Month: July 2016

Norfolk’s new “Nighthawks” program will launch Friday for young adults in high-crime neighborhoods

By: Eric Hartley The Virginian-Pilot, July 14, 2016 Bill Tiernan | The Virginian-Pilot Norfolk Mayor Kenny Alexander during remarks Friday morning, July 1, 2016, after he was sworn in at City Hall. NORFOLK The city will start a recreation and jobs program for young adults tonight in neighborhoods that have seen increased crime. “Nighthawks” will… Read more »

100 to 120 jobs still available at Isle of Wight solar facility

By: Reema Amin Daily Press, July 13, 2016 Construction has begun on what will be Isle of Wight’s first solar farm, but officials are still looking to fill half of the jobs that are needed to complete the facility by December. Between 100 and 120 jobs were still available as of Wednesday to help build… Read more »

Expert column: Hampton Roads needs to “pivot to the positive”

By: Bryan K. Stephens Inside Business, July 8, 2016 Living and working in Hampton Roads can be frustrating. We’ve all been late to something important because we were stuck in traffic on I-64. Many have faced years of uncertainty in our jobs, especially in the defense industry. And we routinely read reports of the lack… Read more »

Launch Hampton Roads sends 111 into entrepreneurial orbit

By: Pete Humes Inside Business, Monday, July 4, 2016 COURTESY STORMY HOLT Launch Hampton Roads alumni Allen and Andrea Fisher used the program to help them start LOVEnorfolk, a “vegetable-forward” catering and pop-up restaurant business. Launch Hampton Roads celebrated four years of helping local entrepreneurs start their own businesses last Tuesday. This year marked the… Read more »