• psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home. This website is authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula. On his website you can search homes for sale , foreclosures, 55+ active adult communities, condos and town homes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New Kent, Poquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets of Carrolton, Chesapeake,Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth Mathews, Newport News Norfolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, , Suffolk, Surry, Va Beach, Yorktown and York County Virginia You can reach John by email John@MrWilliamsburg.com or phone @ 757-254-813

Free Workshop on Leading Through Challenging Economic Times, Friday, May 8

WHEN :Friday, May 8, 2009

– Where:  Kingsmill Resort and Spa in Williamsburg, VA

Time 9 a.m. to noon

This free workshop focuses on helping business owners lead through challenging times.

Featured speakers and their topics will include:

  • Dr. Ann Battle Macheras, Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Dr. Macheras oversees a professional staff engaged in research and analysis of regional economic conditions. Dr. Macheras supports regional outreach efforts to share economic analyses and insights across the Fifth Federal Reserve District, which includes North and South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. In her presentation, she will provide data on economic trends facing the region and the state.
  • Peter Cook, renowned journalist and host of Bloomberg TV’s "Money & Politics." Cook will provide information on the state of economy from a national perspective; he will also provide feedback on the political environment and national legislation that may affect the business community

In addition to these two distinguished speakers, there will also be a moderated panel of regional business executives, influential leaders and an executive coach who will provide insight and expert commentary on building trust and leading through challenging times. They will provide helpful information to business owners in the Hampton Roads region to ensure area companies not only weather the current economic storm — but thrive as well.

This forum is presented by Cox Communications who is excited to present it again this year. Through this executive series Cox is furthering their commitment to be the most Trusted Provider of communications and entertainment in America.

For more information contact Felicia Blow at (757) 222-8432 or via Felicia.Blow@cox.com.

Info on Ann Battle Macheras

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond hired Ann Battle Macheras as vice president of the regional division of the Research Department, which is based in Richmond. As of Feb. 17, 2009, Macheras will oversee a professional staff engaged in research and analysis of regional economic conditions, advise Bank leaders in this area and support regional outreach efforts.    

“I feel very fortunate to join a team that I know to be exceptionally dedicated and talented,” said Macheras, former senior economist at the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. “I look forward to the challenges and new opportunities at the Fed.”

Director of Research John Weinberg said the position is important to the Bank’s strength in recognizing regional economic trends, as well as influencing public understanding of the Bank’s work on behalf of America’s economy. “The vice president for our regional economics unit provides leadership to our efforts both to learn about the economy in our region and to share our economic analyses and insights across the Fifth Federal Reserve District,” Weinberg explained. “Ann’s experience and accomplishments as a regional economist make her well suited to play this role.”

In addition to working for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Macheras previously worked in the private sector for Chmura Economics & Analytics and SunTrust Bank. Through the years she has remained active in the Virginia Association of Economists and the Richmond Association for Business Economists.

A graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Macheras earned her doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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