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Calendar for the week of April 11

Calendar for the week of April 11

APRIL 12

TUESDAY

Coffee Connection, 8-9 a.m., Holiday Inn Newport News-Hampton, 980 Omni Blvd., Newport News. The Peninsula Chamber is hosting a networking event. $0-$5. Register at https://bit.ly/2022CC-HolidayInn.

APRIL 13

WEDNESDAY

757 SkillBridge Open House, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, 1030 University Blvd., Suffolk. Operation NEXT, Hampton Roads Workforce Council and Hampton Roads Veterans Employment Center are hosting more than 15 employers and training organizations for transitioning service members, active-duty spouses and reservists. Attendees can meet with local Department of Defense-authorized SkillBridge providers offering training, internships or apprenticeships. For more information, email [email protected]

Portsmouth State of the City, noon-2 p.m., Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center, 425 Water St., Portsmouth. The Hampton Roads Chamber is hosting Mayor Shannon Glover, who will highlight key business development initiatives, provide strategic municipal progress updates, address challenges and opportunities, and provide a glimpse into the city’s future. $60-$80. Register at HRChamber.com.

Home-based Business Lunch and Learn, noon-1 p.m., online. Peninsula localities are hosting a webinar on understanding contracts with Jamie Shoemaker of Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein as part of a home-based business education series. Free. Register at peninsulahbb.com.

Communication Directors roundtable, 6-7:30 p.m., online. Presented by the Professional Development Consortium of Hampton Roads. Connect with your peers about how you and your peers address common goals and challenges in association communications. Free. Register at https://communicationsrt22.eventbrite.com/?aff=IB.

APRIL 14

THURSDAY

Women’s Leadership Forum, 7:30-9:30 a.m., 21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 100, Hampton. The Peninsula Chamber is hosting Karen Dutro of NetworkPeninsula, Shikee Franklin of Head Start, and Kasia Grzelkowski of VersAbility Resources for a panel discussion on leadership. $25. Register at virginiapeninsulachamber.com.

APRIL 15

FRIDAY

Chesapeake Economic Development Advisory Committee meeting, 8-9 a.m., Damuth Trane. 1100 Cavalier Blvd., Chesapeake. Mayor Rick West is the guest speaker. Register at conta.cc/3JWnvVr.

APRIL 16

SATURDAY

Hudgins Transitional Entrepreneurship Lab, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Brooks Crossing Innovation Center, 550 30th St., Newport News. Current or aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners are invited to connect with experienced mentors and other professionals. Schedule includes Q&A panel sessions on minority-owned businesses, faith and entrepreneurship, impostor syndrome and hydroponics 101. Lunch provided. Free. For more info, visit odu.edu/business/center/hudgins.

APRIL 18

MONDAY

Norfolk Community Hospitality Partnership meetup, 2-3 p.m., Smartmouth Brewing, 1309 Raleigh Ave. Norfolk restaurants and entertainment venues are invited to meet with Norfolk City Council members Courtney Doyle and Andria McClellan and development staff for updates to what’s happening, new programs, access to capital and how businesses can shape future meetups.

APRIL 19

TUESDAY

46th Annual Hampton Roads Volunteer Achievement Awards, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Norfolk Waterside Marriott, 235 E. Main St., Norfolk. Volunteer Hampton Roads is recognizing regional volunteers based on length of their service, initiative and impact on the community. $75. Register at HRChamber.com.

APRIL 20

WEDNESDAY

Update on regional projects and initiatives, noon-1:30 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Norfolk Airport, 1500 N. Military Highway, Norfolk. The Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate is hosting Robert Crum Jr. of the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission and Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization for an update on regional transportation and infrastructure projects and initiatives. $45-$65. Register at hracre.org.

APRIL 21

THURSDAY

Bridging the Connection, 9 a.m.-noon, online. The cities of Norfolk and Hampton are joining forces for this virtual event to provide participants with information on how to take advantage of millions of dollars to be awarded for current and upcoming projects. Learn about the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion, how to do business with the cities and updates on major projects within the cities. Register at bit.ly/3j7Od1O.

State of the Port, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Virginia Beach Oceanfront Marriott, 4201 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach. The Port of Virginia and Hampton Roads Global Commerce Council are hosting Virginia Port Authority CEO and Executive Director Stephen Edwards to share his perspectives on 2021 — one of the most eventful, challenging but ultimately successful years in the port’s history. $75. Register at hrgcc.org/2022-state-of-the-port/.

