Friday, July 21st, 2017

C Current Stories



Alvene Buckley
80 going on 60

Bivins Orthodontics
School’s out, braces on

Dr. Bill Austin of Tidewater Pastoral Counseling
Retirees need to plan meaningful use of time

Edmarc Hospice for Children
A place of hope and life

Mike Poole of TowneBank Mortgage
Educating seniors to make the best choice for their unique situation

People In Need Ministry
Virginia Beach gives hope to the homeless

Riverview at The Preserve
Offering an active lifestyle that feels like vacation

Samaritan House
Help when life seems hopeless

The Commodore Theatre
Movies as they were meant to be seen

Upscale Resale for Montero Medical Missions
Fighting diabetes all over the globe

Woods Financial
Friendly family-to-family financial planning

Zed Therapeutic Massage
Wellness for body, mind, and soul



P Past Stories by Category



Automotive

Maaco Auto Painting of Chesapeake
Father and daughter co-owners give credit to their team for their business's longevity and success

West Service Center
Sons David and Tom bring unique insight to the family business

Kitten Gloves Transportation
Individualized, caring service for your loved ones

Just when you think your car title is good and go to the DMV...
You need... Wisdom & Authority Title Solutions

Maaco Auto Painting of Chesapeake
The Inge family is making it happen at Maaco


Beauty

Dermacare
Healthy skin for life is a science and an art for this medically advanced clinic

Skin Renaissance
With genuine care and state-of-the-art procedures, this talented team is changing the way people look at skin care

La Bella Chic Salon & Blow-Dry Bar
Local salon unveils new location and trendy services

Virginia Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center
Devoted to making a positive difference for people suffering from unpredictable hair loss

BeLong Custom Hair Solutions
Transforming clients inside and out with multi-faceted, integrated hair-loss solutions

Xanadu Hair Salon & Spa
Dedicated stylists help those suffering from hair loss regain their confidence

Glamour Girls Nail Spa
After a trip around the world to begin a new life, these talented nail technicians want to share their passion with clients

Dermacare HR
New advancements in technology and accomplished providers enhance outer beauty and restore inner confidence

Skin Renaissance
Patient-centered, highly-trained medspa team provides results-oriented aesthetic treatments in a safe, welcoming environment

Skin Renaissance
New technology makes beautiful, natural skin available to everyone

Beautiful U Salon
A welcoming place for clients and employees alike


Business

Internet Marketing and Design
Making website management easy, effective

Internet Marketing and Design
Thriving as more and more businesses realize the need for a professional web site

Internet Marketing and Design
Creative, inventive, tech-savvy company thrives on helping clients succeed

Internet Marketing and Design
Modern online presence tools from a kindred small business

Internet Marketing and Design
Internet Marketing and Design started when the internet was still in its infancy and has continued to grow and evolve alongside it

Internet Marketing and Design
Internet Marketing and Design's CEO Terry Young: the reigning genius in custom website development

Franklin Business Center
In a growing community, business incubator helps start-ups survive and thrive

George Pollock Agency - Allstate Insurance
Kindred spirits join together to help protect families from life's unexpected pitfalls

Internet Marketing and Design
Helping businesses successfully navigate the World Wide Web for 19 years and now taking to the sky

LPL Financial
Pursuing the foundation for a long, happy retirement

The Shopper reflects its clients:
Entrepreneurial, family-owned, the foundation of America


Charity and Non-Profit

Upscale Resale for Montero Medical Missions
Respected community leader and humanitarian opens retail boutique in Chesapeake to benefit philanthropic medical efforts at home and abroad

Lions Charity Foundation 24-D
Wherever the need: 'We Serve'

Chesapeake Care Clinic
Providing preventive and maintenance health care to Chesapeake's most at-risk residents for nearly 25 years

Basilica of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception
Nation's only African American basilica begins emergency repairs on its Norfolk church

Hampton Roads Morning of Hope
Local group raises awareness that depression is a treatable disease

Communities In Schools
Bringing services right to the students

Reach Out and Read
CHKD and local pediatricians join forces to help kids develop a love of books and reading

ABBA List
Adding new resources and renewing old ones

Engineering For Kids®
Inspiring the next generation of engineers


Clothing

Upscale Resale for Montero Medical Missions
Respected community leader and humanitarian opens retail boutique in Chesapeake to benefit philanthropic medical efforts at home and abroad

