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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Have an Idea for a business? Micro Pitch Competition #2 is April 21

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Start Peninsula is still looking for pitchers for Micro Pitch #2 that will be held on April 21st from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Zoom.  The number of pitchers will be limited to ten.

Here is the link to apply: http://bit.ly/SPApply2Pitch [bit.ly] ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Small businesses hurt by ongoing pandemic can apply for Peninsula Cares Act funds

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March 25, 2021 - Our nation's small businesses are in the middle of an unprecedented economic disruption due to the coronavirus outbreak. To assist small businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic, the city of Newport News has applied for and receiv...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Historic Phoebus highlighted in the latest issue of VEER magazine online

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March 10, 2021 - Both commercial and residential activity is on the rise in Phoebus.  The February issue of Veer magazine shines the spotlight on just a few reasons the district is becoming a hot spot for new investments and eclectic businesses. ...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

757 Angels investor group remains one of the top 10 investors in startups

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Feb. 26, 2021 - A Hampton Roads' group founded to invest in emerging companies -- 757 Angels -- was named one of the Top 10 such groups in the country by the Angel Capital Association’s Angel Funders Report.

This is the second year that the group has reach...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Series of workshops planned for home-based businesses

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Feb. 25, 2021 - Advice and ideas targeted to home-based businesses will be offered in a series of monthly free workshops. The first workshop focuses on "Preparing your Home-based Business for the Post Pandemic World," with speaker Marc Wilson fr...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

Community colleges collaborate to create regional workforce development program

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Dec. 15, 2020 - Hampton’s Thomas Nelson Community College has been a strong partner in workforce development and training on the Peninsula for years. Now, it’s joining with two other community colleges to create a larger regional effort.
Thomas Nelson, Cam...
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Posted on: December 8, 2020

The rumor is confirmed: Amazon to build delivery center at site of old Kmart

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Dec. 8, 2020 - Amazon, the world’s largest internet-based retailer, has closed on the long-vacant Super Kmart property on Mercury Boulevard. Plans are to build a last mile delivery center that will add jobs and speed package delivery to customers.

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