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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

5th Annual Home Based Business Conference will be held Friday, March 20 at Workforce center

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Jan. 29, 2020 - Don’t miss your chance to attend the 5th Annual Home-Based Business Conference at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center on Friday, March 20, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $28 from now until Friday, Jan. 31. &...

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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 30, 2019

Job seekers can connect with potential employers at upcoming job and resource fair

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Dec. 30, 2019 - Connect with businesses that are hiring and get valuable job-seeking tips during the Get Hired Hampton Job and Resource Fair on Feb. 4 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive. More than 100 employers are already registe...

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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: November 14, 2019

Five Hampton business owners accepted into Virginia development program

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Five Hampton business owners have been accepted into the New Virginia: Scaling4Growth small business development program.

The Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity, in partnership with Boston-based Interise, offers this innovative s...

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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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Economic Development
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.

Registra...

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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: July 11, 2019

Virginia Reclaims “Top State for Business” Title in CNBC Ranking

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Governor Ralph Northam today announced that CNBC has named Virginia America’s “Top State for Business” in 2019. CNBC unveiled Virginia as the top state for business during a live broadcast from Shenandoah River State Park, an...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Calling All Startups! 757 Accelerate can help!

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757 Accelerate is a 3-month selective startup accelerator program providing founders with capital, connections, and customers.

They provide access to resources such as:

  •  90+ Mentors
  • Capital - $20,000 w/o taking equity
  • Customer Connections
  • Demo Days - ...
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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. 

March is Women's History Month and ...

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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: December 28, 2018

Hampton's new WorkOne Center opens Jan. 7 to help unemployed, underemployed

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Dec. 28, 2018 - Hampton's new WorkOne Center at the Y.H. Thomas Complex officially opens on Jan. 7.

Located at 1300 Thomas St. on the public park side of the complex, the center will offer free educational services, occupational training and more, includin...

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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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