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Congratulations to all the Norfolk breweries who were recognized at the 2022 Golden Tap Awards presented by VEER Magazine this week! Our department was elated to play a part in supporting the local breweries that bring our community together. Big thank you to Elation Brewing and its staff for putting together a wonderful event.
Governor Glenn Youngkin, 74th Governor of Virginia
It's time for another Small Business Spotlight! If you've ever shopped at Cardinal Skate Shop, you know there's more to it than meets the eye. Owner Jason Hawkes has put all his effort into making it a place where the local skating community can come together. Take a stroll to the back of the store and you'll find an indoor skatepark and a library filled with history and information about skateboarding. Artwork and books are abundant throughout the store on top of any skating merchandise you can think of.
Located in the NEON District since 2018, you can visit Cardinal Skate Shop on 733 Granby Street just in time for the holidays. https://hubs.la/Q01tG26K0
The City of Norfolk officially announced a new, expanded partnership with Carnival Cruise Line! We are thrilled to be expecting around 240,000 passengers on these cruises by 2023 and year-round service by 2025. This expansion has a predicted economic impact of $60.7 million and is going to take Norfolk tourism to the next level.
Today was an exciting and historic day in Norfolk as we celebrated the expansion of Healthcare Management Firm, ARDX.
ARDX®, a government healthcare management and technology consulting ﬁrm, will invest $2.4 million to relocate and expand in the City of Norfolk.
"Virginia Outmaneuvers the Perennial Heavyweights to Claim the Top Business Climate" ~Site Selection Magazine
Follow the link for details.
Business Climate Rankings: The 2022 Business Climate Rankings: Virginia Outmaneuvers the Perennial Heavyweights to Claim the Top Business Climate
The Keep It Local Business Fund has just been announced as a new grant program that will be awarding $5,000 grants to small businesses. The Nextdoor Kind Foundation has launched this program with the goal of empowering communities at a local level. Beginning November 14 through December 16, eligible small businesses in Norfolk can apply for a grant through the link below.
Microgrants for Small Businesses What will you get? One-time $5,000 grant to support your small businessPublic recognition for your contributions to your communityParticipation in 1-2 events with your fellow winners to share your successes and lessons learnedAd credits to promote your loca
Congratulations to our leader and Interim Director Sean Washington for being awarded the Unsung Hero Award at this year's Black Diamond Affair. Strong leadership inspires growth, and Black Brand continues to be a pillar of growth for our entire community. The future of Norfolk is in great hands with men and women like this paving the way.
Today we honor and thank all the brave men and women who have served our country. The Norfolk Naval Station has been an indispensable part of our city's identity for over 100 years. Our military personnel make up an enormous part of our workforce and community.
Happy Veteran's Day from the Economic Development Department of Norfolk!
Norfolk Food Ecosystem, established by the St. Paul's Community Development Corp, has been awarded part of a $120,000 grant from the Virginia Food Access Investment Fund. These grants are awarded to nonprofits and businesses that work to bring food access to underserved communities. For more information or to apply for a grant, visit https://hubs.la/Q01s1Nl30
The Virginia Food Access Investment Fund (VFAIF) is a statewide program created in 2020 by the General Assembly (see code) that seeks to support local food systems by investing in projects that improve retail access to fresh foods in low-income areas with poor access to these foods. The VFAIF Progra...
For their second year in a row, Mode5 was ranked the 29th best managed service provider in the world by Channel Futures and is this week's feature. Luke Downing and Matt Bakey started their IT Service company in Norfolk in 2002 and have since expanded their services to the entire Hampton Roads area and Northern VA/D.C. areas. Their headquarters remains in Norfolk at 350 W 22nd Street, Suite 106.
Revenue, profit, and customer satisfaction were all taken into account when considering rankings, which is "a testament to the hard work our team has done for our clients,” said Finance President Luke Downing.
For their second year in a row, Norfolk-based IT company Mode5 vis ranked the 29th best managed service provider in the world by Channel Futures and is this week's feature. Luke Downing and Matt Bakey started their IT Service company in Norfolk in 2002 and have since expanded their services to the entire Hampton Roads area and Northern VA/D.C. areas. Their headquarters remains in Norfolk at 350 W 22nd Street, Suite 106.
