Posted on: March 22, 2017

Water sports rental operation approved for Buckroe, Mill Point Park, Bluebird Gap

March 22, 2017 - Residents and visitors will be able to rent equipment such as kayaks, boats and jet skis this summer, as part of the city's efforts to expand recreational access to the water. The company will also sell concessions and beach items.

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

$12.5 million hotel planned for Peninsula Town Center at former Macy's site

March 21, 2017 - Hampton’s Economic Development Authority agreed Tuesday to provide a number of economic incentives to the developer of a proposed $12.5 million hotel that would be built in Peninsula Town Center on the site of the former Macy’s Department...

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News release
Posted on: March 16, 2017

Hampton Roads Mini Maker Faire comes to the convention center on May 6

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March 16, 2017 - The  Hampton Roads Mini Maker Faire comes to the Hampton Roads Convention Center on Saturday, May 6. Part science fair, part county fair, and all fun, the interactive festival will includes a wide range of unique do-it-yours...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

City seeks vendors to provide unique food, shopping experience at Buckroe Beach this summer

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March 16, 2017 - The City of Hampton is looking for pushcart and food truck vendors to take part in a new program designed to provide a unique food and recreational experience at Buckroe Beach. In addition to providing space for food vendors, the city is ...

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

Teens, young adults encouraged to register for April job, financial reality fairs

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March 14, 2017 - Hampton's Economic Development Department has partnered with Goodwill Community Employment Center, Peninsula Worklink and the Virginia Employment Commission to organize a job fair for youth and young adults on Friday, April 7 fro...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

New owner to renovate Crowne Plaza as upscale Tapestry by Hilton

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Feb. 8, 2017 - The Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Hampton will soon be renovated and reflagged as an upscale Tapestry Collection by Hilton under new owner Shamin Hotels, a leader in the hospitality industry. Shamin Hotels has 50 hotels in four states, inc...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Buckroe Beach home will be featured on HGTV show "My Lottery Dream Home"

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Jan. 3, 2017 - Hampton’s East Bay at Buckroe Beach will get national exposure as a great location for coastal living on HGTV’s “My Lottery Dream Home” this week.

The show features host David Bromstad showing homes to recent lottery winners, who can now aff...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Hampton looking to boost seasonal retail, food at Buckroe Beach

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Pop-up retail sheds, more food trucks, and vendors with carts could be boost the economy and fun this summer at Buckroe Beach.

Hampton's City Council and Economic Development Authority heard presentations in December on ways to take better serve t...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

At Home Store slated to open in Hampton in 2017

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At Home, the home décor superstore, will open at Riverpointe Shopping Center in Spring 2017. At Home is focused on providing customers with the broadest assortment of home décor products to suit any style, at any budget, for any reason to redecorate. With...

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

Escape Room Virginia opens new location in Hampton at the Peninsula Town Center

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Dec. 14, 2016 -  Escape Room Virginia Peninsula opens today in the  Peninsula Town Center on the second floor of 4410 East Claiborne Square, above Victoria’s Secret.

Escape Room Virginia offers a variety of immersive games where you follow clues ...

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Posted on: August 16, 2016

Armory brewpub-concert venue takes step forward

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Aug. 16, 2016 – Randy Thomas, an experienced contractor who has helped with the buildout of several breweries, says he expects a $3-million-plus brewery-restaurant-concert venue at the former Armory downtown will open by late summer or early fall of next ...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2016

Hampton company awarded $800,000 in grants for research

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Aug. 3, 2016 - Pancopia Inc., a research and development company in Hampton, recently received a $750,000, Phase II Small Business Innovation Grant from the federal government to continue work on a prototype for wastewater treatment during space explorati...

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News release
Posted on: July 19, 2016

Cultural grants funded by hotel tax go to Air & Space, Boo Williams Sportsplex

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July 19, 2016 - The Economic Development Authority authorized two grants totaling $419,304 for this fiscal year from a program funded by a hotel tax that supports facilities that attract tourists. The Boo Williams Sportsplex, which attracts high school at...

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

See why others "Choose Hampton" -- and why you should, too

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Hampton, a robust waterfront city in southeastern Virginia, has caught the attention of top businesses and developers from around the country. In fact, some of the most successful and innovative companies in their industries are investing in Hampton right...

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Hear why businesses decided to Choose Hampton
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Hampton named 25th most diverse city in U.S

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May 15, 2016 – Hampton is one of the most diverse cities in the United States, according to a recent study that considered social class, ethno-racial, economic and household diversity. The study, conducted by personal and business financial website Wallet...

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News release
Posted on: June 8, 2016

Hampton honored as top supporter of engineering program at historically black colleges, universities

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June 8, 2016 - Hampton is the only municipality recently honored as a “top supporter” of engineering programs at one of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities. The nearly 100 organizations agencies honored includes NASA and IBM.

News release
Posted on: August 12, 2015

TE Connectivity invests $9 million, adds 66 jobs at Hampton subsidiary

Aug. 12, 2015 - The governor’s office announced today that TE Connectivity Ltd. will invest $9 million and add 66 new jobs to expand operations at its Hampton-based subsidiary, Measurement Specialties Inc. “Building the technology and advanced manufacturi...

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Governor's announcement
Posted on: November 17, 2015

Faneuil adding up to 200 jobs in Hampton

Nov. 19, 2015 - Faneuil Inc., a provider of customer care to government and commercial organizations nationwide, has been retained by Washington Gas to provide customer service, billing, and credit and collections support. The agreement will add nearly 20...

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Washington Gas news release