Flood Protection Program Virtual Industry Day, 10 a.m.-noon, online. The city of Virginia Beach is hosting a session for engineers and contractors to learn about bid opportunities for more than 20 of the latest city stormwater and flood mitigation projects. Free. Register at VBGov.com/RippleEffect.

APRIL 23

SATURDAY

Pack the Box, 10 a.m.-noon, Housing Resource Center, 104 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach. VB Home Now Foundation, along with Virginia Beach Housing and Neighborhood Preservation, invites the community to donate items to help homeless and recently houses families. The goal is to fill the shipping containers in the parking lot. For more info, visit vbhomenow.org.

APRIL 24

SUNDAY

Hair Battle Competition, 6-9 p.m., Chesapeake Conference Center, 700 Conference Center Drive. HM Magazine is hosting a salon hair battle, fantasy competition and “spring couture fashion riot” show. $20. Buy tickets at www.hnmmedia.com/competition.

APRIL 27

WEDNESDAY

Mid Atlantic Tech 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 industry insight and program experts can answer questions. Free. Register at tasc-tgic.org/event-4703657.

10th Annual Spring Business-to-Business Expo, 4:30-7 p.m., Chesapeake Conference Center, 700 Conference Center Drive. The Hampton Roads Chamber is hosting 50 exhibitors and hundreds of local professionals for networking and connecting with new businesses and services in the region. Free.

Ghent Business Association monthly happy hour, 4-7 p.m., The Green Onion, 1603 Colley Ave., Norfolk. Ghent business professionals are meeting up for a networking event. For more info, check the Ghent Norfolk Facebook page.

APRIL 28

THURSDAY

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-$10. Register at virginiapeninsulachamber.com.

APRIL 29

FRIDAY

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 accepted. Submit nominations at surveymonkey.com/r/2022Business.

APRIL 30

SATURDAY

Application deadline for 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Awards. The U.S. Department of Labor is recognizing small businesses, nonprofits and large companies for leadership in promoting veterans’ employment. Apply at hirevets.gov.

MAY 3

TUESDAY

VRA + SWANA Sharing Solutions conference, 9 a.m. May 3-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 is hosting industry tours, golf, cultural outings, and experts on future trends, organics recycling, landfill gas, safety, pricing trends and supply chain, outreach education and more. $100-$250. Register at vra.wildapricot.org/event-4599587.

MAY 5

THURSDAY

Small Business of the Year, noon-2 p.m., Chesapeake Conference Center, 700 Conference Center Drive. The Hampton Roads Chamber is recognizing the small businesses of the year in the region, including an overall winner. $45-$55. Register at HRChamber.com.

MAY 7

SATURDAY

Spring Town Point Wine Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. through May 8, Town Point Park, 101 Waterside Drive. Festevents is hosting one of the 757′s most anticipated wine festivals with more than 30 of Virginia’s top wineries, along with gourmet foods, specialty merchants and live music. $30-$50. Buy tickets at festevents.org/.

MAY 10

TUESDAY

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

MAY 11

WEDNESDAY

Home-based Business Lunch and Learn, noon-1 p.m., online. Peninsula localities are hosting a webinar on database information designed to help small businesses succeed with the Small Business Development Center as part of a home-based business education series. Free. Register at peninsulahbb.com.

Building Community Awareness: Science, Strategy, and SEO workshop, 6-7:30 p.m., online. Presented by the Professional Development Consortium of Hampton Roads. Is your membership association deliberate and strategic when marketing to members and prospective members? Connect with your peers and marketing guru Lauren Wilson about how to collect and analyze the best data to guide your marketing strategy. Free. Register at https://seo2022.eventbrite.com/?aff=IB.

MAY 20

FRIDAY

Application deadline for LEAD Peninsula Class of 2023. The Virginia Peninsula Chamber is accepting applications for its civic and community immersion program that gives a behind-the-scenes look at various aspects of the regional economy. For more info, visit virginiapeninsulachamber.com.

MAY 24

TUESDAY

Suffolk State of the City, noon-2 p.m., Hilton Harden Inn Suffolk Riverfront Hotel & Conference Center, 100 E. Constance Road, Suffolk. The Hampton Roads Chamber is hosting Mayor Mike Duman, who will highlight key business development initiatives, provide strategic municipal progress updates, address challenges and opportunities and provide a glimpse into the city’s future. Register at hrchamber.com.

MAY 26

THURSDAY

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 virginiapeninsulachamber.com.