‘Tis the Season for Giving

Give Back

As we enter the “season of giving,” we know we’re only as strong as the communities we serve.   Chesapeake Bank and our employees encourage you to join us in supporting area nonprofits and service organizations that play an essential role in the growth and well-being of our communities. Here are some of the organizations […]

Thank You for Another Successful Shop Local Day

SLD Thank You

Together, you, Chesapeake Bank and our area chambers have created a shop local movement that reinforces the very real connection between shopping locally and a stronger local economy.   By any measure, our fifth Shop Local Day was a resounding success. More than 335 businesses from the lower Northern Neck, Mathews County, Gloucester County and […]

Shop Local – Meet Karen Riordan

Karen Riordan

Meet Karen Riordan, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance since January 2014.  With an extensive business and marketing background, including tourism marketing, Karen shares her perspective on the importance of shopping local.   Chesapeake Bank: Please tell us a bit about yourself and your role with the chamber. […]

Shop Local Day Profile – Artfully Yours

Artfully Yours

Leading up to our next Shop Local Day event on Saturday, November 8, Chesapeake Bank wants to highlight some of the participating merchants throughout the region who are offering shoppers a little extra to come out and support their community businesses.   Artfully Yours is a dream come true to a mother & daughter duo […]

Shop Local Day Profile – Rappahannock Art League

Rappahannock Art Leage

Leading up to our next Shop Local Day event on Saturday, November 8, Chesapeake Bank wants to highlight some of the participating merchants throughout the region who are offering shoppers a little extra to come out and support their community businesses.   The Rappahannock Art League, founded in 1949, is the oldest and largest visual […]

Our Director of Marketing, Paula Milsted, on Her Passion for Shopping Locally & Supporting “Charming Small Towns”

Paula Milsted

The blog post below is first in what will be a series of employee-written blog posts. This post is written by Paula Milsted, who serves as the director of marketing for Chesapeake Bank. She celebrated her 12th anniversary with Chesapeake Bank in April of this year. Paula lives in Warsaw with her family and works […]

Shop Local Day Profile – The Poddery

Karen Podd - The Poddery

Leading up to our next Shop Local Day event on Saturday, November 8, we’re highlighting some of the participating merchants throughout the region who are offering shoppers a little extra to come out and support their community businesses.   Chances are you’ve seen the work of the Podds, whether it be at a local restaurant, […]

Shop Local – Meet Anne Paparella

Anne Paparella

Anne Paparella has been serving as the executive director of the Lancaster by the Bay Chamber since the spring of 2014. A previous small business owner who participated in Shop Local Day as a merchant, Paparella has a great perspective on the importance of shopping local.   Chesapeake Bank: What is your role with the Chamber? How […]

Shop Local Day Profile – The Velvet Rocker

The Velvet Rocker

Leading up to our next Shop Local Day event on Saturday, November 8, we’re highlighting some of the participating merchants throughout the region who are offering shoppers a little extra to come out and support their community businesses.   The Velvet Rocker, a home goods store that focuses on re-imagined home décor, is a dream […]

Shop Local – Meet Makalia Records

Gloucester Chamber of Commerce

Makalia Records, who has served as executive director of the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce for nearly five years, weighs in on shopping locally.   Chesapeake Bank: Why do you think shopping local is important? Records: I can think of a handful of reasons: Locally owned businesses build strong communities by working together towards a […]