Four entrepreneurs were recently awarded a total of $45,000 in cash grants to boost their businesses in Suffolk. David Stacknick of Brick and Mortar Brewing Company and Ed Beardsley of SPARC Shoppe each received $15,000; Anticia Macalou of Groundworks Bar and Bistro received $10,000; and Syreeta Wood of Elizabeth and Maude Boutique received $5,000…. [Read More]
The city of Norfolk joined the national Startup in Residence program in August 2018. As part of the process, Norfolk submitted five civic challenges to local, state and national technology companies in the STiR network. The challenges focused on emergency sheltering, small business support, Freedom of Information Act records management, flood analytics and decision support for residents and real-time waste management system…. [Read More]
Gather has signed a lease for a new outpost in downtown Norfolk, where it will occupy space in the BB&T building at 500 E. Main St., which is owned by local businessman Bill Goodwin’s Riverstone Properties. At 30,000 square feet, the Norfolk location will be the largest of Gather’s soon-to-be four locations…. [Read More]
A new radio show on Hampton University’s WHOV 88.1 FM is helping Black BRAND — Hampton Roads’ Regional Black Chamber of Commerce — connect black entrepreneurs and business owners with experts, resources and each other. “Black Wall Street Today” kicked off this past September, airing noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays with host Blair Durham, co-founder and president of Black BRAND…. [Read More]
The recent arrival of transatlantic broadband cables in Virginia Beach has created a new and exciting opportunity that distinguishes us from other metropolitan regions and provides an asset we can translate into job creation for our community.
Hampton Roads is the only metropolitan area between Miami and New York where groups of these transatlantic cables are landing. Two cables have already arrived and we are being considered for additional cable landings. These cables provide ultra-fast fiber service that can serve as a job creation opportunity…. [Read More]
What if instead of flooding, a house could simply float? Equipped with the novel — if seemingly surreal — approach to sea level rise, Paul Rice connected with a Hampton Roads-based architect and other environmentalists to try to build the East Coast’s first amphibious home…. [Read More]