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Bay Star Business

When your business becomes a Bay Star Business, you are letting customers know you care about a cleaner, greener Hampton Roads. Your participation requires just five easy, low or no-cost pledges so complete your pledge form now and get started!

You can make big waves with small changes when your business becomes a Bay Star Business. The Bay Star Business program recognizes local businesses that use easy, low or no-cost practices that can have a major impact on improving the health of local waterways. Let your customers know you care about our most precious resource – water – and become a Bay Star Business today!


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Pledge to become a Bay Star Business by completing the registration form below. Greening your business is easier than you think. Most pledges are low or no-cost solutions to help your business run more efficiently and with less impact on the environment.

ribbon award iconProudly display your Bay Star Business window cling. Once you’ve selected your five pledges, you’ll receive a welcome packet that includes great tips from, local information from the city or county you operate in, and a Bay Star Business window cling. Display your window cling in the front window of your store (or on your vehicle for those on the go). Your business will also be recognized right here on so everyone will know your business has pledged to help local cities and counties restore waterways.

lightbulb iconImplement your pledges and start making a difference. Most pledges are simple and may only involve retraining your staff on a better way to do something they are already doing. You’ll also be directly in touch with the environmental coordinator in your city or county who may have even more programs and incentives to offer to your company. Don’t be shy about reaching out for help or to share your Bay Star Business success stories with us!

Please register only once per city/county regardless of the number of storefronts you may have. Multiple clings may be available upon request. Bay Star Business is open to any business operating in the following localities: 
Chesapeake, Franklin, Gloucester County, Hampton, Isle of Wight County, James City County, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Smithfield, Southampton County, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg and York County.


Bay Star Businesses

Apply to be a Bay Star Business

  • Pick FIVE actions from the list below to get started. We’ve given some examples, but you can apply other activities to the categories if they fit!

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