Thursday, June 24, 2021

General Business News

FBI Future Agents In Training Program Comes To Hampton

HAMPTON—For the first time, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Future Agent in Training (FAIT) Teen Academy Program will partner with the Hampton Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and the Hampton Police Department to provide high school students in Hampton, and surrounding...

Literacy For Life Welcomes Six New Board Members

WILLIAMSBURG-Six new community members with expertise in business, health care, and education have been named to the Board of Directors for the Literacy for Life organization for adults. In May, Literacy for Life welcomed new board members Jane Wilson and...

Local Hotel Industry Bounces Back Following Pandemic

Early indicators seem to suggest that the local hotel industry is on its way to recovery following the covid-19 pandemic. According to Ron Kirkland, executive director for the Williamsburg Hotel & Motel Association, hotels in the Williamsburg area had a...

Dominion Energy Customers Will Benefit From Stronger Grid

Dominion Energy Virginia customers will continue to experience more reliable service, new tools to manage energy usage, and greater access to clean energy sources as efforts continue on the Company’s 10-year plan to transform the electric distribution grid. With Phase...

Cancer Survivor Awareness Fundraiser Set For June 26 At Surf’s Up Restaurant

POQUOSON—June is Cancer Survivor Month, so it’s fitting that a group called God’s Hands and Feet (GHAF) is putting on a fundraiser June 26 to raise money and awareness. The GHAF fundraising team is comprised of four women—Karen Whaley,...

Neil Armstrong Parkway Signs Being Installed in Hampton

HAMPTON—The road that leads to NASA has been renamed Neil Armstrong Parkway, and the new signs are now being installed to reflect the change. The I-64 signs have already been installed and contractors recently began changing the surface street signs....

New Chief Information Officer Named At Newport News Shipbuilding

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced recently that Jason Sutton has been promoted to Chief Information Officer for its Newport News Shipbuilding division, effective June 21. Sutton will be responsible for all aspects of information technology to enable Newport News...

Economic Forecast Shows Improvements Following The Pandemic

NEWPORT NEWS—The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2021 Mid-Year Economic Forecast Breakfast on Thursday, June 17 at Newport News Marriott at City Center. Dr. Vinod Agarwal and Dr. Robert McNab, economists from Old Dominion University’s Strome College...

Fund Will Award Nearly $1 Million To Black Nonprofits

The Norfolk-based Hampton Roads Community Foundation announced recently that it will be awarding nearly $1 million in grants to Black nonprofit organizations in the area as part of its commitment to racial equality. According to a statement released by the...

Fort Monroe Visitor Center Reopens

Beginning Friday, June 18, the Fort Monroe Visitor Center & Education Center will reopen to the public. The center’s hours are Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm. Visitors can stop by to get information about the area or pick up guided maps for...

Shipyard Skilled Trades Trainees Wanted

NEWPORT NEWS—Interested in training for a job in the shipbuilding industry? As part of the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, the City of Newport News is partnering with Newport News Shipbuilding to recruit, train, and prepare residents of the Marshall-Ridley neighborhood...

Habitat For Humanity Dedicates New Home

NEWPORT NEWS—Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg welcomed the James family to their new Newport News home during a dedication ceremony held recently. Kameera James, a pipefitter for Newport News Shipbuilding, and her two young sons excitedly cut...

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Virginia General Assembly To Convene In August To Discuss American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

A special session of the Virginia General Assembly will convene in August to address judicial vacancies as well as how to allocate more than $4.3 billion in federal relief funding following the covid-19 pandemic. “With more Virginians getting vaccinated every...

Virginia Governor Releases Unemployment Stats For May

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced on June 23 that the commonwealth’s unemployment rate dropped .2-percentage points to 4.5 percent in May, which is 4 percent points below the rate from a year ago. Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains...

Submissions Now Being Accepted For Consideration For New Virginia Time Capsule

Governor Ralph Northam is inviting citizens of Virginia to submit items for a new time capsule that will be buried on Monument Avenue in Richmond where a statue of Robert E. Lee is scheduled to be removed soon. The...