Month: May 2016

Bank awards money to nonprofits

Suffolk News Harold, May 26, 2016 Bank of America recently announced it will award $127,000 to 16 nonprofit organizations working to increase educational and workforce development opportunities in Hampton Roads. The organizations receiving support focus on connecting youth and adults, including the unemployed and underserved, to skill-building, education and job opportunities. “According to recent data,… Read more »

Shawn Avery: Community partnerships break down barriers to employment

By: Shawn Avery Inside Business, May 20, 2016 With increasing demand for more qualified workers to meet the needs of the 21st-century job market, it is essential that workforce development programs and resources align with new and emerging job trends. In March 2016, Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate ticked down 0.1 percentage point to 4.0… Read more »

A different kind of dough: Ex-banker delivers hot pizza franchise to Chesapeake

By: Pete Humes Inside Business, May 13, 2016 There’s a heat wave coming to Chesapeake. It’s a never-before-seen phenomenon that will bring temperatures of more than 1,000 degrees to one specific section of the Great Bridge Shopping Center. You won’t hear about it on the nightly weather report. It won’t appear in any forecast. But… Read more »