Dressed to the Nines
Local boutique offers a glittering array of gowns and dresses for every person at every price point


Cultural Arts

The Commodore Theatre
A bit of true, Americana movie magic in the heart of Olde Towne

Commodore Theatre
Commodore Theatre's Fred Schoenfeld sets visionary sights on Cradock's Afton Theatre


Education

Copeland Mills School of the Arts
Giving dancers and performing artists the gift of professional training for 26 years

Shining Stars Dance Academy
The door opens on a new day for area dance students

Quality Music and Dance
Celebrating 20 years of spreading the joy of music, and now, dance

Tiny University
Help with home schooling


Entertainment and Event Planning

The 2016 Chesapeake Wine Festival
Phenomenally successful event benefits local charities

Q-Daddy’s Pitmaster BBQ
A family work-of-heart

Krispy Krunchy Chicken
Ruby Love’s legacy of made-from-scratch southern meals continues

Chesapeake Jubilee
New attractions hold even more fun

The Shopper reflects its clients:
Entrepreneurial, family-owned, the foundation of America


Financial

George Pollock Agency - Allstate Insurance
Kindred spirits join together to help protect families from life's unexpected pitfalls

LPL Financial
Pursuing the foundation for a long, happy retirement


Health and Fitness

Dermacare
Healthy skin for life is a science and an art for this medically advanced clinic

Skin Renaissance
With genuine care and state-of-the-art procedures, this talented team is changing the way people look at skin care

9Round Fitness
A fun, fast, full-body workout for any fitness level

Dermacare HR
New advancements in technology and accomplished providers enhance outer beauty and restore inner confidence

Get in Shape for Women
Women know they can depend on this team of trainers to help them achieve their health and fitness goals

Skin Renaissance
Patient-centered, highly-trained medspa team provides results-oriented aesthetic treatments in a safe, welcoming environment

Skin Renaissance
New technology makes beautiful, natural skin available to everyone

Body by Erica
Life changing accident leads to new career for Navy sailor

Healing Hanz
A gift for revitalizing the body and mind


Home and Garden

Russell‘s Heating & Cooling
After Ted Koppel's book, Lights Out, professional-grade generators are in!

Philbrick Inc.
Preserving a legacy, small family business thrives for nearly sixty years

Maid For You
Dennis Thompson and his team have focused on the individual cleaning needs of his customers for over 30 years

Family Flooring
Quality products and professional service with heart lead to enduring success for this family business

Russell‘s Heating and Cooling
Hard work and leadership skill take Marc Sawyer to the top of this successful local business

Maid Pro Cleaning Services and Eco Carpet Pro
Giving 'The Gift of Clean' to deserving recipients throughout Hampton Roads

Sentry Security Systems
A lifelong commitment to serve and protect

Upscale Resale for Montero Medical Missions
Respected community leader and humanitarian opens retail boutique in Chesapeake to benefit philanthropic medical efforts at home and abroad

refreshed
Helping customers transform their spaces into seaside retreats with coastal-themed art, furniture, and more

Floors Unlimited
These flooring experts encourage customers to think outside the big-box

A T Large Plumbing
Dependability, expertise, and family values have propelled this company's success for four generations

American Builders of Virginia
American Builders' 'No Risk' Guarantee gives window buyers the confidence they need

New Image Lawn & Scapes
Planting seeds and deepening roots within the communities of Hampton Roads

Exterior Source
A great solution to exterior home maintenance

Western Branch Concrete
True local craftsmen serving homeowners and area builders for nearly 30 years

Discount Blinds
Great products and attention to customer satisfaction have meant success for this husband and wife duo

Custom Hardwood Floors of Virginia
A knack for helping the true beauty of wood floors shine through

Russell‘s Heating & Cooling
Proof that investment in training is an investment in customer satisfaction

Southern Girl Salvage
Inspiring finds, beach house fun, and more: a little something for everyone

refreshed
Seaside oasis in a new location offers visitors coastal-themed decor, art, and even lessons

Dr. Degree‘s HVAC
The expertise to give heating and cooling systems a clean bill of health

Philbrick Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical
Updated lighting and state-of-the-art faucets transform outdated kitchen