Revenue, profit, and customer satisfaction were all taken into account when considering rankings, which is "a testament to the hard work our team has done for our clients,” Finance President Luke Downing says.
Mighty Dream Forum
Pharrell Williams hosted the Mighty Dream Forum in downtown Norfolk, Virginia on Nov. 1-3, 2022. The forum is an event to organize corporate and NGO leaders to share information and advice on growing businesses as well as bring the community together for food, entertainment, networking and the excha...
This morning we had the pleasure of celebrating Katoen Natie's (KTN) new 243,000 sq. ft. facility opening! As a member of the City of Norfolk Government community since 2011, KTN Norfolk is a proven valuable asset to our growing workforce and the Port of Virginia, meeting the ever-growing needs in international logistics.
We look forward KTN's continued success and future growth. Congratulations!
Today we celebrate a teammate who understands the value of people, and the importance of community. Congratulations to Mike Paris, one of 40 Hampton Roads professionals being honored for their business prowess, community service efforts, and commitment to the betterment of our region. What does he do for Norfolk and our team? Follow the link for more details: https://hubs.la/Q01pWt1r0
Thank you to Inside Business for highlighting and celebrating excellence in our area.
Michael Paris is a bureau manager for the Norfolk Department of Economic Development.
Today marks a historic, innovative milestone in Norfolk, as CHKD opens the new Children’s Pavilion- an inpatient mental health hospital. Their mission to bring Health, Healing, and Hope to All Children has begun, as the first 12-bed inpatient mental health unit is officially open. All 60 private rooms will be open by the middle of next year. Outpatient services in the Children's Pavilion began in April.
Visit the website for details on the state-of-the-art facility that is sure to changes lives
CHKD's Mental Health Program treats mental health concerns in children, teens, and young adults. Learn more here or call (757) 668-4673 (HOPE).
Are you ready to get your career moving? Our partnership with Hampton Roads Transit and Tidewater Community College continues with the Drive Now Program. For more details, contact our team at Norfolk Works (757) 763-6064 or email [email protected].
Growth. Transformation. Innovation. As we look to the future, so do the leaders of our city. Interim Director Sean Washington continues our team's mission to fuel Norfolk and align the stars of economic growth and change.
Norfolk leaders have high hopes for redevelopment projects that will reposition older properties — from an aging mall to an underused marine terminal — to better match modern market demands.…
Photos from Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander's post
Spirit Airlines to debut at Norfolk airport in March, offer daily flights to south Florida
Beginning March 8, 2023, Spirit Airlines' yellow planes will offer daily, nonstop flights from Norfolk to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, as well as connecting flights to other locations in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Megavention kick-off party will be held Wednesday, October 5th, at the Cavalier Beach Club from 6-10pm. Open bar, ocean views, and lots of food are all included. Register for the Megavention on their website, linked here.
Behind every small business in Norfolk, there is a “why” for the people involved. For Dr. Anna Peoples, supporting the health of our community is her "why." Peoples Pharmacy LLC offers innovative medical relief, with an emphasis on holistic approaches and easy access for everyone in Norfolk. Visit her pharmacy at 1446 Church Street Ste C.
We are thrilled to celebrate a big Norfolk win! Our fantastic partnership was recognized for an International Excellence in Economic Development Gold Award yesterday in Oklahoma City for our WeldNOW initiative! We’re proud that collaborative efforts to reach a common goal and serve the community has made a recognizable impact.
As home to the largest naval base in the world, Norfolk takes prides on its commitment and dedication to our military and veterans.
Last week, our Military Affairs Liaison and retired U.S. Navy Captain traveled to Richmond, VA to accept the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Secretary's Award. Norfolk was among 14 of 2,106 eligible employers to receive an award. Since 2018, Norfolk programs have reached more than 8,400 veterans and their spouses with numerous fellowship and aid programs. The Development Department is appreciative of this acknowledgement and plans continue this working relationship with the veterans of Norfolk.
