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Press Release: Manassas Helps Businesses Meet New Phase One Guidelines

Manassas, VA – May 21, 2020 – As Northern Virginia waits to move into Phase 1 of reopening, Manassas has made it easier for retailers and restaurants to safely comply with the social distancing requirement. The reopening requirements…

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Phase One of Manassas Reopening Set for May 29

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has announced that on Friday, May 29, Northern Virginia will enter phase one of his three phase reopening plan. Non-essential retail, outdoor dining at restaurants, and barber shops will all be able to reopen with some restrictions,...

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Manassas Q1 Market Report Positive Despite Recent Challenges

The newly-released City of Manassas quarter one market report shows a strong performance, continuing the success of 2019. Rental rates for the office, retail, and industrial sectors remained steady or rose slightly while vacancy levels continued to lower for both the...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Selling Online

These are challenging times for retailers, to put it mildly. Every establishment is different, but for many boutique shops and other small businesses that depend on foot traffic, the COVID-19 crisis has been devastating. Manassas businesses are no exception, with...

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Virginia is for Restaurant Lovers Takeout Week in Manassas

As we all settle into COVID-19 hunker-down-mode, which is our new reality at least for a while, it’s important for us all to help each other out however we can – from a distance, of course. And while this crisis is affecting nearly every Virginian, restaurants are...

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Reminder: Grant Funding Available

We want to remind the business community of two federal grant programs available to support you during this pandemic: the WIOA Rapid Response Funding and Economic Injury Disaster Loans. We've heard from several local businesses whose applications have been awarded...

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  • May 21:  Keeping My Customers and Finding New Ones in This Climate – tentative Chris Bruno, City of Fairfax – REGISTER HERE
  • June 4: New Business Models – Going Digital: What Does it Mean for My Business? – Arlington – REGISTER HERE
  • June 18: Marketing & Business Development Through COVID-19 – City of Falls Church- REGISTER HERE
  • July 9: Supply Chain Management – Fauquier County – REGISTER HERE
  • July 23: The New Normal – Loudoun County – REGISTER HERE
  • Aug 6:  IT–Cost or Investment?  – City of Manassas – REGISTER HERE
  • Aug 20: Growth Funding – City of Manassas Park – REGISTER HERE
  • Sept 3: Partnering Across the Business Community – TBD Fairfax, Alex, or PWC – REGISTER HERE
  • Sept 17: Strategic Planning in a Digital World – TBD Fairfax, Alex, or PWC – REGISTER HERE

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