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September 2013 Around Hampton Roads

Continental Terminals Plans Further Expansions in Suffolk

SUFFOLK, Virginia - Continental Terminals will be once again expanding their operations in Suffolk. The coffee bean blender and distributor is finalizing terms with the Suffolk Economic Development Authority to purchase 3.7 acres adjacent to their current site at 1394 Progress Road, in Wilroy Industrial Park.

The additional land will allow Continental Terminals to add onto their existing 70,000 square-foot building. In 2012, they invested $2.7 million to purchase and outfit the existing building. The building is used to receive, store, distribute and blend custom combinations of coffee. They also operate another 60,000 square foot facility nearby.

Continental Terminals has been in a state of steady growth since their inception in 1958. They have been operating in Suffolk for six years and work closely with other beverage operations in the area, such as J. M. Smucker, Massimo Zanetti and Green Mountain Coffee.

The Suffolk Economic Development Authority will provide support for Continental Terminals’ building expansion by issuing an Economic Development Investment Program grant of $100,000, in phases, upon project completion.

For more information, see or contact Bob Forcillo, Managing Director, at 973.578.2702. Upcoming Events

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Weight Management Support Event Dates:

Norview Community Center 6380 Sewells Point Road, Norfolk, VA Contact Info: 289-7088

Mondays 5:30 PM (except holidays) Event location:

First Tuesday of the Month 7pm-8pm Event location:

Chesapeake Branch NAACP Monthly Meeting Event Dates:

Providence United Church of Christ 2200 Vicker Avenue Chesapeake, VA Contact info: (757)485-8916

Every first Wednesday 6:15-8:45 pm Event location:

The Chrysler Museum’s Art of Jazz Event Dates:

The Chrysler Museum 245 W. Olney Road Norfolk 23510 Contact Info: MaryAnn Toboz 757-664-4675

1st Thursday of the Month 6-7:30pm Event location:

NAMI Connection Veterans Support Group Event Dates:

100 Medical Drive, Suite A Hampton, VA 23666 Contact info:

To RSVP: Monyka Ruiz 788-0049

Learning on Laptops: Homework Help (ages 12-18) Event Dates:

First Thursday of each month 6-8 p.m. excluding holidays Event location: Grissom Library 366 Deshazor Drive Newport News, VA 23608 Contact info: 757-369-3190

Every Thursday excluding Theatre 6:30-8:30pm/ sign-in 6:15pm Event Location:

Champagne R&B Soul and Louisiana Zydeco Soul Line Dance Class Event Dates:

The Attucks Theatre 1010 Church St. Norfolk, VA 23504 Contact Info: (757) 701-6936

First Friday of the month 5 pm – 8 pm Event location:

First Friday in Olde Towne Portsmouth Event Dates:

Olde Towne Portsmouth High Street Portsmouth VA, Contact info: Katie Cross (757) 397-8473

31st Annual Hampton Bay Days Event Dates:

Sep 6th, 2013 - Sep 8th, 2013 Event location: Downtown Hampton Contact info: 757-727-1641

Saturday, September 7 12 PM - 2 PM Park Place Branch Library Event location: 620 W. 29th Street Norfolk, VA 23508 Contact info: (757) 664-7330

Back to School Festival Event Dates:

Financial Aid 101 (Teens & Adults) Event Dates:

Monday, September 9 5:00 PM Event location: Janaf Branch Library 124 Janaf Shopping Center Norfolk, VA 23502 Contact info: (757) 441-5660

Break-Out Sessions for Job Seekers Event Dates:

Second Monday of each month excluding holidays 3p.m. - 5p.m Event location: Pearl Bailey Library 2510 Wickham Avenue Newport News, VA Contact info: 757-247-8677

2nd Monday of the month 7pm-8pm Event location:

Norfolk Branch NAACP Meeting Event Dates:

Huntersville Community Center 830 Goff Street Norfolk, VA Contact info: 757 627-1096

Second Monday of the month 7:00pm Event location:

Virginia Beach NAACP Meeting Event Dates:

868 North Newtown Rd Suite 101 Virginia Beach, VA Contact info: 757-490-7799

Toastmaster Area 46 Evaluation and Tall Tales Speech Contest Event Dates:

Charles S. Gates 757 218 2251

September 11 6:00 pm Event location: Marian Manor 5345 Marian Lane Virginia Beach, Contact info:

Toastmaster Area 43 Evaluation and Tall Tales Speech Contest Event Dates:

8500 George Washington Memorial Hwy Yorktown, VA Charles S. Gates Contact info: 757 218 2251

September 12 6:30 pm Event location: Yorktown Library

The Hampton Roads Messenger 13 Sussex Development Corp. to Build

New Headquarters in Lynnhaven SGA Sussex Development Corporation, currently headquartered at 1604 Hilltop West in Virginia Beach, has announced plans to build a 10,000-square-foot Class A office building at 109 S. Lynnhaven Road in Virginia Beach that will serve as the company’s new headquarters. The building is the first that will meet the new standards developed for the Lynnhaven Corridor Strategic Growth Area.