As the first day of IEDC begins in OKC, we are looking forward to gaining some innovated knowledge and networking with industry experts and leaders. Some of our Norfolk ED Team are hitting the pavement to bring back the latest and greatest.
Business is booming!🧨💥 Virginia placed #7 in the nation in Area Development's annual 2022 Top States for Doing Business and #2 for Workforce Development Programs!
Contact NorfolkWorks through our website for more information about our own workforce development programs like WeldNow.
The Department of Development is happy to celebrate 50 years of business with Lawson Companies. With the grand opening of their new corporate headquarters on the 16th floor of Norfolk’s Truist Building, we thank them for their commitment to the city. The work Lawson does for our region leaves an enormous impact on the entire community. They currently manage over 1,700 apartments in Norfolk and over 4,600 multifamily housing units in total across the region. Congratulations Lawson companies for 50 years of business and here’s to many more!
Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant Programs!
(VTC) Microbusiness Marketing Leverage Program!
The Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) offers several funding programs to assist the Virginia travel industry. Below is a summary of the current and future programs: [ See below + PM Funding Opportunities .pdf for easy printing ] Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant Programs (VTC) Microbusiness Market...
In Honor of National Beer Lovers Day, there’s no better time to shine a spotlight on Bold Mariner Brewing Company for this week’s small business! With quality at the forefront of his mind, veteran Michael Stacks made it his mission to create beers that the people of Norfolk would know and love. Established in 2015, the brewers at Bold Mariner now create endless amounts of unique craft beer inside their repurposed Bank building located in Oceanview. Bold Mariner fuels the high demand of Norfolk’s beer lovers, while still managing to give back to the community with events like One Summit Co****le Tournament and OVtoberfest.
As the recipient of our $35,000 reimbursement grant, Bold Mariner continues to reinvent their charming building into an even more capable location for its guests, as well as create a new position in their company. Norfolk is home to over a dozen brewing companies across the city, making it very evident just how much Norfolk loves beer. Come celebrate their success with a cold glass at 1901 E Ocean View Ave. Cheers!
Equality in healthcare is a major journey that the Sentara team is determined to accomplish. On Monday, August 29th the City of Norfolk and the Department of Development celebrated the grand opening of Sentara Mobile Care and Sentara Community Care Centers. Historical communities in Norfolk that are often underserved will now have easier access to primary healthcare, therapy, and additionally needed services in the future.
As the sun sets and a new month begins, we bid adieu to a wonderful colleague and passionately driven leader. Jared Chalk isn't going far, so we will just say "see you soon".
Over the years his accomplishments have been remarkable, and skills often unmatched.
He has helped cultivate a powerhouse team in our department, to include talented, well-prepared Interim Director, Sean Washington.
We look forward to watching Jared grow our region, and aspire to even greater heights. Congratulations, Jared! Parting is not sorrowful when the future is destined for greatness.
Meet Kate and Madison, owners of Mudita Cafe & Coffeehouse, and the first feature in our Small Business Spotlight Series! Inspired by their love for community and creativity, the duo works to create and serve unique drinks to the Oceanview area of Norfolk. They are a staple to their community, as the first independent coffee shop in the area. Stop by 9647 1st View Street in Norfolk, enjoy a coffee, hang out with them, and appreciate their passion for bringing a one-of-a-kind experience to the people of Norfolk.
Highlighted in our August newsletter, Mudita Cafe was a winner of our last round of CAP Grants. The City of Norfolk established the Capital Access Program (CAP) with the goal of filling a financing gap in the marketplace for entrepreneurs to either start or expand their business.
Entrepreneurial Equation seminar is designed to help small-business owners understand the financial strategies and tools to help run their business more effectively. Check it out & sign up here https://hubs.la/Q01lbfbX0
Development plans for Fairwinds Landing continue to evolve...stay tuned!
Development plans for Fairwinds Landing continue to evolve... Follow The Miller Group for up-to-date information! Video Footage Partners: Dominion Energy...
Photos from Hampton Roads Alliance's post
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