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Dec 09

City Manager Elected Chair of Regional Economic Development Alliance

Posted on December 9, 2016 at 8:35 AM by Communications Department

At its regular meeting on December 8, the BoardHREDA_Logo_SC of the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance chose Newport News City Manager Jim Bourey to serve as Chairman for 2017. Bourey currently serves as Vice Chairman and will be replacing John Padgett of McGuire Woods as Chair beginning in January and will be the first public sector Chair. In responding to his selection, Bourey said, “I am deeply honored to be chosen for this position and look forward to a very prosperous year. With a new President and CEO as well as additional private sector investors, we will be able to greatly increase the effectiveness of the Alliance.”

The mission of the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance (HREDA) is to market Hampton Roads as the primary region of choice for economic investment and business expansion. The HREDA serves as the area’s lead regional economic development and marketing organization to recruit and encourage new and expanded business development and a talented business employment pool to locate in Hampton Roads. Representing Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Isle of Wight County, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Southampton County, Suffolk and Virginia Beach, HREDA highlights the unique assets of these 11 localities while emphasizing the collective strengths of the region. The Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance is recognized by the International Economic Development Council as one of 46 Accredited Economic Development Organizations in the nation. Earning such accreditation informs clients and investors that the HREDA is superbly qualified to support a client’s business needs and effectively manage national and international marketing campaigns.
Dec 09

2016 Christmas for the Children Celebration

Posted on December 9, 2016 at 8:35 AM by Communications Department

On Saturday, December 17th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, BlueSleigh_SCbring the kids to meet Santa at 617-27th Street and celebrate the 2016 Christmas for the Children Celebration. Hosted by the Downtown Newport News Merchants and Neighbors Association, children up to age 17 can participate in the free toy giveaway, visit with Santa and be eligible for prizes. However, children must be accompanied by adults. There will be free winter clothing and hot chocolate for all ages.

Toys, bicycles, bicycle helmets, winter accessories are still needed. Item drop off and pickup are available for your convenience. If you would like to help out as a volunteer, slots are still available for before, during and after the event. You must be 18 years or older to participate as a volunteer. Applications to volunteer will be accepted on or before December 14. For additional information about the Celebration, to donate items or request a volunteer application, please contact Councilwoman Saundra Cherry at 757-813-6014.
Dec 09

Little Boat Harbor Market

Posted on December 9, 2016 at 8:34 AM by Communications Department

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Little Boat Harbor Market


Little Boat Harbor Market, a family owned and operated seafood market, opened last week in the Southeast Community. The market is conveniently located in Seafood Industrial Park at 801 Jefferson Avenue. With seasonal varieties from theHarborMarketSign_SC Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean arriving daily, the market is able to offer fresh-off-the-boat seafood. Owner Jim Casey has leased space at Seafood Industrial Park since the early 1990s and operates one of the remaining crab picking facilities in Virginia. Casey bought the building at 801 Jefferson Avenue, which was formerly a market, and is now again offering wholesome quality, reasonably priced seafood.

The market offers local fresh cut fish, HarborMarketCase_scoysters, scallops, shrimp, and crabs. Imported products and regional favorites such as crayfish, alligator, and andouille sausage are also available at the market. Purchases of shrimp or crabs can be steamed at no additional charge. The market accepts cash, charge, and EBT and is open 11 AM – 6 PM Tuesday through Thursday and 10 AM – 6 PM Friday and Saturday.