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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Learn the benefits and process involved in becoming SWaM certified

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Sept. 18, 2018 - Interested in learning more about what it means to be certified as a SWaM business? SWaM is a state program dedicated to increasing opportunities for small women-owned and minority-owned businesses. By coming to our seminar on Oct. 11, pa...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Governor, mayor help Hampton launch new workforce development initiatives

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Sept. 7, 2018 - Hampton officially launched its new workforce development initiatives - including the ACT Work Ready Communities program - on Thursday, Sept. 6 with support and praise from state and local officials.

In video remarks, Gov. Ralph Northam not...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 23, 2018

Sly Clyde Ciderworks grand opening is set for Saturday, starting at 11 a.m.

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Aug. 23, 2018 - Sly Clyde Ciderworks in Phoebus, which promises  "delicious hard ciders, craftily crushed from 100% Virginia apples," will have a grand opening starting at 11 a.m. Saturday morning.

 Just over a year ago, brother...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 20, 2018

Sentara CarePlex in Hampton named region's No. 6 hospital by U.S. News

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Aug. 20, 2018 - Sentara CarePlex Hospital was ranked No. 6 in Hampton Roads and No. 20 in Virginia, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” edition.This is the first time that the CarePlex has achieved a state and regional ranking, th...

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

START Peninsula business competition returns Nov. 2-4 with notable keynote speaker

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Aug. 17, 2018 — START Peninsula, the annual business pitch competition to promote entrepreneurship in Hampton Roads, returns with keynote speaker Jason Calacanis — investor, entrepreneur and best-selling author.

The event will be Nov. 2-4 at the Applied Re...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers opens a new, improved location in downtown Hampton

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July 23, 2018 - Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers is always looking for ways to better serve clients. Recently, the firm opened a new and improved Hampton location to do just that! 

The new office is in the heart of downtown Hampton  at 50 W. ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 20, 2018

State: More than $17M will be invested to establish Element hotel at Peninsula Town Center

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June 20, 2018 - Gov. Ralph S. Northam announced today that more than $17 million will be invested in Hampton to establish the new Element Hotel at Peninsula Town Center, creating 22 jobs and spurring an economic impact of more than $2 million in annual tr...

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Council approves selling properties as part of 'transformative' downtown development

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June 13, 2018 - Council unanimously approved selling several properties to developers WVS Cos. and Saunders + Crouse Architects, who proposed a $35 million "transformative" development downtown that will include retail, residents and a restauran...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 12, 2018

Registration open for Facebook business workshops set for June 26-28

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June 12, 2018 - Registration is open for Facebook's Community Boost workshops, which will held at Hampton's American Theatre June 26-28. 

Workshops listed include: Getting started with Facebook, finding new customers, Facebook ads, standing out on...

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

Hampton's Integrated Health Services named 1 of 50 fastest-growing companies in Virginia

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April 27, 2018 - Integrated Health Services, a community-based mental and behavioral health agency in Hampton, has been named one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in Virginia by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.

“We are glad to toast the entre...

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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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Posted on: February 15, 2018

Capstan Bar Brewing Company, Hampton’s latest craft microbrewery opened its doors Thursday, Feb. 15

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Feb. 15, 2018 – The family-owned nautical themed microbrewery opened its doors Thursday, Feb. 15 during a soft opening and launched the brewery’s five flagship beers.

The Connolly family spent more than two years developing and planning, hoping to remain t...

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Economic Development
Posted on: February 9, 2018

The Vanguard Brewpub and Distillery to open Saturday, Feb. 10

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Feb. 9, 2018 - The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery is set to open its doors to the public Saturday, Feb. 10, a year after development and construction kicked off.Located on North King Street, the 18,500-square-foot former armory was built in 1936 and st...

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Economic Development
Posted on: February 7, 2018

Hampton Libraries now serve as resource centers for job seekers

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Feb. 7, 2018 - The City of Hampton now has four new locations where residents can get help from trained individuals when using a computer, completing job applications, creating resumes or connecting with other employment services online.

A SHARE Network Ac...

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 19, 2018

New office warehouse complex will have a grand opening on Wednesday, Feb. 16

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Jan. 19, 2018 - Keep It Simple Suites, an office warehouse complex at 3000 Incubator Road in Hampton, will have a grand opening for its fourth building Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 11:30 a.m. Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck is scheduled to provide opening remarks, an...

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 11, 2018

Businesses encouraged to register with ACT and help Hampton become 'work ready'

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Jan. 12, 2018 - Local businesses are encouraged to help Hampton become a "work ready" community by registering online with the ACT Certified Work Ready Initiative.

Hampton became part of the initiative last year as part of the city's effort to bu...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

City Council approves new efforts to make Hampton a 'work ready' community

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Nov. 8, 2017 – City Council Wednesday approved Hampton’s participation in the ACT Certified Work Ready Initiative, a national effort that focuses on building the local workforce through community-based economic development. 

Pamela Croom, workforc...

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

Peninsula Town Center expands, bringing Sky Zone trampoline park, flooring store

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Oct. 30, 2017 – Family entertainment and more retail, as well as an apartment complex and Element Hotel, are headed to Peninsula Town Center.

At a Monday groundbreaking ceremony for a 97,000-square-foot retail building currently underway, officials announc...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 9, 2017

Two Hampton businesses get top marks in hiring veterans in state program

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Oct. 9, 2017 - Two Hampton businesses were recently recognized by Gov. Terry McAuliffe for their ongoing commitment to creating employment opportunities for Virginia’s military veterans.

BlueForce Inc., a global professional services firm serving the feder...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

Hampton computer and virtual reality company named top minority tech firm in U.S.

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Oct. 5, 2017 - A Hampton technology company, J&F Alliance Group, has been named the 2017 Minority Technology Firm of the Year by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency. Based in downtown Hampton, J&F is a software serv...

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

Dozens attend official groundbreaking for new Hyatt Place Hotel in Hampton

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Sept. 14, 2017 - More than 50 people - including Mayor Donnie Tuck and City Manager Mary Bunting - were on hand Thursday morning at  the official groundbreaking for the new Hyatt Place Hotel at 1906 Coliseum Drive.

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 28, 2017

START Peninsula gets state grant to extend entrepreneurial education, training

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Aug. 28, 2017 – Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that START Peninsula, a regional program to foster entrepreneurship, will receive $20,695 in state Building Entrepreneurial Economies grants.

START Peninsula began in 2012 as an informal entrepreneurial start­...

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Economic Development
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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Economic Development
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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Economic Development
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 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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News release Economic Development
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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News release Economic Development
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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Economic Development
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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Economic Development
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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Economic Development
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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Economic Development
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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Economic Development
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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Economic Development
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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Economic Development
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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Economic Development
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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