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  • The SWaMmy Honors – Celebrating Virginia's Small Businesses

    The SWaMmy Honors was originally envisioned as an in-person awards celebration to be held in May in Richmond. However, like many of the small businesses we serve, we ourselves had to pivo t— check out the results!  More
  • Simple Sanitizer: A Local Coffee Roaster's Pivot During COVID-19

    As the country began to experience the hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, Compass Coffee, a Shaw-based coffee roaster with two Arlington locations in Rosslyn and Ballston, scrambled to save their business.  More
  • BizLaunch Featured Business: Emerald Massage Center

    Emerald Massage Center is a woman owned small business specializing in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Hot Stone and Sports Massage located in the Lyon Park neighborhood of Arlington. “We love being in Lyon Park because it’s so charming and close to the Clarendon Metro station,” says owner Amanda Silva. Having immigrated to the United States from Brazil at the age of 13, owning a small business has been a dream of a lifetime. More

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