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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Start Peninsula is back this year for its 9th annual year

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June 24, 2020 - Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that it will return for its ninth annual year in 2020. Beginning next month, Start Peninsula will begin a series of three micropitch competitions held on July 14, September 22 and October 13. At each ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Bluewater Yacht Sales proposes $2 million investment and expansion

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June 1, 2020 - Bluewater Yacht Sales, a high-end yachting brokerage, service and marina, has proposed a $2 million investment and expansion that would allow the company to handle larger yachts for sale and repair. The additional line of work is expected t...

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Economic Development
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Restaurants, here's how to apply for a temporary outdoor dining area

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May 15, 2020 - Beginning today, Virginia restaurants are allowed to seat customers in outdoor seating if they already have approved sites. Those who don’t, and those who want expanded areas, can fill out a simple permit application that Hampton ...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Getting ready to re-open a closed business? Follow these tips for safe drinking water

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May 11, 2020 - Directors of Hampton Roads’ water utilities and health department officials advise business owners and operators who closed or evacuated buildings due to COVID-19 to thoroughly flush their establishment’s plumbing system...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Update on the Hampton COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Program

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May 11, 2020 - Thank you for your interest in the COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Program. It has been determined that all of grant funds have been exhausted and as such the Hampton Economic Development Authority is no longer accepting applications for...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Let your customers know your business status during this changing environment

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April 7, 2020 - Hampton businesses are making changes to adapt to the coronavirus. Here’s a quick way to let your customers know about such things as modified hours, online only, takeout, special hours for seniors, etc. 

Go here and clic...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Governor issues FAQ for businesses about what's essential, closures, 10-person limit

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March 25, 2020 - Gov. Ralph Northam issues detailed Q&A for businesses wondering if they are affected by his orders.

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Special message from Economic Development Director Chuck Rigney

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March 20, 2020 - These are challenging days, and the Department of Economic Development is here to help you navigate successfully through them. In addition to the City of Hampton’s official releases we intend to post on this site, we will be pro...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Hampton’s Sentara Careplex Hospital is listed in the top 5% of hospitals in the nation

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Feb. 14, 2020 - Hampton’s Sentara Careplex Hospital is among the top 250 of hospitals in the nation for overall clinical excellence, according to the healthgrades website.

Healthgrades’ list is based solely on clinical quality outcomes ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Free small business seminar on marketing to government will be held on Feb. 21

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Jan. 5, 2020 - A free small business seminar on marketing to the government will be held on Feb. 21 from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Veterans Conference Room at the Ruppert Sargent Building, 1 Franklin St.  Sponsored by the city’s Economic Deve...

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Economic Development
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Boots to Business entrepreneurship training targets transitioning military

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Feb. 4, 2020 - Active-duty military and Reserves, as well as their spouses, are eligible to take a two-day course designed to teach essentials of entrepreneurship and fundamentals of business ownership. It will be held Feb. 18-19.

The workshop, which will ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Home- Based Business 2020 Lunch & Learn Series

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May 21, 2020 - Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the Home-Based Business 2020 Lunch & Learn Series. This event take place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from Noon - 1:00 P.M. starting June 10th. Bring a bag lunch and enjoy free drin...

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 10, 2020

City, HRT join forces to offer training program to help residents get commercial driver's license

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Jan. 10 2020 - Hampton’s WorkOne Center and Hampton Roads Transit have joined forces to offer HRT DriveNOW, a training program for eligible Hampton residents that will let them earn a learner’s commercial driver’s license, a Career Readiness Certificate a...

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Economic Development
Posted on: December 26, 2019

Governor renews Hampton Enterprise Zone, which includes grants for new or expanding businesses

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Dec. 26, 2019 - Hampton’s Urban area Enterprise Zone has been renewed for five more years, Gov. Ralph Northam announced this week. Enterprise Zones allow businesses that are located in key areas and added qualifying jobs or property investments to receive...

