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Running a Business in Cape Charles

Working together to build a stronger business community.

If you’re a Cape Charles business, we want to thank you for putting down roots here — and we want to help you stay planted. You work hard to keep your business running, which is why the team behind Cape Charles Main Street is committed to providing the resources, opportunities, and solutions to help you succeed.

Small Business Recovery Assistance Grant – NOW CLOSED

In October 2020 Cape Charles Main Street partnered with the Town of Cape Charles and was awarded $845,115 to help local businesses recover from the COVID19 shut down. The grant, through Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (Va-DHCD), continues to help business in Cape Charles and lower Northampton County from Eastville to the Bay Bridge.

The grant was administered by Cape Charles Main Street (CCMS) with the help of an oversight committee.  Karen Zamorski, Executive Director of CCMS heads the team that has awarded over 50 businesses grants of up to $15,000.

Virginia DHCD approved an expanded program in July 2021 to include utilities, giving more small businesses an opportunity for support. Funds may still available to qualifying businesses until the program closes September 30, 2021.

To determine qualification requirements read the Grant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and then complete and submit a Grant Application to the CCMS office at 718 Randolph Avenue, Cape Charles, VA

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Resources to Launch Your Business

Running a business can be challenging, but it helps to know that you’re not alone. In Cape Charles and across Virginia’s Eastern Shore, you’ll discover a wealth of resources to help your business thrive. Start here.