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Cameron Foundation Gives $2M in Grants

By Staff Reports, The Progress-Index PETERSBURG — The Cameron Foundation has awarded $2 million in grants to support 25 nonprofit organizations in the Tri-Cities. The $2,066,337 in grants, which stemmed from a competitive application process, were approved by the foundation’s board at its June meeting. A second round of responsive grants will be decided in […]


Region Celebrates Opening of Two Breweries

The Gateway Region is already home to a long list of attractions and lifestyle amenities that attract visitors from all over the country. And this month, it added two more. In June, not one, but two breweries opened in the region, offering residents and tourists new hot spots to enjoy fresh, local beer and food. […]


Local Filmmaker Takes on Virginia’s ‘Insurrection’

March 24, 2016 / City of Petersburg/ Current News

By Scott P. Yates, The Progress-Index DeWitt — On a blustery March day last weekend a group of actors huddled together wrapped in blankets on picturesque farmland between filming scenes for the latest film production to take place in the Tri-Cities. Guiding this cast and crew on set Saturday was local historian, writer and filmmaker […]


Cambria Hotel to Anchor Petersburg Redevelopment Project, Mama J’s Kitchen May Open Inside

By Gregory J. Gilligan, Richmond Times-Dispatch A Cambria hotel & suites will anchor a mixed-use redevelopment project planned along Interstate 95 in Petersburg. Choice Hotels International Inc., which owns the Cambria brand, has signed a franchise deal with C.A. Harrison Companies LLC. to renovate a former Ramada Inn at 380 E. Washington St. into a […]


Dogwood Trace Golf Course Opens its New Russell Bland Clubhouse

February 11, 2016 / City of Petersburg/ Current News

By Amir Vera and Tiara Frazier, The Progress-Index PETERSBURG — Dogwood Trace Golf Course unveiled its newest renovation on Wednesday- a long-awaited clubhouse. The addition, known as the Russell Bland Clubhouse, includes a private dining room and a pavilion. The clubhouse was named after Russell Bland, whose contributions to youth sports and golf mentoring have […]


Renovated Warehouse Ready for Lights, Camera, Action

LISC Virginia It’s not every day that a revitalization project combines historic preservation, residential living and a creative business all in one building. But Waukeshaw Development tackled all three with its latest residential and commercial project–The Bosco–located along Petersburg’s Bank Street. Virginia LISC provided $4.8 million of $9.6 million construction loan to help turn the […]


Dave McCormack: Developer Revitalizing More than Buildings

The region is home to numerous assets, from vibrant businesses to a wide range of historical and recreational amenities. One of its most unique assets is President of Waukeshaw Development Dave McCormack, who has completed millions of dollars in projects locally and across the state. Locals have most likely had a cup of coffee, barbeque […]


Saucy’s Sit-Down Recognized as One of the Top 25 New Restaurants in the State

December 30, 2015 / Archived News/ City of Petersburg

By Amir Vera, The Progress-Index PETERSBURG — Saucy’s Sit-down has been recognized as one of the top 25 new restaurants in the state by the Official Tourism Travel Blog of the Commonwealth of Virginia, part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation. Tom McCormack, owner of Saucy’s Sit-down and Walk-up, said the recognition is an honor because […]


New Hotel, Mixed-Use Development to Replace Old Ramada

December 23, 2015 / Archived News/ City of Petersburg

By Amir Vera, The Progress-Index PETERSBURG — The announcement on the future of the Fort Lee Regency hotel was finally made Tuesday morning. Christopher Harrison, developer and owner of C. A. Harrison Companies LLC, along with Lee Shadbolt with Commonwealth Architects announced the design of the new hotel and mixed-use development at the 380 E. […]


Petersburg Receives $60K Grant for Community Businesses

December 18, 2015 / Archived News/ City of Petersburg

By Amir Vera, The Progress Index PETERSBURG — The creation of new business in Old Towne has just received a helping hand. The city received a $60,000 Virginia Community Business Launch grant from the state Thursday that will help launch new businesses and expand existing businesses in Petersburg. Maurice Jones, state Secretary of Commerce and […]