Roundtable Meetings

Coliseum Central hosts free, virtual Business Roundtable Meetings at 9AM on the third Wednesday of each month. These meetings feature knowledgeable speakers who address topics that are relevant to today’s business owners.

July 20 – Maximize Your BID Membership

Are you taking advantage of all of the programs and resources allotted to you as a member of Coliseum Central? Join us on July 20 as we explain the benefits of membership. RSVP for this meeting here.

August 17 – Grow With Google

On August 17, join Grow With Google Trainer Randi Penfil as she discusses how to manage your business information on Google search and maps. Learn how to use your business profile to connect with potential customers plus tips, tricks, and what’s new at Google! RSVP for this meeting here.

Full Schedule

Click here for the 2022 meeting schedule and previous recordings.

Tastefully Yours

Tastefully Yours, Virginia Peninsula Foodbank’s largest fundraising event, is returning to the Hampton Roads Convention Center on Thursday, September 29, 2022, after a two-year pause. This food, beer, and wine tasting event provides an opportunity for area restaurants to showcase their signature dishes. The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank has limited space available for participants. There is no fee to participate. Businesses are asked to donate their bite-size samplings for the event. For more information or to register, contact Donna Tighe at

Events & Entertainment

Summer Movie Series

EVO Entertainment (4401 W. Claiborne Square) is showing $1 family movies every Wednesday at 10AM. The Kidflix Summer Movie Clubhouse features a different film weekly and runs through August 10. To purchase tickets, click here.

Who Is Boo? Weekend Experience

“Who is Boo? |The Legend Behind the Name” is a multi-part documentary series about the life of Hampton native Marcellus “Boo” Williams and the impact he has had on the world of basketball. Join in the celebration and experience a piece of the documentary at the Weekend Experience August 26-27. Events at the Boo Williams SportsPlex (5 Armistead Pointe Pkwy.) include an Alumni Game on Friday at 6PM and a free Basketball Clinic on Saturday at 9AM. For more information, click here.


Tax Free Weekend

Virginia’s 3-day sales tax holiday starts Friday, August 5 and ends Sunday, August 7. During this time, the following qualifying purchases will not be charged sales tax:

  • School supplies
  • Clothing and footwear
  • Hurricane and emergency preparedness items
  • Energy Star and WaterSense products

For a list of eligible items, click here.

Business Connection After Hours

The Virginia Peninsula Chamber will hold its monthly Business Connection After Hours at the Work/Place at E-Commerce Center (1708 Todds Lane) on July 28 from 4:30-6:30PM. The event provides a networking opportunity for business professionals. The event is free for Chamber members and $10 for non-members. For more information or to register, click here.

Momo’s Cafe Ribbon Cutting

Momo’s Cafe (1930 Power Plant Pkwy.) will celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 21 at 2PM. City officials will be on hand and light refreshments will be served. This event is open to the public.

Lunch & Learn Series

The Peninsula Home-based Business Network is hosting a virtual Lunch & Learn Series monthly through September. On July 13, Joey Pocan from the Small Business Administration discusses Homebased Business & Online Sales.

Future topics include “How to Structure Your Prices” and “From Solopreneur to Small Business”. All sessions are free. To register, click here.

Upcoming Blood Drives

July 26
Bryant & Stratton College
5030 Kilgore Avenue

August 2
Hampton Coliseum
1000 Coliseum Drive

Private Development Updates

Coming Soon

Banfield Animal Hospital
1123 W. Mercury Blvd.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard
1123 W. Mercury Blvd.

Green Clean Auto Wash
1045 W. Mercury Blvd.

Riverpointe Shopping Center
Raising Cane’s
1044 W. Mercury Blvd.

Riverside Psychiatric ED

Riverside Health System is building the region’s first stand-alone psychiatric emergency department on the campus of Riverside Behavioral Health Center (2244 Executive Drive). Set to open in late 2023, it will provide a round-the-clock support option for community members who may be experiencing a psychiatric crisis. The facility will be staffed by mental health specialists trained in the best techniques for empathetically assisting patients with non-physical care needs.