Lighthouse Construction
Helping homeowners achieve the homes of their dreams while building a family legacy

Mr. Handyman of Virginia Beach
Helping make those 'honey do' lists disappear

Western Branch Concrete
Individualized and customizable service dedicated to transforming backyard dreams into reality

MaidPro and Eco Carpet Pro
Small business takes care of its employees and the community

New Image Lawn and Scapes
Time to love the outdoors again

Eppley Cleaning
Thirty-three years of caring and cleaning

Target Group, LLC
A hard road led to a commitment of excellence and giving back

HomePro Pest Control
Full-service exterminators and more

The Fabric Factor
Sixteen years of excellence in window-treatment design

Addition Associates
Through immaculate craftsmanship, Barry Hobbs and his team earn a sterling reputation

Air Aspects
The sky is the limit with aerial imaging from a bird’s eye view

U.S. Termite & Moisture Control
Health Care pros for your home

Rumplestiltskein
Natural, organic healing and an uplifting of the spirit

Oasis Home Spaces
Turning houses into homes and making friends along the way

Family Flooring
Customer caring is their finest product

Russell’s Heating and Cooling
Team strength results in conscientious customer service

Philbrick Inc.
Customers are extended family for this third generation family business

Brighton Gardens, LLC and the Arthur Bobby Center
Bringing life and love to adults with intellectual disabilities

Maid for You
Lifelong dream of business ownership reinvents success


Jewelry

Long Jewelers
International jewels with hometown heart

Adele Diamond
Personalized service and truly unique jewelry


Kids

Just Beginning Child Care
Now caring for a second generation of kids, much-loved child care center celebrates 25 years in Great Bridge

Kitten Gloves Transportation
Individualized, caring service for your loved ones


Legal

James E. Short, PLC
A good friend in the law

Linda M. Sherfey, P.C.
Preventing stress, frustration, and a family meltdown by creating customized estate plans for seniors


Medical and Dental

TotalCare for Women
TotalCare for Women welcomes Gwendolyn Riddick, DO, an accomplished single mother, to the growing practice

TotalCare for Women welcomes Candice Geary, MD
Dr. Geary has made it her mission to help menopausal women deal with their issues directly and with confidence

The COVE Center Of Veterinary Expertise
Providing a personalized and calm environment for clients whose pets need specialized, emergency, and critical care at any hour

Bivins Orthodontics
For 20 years this hometown orthodontist has helped his patients achieve and maintain beautiful, healthy smiles

The Carney Center for Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery
For nearly three decades, this popular third-generation surgeon has been enhancing the appearance of grateful people throughout Hampton Roads

Cornerstone Pediatrics
Dr. Dianne McNeill offers advanced treatments at her independent practice, devoted to kids

McNeill Therapy and Testing Services
Dr. Jeninne McNeill uses a wide array of diagnostic and therapeutic methods to help clients through tough times

Donald S. Buckley, PhD
Mammoth changes in Hampton Roads health care: 1965-2016

Chesapeake Care Clinic
Providing preventive and maintenance health care to Chesapeake's most at-risk residents for nearly 25 years

Animal Medical Clinic
Skilled veterinarian and her team go above and beyond traditional clients, serving the homeless and their pets!

Green Meadows Dental Care, Sheila R. Field, DDS, PC
Compassionate dentist returned home to pursue her dream of a family-oriented practice

Virginia Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center
Devoted to making a positive difference for people suffering from unpredictable hair loss

Southside Eye Care
Comprehensive ophthalmologist who specializes in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery joins this caring, respected team of eye care professionals

Family Medicine Healthcare
Where compassion and a personal approach are the hallmarks of the doctor/patient relationship

Dominion Dentistry
Time-honored values are the secret behind this family dentist's success

1st Choice Medical Billing
Ensuring doctors get paid for the life-changing services they provide

Atlantic Urogynecology
Compassion and care for women's most sensitive problems

Midgette Family Dentistry
Long-term relationships create an atmosphere of family among patients and pros

Barker Animal Hospital
After a year of treating patients and building relationships, new vet practice is still going strong

Churchland Podiatry Center, PC
Alan R. Cook, DPM, takes good, old-fashioned care of patients' feet and anklesof patients' feet and ankles

