The 2023 Business Roundtable Series kicks off this month with an updated format. Meetings will be held quarterly in the BID office (2101 Executive Drive, Suite 550) as well as virtually via Gotomeeting. Networking opportunities will be available 30 minutes before and after the meeting for those attending in person.
Join us Tuesday, May 9 at 9AM for a presentation on Programs to Benefit Small Businesses. A panel of speakers will discuss various programs and resources for small business owners including:
- Access to Capital
- Recordkeeping, including software solutions
- Branding & Messaging
- Lobbying & Advocacy
Click here to RSVP. Please indicate whether you will attend in person or virtually.
Post Your Jobs For Free
We have added a jobs board to our website, coliseumcentral.com. 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.)
Events & Entertainment
Spring Plant Sale
The Master Gardener’s Spring Plant Sale will take place in the Arboretum at Bluebird Gap Farm (60 Pine Chapel Rd.) on Saturday, May 6 from 9AM-12PM. Annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, and seasonal vegetables will be available for purchase and Master Gardeners will be available for free plant advice. Bring your own wagon, cart or wheelbarrow for easier shopping. Cash, check or credit cards accepted. Admission is free.
The Bodacious Bazaar Spring event takes place at the Hampton Roads Convention Center (1610 Coliseum Drive) June 2-4. The three-day extravaganza features over 250 vendors, artists, crafters and several of Virginia’s finest wineries. The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Friday, June 2 from 9:30AM-1:30PM. Schedule your donation appointment at redcrossblood.org. For more information about the Bodacious Bazaar, click here.
State Bowling Tournament
Sparetimes (1 Family Fun Pl.) will host the team event in the VA State Open Bowling Championships. Each weekend from May 13 through June 11th, teams from all over the state will travel to the area to compete. The singles and doubles event will be held at AMF York in Yorktown. For more information, click here.
Coliseum Nursing & Rehabilitation
Coliseum Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (305 Marcella Rd.) was one of three Virginia Health Services’ centers recognized on Newsweek’s Best Nursing Homes 2023 list. Nursing homes in the 25 states with the highest number of facilities are evaluated according to key performance data, peer recommendations, accreditation, and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
VHS CEO and President Mark Klyczek says “This honor reflects the dedication of our team members to our mission, which is to support individuals to live their best life. We are proud the hard work of our team is being recognized on a national level.”
Mother’s Day Guide
Mother’s Day is May 14th! Find everything you need to make Mom’s day special in Coliseum Central. Need suggestions for the perfect brunch spot, where to shop for the perfect gift, or fun things to do? You’ll find it all in our Mother’s Day Guide.
See Something, Say Something
We can all do our part to make the District a safe, clean place to work, live, and play. If you see something that needs attention, call the appropriate number to get the issue resolved.
If the issue is concerns streets or property, call the city’s 3-1-1 Citizen Contact Center. Dial 3-1-1 from a landline inside the city or 757-727-8311 from your cell. Citizen Services advocates are available every day from 7AM-11PM.
To report panhandling, trespassing, or similar issues, use the Hampton Police Division non-emergency number- 757-727-6111. And of course, in the case of an emergency, dial 911.
Upcoming Blood Drives
Sentara CarePlex Hospital
3000 Coliseum Dr.
Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home
2551 N. Armistead Ave.
Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Drive
Private Development Updates
Peninsula Town Center
Canvas Social Cuisine
3110 ALLAINBY WAY
Peach Rose Waxing
2040 COLISEUM DR., STE. A31
Crown Jewelers (2510 McMenamin St.) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 28, with Mayor Donnie Tuck on hand to welcome them to the District. Crown Jewelers has a wide selection of gold and sterling silver jewelry as well as watches, and more. Stop by today to find the perfect gift for yourself or someone special. Click here for more information.
U Rock Art
Councilwoman Hope Harper was on hand April 1 as U Rock Art (70 Coliseum Crossing) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony. U Rock Art has an expansive collection of rocks, minerals and fossils for all ages. Their ultra-violet lighted mineral hallway allows visitors to see how certain minerals change colors or glow under UV light. For more information, click here.