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LISC Receives State Funding To Help Small Businesses Impacted By Pandemic

A new initiative called the Virginia Small Business Resiliency Fund program was recently launched, providing more than $9.7 million in grants for a dozen projects across the commonwealth. This funding will help create programs and products that will expand...

Virginia ABC Stores Alter Operating Hours

Beginning Monday, January 24, those who have become accustomed to adding an ABC run to their morning chores will need to adjust their schedules. Due to an increasing number of employees being affected by covid-19 making it difficult to...

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,...

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...

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...

Kamine Development Corporation and Nicollet Industries Partner On New Recycling Facility In Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE-Kamine Development Corporation and Nicollet Industries, LLC, is planning to establish a joint venture paperboard recycling and production facility, Celadon Development Corporation, at the Chesapeake Deepwater Terminal site in Chesapeake. The $267 million project, which was announced on January...

York County Introduces New Free Citizens Rewards Card

YORK-York residents can now receive discounts to county shops, restaurants, and attractions using a new Free Citizens Rewards card. Businesses and attractions in Historic Yorktown, including the businesses of Riverwalk Landing, are teaming with the York County Offices of Economic...

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...

Newport News Businesses May Qualify For An Enterprise Zone Grant

NEWPORT NEWS—One of Newport News’ most important tools to support business growth in the city is the Virginia Enterprise Zone (VEZ) program. This program provides state and local incentives to companies and commercial property owners who are creating new...

Peninsula Legislative Leaders Discuss Issues In Local Forum Ahead Of 2022 General Assembly Session

WILLIAMSBURG-As the Virginia General Assembly prepares for its upcoming 2022 Session, some of Peninsula’s legislative leaders discussed several issues during a Legislative Forum presented by the Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce. The forum was held on Thursday, January 6 at...

Newport News Receives A $250,000 State Grant For Revitalization

On December 29, Governor Ralph Northam announced that three regional cities received a total of $1.5 million as part of the 2022 Ports Host Communities Revitalization Fund Awards. Among the recipients is Newport News, which has been awarded $250,000...

Governor Northam Announces More Than $3.6 Million in Growth and Opportunity Grants

On Monday, December 20, Governor Ralph Northam announced more than $3.6 million in Growth and Opportunity for Virginia (GO Virginia) grants to support 13 projects focused on expanding workforce development and talent pipelines in key industries, fostering business, and...

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York Seeking Artist Applications For “Art At The River”

YORK-Artist applications are due Tuesday, February 1 for the annual juried art show “Art at the River,” which will be held this year on Sunday, May 8. Original artwork in a variety of media are being accepted. This includes painting,...

Eastern State Hospital To Host Job Fair January 27

WILLIAMSBURG-Eastern State Hospital will host a job fair on Thursday, January 27, from 4pm to 6:30pm. The facility is located at 4601 Ironbound Rd. On-the-sport interviews will be available for the following positions: full- and part-time entry-level psychiatric technicians; forensic...

LISC Receives State Funding To Help Small Businesses Impacted By Pandemic

A new initiative called the Virginia Small Business Resiliency Fund program was recently launched, providing more than $9.7 million in grants for a dozen projects across the commonwealth. This funding will help create programs and products that will expand...