Have an idea for a great new business? The Hawksbill Trading Company is a launching pad for creative business folks from all walks of life: from crafters, growers and artisans to resellers, antique dealers and small business innovators. Anyone with an idea and a drive can find their path to success here.

The Shenandoah Valley has a long tradition of craft: from pottery and metalwork to woodcraft of all kinds. Though times may change, the artisans of today are no different. Hawksbill members continue to put out works of the highest quality, and the list of trades has expanded in recent years to include: photographers, authors, jewelers, carpenters, potters and painters.

If you need a gift, Hawksbill can deliver. Fashion accessories, jewelry, soaps, candles, preserved foods, hand-sewn items, all these make for a unique and thoughtful present. Be creative with your gifting for that special someone in your life or go ahead and treat yourself instead.

In addition to wares, Hawksbill is also the home of Page County Grown, which is committed to sourcing organic, local produce, meat, eggs and even local wool. From the Page County farms to your tables, you can always find the best, high-quality ingredients.

At the Hawksbill Trading Company, members share ideas, gather resources and find support for entrepreneurial ambitions. It is also a place for emerging businesses to sell their products. In short, Hawksbill is a big deal for small business. Members provide a haven for fledgling entrepreneurs. As such, Hawksbill is committed to giving concepts a place to be tested and explored, and possibly encouraged to take the next big step.

You are invited to stop by the cooperative, located near downtown Luray at 139 Virginia Avenue. Be inspired to shop and support local merchants.

For more information, visit www.hawksbilltradingcompany.org.