| Aug 25, 2014
| 6:12 PM
HAMPTON — Across the street from Fort Monroe's iconic beaches are a row of brick-facade buildings. Some teem with activity while others sit vacant.
A slow drip of business activity is beginning to repopulate Fort Monroe as the decommissioned...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 9:56 AM
SMITHFIELD — A pair of new businesses are opening in Historic Downtown Smithfield that officials hope will breathe life into a long-ignored corner of the town.
When Peter Stephenson arrived in Smithfield more than 18 years ago to take the job as...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Windsor officials fear their town will be devastated if the state chooses the cheapest, most environmentally friendly option to improve Route 460.
The bulk of Windsor's businesses — as well as numerous homes, churches and municipal buildings...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:48 AM
Virginia is allowing so-called ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft to operate temporarily in the state based on certain conditions, Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark R. Herring jointly announced Wednesday. The taxi industry is crying foul....
| Sep 8, 2014
| 12:25 PM
It's a common plight: Someone wants to open a store online but doesn't have the technical skills.
A Tamarac business is growing by meeting that need.
3dCart is a company that allows anyone to build an online store — without knowing how to code....
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:11 AM
Buckroe Beach has long been a place where the beach bum ethos mixed with the hardscrabble attitude of the blue-collar workers to create a blend of quirkiness unmatched on the Peninsula.
In the past year, the rebounding real estate market is injecting...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 11:58 AM
Lots of businesspeople apparently want to know more aboaut Facebook.
More than 500 attended an event Wednesday at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton to help small businesses optimize the social media site.
Small-business owners said they're...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Several years ago a friend wrote to me with her new best idea. When she was old (i.e. the age we are now), she would move to a Holiday Inn.
She would make sure that she received a complimentary breakfast and that transportation within a reasonable...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:38 PM
HAMPTON — When members of the city's marketing division sat down last year, they knew they needed a simple, concise strategy that explained why businesses operate here — why they choose Hampton.
The "Choose Hampton" campaign now includes 20...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Editor's note: "DP Buzz" is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here is...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Reducing impact on bay
The lower Chesapeake Bay has indeed been fortunate in dodging oxygen-starved dead zones this summer ("Virginia's lower bay dodges the record dead zone of the upper bay," Sept. 4). However, Hampton Roads has seen its share of dirty,...