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Calendar for the week of April 25 – The Virginian-Pilot

We’re Hiring: Workforce Development in 757, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., virtual. The Peninsula Chamber welcomes David Gillespie from Virginia Technical Academy, Casey Roberts from New Horizons, Porter Brannon from Virginia Peninsula Community College and Shawn Avery from Hampton Roads Workforce Council in a panel discussion. Free. Sign up at

Mid-Atlantic Technical Bridge, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Assembly, 400 Granby St., Norfolk. 757 Collab and Tidewater Associates of Services Contractors are hosting a workshop on Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs. Companies will share their industry knowledge and program experts will be able to answer questions. Free. Register at

10th Annual Spring B2B Show, 4:30-7:00 p.m., Chesapeake Conference Center, 700 Conference Center Drive. The Hampton Roads chamber hosts 50 exhibitors and hundreds of local professionals to network and connect with new businesses and services in the area. Free.

Ghent Business Association monthly happy hour, 4-7 p.m., The Green Onion, 1603 Colley Ave., Norfolk. Ghent professionals meet for a networking event. For more information, see the Ghent Norfolk Facebook page.

Virginia Beach ViBe Neighborhood Walking Tour, 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Virginia Beach Convention Center East lot, 1000 19th St. WTS hosts a walking tour led by city planner Emily Archer and ViBe executive director Kate Pittman. $10 to $25. Sign up at

Crew Tee-Ni 2022, 3-6 p.m., Top Golf, 5444 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach. CREW Coastal Virginia hosts friendly competitions, networking, and fundraisers. $60 to $100. Sign up at

Business connection after hours, 4:30-6 p.m., 5028 George Washington Memorial Highway, York County. The Peninsula Chamber is hosting a networking event at Bayport Credit Union. $0 to $10. Register at

Spotlight on the Peninsula, 1-3 p.m., Tech Center Research Park, 700 Tech Center Parkway, Newport News. The Peninsula Chamber invites the public to explore the Tech Center Research Park and updates there. Free. RSVP at

Business Appreciation Award deadline for nominations. The City of Williamsburg is accepting nominations to recognize businesses at the June 9 city council meeting. Self-nominations are accepted. Submit entries at

Application deadline for 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Awards. The U.S. Department of Labor recognizes small businesses, nonprofits, and large corporations for their leadership in promoting veteran employment. Apply on

VRA + SWANA Sharing Solutions Conference, 9:03 a.m. May 3-12 noon May 5, Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 3001 Atlantic Ave. Virginia Recycling Association and the Virginia Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America host industry tours, golf, cultural and expert outings on future trends, organics recycling, landfill gas, safety, price and supply chain trends, awareness and more. $100 to $250. Register at

Virginia Beach Travel and Tourism Awards, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St. Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Virginia Beach Restaurant and Hotel Associations recognize hospitality industry professionals. Local personality Mary Kathryn “Woo Woo” Wood will serve as emcee. $15. Register before April 26 at

Small Business of the Year, noon to 2 p.m., Chesapeake Conference Center, 700 Conference Center Drive. The Chamber of Hampton Roads recognizes small businesses of the year in the region, including a top winner. $45 to $55. Register at

Meetup of tHRive members, 7:30-8:30 a.m., COVA Brewing Co., 9529 Shore Drive, Norfolk. The Hampton Roads Chamber Young Professionals Group is hosting a networking event. Sign up at

Virginia Beach Festival of Champions, 9am-7pm, Mount Trashmore Park, 310 Edwin Drive, Virginia Beach. Stihl presents the Firefighter Challenge and Stihl Timbersports US Trophy event. Firefighters scale a five-story tower in fear, drag and hoist fire hoses, showcase victim rescue and race around obstacles in a timed competition, a Nashville singer, performs from 5 p.m. to 19h. For more information, visit

Spring Town Point Wine Festival, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through May 8, Town Point Park, 101 Waterside Drive. Festevents hosts one of the most anticipated 757 wine festivals featuring over 30 of Virginia’s top wineries, plus gourmet food, specialty vendors and live music. $30 to $50. Buy your tickets at

Commonwealth Transport Board Public Comment, 4 p.m., Hampton Roads District Auditorium, 7511 Burbage Drive, Suffolk. The board receives public input on transportation initiatives and projects recommended for funding. For more information, visit

