Attached below is our latest issue of the B-Conomist, a quarterly publication we share with Bridgewater businesses. Feel free to email b-conomist@bridgewater.town if you have any questions about economic development in Bridgewater. (And if you’re a Bridgewater business owner, you can get the B-Conomist e-mailed to you every quarter!) B-Conomist 4th Quarter Issue 2021

Bridgewater’s Best Idea

The Town of Bridgewater is pleased to announce the beginning of "Bridgewater's Best Idea" (BBI), a competition that will provide $250,000 in funding for an existing business to expand its Bridgewater operation, or for a new business to locate in Town. The Bridgewater Town Council adopted a resolution on July 13 that appropriated $250,000 in... Continue Reading →


We thought you might be interested in what’s going on in the Bridgewater business community.  Our Economic Development Advisor, Gwen Gottfried, publishes the B-Conomist newsletter every quarter. She started the B-Conomist newsletter last fall to share economic development news with Town businesses. In this quarter's issue, you can check out the latest economic development news,... Continue Reading →

Best of Virginia (in Bridgewater)

Ten Bridgewater businesses placed in Virginia Living magazine’s Best of Virginia 2021 contest (and we have to agree!). We’d like to offer a huge congratulations to: The Cracked Pillar PubBridgewater Coffee CompanyAnita’s Decadent Delight Bake ShopBridgewater Retirement CommunityBlue Ridge Christian SchoolSmiles For Life Dental CareSmiley’s Ice CreamBluestone VineyardEvergrowin’ GreenhousesMill Cabinet Shop Well done!  You’ve given... Continue Reading →

Welcome Smiley’s

I scream, you scream, we all scream for…. SMILEY’S ICE CREAM! Bridgewater is excited to announce that Smiley’s is coming to Town. Awarded by Virginia Living’s Best of Virginia 2020 Reader’s Survey as one of the best ice cream stores in all of Virginia, Smiley’s Ice Cream has become a popular sweet spot for more... Continue Reading →

We Love Local!

The Town of Bridgewater is proud of our local businesses!  They’ve persevered through a very difficult year.  Support local and check out the links below for Daily-News Record articles about two of our very own.   Kelli’s  Antiques – 107 South Main Street in Bridgewater https://www.dnronline.com/news/rockingham_county/brubaker-brings-new-life-to-antiques/article_472a3014-2363-5784-9b69-5159444d2fd2.html North River Marketplace – 400 North Main Street in... Continue Reading →

New Businesses Come to Town!

Despite the difficulties brought on by COVID-19, Bridgewater experienced an impressive amount of growth in our small business sector throughout 2020. If you haven’t already, be sure to show your support for the following businesses that opened in the past year. (If they have a website, we’ve included the link below.) Bridgewater Vape, 205 S... Continue Reading →

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