Edinburgh Family Dentistry
Trio of dentists expand well-loved practice for patients who are more like friends

TotalCare for Women
Convenience and comfort with in-office procedures

Vacendak Dentistry
Mother and son dental duo is making Chesapeake smile

Midgette Family Dentistry
Celebrating 30 years of high quality, compassionate service

Marina Shores OBGYN and Sculpt Virginia Beach
New office and new venture

Kitten Gloves Transportation
Individualized, caring service for your loved ones

Miracle-Ear
Advances in technology make hearing aids smaller and better

Miracle-Ear
Today’s smartphones can control hearing aids

Atlantea Medical Billing
A mother’s legacy continues

Glass Orthodontics
Smiles that reflect you

The Cat Clinic of Chesapeake
Compassionate veterinarian fulfills lifelong dream with a new practice in Chesapeake - devoted exclusively to cats

Virginia Endocrinology Research
Inviting people with Type 2 diabetes to help change the future

Edinburgh Animal Hospital
Geoff Campbell, DVM, is a special kind of family doctor who truly loves animals

Miracle-Ear
Restoring more than hearing for your loved ones

The Center Of Veterinary Expertise: The COVE 24/7 Emergency and Specialty Care for Pets


Brighton Gardens, LLC and the Arthur Bobby Center
Bringing life and love to adults with intellectual disabilities

Cornerstone Pediatrics
Innovating with yoga and integrative medicine

Hickory Veterinary Hospital
Embracing all types of animals with amazing results

Renewed Perspectives
To change your life, change your mind

Medical Care Advocacy Group
Helping patients and care givers navigate medical care


Miscellaneous

Dr. Rebecca C. W. Adams
For Chesapeake's 2016 First Citizen, service above self is not just a motto - it's a way of life

The 2016 Chesapeake Wine Festival
Phenomenally successful event benefits local charities

Women’s Division of Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Chesapeake
Names Paula Slagle as 2016 Woman of the Year

Frank King
Takes the reins as Commissioner of the Revenue after 28 years working alongside retiring commissioner, Ray Conner

Ray Conner
Chesapeake’s Commissioner of the Revenue Retiring after 34 years of service

Christie New Craig for Chesapeake Commissioner of the Revenue
Thirty years of experience, vitality and deep-rooted passion for the community

Chesapeake Jubilee
New attractions hold even more fun

The Shopper reflects its clients:
Entrepreneurial, family-owned, the foundation of America

Carefree Boat Club
Making boating fun, safe and easy


Music and Dance

Shining Stars Dance Academy
The door opens on a new day for area dance students

Quality Music and Dance
Celebrating 20 years of spreading the joy of music, and now, dance


Personal Services

Maid For You
Dennis Thompson and his team have focused on the individual cleaning needs of his customers for over 30 years

Maid Pro Cleaning Services and Eco Carpet Pro
Giving 'The Gift of Clean' to deserving recipients throughout Hampton Roads

refreshed
Helping customers transform their spaces into seaside retreats with coastal-themed art, furniture, and more

Southern Girl Salvage
Inspiring finds, beach house fun, and more: a little something for everyone

refreshed
Seaside oasis in a new location offers visitors coastal-themed decor, art, and even lessons

Q-Daddy’s Pitmaster BBQ
A family work-of-heart

MaidPro and Eco Carpet Pro
Small business takes care of its employees and the community

Krispy Krunchy Chicken
Ruby Love’s legacy of made-from-scratch southern meals continues

Kitten Gloves Transportation
Individualized, caring service for your loved ones

Eppley Cleaning
Thirty-three years of caring and cleaning

The Fabric Factor
Sixteen years of excellence in window-treatment design

Oasis Home Spaces
Turning houses into homes and making friends along the way

Brighton Gardens, LLC and the Arthur Bobby Center
Bringing life and love to adults with intellectual disabilities

Maid for You
Lifelong dream of business ownership reinvents success


Pets

The COVE Center Of Veterinary Expertise
Providing a personalized and calm environment for clients whose pets need specialized, emergency, and critical care at any hour

Care-A-Lot Pet Supply
A family with a true passion for animals creates more than just a pet supply store

Garden of the Pines
A perfect, final tribute for beloved pets

Animal Medical Clinic
Skilled veterinarian and her team go above and beyond traditional clients, serving the homeless and their pets!

