Optima Health provides health plan coverage to approximately 580,000 members throughout Virginia. We offer a full suite of commercial products including employee-owned and employer-sponsored plans, as well as Individual and Family health plans, employee assistance plans and plans serving Medicare and Medicaid enrollees. Our quality provider network features more than 53,000 providers including specialists, primary care physicians and hospitals across Virginia, North Carolina, and surrounding areas. Optima Health also offers programs to support members with chronic illnesses, customized wellness programs, and integrated clinical and behavioral health services—all to help our members improve their health. Learn more at optimahealth.comVisit WEbsite for more info.
For 126 years, Sentara has been committed to helping people just like you, people who want the most dedicated medical professionals helping them through every stage of life. Over the years, as we have expanded our offerings in health care, we also have grown as an integrated healthcare system throughout Virginia, North Carolina and beyond. Now, we operate more than 100 sites of care, including 12 acute care hospitals - seven in Hampton Roads (southeastern Virginia), one in Northern Virginia, two in the Blue Ridge region of Virginia, one in southern Virginia and one in North Carolina. Learn more at www.sentara.comVisit WEbsite for more info.
We employ over 17,000 people with nearly 7 million customers in 15 states energizing their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D). Headquartered in Richmond, Va., we're creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities we serve. We invest in communities where we live and work, and protect our natural resources.
We believe Actions Speak Louder. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable and safe energy and to achieving net zero carbon dioxide and methane emissions from its power generation and gas infrastructure operations by 2050. Please visit DominionEnergy.com to learn more.
Our vision is to become the most sustainable energy company in the country.
We are dedicated to delivering safe, reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy; protecting the environment; serving our customers and communities; empowering our people; and creating value for our shareholders.
Founded in 1999, TowneBank is a company built on relationships, offering a full range of banking and other financial services, with a focus of serving others and enriching lives. Dedicated to a culture of caring, Towne values all employees and members by embracing their diverse talents, perspectives, and experiences.
TowneBank operates over 40 banking offices throughout Hampton Roads and Central Virginia, as well as Northeastern and Central North Carolina – serving as a local leader in promoting the social, cultural, and economic growth in each community. Experienced local bankers providing a higher level of expertise and personal attention with local decision-making are key to the TowneBank strategy. With total assets of more than $16 billion, TowneBank is one of the largest banks headquartered in Virginia. Visit TowneBank.com.Visit WEbsite for more info.
From humble beginnings as a small discount retailer in Rogers, Ark., Walmart has opened thousands of stores in the U.S. and expanded internationally. Through innovation, Walmart is creating a seamless experience to let customers shop anytime and anywhere online and in stores. Walmart is creating opportunities and bringing value to customers and communities around the globe. Walmart operates approximately 10,500 stores and clubs under 46 banners in 24 countries and eCommerce websites. Walmart employs 2.3 million associates around the world — nearly 1.6 million in the U.S. alone.Visit WEbsite for more info.
Truist Financial Corporation is a purpose-driven financial services company committed to inspiring and building better lives and communities. Formed by the historic merger of equals of BB&T and SunTrust, our new company will deliver the best of both companies’ talent, technology and processes.
Truist is headquartered in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, in the heart of its vibrant financial district. Charlotte will also be the home to Truists Innovation and Technology Center, where client inspiration will drive us to develop transformative banking experiences.
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At ABNB, you’re able to do more with your money. We’re a proud, member owned, regional financial institution providing personal and business banking services, investment services and insurance services to our members. We also offer state of the art online/mobile banking and Alexa-enabled banking to make it easy and convenient to conduct your transactions, 24/7. We serve Greater Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina all the way through the Outer Banks. We’re also part of a nationwide network of credit union service centers and surcharge-free ATMs.
Everything we do at the credit union is done with the success and financial health of our members in mind. We feature higher rates on deposits, lower rates and affordable terms on loans, plus low/no fees which saves you money every day vs. banks and other financial institutions. Finally, we’re all about “People Not Profits” because our members’ prosperity and financial well-being are the best measure of our success. Membership has its advantages, so we welcome you to become a member of the ABNB family today. Visit www.ABNBfcu.org for details.Visit WEbsite for more info.
From our first account in Paterson, N.J., to the more than 650,000 clients we serve in more than 110 countries, ADP helps organizations of all types and sizes unlock their business potential. For over 60 years, we've led the way in defining the future of business outsourcing solutions. And we remain one of the most innovative, diverse and admired companies to work for today. We are a comprehensive global provider of cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions that unite HR, payroll, talent, time, tax and benefits administration, and a leader in business outsourcing services, analytics and compliance expertise. Our unmatched experience, deep insights, and cutting-edge technology have transformed human resources from a back-office administrative function to a strategic business advantage. Visit www.adp.com for more information.Visit WEbsite for more info.