Coffee connection, 8-9 a.m., 100 Museum Drive, Newport News. The Peninsula Chamber is hosting a networking event at Mariners’ Museum and Park. $0 to $5. Register at

CREW Coastal Virginia, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., The Westin Town Center, 4535 Commerce St., Virginia Beach. CREW hosts Steve Lefton, its network’s Catalyst Award winner, President and CEO of Kimley-Horn, for a talk. Sign up at

Small Business Seminar, 9-11 a.m., 21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 100, Hampton. The Peninsula Chamber welcomes SCORE & Roy Madsen for a discussion on understanding and managing your business finances, including basic accounting concepts, financial valuation of your business and cash flow projections. $15. Register at

Faith in the Business Forum: Stop the Violence, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, 777 Waterside Drive, Norfolk. The Hampton Roads Chamber welcomes first responders, faith leaders, business leaders and elected officials in a discussion about the violence in the area. $50. Register at

Home Business Luncheon, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., online. Localities on the Peninsula are hosting a webinar on database information designed to help small businesses succeed with the Small Business Development Center as part of a home business education series. Free. Sign up at

Community Outreach: Workshop on Science, Strategy and SEO, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., online. Presented by the Hampton Roads Professional Development Consortium. Is your membership association deliberate and strategic when marketing to members and potential members? Connect with your peers and marketing guru Lauren Wilson to learn how to collect and analyze the best data to guide your marketing strategy. Free. Register at

How to use your cell phone for the best shots, 6-7:30 p.m., Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, 110 Finney Ave., Suffolk. Tidewater Arts Outreach and Suffolk Parks & Recreation are hosting a workshop on taking quality photos using a smartphone for adults aged 55+. Register by 6 May at

Lunch with legislators, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Baker’s Crust, 3388 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach. Onyx Realty welcomes Mayor Bobby Dyer, Del. Karen Greenhalgh and Councilman Michael Berlucchi. RSVP to [email protected]

Travel plans with Team Building, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 100, Hampton. The Peninsula Chamber welcomes Emily Barker from Warwick Travel for her Pink Bag Lunch. $7 to $15. Sign up at

Application deadline for the LEAD Peninsula Class of 2023. The Virginia Peninsula Chamber is accepting applications for its Civic and Community Immersion Program which provides behind-the-scenes insight into various aspects of the regional economy. For more information, visit

Peninsula Executive Leadership Forum, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton. The Peninsula Chamber welcomes Alexis Swann, Chairman of TowneBank-Peninsula and Williamsburg. $25. Sign up at

Suffolk City State, 12:00-2:00 p.m., Hilton Harden Inn Suffolk Riverfront Hotel & Conference Center, 100 E. Constance Road, Suffolk. The Hampton Roads Chamber hosts Mayor Mike Duman, who will highlight key business development initiatives, provide strategic updates on municipal progress, address challenges and opportunities, and provide insight into the city’s future . Register at

the annual meeting of shareholders of TowneBank, 11:30 a.m., Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St. Register by May 11 at

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Panel, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Hilton Norfolk The Main, 100 E. Main St. WTS hosts Queen Crittendon, Hampton Roads District Civil Rights Officer, Virginia Department of Transportation; Danielle McCray, Kimley-Horn Project Manager for the Virginia Transit Modernization and Equity Study; Maria Tamburri of Dominion Energy; and Oneiceia Howard, Norfolk Division Manager for Neighborhood Engagement. $40 to $45. Sign up at

Business connection after hours, 4:30-6 p.m., 204 Challenger Way, Hampton. The Peninsula Chamber is hosting a networking event at St. George Brewing Co. $0-$10. Register at

Workshop Three secrets to communicate with your members and prospects, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., online. Presented by the Hampton Roads Professional Development Consortium. Connect with your peers and Synergy Global 4U Virtual Campus co-owner Bill Dittmar on how to microtarget your messaging to retain and attract members, sponsors and more. Free. Register at

risky life, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 100, Hampton. The Peninsula Chamber welcomes Sally Sheard of Liz Moore & Associates, for her Pink Bag Lunch. $7 to $15. Sign up at

Valor Award, 12-2 p.m., Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St. The Hampton Roads Chamber honors the men and women who put their lives on the line every day to keep the community safe. $50 to $70. Register at