Barker Animal Hospital
After a year of treating patients and building relationships, new vet practice is still going strong

The Cat Clinic of Chesapeake
Compassionate veterinarian fulfills lifelong dream with a new practice in Chesapeake - devoted exclusively to cats

Edinburgh Animal Hospital
Geoff Campbell, DVM, is a special kind of family doctor who truly loves animals

The Center Of Veterinary Expertise: The COVE 24/7 Emergency and Specialty Care for Pets


Hickory Veterinary Hospital
Embracing all types of animals with amazing results


Professional Services

Internet Marketing and Design
Making website management easy, effective

Internet Marketing and Design
Thriving as more and more businesses realize the need for a professional web site

Internet Marketing and Design
Creative, inventive, tech-savvy company thrives on helping clients succeed

Internet Marketing and Design
Modern online presence tools from a kindred small business

Internet Marketing and Design
Internet Marketing and Design started when the internet was still in its infancy and has continued to grow and evolve alongside it

Internet Marketing and Design
Internet Marketing and Design's CEO Terry Young: the reigning genius in custom website development

The Crossings at Harbour View
Helping families confront memory loss head-on, while providing quality-of-life-focused care for residents

Philbrick Inc.
Preserving a legacy, small family business thrives for nearly sixty years

The Crossings at Harbour View
The warmth and camaraderie between these caring professionals overflows to the residents of Suffolk's newest senior-living community

Franklin Business Center
In a growing community, business incubator helps start-ups survive and thrive

George Pollock Agency - Allstate Insurance
Kindred spirits join together to help protect families from life's unexpected pitfalls

McNeill Therapy and Testing Services
Dr. Jeninne McNeill uses a wide array of diagnostic and therapeutic methods to help clients through tough times

New Hope Elder Care
A home, not a facility

Willow Creek Gracious Retirement Living
A fun, secure, and comfortable place to call home

A T Large Plumbing
Dependability, expertise, and family values have propelled this company's success for four generations

1st Choice Medical Billing
Ensuring doctors get paid for the life-changing services they provide

BeLong Custom Hair Solutions
Transforming clients inside and out with multi-faceted, integrated hair-loss solutions

The Crossings at Harbour View
When the realities of aging propel families to plan for the future

Lady Antiquity Presents
Breathing new life into yesteryear's treasures

Jones CPA Group's Ali Gunbeyi
Accounting is expanding its scope, and Jones CPA Group is keeping at the forefront of the changes

Internet Marketing and Design
Helping businesses successfully navigate the World Wide Web for 19 years and now taking to the sky

BrightStar Care
When support is needed to care for a loved one, this local home care company is always at the ready

Visiting Angels of Chesapeake
Aging gracefully in one's own home is possible

James E. Short, PLC
A good friend in the law

Linda M. Sherfey, P.C.
Preventing stress, frustration, and a family meltdown by creating customized estate plans for seniors

Beverly Jones, CPA
Tax season is a breeze for Beverly’s clients

The Crossings at Harbour View
New certified executive chef Bill Yoakum is resident driven

Philbrick Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical
Updated lighting and state-of-the-art faucets transform outdated kitchen

LPL Financial
Pursuing the foundation for a long, happy retirement

Atlantea Medical Billing
A mother’s legacy continues

Air Aspects
The sky is the limit with aerial imaging from a bird’s eye view

Philbrick Inc.
Customers are extended family for this third generation family business

Renewed Perspectives
To change your life, change your mind

Hackworth Graphics, Printing and Technology
Chesapeake’s 2017 Small Business of the Year

Auction757
Scott Freeman helps charities take their benefit auctions to the next level

Medical Care Advocacy Group
Helping patients and care givers navigate medical care


Real Estate

Alex Pappas - The Charitable Realtor
Local realtor pairs clients and a love of community to make the world a better place, one transaction at a time

Riverview at the Preserve
Waterfront living in the heart of Chesapeake

Waterway Realty
Sister’s love inspires new, but old, business

Air Aspects
The sky is the limit with aerial imaging from a bird’s eye view

Susie Finley of Century 21 Top Producers
Warmhearted realtor resilient in the face of loss

