July 12, 2018
Your Weekly Updates
The Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development and Tourism is pleased to bring you Fred Focus, an e-newsletter that goes out every Thursday and keeps you up-to-date on Fredericksburg events and business news. We will take a summer holiday next week and return July 26.
Many events upcoming in Fredericksburg
To add your event to VisitFred.com, contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center Manager Danelle Rose .
Stadium project makes progress

City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a letter of intent with the Potomac Nationals that could lead to a 5,000-seat multi-purpose stadium being built in Celebrate Virginia South in time for the start of the 2020 season. The team also announced a founding partnership with Mary Washington Healthcare and is working with other local companies on additional major sponsorships and suite reservations.

Read more about the project

Tickets on sale for Slide FXBG

The September 1 event -- which is being organized by UMW, the City of Fredericksburg and the Fredericksburg EDA -- will feature a 1,000-foot-long water slide on Hanover Street between the Jepson Alumni Executive Center and the Sunken Well Tavern. See below site to read about the event and buy tickets, and watch a promotional video to the right. Thanks to our sponsors who are making this possible: Cary Street Partners, Coldwell Banker Elite, Hilldrup, Lifecycle Construction,  Rappahannock Development Group, Rappahannock Orthodontics, Shifflett's Waste Services, Union Bank & Trust and Wack General Contractor.

Slide FXBG website
Clarence Robinson retires from City

Clarence Robinson, Fredericksburg's longtime director of fiscal affairs, recently retired. Below is a column about Clarence's 32 years of wonderful service to the City. 

Video features new downtown mural 

This week's episode of "Freehling Finds" features local artist Bill Harris and a new downtown mural that honors a longtime area leader.

June construction report

Click below for a building-permit report for June. The list includes the Silver Collection apartments at Celebrate Virginia South, units at Cowan Crossing and an addition at Mary Washington Hospital. 

Read report
Video features Braehead Manor B&B

Learn more about the historic home and B&B on Lee Drive. 

Attention Business Owners: Register now for the 2018 UMW Community Welcome Fair

We invite you to participate as an exhibitor for the UMW Community Welcome Fair. The fair is an introduction to the many businesses and services UMW students will be using for the next four years. Think of this as an opportunity to personally present your business to more than 4,000 bright young adults. As they immerse themselves in their academic careers, they will also become part of our community, needing many of the goods and services available in the Fredericksburg area. In addition to becoming customers, many of these students could become responsible part-time employees, interns or volunteers. See registration form for fee and event details. #FXBGUMWFAIR2018

Registration form
Property of the Week: Central Park Marketplace

1,000-12,500 square feet available in Central Park Marketplace -- a 200,000-square-foot component of the 2.5-million-square-foot Central Park development. Central Park is easily accessible from Richmond and Washington, and benefits from strong daytime population drivers and unrivaled retail co-tenancy.
City of Fredericksburg | Economic Development & Tourism | 
540.372.1216 |  FredericksburgVA.com

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