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Applications Being Accepted For Newport News YouthBuild

NEWPORT NEWS-The next cohort of the Newport News YouthBuild begins Monday, January 31. The organization is currently accepting applications for the program. Newport News YouthBuild helps young people aged 16-24 gain work-based education that leads to industry-recognized credentials, employment placing,...

Hampton Roads-based ivWatch Fabricating N95 Masks To Help Combat Coronavirus

NEWPORT NEWS-ivWatch, LLC, a medical device manufacturing company located on Tech Center Parkway in Newport News, is one of a handful of businesses in the United States who have been approved to create surgical N95 Masks to help prevent...

On The Horizon: Economic Development Directors In Hampton and Newport News Discuss Plans For 2022

How well Hampton and Newport News cultivate business relationships will determine their success in 2022. For Chuck Rigney, Hampton’s Economic Development Director, it’s a matter of taking advantage of what the city has to offer regarding its air, land,...

On Command Dog Training Develops K9s And Owners At The Same Time

NEWPORT NEWS—For those who may have brought home or received a new canine pet over the holidays or for the New Year, training is important. If a four-legged family member is showing signs of behavioral issues as they mature...

Elite Auto Body Inc. Set To Open New Location In Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS—A vacant industrial property located at 529 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. in Newport News was recently sold for $1.2 million. The 21,845-square-foot light manufacturing (M1-Zoned) building is situated on 2.37 acres and was purchased by Haras921B, LLC from...

Riverside Health System Discusses Diabetes Disparities In Online Seminar

Riverside Health System is among the leaders in its field in Southeastern Virginia. However, the organization is about more than healing people. “We’re dedicated to being the community’s resource for health care, guidance, and education,” said Toiya Sosa, the group’s...

Two Newport News Companies Graduate From Virginia’s VALET Program

NEWPORT NEWS-Two Newport News medical device manufacturers are among 15 companies across Virginia who recently graduated from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s (VEDP) Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program. VALET, which first began in 2002, is a two-year international...

Upcoming Career Fairs Offer A Wide Opportunity Of Potential Jobs

Two upcoming career fairs—one in Hampton and the other in Newport News—will provide job seekers with a wide variety of potential positions to choose from. The first is the Maritime Career Fair, scheduled for Tuesday, January 25 from 10am to...

NetworkPeninsula and Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation Present Entrepreneurial Thinking Cohorts 2022

NEWPORT NEWS-NetworkPeninsula and the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation joined forces in 2020 and launched the Entrepreneurial Thinking Cohorts in response to nonprofits facing a growing need for their services with limited resources to meet the demand. Their goal is...

Virginia Shells Out More Than $60 Million In Affordable And Special Needs Housing Loans

RICHMOND-On January 13, it was announced that Virginia will hand out more than $60 million in Affordable and Special Needs Housing loans. The money will be used for 42 projects across the state, including several on the Peninsula, which...

Mercana Furniture And Decor Establishes First U.S. Operation In Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS—Mercana Furniture and Decor, a Canadian manufacturer and wholesale of home goods across North America, will invest $8.5 million to establish its first U.S. Warehouse and distribution operation in Newport News. The company will move into a 124,000-square-foot...

Virginia Living Museum Adds New Backyard Adventures Exhibit

NEWPORT NEWS—The Virginia Living Museum (VLM) will launch a new temporary exhibit in February to showcase the hidden world of science and wonder that is present in our very own backyards. The Backyard Adventures exhibit will run from February...

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Applications Being Accepted For Newport News YouthBuild

NEWPORT NEWS-The next cohort of the Newport News YouthBuild begins Monday, January 31. The organization is currently accepting applications for the program. Newport News YouthBuild helps young people aged 16-24 gain work-based education that leads to industry-recognized credentials, employment placing,...

New Mexican Restaurant Slated To Open In Surry This Summer

SURRY-Longtime restaurateur Luis Pedraza hopes to open Morelia Mexican Restaurant on the main drag in Surry by summer 2022. While Pedraza has already purchased the vacant building located at 11487 Rolfe Highway, he's currently awaiting approval from a lender...

New Busch Gardens Roller Coaster Opening March 25

JAMES CITY-Busch Gardens Williamsburg announced the opening date for its latest attraction, the roller coaster Pantheon. The new ride will officially open to the public on March 25, 2022. Those with membership park passes will have the opportunity to...