Sunday, July 3, 2022

On The Horizon

On The Horizon: Emerging Jobs In Sustainability 

Earth Day, an annual event to demonstrate support for environmental protection, has been celebrated annually on April 22 since 1970. Sustainability, the avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain ecological balance, has been gaining a...

On The Horizon: Emerging Jobs In Data Science

Data science is not a new concept by any stretch of the imagination. However, new technologies are making it easier for data scientists to capture and process huge amounts of information, which ultimately helps to provide better results from...

On The Horizon: Emerging Jobs In Cyber Security

The phrase “cyber security” may conjure up images of a fictional evildoer in the movies trying to extort wealth or power from a large corporation or government by hacking into a computer system and holding it for ransom. While...

On The Horizon: Emerging Jobs In Hampton Roads

As a result of the pandemic, millions of companies worldwide had to adapt their business models and practices to meet the new standard. As a result, technology made some existing jobs obsolete while increasing growth of other existing fields...

On The Horizon: Diversifying Is Key For James City County in 2022

JAMES CITY – While the hospitality and tourism industry is the main economic driver for James City County, assistant county administrator Jason Purse said diversifying is the key in 2022. “We have some big tourism draws in our area,” he...

York County Hires Firm to Recruit Retail Businesses

YORK – Jim Noel, the economic development director for York County, admits the businesses in his locality, in general, have fared well during the pandemic. Still, he knows there are challenges ahead. “We do not have a really super high...

On The Horizon: Williamsburg Economic Development Director Discusses Plans For 2022

WILLIAMSBURG – As the City of Williamsburg enters the second year of its 2021-22 Biennial Goals, Initiatives and Outcomes plan, its acting director of economic development said research is important. “We’re taking a strategic approach to business recruitment, looking at...

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 The Horizon: Economic Development Directors Discuss 2022

A pair of local county economic development directors predict the key to a successful new year might come down to real estate. In the case of York County, Economic Development Director Jim Noel is excited about the potential for the...

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James City County Resumes Credit Card Convenience Fee On Payments

JAMES CITY-Effective Friday, July 1, James City County reinstated its credit/debit card convenience fees on payments to the county. A convenience fee of 2.95 percent will once again be added to all payments that are made by a credit or...

Insomnia Cookies Opening In Williamsburg This Summer

WILLIAMSBURG-An official date has been announced for the opening of a new cookie establishment in Williamsburg that will cater to college students. On Friday, July 1, Midtown Row shared the news on their social media channels that Insomnia Cookies will...

Virginia Peninsula Chamber Will Host Women’s Leadership Forum July 14

HAMTON-The Virginia Peninsula Chamber will host a Women’s Leadership Forum breakfast on Thursday, July 14 from 7:30am to 9:30am. The forum is part of the Chamber’s Pink Bag Lunch program, which was created to provide women with the opportunity...