Atlantic Union Bank
Atlantic Union Bank is a full service, regional bank, headquartered in the Commonwealth. Services include consumer banking, commercial banking, wealth management and mortgage. We are the largest independent bank headquartered in the state of Virginia and have a sizeable presence in Hampton Roads. Learn more at www.atlanticunionbank.com!Visit WEbsite for more info.
Bank of America
Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 67 million consumer and small business clients with approximately 4,000 retail financial centers, approximately 16,000 ATMs and award-winning digital banking with approximately 55 million verified digital users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business households through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and approximately 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.Visit WEbsite for more info.
Bayport Credit Union
In 1928, nine shipyard workers from Newport News Shipbuilding formed an organization with a specific purpose as a low-interest source of loans and a trusted place to deposit money. Today, BayPort Credit Union is rated a Superior 5-Star Credit Union by Bauer Financial and services nearly 148,000 individuals and businesses of the Virginia Peninsula, Southside, and surrounding coastal communities. With 27 branch locations and more than $2.2 billion in assets, our purpose and philosophy remain faithful to our motto of people helping people. BayPort is committed to developing long-term prosperity for our communities by committing to our members’ financial well-being.Visit WEbsite for more info.
Bon Secours Hampton Roads is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, one of the 20 largest health systems in the United States and the fifth-largest Catholic health system in the country. The ministry’s quality, compassionate care is provided by more than 60,000 associates serving communities in Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia, as well as throughout Ireland. Bon Secours Hampton Roads provides compassionate medical care through a network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, ambulatory care sites and continuing care facilities across the region, which includes Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital, Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center and Bon Secours Southampton Medical Center. The mission of Bon Secours Hampton Roads is to extend the compassionate ministry of Jesus by improving the health and well-being of our communities and bring good help to those in need, especially people who are poor, dying and underserved. For more information visit BonSecours.com.Visit WEbsite for more info.
Chesapeake Regional Healthcare
Chesapeake Regional Healthcare is a health system laser focused on innovation, known for making medical history in the region and providing patients with truly personal care. It’s hospital, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, is the only independent, community-based hospital in Hampton Roads. With a four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the best heart attack survival rates of the major systems in the region, and a nationally accredited Chest Pain Center, Chesapeake Regional’s cardiac program is expanding. The system is a fully certified Comprehensive Stroke Center and has a state-of-the-art neuro interventional suite, comprehensive cancer care, the most preferred Labor & Delivery program in the area, and nearly 40 practice locations and approximately 600 physicians on staff. Chesapeake Regional Healthcare’s innovative, technologically advanced health care saves lives every day. Learn more at InnovativeforLife.com.Visit WEbsite for more info.
Chartway Credit Union
Chartway Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution, has been proudly serving members for more than half a century. Guided by its Purpose and Values, the $2.5 billion credit union that serves more than 190,000 members through its branch footprint and a full line of traditional and digital financial products and services - including Online, Mobile, Video, and Telephone Banking - is dedicated to unlocking the potential of individuals and families so they can thrive.
Chartway is also known for being an award-winning leader in charitable giving through its We Promise Foundation. As the charitable arm of the credit union, the We Promise Foundation provides life-changing experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness. The foundation has been recognized nationally for its success in raising more than $12 million to support charities that align with its mission. For more information, visit www.Chartway.com; or, visit them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.Visit WEbsite for more info.
Clark Nexsen is an integrated architecture, engineering, planning, and interior design firm driven by the belief that ideas have the power to transform our world. Our 300+ design professionals partner with our clients to develop targeted, innovative solutions to challenges both large and small.
Headquartered in Virginia Beach, we have 11 locations spanning Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Texas. We serve more than a dozen markets including commercial, higher education and K-12, government, and infrastructure. Leveraging the strength of multiple disciplines, we collaborate across intersecting areas of expertise to gain new perspectives and deliver high-performing projects. Learn more at www.clarknexsen.com.Visit WEbsite for more info.
Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through technology. The largest private broadband company in America, we proudly serve nearly seven million homes and businesses across 18 states. We're dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that make each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.Visit WEbsite for more info.
The Franklin Johnston Group
We describe The Franklin Johnston Group as the most experienced new multifamily management and development company in America. But in fact, we are one of the largest and most experienced, new or otherwise. We launched our company in 2013 with a portfolio of 24 properties and 3,551 residential units in economically sound and diverse markets. Our executives have a decades-long track record of success developing and managing in the multifamily sector, and the principals decided to continue this legacy together. Within the next 24 months, several strategic partners transferred the management of their assets to The Franklin Johnston Group – tripling our size. The result is a portfolio with more than 115 communities and over 19,000 units along the East Coast. And we’re still growing. https://thefranklinjohnstongroup.com/Visit WEbsite for more info.
