Business Calendar for the week of January 30 – The Virginian-Pilot


Norfolk Outdoor Spaces Community drop-in public meeting, 5 to 6:30 p.m., The Y on Granby, 2901 Granby Street. The City of Norfolk is holding public meetings to discuss the new outdoor spaces program.

AZ Supply Chain Management: Basic Operations and Logistics, 6-8 p.m., The Hive, 140 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach. Continues on Mondays and Wednesdays until March 22. The Virginia Wesleyan University Global Campus Workshop will provide the foundation for supply chain management, operations and logistics, and customer service. Topics include shipping processes, document management for exporting and importing products, and transportation costs. To free. Register at

Social Affairs Chamber, 5:30-7 p.m., iFly Virginia Beach Indoor Skydiving, 2412 Pacific Ave. The Hampton Roads Chamber is hosting a networking event. To free.

Deadline for Small Business of the Year Nominations at the Hampton Roads Chamber and the Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center. Nominate at

Emerging Leaders Society Social Launch, 5-7 p.m., Tradition Brewing, 700 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Newport News. United Way and the Peninsula Chamber are hosting a networking event for young professionals. To free. Sign up at

Hampton Roads Business Hall of Fame, 6-9 p.m., Hilton Norfolk The Main, 100 E. Main St., Norfolk. Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads is hosting a gala to recognize Dawna Ellis, Harvey Lindsey Commercial Real Estate; Jerry Miller, Fairlead and the Miller Band; Elza Mitchum, C&M Industries Inc.; and Bruce Smith, Bruce Smith Enterprises. Buy tickets at

Bacchus Food and Wine Festival, 6-10 p.m., Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News. The Virginia Living Museum is hosting a fundraiser with wine, cider and beer samples, food from local restaurants and an eclectic mix of live music and entertainment. VIP formula. $75 to $125. Buy your tickets at

Visit Norfolk International Airport, 4 p.m., 2200 Norview Ave., Norfolk. The Hampton Roads Chapter of the International Facility Management Association and the US Green Building Council Virginia are hosting an airport tour and discussion. Networking at The Local @ORF in the main terminal lobby afterwards. $30 to $50. Register at

Meet and greet, 10-11 a.m., Muscarelle Museum of Art, 603 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg. The Virginia Commission for the Arts is hosting a networking event. To free.

Public Hearing for the Newport News Downtown Historic District, 6:30 p.m., Coastal Fermentory, 206 23rd St., Newport News. The Virginia Department of Historic Resources is holding a public hearing on the nomination of the Yard District as a downtown historic district. A group of entrepreneurs filed an application. All are invited to the public meeting to provide comments and ask questions.

Impact Peninsula, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Holiday Inn, 980 Omni Blvd., Newport News. The Peninsula House hosts Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares. $40. Register at

Corporate Volunteer Council: The CIVIC 50 Hampton Roads, 9 a.m.-10 a.m., Assembly, 400 Granby St., Norfolk. Volunteer Hampton Roads informs organizations and businesses about the Civic 50 Hampton Roads roadmap and recognition initiative. The Top 50 brands representing small, medium and large businesses will also be publicly recognized in October and celebrated throughout the year. To free.

A Full House: Building Audiences for the Arts, 9 a.m. to noon, Stryker Center, 412 N. Boundary St., Williamsburg. The Williamsburg Area Arts Commission welcomes anyone interested in the arts and related organizations. Panel discussion with Glenda Turner from the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Christine Everly from Arts for Learning Virginia, Carolyn Keurajian from Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra and Jeff Ryder from Virginia Stage Co. Free. Sign up at

Critical Mass High Tech Networking and Happy Hour, 5-7 p.m., The Vanguard, 504 N. King St., Hampton. The Hampton Roads Innovation Collaborative is hosting a networking event. To free.

First Citizen Gala, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Newport News-Hampton, 980 Omni Blvd., Newport News. The Peninsula House is hosting an optional black tie event to honor its first citizen. $65. Register at

Deadline to Submit Comments on Electric Vehicle Use and Charging Infrastructure in Virginia Beach. The city is encouraging Virginia Beach residents and business owners to complete a survey designed to help the Department of Public Works understand future electric vehicle charging needs in the city. The survey is open at until 5 p.m. on February 13.

