October 2013

Info-sharing idea wins local contest

A locally based business that will allow people to share contact information with others at the same event using a subscription-based text messaging service won the inaugural Made in FredVA competition Wednesday night.
Muster Me, a business idea that Libby O’Malley presented Wednesday, took home the $10,000 grand prize at the contest, which was patterned after ABC’s popular “Shark Tank” television show.

CLEAR aims to minimize environmental disasters

The Fredericksburg area can better prepare for economic growth, creating “green” jobs and mitigating natural disasters.

Those are a few of the objectives in a new regional planning effort spearheaded by the University of Mary Washington and a group of area businesses and community partners.

The Climate, Environment and Readiness-CLEAR-plan would create a framework to discuss and help resolve climate change-imposed risks on families, cultural sites, the economy, natural resources and green spaces.