February 14, 2019
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.
Here's what's coming up in Fredericksburg
To add your event to VisitFred.com, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose .
Groundbreaking scheduled for stadium

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Potomac Nationals' state-of-the-art new stadium in Fredericksburg is scheduled for 2-5 p.m. Sunday, February 24th. The event is open to the public and will take place at and outside the Fredericksburg Expo Center.   
Fredericksburg Baseball
Why the Silbers picked Fredericksburg

The Silber family decided to relocate their Minor League Baseball team, the Potomac Nationals, to Fredericksburg for the start of the 2020 season. Here, team owner Art Silber discusses why his family made that decision and what they have found in Fredericksburg.
Lonely Planet details Fredericksburg restaurant scene

Great article about the many culinary delights of downtown Fredericksburg.

What's on tap for 2019?
Freehling Finds what is new for 2019

This week's edition of "Freehling Finds" previews some of the exciting things ahead in 2019 in Fredericksburg.
AR Workshop location coming downtown

The business, which plans to open next month at 1015 Caroline Street, is described as a "boutique DIY studio that offers hands-on classes for creating custom and charming home decor from raw materials."     

View website
Reunion-planning workshop scheduled

The March 9 event, which will be held at the Riverside Wedding and Events Center, will help people plan family, class or military reunions in the region.  

Check out flier
BB&T, SunTrust plan to merge

The two regional banks -- both of which have a significant local presence -- plan to merge in a $66 billion, all-stock deal.

Read on
Enrollment increasing at Germanna 

Enrollment in higher education nationwide has been declining since 2011, but Germanna Community College is successfully fighting this trend.   

Downtown retailer profiled in article

Gersemi & Hnoss, a women's clothing-focused retailer on Caroline Street, is highlighted in this article by Northern Virginia magazine.

Read on
The countdown is over tomorrow

Carl's Ice Cream, located at 2200 Princess Anne St., reopens tomorrow (Friday). 

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P-Nats, Pohanka announce partnership

The P-Nats this week announced a founding partnership with Pohanka Nissan/Hyundai to begin with the team's inaugural season in 2020.

Read press release (including promotional video)
Former Fredericksburg mayor honored

Congratulations to former Fredericksburg Mayor Lawrence Davies for being named by Dominion Energy and the Library of Virginia as one of seven recipients of an award called "Strong Men & Women in Virginia History."    

Read on
Tips on how to celebrate Valentine's Day in the 'Burg

Romance is alive and well if you know where to look... and we are looking at the Fredericksburg region. 
How is the local housing market faring?

Click below to see FAAR's January housing statistics for Fredericksburg.

Read report
Nominations now being taken for Best of the 'Burg

Nominations are being taken until Feb. 24 for a broad category of local businesses. The top five nominees in each category will advance to the final voting round.

Find out more
Property of the Week: 816 William St.

Excellent downtown location at the corner of William & Littlepage streets. Recently remodeled brick building has 5 bathrooms, 2 kitchens and 2 conference rooms, in addition to offices and storage. Space could be divided for multiple tenants. Comes with six off-street parking spaces.   
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