Posted on: August 9, 2017

Forbes recognizes Mango, Mango owners as top "Shark Tank" entrepreneurs

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Aug. 9, 2017 – The business magazine released a list of top 12 black "Shark Tank" entrepreneurs who found success after their appearance on the reality show. On the list were Hampton's 'Mango, Mango' Mango Preserves owners Nzinga Teule...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

Smith brothers plan to make, sell hard cider in Phoebus house with deep family ties

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July 26, 2017 - Brothers with deep family ties to Hampton plan to open the region’s first hard cider production facility in the historic neighborhood of Phoebus. Governor Terry McAuliffe made it official Wednesday, noting in a news rele...

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

Gabe's to open in the Coliseum Central district

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Gabe's, a fashion retail store, will open August 19 in the former Sports Authority building at 2106 Coliseum Drive. Gabe's is known for featuring famous brands at a great price.


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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Aldi has grand opening for Hampton store, highlighting fresh produce and big savings

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July 13, 2017 - Hampton's newest grocery, Aldi, had a grand opening Thursday, with dozens of anxious shoppers lined up outside before doors opened about 7:45 a.m. Aldi is located at 1980 Saville Row.

A number of city officials, including the mayor, city ma...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Aerospace company receives NASA grants for flight management, accident research

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July 6, 2017 - Hampton-based Adaptive Aerospace Group Inc. recently received two Small Business Innovative Research grants. One grant is from NASA to design a high-integrity flight management system for single and multiple small unmanned aerial vehicles. ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Downtown Hampton Development Strategy would revitalize and utilize waterfront

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June 23, 2017 – Plans to revitalize downtown Hampton were discussed during a Hampton Economic Development Authority meeting Tuesday, June 20. Development firm WVS and Virginia Beach-based Saunders + Crause Architects presented their development strategy.

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Hundreds attend grand opening Thursday of first Lidl store on the peninsula

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June 15, 2017 - The line of shoppers snaked down the side of the building and into the parking lot early Thursday as hundreds of people came out for the grand opening of the first Lidl grocery on the Peninsula. Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck welcome the German...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Grand opening of Lidl grocery in Hampton - first in Virginia - set for Thursday morning

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June 11, 2017 - Lidl, the Germany-based grocery company that is making a major expansion into the U.S., will have a grand opening for its Hampton store – the first to open in Virginia – at 7:40 a.m. Thursday, June 15 at 2000 West Mercu...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

City to developers: Buckroe bayfront is a jewel for both Hampton and the East Coast

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June 8, 2017 – Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority Chairman Steve Brown invited a tent full of developers to “use your creativity, your ingenuity, your vision and all of your experience to make this bayfront a jewel of not just Hampton, but the en...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

Summer Business Seminars are sponsored by city to provide critical information

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The business seminar series is sponsored by the City of Hampton’s Economic Development Department and designed to provide information in the critical areas that directly influence a business’s ability to succeed.

There is no cost to attend. Registration is...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Peninsula YMCA hosts 4th annual STEM Fair at Virginia Air & Space Center on July 30

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June 5, 2017 - The Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA’s Fourth Annual STEM Fair will be held Thursday, July 20 at the Virginia Air & Space Center, 600 Settlers Landing Road. This year the fair is expected to serve more than 1,400 campers from 13 different br...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Virginia ranks 6th for economic development climate in Site Selection's Top 10 States

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May 31, 2017 – Virginia has been ranked No. 6 in the Top 10 States in Site Selection magazine’s 2017 Prosperity Cup, announced Gov. Terry McAuliffe. This represents a seven spot jump from No. 13 in 2016.

“Virginia continues to demonstrate its global compet...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Golfers turn out for Economic Development's Business Appreciation Week tournament

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May 24, 2017 - Some 60 golfers came out recently to take part in the Business Appreciation Week golf tournament sponsored by Hampton’s Economic Development Authority. The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank was chosen to receive $415 in proceeds from &q...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 28, 2017

At Home store officially opens as first new retailer in redeveloped Riverdale

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April 28, 2017 - City leaders - and happy shoppers - gathered to celebrate the official opening of the first At Home store on the Peninsula and the sixth in Virginia.

At Home says it stocks more than 50,000 home decor items ranging from furniture, rugs, ar...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Celebrate small businesses during National Small Business Week April 30-May 6

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April 25, 2017 - The U.S. Small Business Administration says more than half of all Americans either own or work for a small business. You can show your support for them by recognizing April 30-May 6 as National Small Business Week.

Celebrated sinc...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

City, university join to provide shuttle service downtown, elsewhere for students

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April 17, 2017 - Several local leaders were on hand Friday for the start of the Pirate Express,  a limited shuttle service for Hampton University students that will operate Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday between the campus and downtown, Walm...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Two-day event focuses on the advancement of technology and unmanned systems

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March 28, 2017 - What is the future of unmanned systems in the country and in Hampton Roads? What advanced technology and markets are available or on the horizon? Join the discussion on Thursday and Friday, April 20 and 21, when the 4th annual Jacobs Tech...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Water sports rental operation approved for Buckroe, Mill Point Park, Bluebird Gap

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March 22, 2017 - Residents and visitors will be able to rent equipment such as kayaks, boats and jet skis this summer, as part of the city's efforts to expand recreational access to the water. The company will also sell concessions and beach items.

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

$12.5 million hotel planned for Peninsula Town Center at former Macy's site

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March 21, 2017 - Hampton’s Economic Development Authority agreed Tuesday to provide a number of economic incentives to the developer of a proposed $12.5 million hotel that would be built in Peninsula Town Center on the site of the former Macy’s Department...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Hampton Roads Mini Maker Faire comes to the convention center on May 6

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March 16, 2017 - The  Hampton Roads Mini Maker Faire comes to the Hampton Roads Convention Center on Saturday, May 6. Part science fair, part county fair, and all fun, the interactive festival will includes a wide range of unique do-it-y...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

City seeks vendors to provide unique food, shopping experience at Buckroe Beach this summer

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March 16, 2017 - The City of Hampton is looking for pushcart and food truck vendors to take part in a new program designed to provide a unique food and recreational experience at Buckroe Beach. In addition to providing space for food vendors, the city is ...

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

Teens, young adults encouraged to register for April job, financial reality fairs

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March 14, 2017 - Hampton's Economic Development Department has partnered with Goodwill Community Employment Center, Peninsula Worklink and the Virginia Employment Commission to organize a job fair for youth and young adults on Friday, April 7 fro...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Hampton looking to boost seasonal retail, food at Buckroe Beach

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Pop-up retail sheds, more food trucks, and vendors with carts could be boost the economy and fun this summer at Buckroe Beach.

Hampton's City Council and Economic Development Authority heard presentations in December on ways to take better serve t...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 16, 2016

Armory brewpub-concert venue takes step forward

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Aug. 16, 2016 – Randy Thomas, an experienced contractor who has helped with the buildout of several breweries, says he expects a $3-million-plus brewery-restaurant-concert venue at the former Armory downtown will open by late summer or early fall of next ...Read on...

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