Bid Membership Benefits

Being a member of the Coliseum Central Business Improvement District has its perks. Listed below are just a few of the opportunities available to District businesses. For more information or assistance with any of these programs, contact Angie Ewton, Communications Specialist, at or 757-826-6351.

Post Your Jobs for FREE!

We have added a jobs board to District businesses can post job openings at no charge. Posted jobs are searchable by the general public.

To post a job, click here. Once submitted, job listings will be published upon staff review (typically within three business days.)

FREE Business Page

Did you know that has a free, individual webpage for each District business? Each page can list a description, address, phone number, website and social links, photo, hours of operation and Google map.

Click here to view your current business page. To submit or update your business information, click here.

Promote Your Event

Add your events to the Coliseum Central website calendar! Click here and complete the form with the details of your event; an event photo may also be added. Once submitted, events will be published on the site calendar within one business day.

Grant Programs

Coliseum Central has a number of matching grant programs in place to help you improve the safety and curb appeal of your business. For a complete list of grant programs, click here.

Events & Entertainment

A Mother’s Day Celebration

A Mother’s Day Celebration returns to Hampton Coliseum (1000 Coliseum Drive) on Sunday, May 8. Tamela Mann, J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Kierra Sheard, and Pastor Mike Jr. will be bringing their gospel sounds in a celebration of mothers.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Boo Williams Sportsplex

Boo Williams Sportsplex (5 Armistead Pointe Way) has a full calendar of youth basketball tournaments for 2022. Athletes from across the country will be coming to Hampton to compete for top honors. April events include:

  • April 2-3 – Big Shots Virginia Tipoff
  • April 8-10 – Big Shots Mid-Atlantic Live
  • April 22-24 – NIKE Invitational Girls (also at Hampton Roads Convention Center)
  • April 30-May 1 – Junior Youth Phenom Top 100: Battlegrounds

For more information, click here.


Tips & Techniques for Retail Security

Staffing shortages mean that retailers may also experience security concerns. During the March Roundtable meeting, Cpl. Quesenberry, Hampton Police Division, provided tips to improve retail security These include:

  • Have a dedicated asset protection or loss prevention specialist
  • Report criminal activity in a timely manner
  • Have a CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) study performed by Hampton Police Division
  • Train sales associates on signs of suspicious behavior
  • Understand your store layout and merchandise positioning
  • Be proactive, not reactive

To view a recording of the meeting, click here. For a copy of the slide deck, click here.

Community Shred Day

Hampton Roads Educators’ Credit Union (2130 Cunningham Drive) is hosting a Shred Day event on Friday, April 8, from 10:30AM-1PM. Bring your confidential files, bank statements, cancelled checks, etc. to be shredded (Limit 3 bags/banker sized boxes per person). During the event, HRECU will be collecting non-perishable food items or monetary donations for the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank. For more information, click here.

New Area Code

Hampton Roads will be getting another area code (948) this spring. Existing telephone numbers with a 757 area code won’t change. New lines and services will be assigned the 948 area code. This means you must dial the area code plus telephone number in order to make a call, beginning April 9.

Upcoming Blood Drives

April 12
Bryant & Stratton College
5030 Kilgore Avenue

April 13 & 27
Coastal Virginia Chapter
1323 W. Pembroke Avenue

Private Development Updates

Ribbon Cuttings

5 Star Nutrition, located at 2866 Kilgore Avenue in Peninsula Town Center, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, March 4. 5 Star Nutrition provides personalized guidance and effective supplements for your sports nutrition, weight loss, and vitamin needs. For more information, click here.

Smoothie Stop Cafe officially opened its second Coliseum Central location with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, March 25. Located at 106 Coliseum Crossing, Smoothie Stop is a family run business that focuses on producing quality fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies, cold pressed juices, salads and wraps. Click here for more information.

Summer Youth Employment Program

The City of Hampton Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities is accepting applications from local businesses to serve as host sites for the Summer Youth Employment Program through June 1. The workers’ salaries are paid by the city’s Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities. For more information, click here.