November 18, 2019

ALX in the News: Week of November 18th

In the News

Highlighting news featuring businesses in Alexandria and events around the City each week- whether you are starting a business in Alexandria, or are already part of our community, stay on top of local economic development interest items here!

Each month, check out “Growing in Alexandria,” an AEDP blog series that focuses on businesses around the City. Over the next few months, we will also feature some of the past Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Business Leaders of the Year on the blog. 

For our next Business Leader of the Year, we sat down with Lonnie Rich, the 2014 awardee. Check it out today on the blog!




  • Alexandria named one of the most magical Christmas towns by ‘O, The Oprah Magazine’ – WUSA9
  • Oprah Mag: Alexandria Among Best Christmas Villages in the World – Alexandria Living Magazine
  • Oprah Magazine names Alexandria 1 of the most magical Christmas destinations – WTOP
  • 19 Most Magical Christmas Towns and Villages Across the World – Oprah Magazine [Feat. #7 Alexandria, VA]
  • Maryland, Virginia team up to rebuild American Legion bridge – Washington Business Journal
  • Virginia Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Amazon HQ2 Announcement – Office of the Virginia Governor
  • Governor Northam Announces First Ever International Trade Strategic Plan for Commonwealth of Virginia – Office of the Virginia Governor
  • Virginia Tech names computer science program director for its Innovation Campus – Washington Business Journal
  • More tolling on the way for DC area – WTOP
  • How Virginia joined the short list of “Talent, Innovation, and Equity” states leading the way in education and jobs progress – Lumina Foundation


  • Code Ninjas to Open First Alexandria Location – Alexandria Living Magazine
  • Jeni’s Prepares to Dish Up Ice Cream in Old Town – Alexandria Gazette [Page 16]
  • Laser Tag Venue Doyle’s Outpost to Open in December – Alexandria Living Magazine
  • New Restaurant Coming to Former Eamonn’s Space in Old Town – ALX Now
  • Del Ray Cupcakery Celebrates Successful Launch With Grand Opening Celebration – ALX Now
  • Jeni’s Ice Creams Starts Scooping in Old Town – ALX Now