the Fredericksburg area. In addition to becoming customers, many of these students could become responsible part-time employees, interns or volunteers. See registration form for fee and event details. #FXBGUMWFAIR2018

Registration form
Property of the Week: The Reserve at Amelia Square

The Reserve at Amelia Square offers luxury brownstones with ground-level commercial space. These three amazing William Street mixed-use residences include elevators and over 5,000 s.f. of space with 1,000+ s.f. available for commercial use. Join this amazing new downtown development, featuring 20 beautiful brownstones and Sedona Taphouse. Within walking distance of UMW, multiple shops and dining options, parks, the Rappahannock River and much more.   
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