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company), the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S., was founded in 1936 and insures more than 30 million vehicles in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. A member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, GEICO employs more than 41,000 associates countrywide. GEICO constantly strives to make lives better by protecting people against unexpected events while saving them money and providing an outstanding customer experience. Along with personal auto insurance, commercial auto and personal umbrella coverages are also available. Homeowners, renters, condo, flood, identity theft, term life, and more coverages are written through non-affiliated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Visit geico.com for a quote or to learn more.Visit WEbsite for more info.
Gold Key PHR
Gold Key | PHR has been a leader in the hospitality industry for more than 25 years as a fully-integrated hospitality company that oversees:
Hotel and Resort Management Company
Development and Construction Management
Hotel and Restaurant Sales and Marketing
Food and Beverage Operations and Management
Mixed Use Commercial Real Estate Development
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Hampton Roads Workforce Council
The Hampton Roads Workforce Council is responsible for developing workforce policy and administering workforce development initiatives in Virginia’s Workforce Investment Area 16, which includes these localities: Chesapeake, Franklin, Isle of Wight Norfolk, Portsmouth, Southampton, Suffolk and Virginia Beach.
The Hampton Roads Workforce Council oversees federally funded workforce development programs, which assist businesses in accessing qualified workers and jobseekers in finding suitable job openings and bolstering their earning power through training.
The authority of the Board is established in Federal and State legislation that provides funding to support operation of the workforce development system. The Board’s role is to ensure that the regional workforce development system is market-driven and responsive in meeting the employment and training needs of employers and job seekers alike.
Members of the Board are appointed by the Chief Local Elected Officials of the cities and counties represented in the Workforce Investment Area. Board membership is comprised of leaders from business and industry, education agencies, community-based organizations, economic development agencies, public employment service, public assistance agencies, vocational rehabilitation, labor organizations and the military.Visit WEbsite for more info.
Langley Federal Credit Union
Langley Federal Credit Union is one of the 100 largest credit unions in the United States. Based in Hampton Roads, Virginia, Langley has branches in Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Chesapeake, Isle of Wight, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach which offer some of the best rates on certificates (CDs), checking accounts, savings accounts, auto loans, personal loans, home equity loans, mortgages, IRAs, auto insurance, homeowner’s insurance, and investment services. In addition, members can make ATM transactions through a network of approximately 55,000 surcharge-free ATMs in the Allpoint network. Langley FCU partners with a number of charitable organizations, and has an incorporated charitable foundation; the Langley for Families Foundation. Each day, over 500 Langley employees arrive at work with a purpose – to make our Vision a reality for our members – to help them Save, Borrow, and Spend Wisely. We do this by following our guiding principles called "The Langley Experience". Make it Easy. Make a Difference. Do the Right Thing. Our culture is built on empowerment, teamwork, community, and professional development. See what Langley Federal Credit Union has to offer you! Visit www.langleyfcu.org for more information.Visit WEbsite for more info.
Inform, Investigate, Inspire. Everyone at WTKR News 3 is empowered by these words. They're behind every story and investigation. We strive to truly make a difference in the communities in which we live and serve; Hampton Roads, Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina. WTKR News 3 is a 24/7 source for local news. Get caught up any time at www.wtkr.com, search for WTKR News 3 on any streaming device or watch live newscasts on WTKR News 3.Visit WEbsite for more info.
Norfolk State University
Norfolk State University (NSU) is a comprehensive urban public university committed to offering rigorous academic programs, and a supportive culturally diverse learning environment. As the most affordable four-year public institution of higher education in Virginia, NSU provides opportunity and access to a globally competitive education, preparing students to compete in the 21st-century workforce. Our nationally, and internationally, recognized faculty utilize a student-centered teaching philosophy that correlates to student success in unique areas of study such as Cybersecurity, Cyber Psychology, Deep Space Exploration, Entrepreneurship and a nationally acclaimed Theatre/Drama program. With annual operating revenues exceeding $190 million, and more than 1,200 employees and 5,300 students, NSU plays a vital economic and social role in the Hampton Roads region. Learn more at www.nsu.edu.Visit WEbsite for more info.
Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University is Virginia’s forward-focused metropolitan research university for high-achieving students who want rigorous academics and an energetic residential community with a rich mix of nationalities, cultures, and life experiences. With an enrollment of 25,000, ODU’s nationally recognized faculty use real-world expertise and award-winning teaching to challenge students to achieve their highest goals. The university is internationally recognized for its research in modeling and simulation, bioelectrics, sea-level rise and alternative energies, among other areas. With a determined entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving that drives collaboration with business and industry, the university contributes $2 billion annually to the regional economy. Learn more at www.odu.edu.Visit WEbsite for more info.
Old Point National Bank
Old Point National Bank is a full-service bank offering a wide range of financial services, from free checking and comprehensive commercial services to home equity products. In addition, Old Point has locations stretching from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach and offers customers surcharge-free access to over 55,000 ATMs worldwide as part of the Allpoint ATM network.
Old Point is committed to helping the Hampton Roads community through the support of over 300 local charitable organizations. Our employees live, work, shop, and eat in the footprint in which we serve, and we pride ourselves on creating a better community, every day.Visit WEbsite for more info.
Founded in 1901, Southern Bank and Trust Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern BancShares (N.C.), Inc. With its Corporate Headquarters located in Mount Olive, the bank has total assets of more than $2 billion and more than 60 locations serving North Carolina and Virginia. Learn more at www.southernbank.com.Visit WEbsite for more info.
Virginia Beach-based STIHL Inc., one of several manufacturing facilities in the STIHL Group, is the headquarters for U.S. operations. STIHL Inc. employs over 2,100 people nationwide, with more than 1,900 in Virginia Beach, Va., in a variety of positions from manufacturing, product assembly, manufacturing engineering, sales and marketing, and finance.
The Virginia Beach facility is located on approximately 150 acres with over one million square feet under roof, where the company produces a full line of high-quality, handheld outdoor power equipment including blowers, trimmers, brushcutters, and multi-task tools, as well as the number one selling brand of chainsaws worldwide.
STIHL Inc. manufactures over 260 model variations of handheld outdoor power equipment for sale in the U.S. and around the world. STIHL products are sold through a network of over 9,000 servicing power equipment retailers from coast to coast — not mass merchants.Visit WEbsite for more info.
The Port of Virginia
The Port of Virginia focuses on what matters most to our customers, our people, and our region. Every day we deliver efficient superior service, safe transport and continuous improvement. It’s why we get up in the morning and why The Port of Virginia has become one of the Western Hemisphere’s preeminent ports.
Cargo moving through our modern, world-class facilities is transported from and to markets around the globe, carrying the goods and supplies that manufacturers, corporations, and individual consumers use in their everyday lives.
Our deep harbor is located close to the open ocean and shelters the world’s largest naval base; a robust shipbuilding and repair industry; a thriving export coal trade and the fifth largest containerized cargo port complex in the United States.Visit WEbsite for more info.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was formed on June 30, 2000 and is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $133.6 billion in 2021. The company offers voice, data and video services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control. Verizon was the first company in the world to launch commercial 5G for mobility, fixed wireless and mobile edge computing. The company's operating structure focuses on two customer-facing areas: Consumer and Business. Citizen Verizon is the company’s responsible business plan for economic, environmental and social advancement. Visit www.verizon.com to learn more.Visit WEbsite for more info.
Virginia Media combines a legacy of commitment to community, ethics and strong journalism with the strengths of new technologies and experienced thinkers. Our mission is to inform, inspire and improve the communities in which we serve. Our products serve consumers and businesses from eastern North Carolina through Hampton Roads, Virginia, and west to Richmond. As an employer, we value innovation and collaboration across a diverse workforce, driving us to compete to win in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. As a corporate citizen, we champion causes that make people's lives better by offering financial support and our time, both as a company and as individual volunteers.Visit WEbsite for more info.
Virginia Natural Gas
Proudly serving the southeastern Virginia region for more than 170 years, Virginia Natural Gas (VNG) delivers clean, safe, reliable and affordable natural gas to more than 310,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers. Their legacy has grown over the years with committed leadership and a workforce dedicated to the safety of their people, the public and their pipelines. VNG continues to distinguish itself as an industry leader strongly dedicated to environmental stewardship, committed to providing outstanding customer service and operating the safest and most reliable natural gas distribution system in the state.Visit WEbsite for more info.
Wells Fargo is one of North America’s largest and most diverse financial services companies with a legendary reputation for strength and stability, offering more convenience and resources to help you reach your financial goals.
Wells Fargo is a diversified financial services company providing banking insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance. We're headquartered in San Francisco, but we're decentralized so every local Wells Fargo store is a headquarters for satisfying all our customers' financial needs and helping them succeed financially. Learn more at www.wellsfargo.comVisit WEbsite for more info.