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Too many small businesses to list, all with wonderful stories.

Here are just a few. . .


Hawksbill Trading Company


“A place to share ideas, gather resources, be inspired and find support for entrepreneurial ambitions. From crafters to growers, artisans, resellers, antique dealers to any small business innovators, this cooperative is a launching pad for creative business folks to find their way to success.”

Faithbrooke Barn and Vineyards

Chris and Lindi Jenkins

“We were both born and raised in Luray, with family history that goes back to the 18th century. After living in the Washington DC area for over a decade, we decided to return home in 2014.  Faithbrooke is the combination of our desire to work toward producing high-quality Virginia wine and also to host happy couples, helping them find and enjoy the perfect wedding location for a perfect day.”


Triple Crown BBQ

John and joanne coleman + family

“Everyone lends a helping hand to create a family centered eatery that offers delicious, slow smoked pork, beef, and chicken with homemade sauces and sides. From harvesting the wood to slowly burning it to prepare the most delicious meals, it’s a family affair and something that the Colemans are very proud of. Come join us for some finger-licking BBQ that will make you agree, BBQ is King!”

Mamma Mia’s

Romeo and Angelo Pugliese

“Over 21 years ago, our doors were first opened for business by our father and mother, Domenico and Fleda Pugliese. Many of the recipes were tried-and-true Italian Classics, along with some of the best New York style pizza around. We have transformed from a small mom and pop pizza joint into a full-service Italian restaurant.”


Hotel Laurence

Melinda Kramer

“I bought the Hotel with the intent of developing the property as mixed use commercial and residential apartments, but quickly realized the need for a “Boutique Hotel” to support the local economy growing towards weekend travel, weddings and business retreats. The idea of a woman owned business from the 1800’s, Hotel Laurance named after Laura Parkinson, is of particular personal interest as well!”

Shenandoah River Outfitters

River FAmily for generations

“Joe and Jackie Sottosanti had moved their family to the Shenandoah River and the mountains in the late ’60’s About this same time, the Campside Grocery store was for sale. With that purchase in the fall of 1970, Joe, Jackie and Nancy Goebel (Joe’s sister) began Shenandoah River Outfitters with two old aluminum canoes and a dream.”


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