Sussex Development Corporation, founded in 1990, specializes in the development and construction of commercial and industrial projects in the mid-Atlantic region. Its projects include health care centers, recreational facilities, office buildings, banking facilities, warehouses, hotels and schools. Locally, the company is known for its work on the Virginia Beach Convention Center, First Colonial Professional Center, TowneBank, Hilltop East Shopping Center, Virginia Beach General Hospital and the YMCA of South Hampton Roads.

The move represents a significant expansion for the company that currently has 22 employees. Sussex plans to hire six new employees as a result of this move with average salaries of $62,000. The company has an annual volume of $20 million.

“Sussex has been an excellent business resource in the development of the master plan for the Lynnhaven Corridor,” said Warren D. Harris, director of Virginia Beach Economic Development. “We welcome this investment and the new jobs that will be created in the city. This office building should be a springboard for other regional office and small business relocations to the Lynnhaven SGA.”

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Youth Explosion Conference Event Dates:

Saturday September 14, 2013 10:00am-5:00pm Workshop 7:00pm Concert Event location:

East End Baptist Church 523 East Washington St. Suffolk, VA 23434 Contact info: 757-539-3324

2nd Saturday of the month 10:30 am Event location:

NCNW Norfolk Section Meeting Event Dates:

Oakmont Family Investment Center 7241 Oakmont Drive Norfolk, VA Contact info: 757-701-9819

Hampton History Museum “Super Heroes to the Rescue!” Event Dates:

Hampton History Museum 120 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton, VA Contact info: 757-727-1610

Saturday, September 14 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Event location:

6th Annual Heroes Blood Drive Event Dates:

Portsmouth Police Training Unit 309 Columbia Street Portsmouth, VA Contact info: Christie Saunders 393-8752 ext. 10

Thursday September 14, 2013 10 am - 3 pm Event location:

Taste of Suffolk Downtown Street Festival

Saturday September 14, 2013 11am-5pm Event location:

Event Dates:

Suffolk Parks & Recreation Contact info: 757.514.7627

Main Street in Downtown Historic Suffolk

4th Annual Buckroe Beach Arts in the Park Festival Event Dates: September 14

Buckroe Beach and Park North First Street Hampton, VA 23664 Contact info: 757-851-4560

10:00 AM-6:00 PM Event location:

Technology Tune-Up Celebration Event Dates: September 14

Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library 111 W. Ocean View Avenue Norfolk, VA 23503 Contact info:

11:00 AM-2:00 PM Event location:

757-664-7328 ext. 340

Back to Church Sunday Event Dates:

Ebenezer Baptist Church 728 Effingham Street Portsmouth, VA 23704 Contact info: 757-393-1662

September 15, 2013 7:00 am and 11:00 am Event location:

Toastmaster Area 44 Evaluation and Event Dates:

1214 Volvo Pkwy, Chesapeake Contact info: Charles S. Gates 757 218 2251

Tall Tales Speech Contest September 15, 2013 2:00 pm Event Dates: Greenbrier Library

Hispanic Heritage Celebration Event Dates:

Little Creek Branch Library 7853 Tarpon Place Norfolk, VA 23518 Contact info: (757) 441-1751

Tuesday, September 17 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Event location:

Foster/Adoptive Parent Information Session

4934 High Street, Portsmouth 23703 Contact info:

3rd Tuesday of the month, 12-1pm & 6-7pm Event Location: Churchland Library

Event Dates:

Shonya Anderson (757) 622-7017

Sisters Network of Southeastern VA Support Meetings Event Dates:

3rd Sunday of every month Event location:

Virginia Beach, VA 23462 Contact info: Deborah Hunt 757 536 6555

5606 Virginia Beach Blvd Bldg. A, Ste. 201

Greater First Baptist Church-Orlando 600 Factory Street, Suffolk Contact info: 757-377-7787

Saturday, September 21st 9:30 a.m. Event location:

The Executive Committee of the Nansemond and Isle of Wight Baptist Sunday School Meeting Event Dates:

Toastmaster Area 42 Evaluation and Tall Tales Speech Contest Event Dates:

Charles S. Gates 757 218 2251

September 21 10:00 am Event location: Churchland Library 4934 W. High St Portsmouth, VA Contact info:

Sunday, September 22, 2013 4:00pm Event location:

Voices of Norfolk Concert Choir Event Dates:

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church 525 Dinwiddie Street Norfolk, VA 23323 Contact info: (757) 543-1980

Virginia Beach Neptune Festival Event Dates:

September 27 - 29, 2013 • All Day Event location:

Virginia Beach Oceanfront 1st - 5th streets, Boardwalk Virginia Beach, Virginia Contact info: 757-498-0215

Illuminating Generations of Minority Health

Saturday, September 28, 2013 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Event location:

Event Dates:

Norfolk Public Health Center 830 Southampton Avenue, Norfolk, VA Contact info: 757-683-8836

Grief and Loss: Bereavement Support Group Event Dates:

4th Thursday of Each Month Event location:

Mary Immaculate Hospital, Heart Center Waiting Room, 2 Bernardine Drive, Newport News, VA Contact info:

Charles Chappell 886-6934

Big Brothers Big Sisters Male Mentoring Program with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity (Ages 9-18) Event Dates:

Fourth Thursday of each month, excluding holidays, 4:30 p.m. Event location: Pearl Bailey Library 2510 Wickham Ave Newport News, VA 23607 Contact info: 757-247-8677

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