Greater Williamsburg business notes for Jan. 9

The Virginia Gazette

Williamsburg Premium Outlets announced the addition of Bon Worth, PANDORA and Swarovski to the center's collection of retailers. Specializing in comfortable, stylish and quality women's clothing, Bon Worth will join the center this spring. The almost 3,000 square-foot store will be located near Adidas and offer shoppers a variety of clothing, accessories and gifts. PANDORA offers shoppers a selection of hand-crafted jewelry. Swarovski will make its debut this spring. The 1,800 square-foot designer shop will be located near Michael Kors. Shoppers will find an array of hand-crafted crystal merchandise including jewelry, home décor and other accessories.

•Starting Jan. 9, 2016, Girl Scouts will be going door to door taking orders for cookies. Cookie delivery will begin Feb.18, and booth sales begin Feb. 20. The cookie program ends March 20, 2016. Through Little Brownie Bakers, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast will be offering eight varieties of cookies this year: Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-si-dos, Savannah Smiles, Rah-Rah Raisins and Toffee-tastic (gluten free). Locally, Girl Scout Cookies are $4 per box. The gluten-free Toffee-tastic cookies are $5 per box. All proceeds stay in southeastern Virginian and northeastern North Carolina to benefit local Girl Scouts.

Jeff Hammer has been named managing director of Northwestern Mutual-Williamsburg, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Hammer received a Bachelor of Science and a Master's Degree in business administration from the University of Richmond. He also holds investment, annuities, life, disability income and long-term care insurance licenses in multiple states. In his new role, Hammer will oversee Northwestern Mutual's comprehensive planning services to help clients in the area create and maintain financial security. Hammer started with Northwestern Mutual in 2011. Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual he led organizations at the Defense Logistics Agency and Capital One. Hammer is also active in the community. As founder of Domestic Abuse Victims Advocate and Domestic Abuse – Healing Abuse Victims End the Nightmare, Hammer promotes legislative awareness for protection of abuse victims and provides judicial training to help victims of domestic abuse. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the NacMed Foundation and is a board member of the Charlottesville Planned Giving Council.

CENTURY 21 Nachman Realty recognized Courtney Martinez as Top Sales Agent and Carmen Hertzler as Top Listing Agent for the month of December.

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