Brighton Gardens, LLC and the Arthur Bobby Center
Bringing life and love to adults with intellectual disabilities

Murphy Brown:  The Real Estate Group
Concierge real estate agent takes pressure off clients


Restaurants

Huddle House
With a clear vision of faith, family, friends, food, and fun - Huddle House owner opens a new location in Chesapeake

Vino Italian Bistro
Acclaimed chef takes fine dining to new heights in Great Bridge

Ddeb’s - A Taste of Home Restaurant
A family-focused twist on fine dining in a home-style setting

Reginella‘s Trattoria and Pizzeria
Authentic recipes straight from Naples and the freshest ingredients have been pleasing diners' taste buds for 30 years

Casby‘s Kitchen & Tap
Taking fine dining to new heights in Great Neck

Experience Olives and Grapes Fusti Bar
The healthy, tasty difference of fresh flavors

The Commodore Theatre
A bit of true, Americana movie magic in the heart of Olde Towne

The Cockeyed Rooster Cafe
Hard work results in success for these fortunate husband-and-wife restaurateurs

Commodore Theatre
Commodore Theatre's Fred Schoenfeld sets visionary sights on Cradock's Afton Theatre

Jerry’s Restaurant & Lounge
Back to its roots, only better

Q-Daddy’s Pitmaster BBQ
A family work-of-heart

Krispy Krunchy Chicken
Ruby Love’s legacy of made-from-scratch southern meals continues

Off The Hook Steamer & Raw Bar
Unique award-winning fresh seafood and family dining establishment grows

My Tomato Buffet
Where families, office workers and seniors get to feel like kids again

Black Pelican Seafood Company
Legendary Outer Banks restaurant puts down roots in Hampton Roads


Retail

Floral Creations
Mother and daughter floral designers are making quite a name for themselves at Chesapeake's newest flower shop

Sentry Security Systems
A lifelong commitment to serve and protect

Upscale Resale for Montero Medical Missions
Respected community leader and humanitarian opens retail boutique in Chesapeake to benefit philanthropic medical efforts at home and abroad

refreshed
Helping customers transform their spaces into seaside retreats with coastal-themed art, furniture, and more

Discount Blinds
Great products and attention to customer satisfaction have meant success for this husband and wife duo

Long Jewelers
International jewels with hometown heart

Lasting Impressions Flowers and Gifts
Remarkable arrangements for any occasion

Churchland‘s Village Flower Shop
Growing a family legacy

Southern Girl Salvage
Inspiring finds, beach house fun, and more: a little something for everyone

refreshed
Seaside oasis in a new location offers visitors coastal-themed decor, art, and even lessons

The Creative Wedge
The art of made in America

Adele Diamond
Personalized service and truly unique jewelry

The Fabric Factor
Sixteen years of excellence in window-treatment design

Rumplestiltskein
Natural, organic healing and an uplifting of the spirit

Oasis Home Spaces
Turning houses into homes and making friends along the way

Heaven Sent
Reminders of the love of those we have lost

Quality Music and Dance
Celebrating 20 years of spreading the joy of music, and now, dance


Sports & Recreation

Dr. Rebecca C. W. Adams
For Chesapeake's 2016 First Citizen, service above self is not just a motto - it's a way of life

Women’s Division of Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Chesapeake
Names Paula Slagle as 2016 Woman of the Year

Troy Marine
Top-notch technician and lifelong marine enthusiast

Carefree Boat Club
Making boating fun, safe and easy


Technology

Internet Marketing and Design
Making website management easy, effective

Internet Marketing and Design
Thriving as more and more businesses realize the need for a professional web site

Internet Marketing and Design
Creative, inventive, tech-savvy company thrives on helping clients succeed

Internet Marketing and Design
Modern online presence tools from a kindred small business

Internet Marketing and Design
Internet Marketing and Design started when the internet was still in its infancy and has continued to grow and evolve alongside it

Internet Marketing and Design
Internet Marketing and Design's CEO Terry Young: the reigning genius in custom website development

Internet Marketing and Design
Helping businesses successfully navigate the World Wide Web for 19 years and now taking to the sky

Air Aspects
The sky is the limit with aerial imaging from a bird’s eye view

The Shopper reflects its clients:
Entrepreneurial, family-owned, the foundation of America