Best Stop Spearheads Neighborhood Renewal

preston with best stop signWhen customers walk through the door of Best Stop Carry Out Fish they generally say two things.

“First they tell me your building is beautiful,” attorney and former delegate to Virginia’s 63rd District Joe Preston said.
“Then they thank me for being here.”

Best Stop is located in a century-old building, previously a pawnshop in an area with, as Preston put it, “a little crime problem.” Now it’s the center of an up-and-coming neighborhood.…

Ellett’s Embroidery – Client Celebration

CONSULTANT Kim Ray
CLIENT SINCE 2011
INDUSTRY clothing embroidery

Wendy Ellett in store

Ellett’s Embroidery is an at-home business that grew.

“I worked out of my home for 12 years,” Wendy Ellett said. “I always wanted to be my own boss. I guess it runs in the family — I have a sister and aunt who own their own embroidery business.”

Five years ago Ellett’s moved to the Shoppes at College Park Center.…

Court House Repair – Client Celebration

CONSULTANT Kim Ray
CLIENT SINCE 2016
INDUSTRY auto services

Brian and Gretchen with Harrison

Court House Repair is a new business that hit the ground rolling.

“We opened in July and haven’t had a slow day yet,” Brian Hughes said. “My wife Gretchen and I knew there was a need for a car and truck repair business in Charlotte Court House — we just didn’t know how much of a need.”

Hughes, who previously worked at the Charlotte County bus shop, has been in the automotive repair business 20 years.…