Morning meeting of members, 8-9:30 a.m., Hampton Roads Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, 1401 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk. The Hampton Roads Chamber is hosting a networking event. To free.

2023 WTS International Distinguished Speaker Series, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., virtual. WTS welcomes Dr. Mia Bay, American historian and author of “Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance”. Register at

The black hair and well-being salon, 4-9 p.m., Chesapeake Conference Center, 700 Conference Center Drive. Assertive Media is curating “With love, Couture & Coiffures” to showcase the hottest fashion trends for the upcoming season. Includes musical artists. $25 to $75. Buy your tickets at

Employee retention tax credit: what you need to know 8-9:30 a.m., Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of the Salvation Army, 1401 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk. The Hampton Roads Chamber welcomes Dick Olenych, an author with experience as a national marketing manager for a multi-billion dollar corporation, on how to qualify for credit and what scams to watch out for. $15 to $30. Register at

Deepening: Investigating complaints of retaliation, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., online. Amediate LLC in Norfolk offers training in equal employment opportunity issues and leadership. $89. Register at

Race relations: micro-misconceptions about generational norms in today’s society, 12:00-1:30 p.m., TCC Portsmouth Campus Student Centre, 120 Campus Drive, Portsmouth. Tidewater Community College is hosting a roundtable, featuring faculty from Norfolk State, on closing the gap and navigating misconceptions and cultural biases in education and the workplace. The group will also discuss threatening speech and native language.

EEO compliance training for managers, 9 a.m. to 3:30 a.m., online. Amediate LLC in Norfolk offers training in equal employment opportunity issues and leadership. $299. Register at

Outer Banks Regional Economic Summit 2023, 8 a.m., Ramada Plaza, 1701 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC. The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce is hosting a roundtable on the state of the economy and the work of participating organizations. Panelists include: Christopher Chung, CEO (Economic Development Partnership of NC); Lynn Minges, President and CEO (NC Restaurant & Lodging Association); Andy Ellen, President and General Counsel (NC Retail Merchants Association); and Gary Salamido, President and CEO (NC Chamber of Commerce). $35 to $45. Register at

of Art Center 2023 Anniversary, 6:30-11 p.m., 740 Boush St., Norfolk. Celebrate d’Art Center’s 37th anniversary with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, music, a silent auction and a festive champagne toast. $60. Buy tickets at

HR Bizwheel Quarterly, 5-7 p.m., Mariners’ Museum and Park, 100 Museum Drive, Newport News. Hampton Roads Innovation Collaborative and StartWheel are hosting the event to showcase Newport News Shipbuilding’s contributions as a leading regional employer and contributor to the regional economy. Refreshments included. $5. Sign up at

Raise the roof 2023, 7-11 p.m., David Student Union, Christopher Newport University, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News. Habitat for Humanity is hosting a fundraiser with open bars, exclusive drinks, food stations, live music, silent auctions and party outfits. $150. Buy your tickets at

Empty Bowls Virginia Peninsula, 5:30-9 p.m., Historic Post Office, 132 E. Queen St., Hampton. Annual fundraiser to fight hunger. Sample soups from several restaurants and select a handcrafted bowl from local artists. Music, silent auction. $40. Buy your tickets at

Holistic and Spiritual Art Expo, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Virginia Wesleyan University, 5817 Wesleyan Road, Virginia Beach. The exhibit features a variety of wellness and healing products, massage, chiropractors, henna, aura photography, crystals, jewelry, psychics, tarot, yoga, and lectures. $9 to $19. Buy your tickets at

Inaugural First Citizen Gala, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, 980 Omni Blvd., Newport News. The Peninsula Chamber is hosting a reception honoring William B. Downey and William R. Ermatinger as First Citizens of 2022. $65. Register at

Virginia Green Travel Conference and Awards, continues through March 22, Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St. Keep Virginia Beautiful and Keep Virginia Cozy host speakers on green and sustainable travel; General Assembly news; New products; electrical vehicles and infrastructure; wind and solar energy; the success stories of Virginia breweries; waste prevention; green tourism; marine debris; Climate impacts on the Virginia coast; and recycling. Includes a boat trip to see the Virginia Coast Offshore Wind Energy Project. $50 to $99. Register at

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