Sunday, July 25, 2021

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Business Briefs

Christmas In July Event Benefits Local Food Banks

YORKTOWN—The local organization known as Giving Hope in Hampton Roads is dedicated to raising awareness for the needy by holding a crafting event each month. The benefactors change with each event. For July, the Hampton Roads Crafting Event Coordinating Team—which is made up of Karen Whaley, Julie Corbin, and Kelly...

Hampton University Unveils $18 Million Entrepreneur Program

HAMPTON—Hampton University established the Virginia Workforce Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (VWIEC) in October 2020 thanks to a Department of Education Reimagine Workforce Preparation Grant. The grant provides VWIEC with the funding needed to expand the capability and capacity of Virginia’s current and aspiring entrepreneurs with economic recovery opportunities in...

Industrial Building in Stonehouse Commerce Center Sells For More than $2 Million

JAMES CITY-Cushman & Wakefield/Thalhimer recently announced the sale of an industrial building in Stonehouse Commerce Center. On July 22, the company announced the sale of the Design Master Building, which is located at 3005 John Deere Road within the Stonehouse Commerce Center in Toano. Friendship Partnership sold the 40,000 square foot...

Applications Being Accepted For Newport News Citizen Police Academy

NEWPORT NEWS—The Newport News Police Department (NNPD) is currently accepting applications for the Citizen Police Academy (CPA) until Thursday, August 19. The CPA is a free interactive course designed to familiarize citizens with the daily operation of the NNPD. Sessions are Thursdays 6:30 to 9:30pm, from September 16 until November...

Newport News To Host Shipbuilders’ Day Job Fair

NEWPORT NEWS—In 2019, the Virginia General Assembly designated August 13 as Shipbuilders’ Day in celebration of the commonwealth’s maritime heritage and history as a national leader in the shipbuilding industry. To honor the contributions of maritime employees and support their workforce development needs, Newport News is partnering with local businesses...

Hampton Will Offer Free Rides And Commemorative Coins For National Carousel Day

HAMPTON—In celebration of National Carousel Day, the Hampton History Museum will offer free rides on the historic Hampton Carousel and complimentary Hampton Carousel One Hundredth Anniversary commemorative coins on Sunday, July 25 from 11am to 8pm. While supplies last, each guest will receive a coin that was specially minted to...