Celebrate with Us at the Gloucester Daffodil Festival

Join us at the 2015 Gloucester Daffodil Festival, April 11-12, 2015.

The Daffodil Festival, a spring tradition in Gloucester, is coming up this weekend. The weekend-long festival celebrates the community and the history of the daffodil, and this year’s festival is on Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 12 from noon to 5 p.m. Chesapeake Bank has sponsored the festival […]

Meet Gloria Mazzella Williams, Executive Director of the Gloucester Chamber of Commerce

Gloria Williams Photo

Gloria Mazzella Williams took over as executive director of the Gloucester Chamber of Commerce in January. She took time to answer our questions about her first few months and goals for the Chamber. Chesapeake Bank: Congratulations on your new position. How have the first couple of months gone? Gloria Mazzella Williams: Thank you very much. I […]

Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck


According to a recent CNN Money article, more than 25 million middle-class American families are living paycheck to paycheck. The article discussed a recent economic study presented by the Brookings Institution, with findings showing that those living paycheck to paycheck have a tougher time weathering income shocks, such as illnesses or bouts of unemployment. They […]

Tax Tips for Your Small Biz

Tax Time

The best thing about tax season is when it’s over. Getting through tax season, however, can be a grind.   Especially for small businesses.   Did you know that nearly a third of small businesses don’t use an outside accountant (Sage Small Business Accountants 2013 Usage Study)? That can add another level of stress to […]

Be Mine: Ways to Save on Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day Dinner

Americans spent more than $17 billion on Valentine’s Day in 2014, and experts expect that number to rise in 2015.   Have you made your plans for Saturday? (Yes guys, it’s Saturday!)   Don’t worry, there’s still time to plan a fun – and affordable – evening for your special one. U.S. News and World […]

Shopping for a Cause

Food Pantry Volunteers

Once a month, several members of Chesapeake Bank get together for a special day of shopping. At the end of their trip, they leave empty-handed, but with full hearts.   Through the United Way of Greater Williamsburg’s Community Resource Center and the Peninsula Food Bank, five to eight of our associates volunteer to help feed […]

Eat Local – Willaby’s Owner Talks Renovations, Craft Beer, Live Music


We recently had the chance to catch up with William Barnhardt, owner of Willaby’s Café and Catering in White Stone to talk about what’s new at Willaby’s and some of the unique offerings for customers. Read on to learn more about its restaurant renovations, craft beer offerings and Friday night band line-up.   Chesapeake Bank:  […]

Winter Blues Jazz Fest Brings Music, Art, Food & Film

Winter Blues Jazz Fest

Jazz will be in the air next weekend.   The Winter Blues Jazz Fest kicks off Thursday, Jan. 15 and features a fusion of music, art, food, drink and film over four days in Williamsburg. Jennifer Raines, the owner of Quirks of Art, and Steve Rose, president of Eco Discovery Park and owner of Williamsburg […]