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Economic Development
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Magazine names Economic Development's Charles Rigney 'one of 100 people to meet in 2020'

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Dec. 3, 2019 - Hampton Economic Development Director Charles Rigney was recently named one of Virginia Business Magazine's "100 people to meet in 2020." Chosen by the magazine editors, the 100 are described as "interesting, innovative and v...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Expert panel will talk about starting, expanding a business during November discussion

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Oct. 24, 2019 - Starting a business? Expanding your business? Looking for a roadmap and information to help you choose the best options to secure financing for your specific business needs? Hampton's Economic Development Department is sponsoring an expert...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Bull Island Brewing Co., Vanguard Brewpub earn top honors at Great American Beer Festival in Denver

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Oct. 8, 2019 - Hampton’s Bull Island Brewing Co. won a bronze medal for best “chili” beer and The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery won a bronze medal for best “extra special bitter” at the recent Great American Beer Festival in Denver. They were among 13...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Ready to be an entrepreneur? Get mentoring and compete for funding at Start Peninsula

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Oct. 2, 2019 - Ready to move your business idea from concept to launch? Start Peninsula allows you to pitch your idea, get some help refining it, and potentially earn one of three  $5,000 prizes.

This year's Start Peninsula competition will be hel...

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

Hampton-based Registrar Corp. continues to grow; expands headquarters

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Aug. 29, 2019 - Hampton-based Registrar Corp. marked a company expansion with a ribbon-cutting on Wednesday, Aug. 28. The company is a leading provider of U.S. Food and Drug Administration compliance services to FDA-regulated facilities worldwide.

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

St. George Brewery's Golden Ale wins U.S. Beer Tasting Championship

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Aug. 27, 2019 - The St. George Brewery's Golden Ale was named Grand Chamption best golden ale or Kolsh in the United States Beer Tasting Championship for the second year in a row.

The brewery's Doppelbock was ranked best in the Southeast region as well.&am...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

2 Hampton Businesses Recognized as Fastest Growing

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Hampton would like to congratulate Threat Tec and Applied Training Solutions for their inclusions in the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing companies. This is ATS' second time on the list, they were on it in 2017. Threat Tec has been included on the list fo...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Small Business Resource Fair

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Hosted by Hampton Economic Development—the day is structured to allow small business owners and their teams gain access to the specific tools that best match their unique needs.We will have representatives present from the top business resource ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Join Economic Development for the 'Grow Your Sales' small business conference on June 5

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May 21, 2019 - Focus on the basic elements of government contracting, the procurement process (including how to do business with the city) and much more during a free half-day conference on growing your business sales. Small businesses can network and col...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Hampton home sales and average price continued to increase in March

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April 12, 2019 - The number of home sold and they price they commanded continue to rise in Hampton, according to sales data reported by the Real Estate Information Network.

Sales data from March 2019 show 209 settled sales, up 31 percent from the same mont...

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Economic Development
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Business Exchange Hampton kicks off new speaker series with panel of successful women

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Feb. 5, 2019 - Business Exchange Hampton kicks off a new speaker series on March 7 by inviting a panel of successful women to talk about the challenges, opportunities, and lessons they have experienced in life. 

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Job seekers can connect with potential employers at Get Hired Job and Resource fair on Feb. 5

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Jan. 16, 2019 - Connect with businesses that are hiring and get valuable job-seeking tips during the Get Hired Hampton Job and Resource Fair on Feb. 5 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive. More than 100 employers are already registe...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Join 'Blue View' and help police protect your business and others in Hampton

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Dec. 11, 2018 - Your business can contribute to a safer and stronger community by becoming a part of Hampton's new Blue View program.

Blue View allows your business to share live security camera video with the Hampton Police Department's Real Time Informat...

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Economic Development
Posted on: December 5, 2018

Virginia Enterprise Zone: How to Qualify Workshop

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The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will hold four in-depth, how-to-qualify workshops on how to apply for Virginia Enterprise Zone state incentives. These workshops will provide detailed instructions on the qualification pr...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Hampton's new WorkOne Center opened Friday morning at Y.H. Thomas complex

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Nov. 30, 2018 - More than 50 people attended the grand opening Friday morning of Hampton's new WorkOne Center at the Y.H. Thomas complex, 1300 Thomas St.

The center is part of Workforce Hampton, a city initiative that makes resources and services more acce...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Hampton's new WorkOne Center opens Friday, Nov. 30, at Y.H. Thomas

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Nov. 19, 2018 - Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck, City Manager Mary Bunting, City Council members and various city partners will be on hand Friday, Nov. 30, at 10 a.m. for the grand opening of the WorkOne Center at the Y.H. Thomas Complex, 1300 Thomas St.&nb...

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 26, 2018

Hampton 1 of 8 new cities chosen for Facebook's 'Community Boost' program

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March 26, 2018 - Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck and social media giant Facebook announced that Hampton is one of eight cities chosen today to be a Facebook Community Boost site. 

Facebook is  developing the community boost program to teach dig...

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